I hear the trees singing A timeless rhapsody . Are you ready To leave your pain behind . Out in the vast plane of The Unexamined They swing gently to this Eternal tune . There’s so much more To being human Than a roof over your head . The whole cosmic jungle swirls In an […]
When you say you deeply care about something, what does it mean actually? Do you care about what you think is the best way to solve the problem? Or do you care about the question that brought you to that belief? The difference is subtle, but of great consequences. If you care about the question, […]
The paradox of depression is knowing that, objectively speaking, you have no reasons to complain. If you’re reading this, you’re probably among the richest people that ever lived on this planet, and have all your basic needs met like no-one before. When you’re depressed, knowing this doesn’t make you feel any better. It makes you […]
Whenever I feel confused and overwhelmed, I like to keep things in perspective. And the truth is, this is the best confused and overwhelmed state than I have ever been in. Staying present and sorta-self-compassionate in the middle of an emotional turmoil is the single most healthy response I ever managed to achieve.
It’s been worse. Much worse.
There are so many things I haven’t done because of fear, doubt, and procrastination.
I thought I wasn’t ready yet. I thought that if I learn just one more thing, practice just one more repetition, read just one more book, I would know exactly what I needed to do.
I thought every new skill would be like a school subject, where I can learn the entire material and get an A+. I used to be the kid who always got straight A+ and would become very upset if I did not. I thought that the only thing between me and doing the things I wanted correctly at the first try was the right amount of study.