Cognitive Work via Seneca

“There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca When it comes to transforming challenges in life to the fertilizer for growth, the Stoics are one of the finest groups of people to learn from. It is within reason to say thatContinue reading “Cognitive Work via Seneca”

Ceaselessly Improve

自強不息To ceaselessly improve oneself羅文莊– [calligraphy by] Luo Wenzhuang There are so many websites that offer to help us help ourselves. Lots are designed simply to absorb money from the users, while others offer helpful advice. So much advice. Maybe too much advice some days. Before we begin, I think it helps to establish that internetContinue reading “Ceaselessly Improve”

The Value of Small Habits, and Un-Habits

James Clear has outlined the benefits of using small habits, consecutively, to build up large life changes. This is worth reading and re-reading. We are collections of habits over years, and to make significant changes requires us to really understand how the cue-> craving-> response-> reward loop functions. This also works for breaking “bad habits”Continue reading “The Value of Small Habits, and Un-Habits”

The Lens of Perception

क्षीणवृत्तेरभिजातस्येव मणेर्ग्रहीतृग्रहणग्राह्येषु तत्स्थतदञ्जनतासमापत्तिः॥४१॥ “A tranquil mind is like a crystal—it assumes the color of whatever is in its proximity, be it an object of concentration, the process of concentration, or the pure consciousness that witnesses the inner functioning of the mind.” – Maharishi Patanjali, Yogasutra 1.41 That’s a rather wordy translation, but it’ll do. IfContinue reading “The Lens of Perception”

An Overview of The Duality of Posts

This may all be a bit different, but there’s a method to it. Allow me a moment to explain. I’ll assume that the ‘about’ page is not step #1. Even if it was, there would be some gross oversights on the layout of each post. Each Post consists of 2 parts A random thing thatContinue reading “An Overview of The Duality of Posts”