Most change can only happen, if you say yes to something. A “yes” is a commitment and we don’t like commitments. A “yes” is often a commitment to something unknown. Are we ready for it? Good enough for it? And do we really want it? Saying no is so much easier. But we should remember the times a yes changed things for the better.
There are few things that really upset me, but one of it is when someone doesn’t give credit to another person when it is justified.
As I mentioned it in several entries, I travel quite a bit. This is since about a year now. Sometimes, the simple fact of returning to your home base can bring me endless joy.
I admit, I often don’t drink enough and my body pays its toll. But what are the effects and why is it good and important to drink enough each day?
A few days ago, I got lucky to take part in an online session with Joan Halifax, who is an American Zen Buddhist teacher. After a short, guided meditation, she invited to ask questions. The main topic was compassion. One discussion in particular kept me thinking. Is the promotion of selflessness in a leadership setting detrimental to the necessary changes in leadership, especially for women?
What is love? I think each of us has a vague description of what we consider as love. We say that we need more love to solve our problems. But how can we solve something, if we don’t have a good understanding what the solution is?
Sometimes I feel like drowning in information. Sure, this problem is often self-made, but getting out of this habit to constantly consume new information is difficult.
When I read an article, I sometimes read the comments to the article, too. It is interesting what people think about a certain topic and if you read a lot of comments you get a better feeling what other people think. This happened today as well, and I stumbled upon a statement, made in a comment: I prefer a good dictator over a bad democracy.
Where do I belong to? What is my community? Those questions are important because the answers give us a sense of belonging.
From time to time I sit down and answer a question of a question series, published by the New York Times with the title: 36 Questions – How to fall in love. Today I am going to answer question number eleven.
If you want to start at the very beginning with the first question, simply click here.
If you missed my answer to question number ten, you can find it here.
In politics it is common to make a summary of the first 100 days in office. That is why I also want to take the time to look back on my first 100 days of writing a blog entry each day. As I can only assess myself, my summary might be a bit biased though =).
One of the most pleasant experience I can have during meditation is an empty mind. Just being and without thinking. It gives me a feeling of unlimited peace. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case and if only for a short amount of time. But there is on technique that helps me: Decluttering.
What is the most valuable resource we can give? Time.
As of now, our lifetime is limited. Therefore, every choice we make is one that automatically neglects countless others. Giving time to someone else is therefore a wonderful and incredibly valuable gift.
At times, it is good to have someone put a mirror into your face, that you can realize what you are doing. And although this might be difficult to accept, especially right at that moment, there are few things others can do to us to help us grow.
I once applied for a conference and this was one of the tasks I had to do:
Please create maximum two paragraphs of the following story:
“Two twin brothers were walking through the forest, when they found an abandoned house. They stepped inside and saw a room filled with horse manure…”
This was my answer…
To achieve a lot during the day, my believe was that I have to work a lot. And breaks are a waste of time. But this only lead me procrastinating and taking even more breaks. This, in turn, strengthened my belief that breaks are a waste of time. But contrary to my initial belief, can you use breaks to be more productive?
What is your opinion about sense of duty? When I think about it and which part it plays in my life, I have mixed feelings. Today, I want to write about what effect it has on me and what to do about it.
Today is day 92 of writing a daily blog post. This means I am 25% closer to achieving my goal of one entry a day for a whole year. Each month, I sit down and reflect about my progress.
In the entry about my unplanned trip to Dublin, I was announcing that there will come the time I write about a very special tea. This time has finally arrived.
Today I continue with answering another question from the question series: 36 Questions – How to fall in love, published by the New York Times.
If you want to start at the very beginning with question number one, you will find it here.
And, if you are interested in my response to question number nine, you can find it here.