A Model of Resilience: An Interview with the Stoic Doctor Matthew Galati of the Brain Changes Initiative

I interviewed Dr. Matthew Galati, founder of the Brain Changes Initiative, to learn about his remarkable recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In the interview, Dr. Galati offers us a reminder of the importance of resilience and perseverance in overcoming obstacles in order to reach your goals. Readers of the A Life of Virtue blog […]

A Model of Resilience: An Interview with the Stoic Doctor Matthew Galati of the Brain Changes Initiative

The first traffic jam on Broadway

I’ve owned the book Time and Free Will by French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941) since university days – but regretfully never quite got around to fully reading it. It still resides on my bookshelf, awaiting the day… I was also interested in American polymath William James, and did at that time read some of his […]

The first traffic jam on Broadway

The 18 rules of life of the Dalai Lama to be happy | Corner of Tibet

At the beginning of this millennium, approximately in 2000, the Dalai Lama wrote a list with 18 points, which all people of the world must continue to achieve live in peace , happiness and harmony . It is a fact that in the era we live in today, stress and haste with which we live, […]

The 18 rules of life of the Dalai Lama to be happy | Corner of Tibet

Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhist Thought

Source Republishing this article with edits, as it aligns with similar themes in the Work and Leisure series As humans we spend most of our lives in a state of perpetual craving and desire. We land a big promotion at work, but soon fantasize about continuing to move up the corporate ladder. We become consumed […]

Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhist Thought

The concept of Black Friday

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It happens on a Friday (sometimes all over the weekend) on the last weekend of November. The concept is to put on sales products to be sold.

The scenery of crowded shops and malls (Covid19 anyone?), people elbowing each others and fighting for an item to buy is so humiliating.

First of all, why weren’t prices low in the first place? If shops can make profit out of super sales then why were products more expensive before Black Friday? Isn’t it a lie?

Big companies will always make profit even on Black Friday. Black Friday is another way to push people to buy things, necessary or unnecessary, who cares? The ultimate goal is to push them to buy. For a lower price, one would be tempted to buy many things. Therefore, more money one would spend and more waste and garbage there would be.

Isn’t it time to wake up?

What is writing?

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(Originally written on October 25th 2012)

As i am sitting here in front of my white screen, it is not obvious for me to write anything, my mind is full of thoughts, ideas, tasks, to-do-lists. Daily life turned us into soldiers in a constant battle against time, wishing we could stretch our days few hours longer than 24. In the circular moving world, the mind is torn apart, too much planning due to too much rationality. We were all brought up on fearless, matter-oriented, wild rationality. We are blocks, living in blocks. The result: our world is a web. Are we unconsciously Hegelian?

Writing is concentration. Clear black on white words that can stop the world for a while, that can free the imagination. Writing is letting go. Writing is drawing images, dancing arabesques on an empty space, making silent music (not very silent, typing is musical). What we get in this experience is chaos, pure immanence, fugitive rays of lights and lines; less poetically, it is energy. Immanent energy. We are not bodies, not souls, but energy, dancing chaotic energy. As long as we are dancing, imagination, creativity, connectivity are saved. Connectivity with the chore of the world , life. Writing saves us.

What is writing? It is dancing.

Watch “Matthew McConaughey | 5 RULES FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE |” on YouTube

It is said that Mathew McConaughey’ s speech broke the number of viewers on internet and I can see why.

It is a life lesson broken down into 5 simple rules that can be summed up as ideas or intuitions we already have in us but we choose not to listen to.

Great video for the start of the week and to the new perception of life.

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Where to put the things you don’t want in your head anymore

Have you ever said to yourself “I wish I could just cut off my head, lose my ever thinking brain, and then I would be peaceful” We suffer more often in imagination than in reality Seneca “Why don’t you just live with yourself” yelled my youngest son at his sibling, years ago. He was trying […]

Where to put the things you don’t want in your head anymore