June 5, 2020

“The link between willpower and decision making works both ways: Decision making depletes your willpower, and once your willpower is depleted, you’re less able to make decisions. If your work requires you to make hard decisions all day long, at some point you’re going...

May 29, 2020

“How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak,...

May 22, 2020

“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”

― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

500 years ago or thereabouts a very influential political and social commentator was born on 3rd May 1469. That person was Niccolo Machiavelli.

He became famous fo...

May 15, 2020

The material world is simply an expression of the mind; that's what so many fail to see. We're so dependent on what is before us that we discount our intuition. Yet if one dismisses instinct, how can one understand or believe in a world that exists beyond one's sight?...

May 8, 2020

“The word "We" is as lime poured over men, which sets and hardens to stone, and crushes all beneath it, and that which is white and that which is black are lost equally in the grey of it. It is the word by which the depraved steal the virtue of the good, by which the w...

May 1, 2020

Laugh, I tell you

And you will turn back

The hands of time.

Smile, I tell you

And you will reflect

The face of the divine.

Sing, I tell you

And all the angels will sing with you!

Cry, I tell you

And the reflections found in your pool of tears -

Will remind you of the lessons of...

April 24, 2020

“Peace is not a result inside us from everything around us. Peace is not submissive nor passive. On the contrary, peace is an overwhelming force which comes from within us, disrespectful of everything around us, a firm coalition of spirit and soul standing against all...

April 17, 2020

“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.”

― Paulo Coelho, Manuscrito encontrado em Accra

These are thought-provoking times.

I alm...