Heavy sack

With such burden on your shoulders
How will you spread your wings?

Where we are going they’ll give you
Much more than you can ask for

Put down your heavy sack
Full of what ifs
Just in cases
Emergency plans

And raise
Free to fly
Where the Unexpected awaits

To get hold of the treasure
You’ll have to come empty handed

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Follow the breath and let go

I learned so many incredible things during Apotheosis, that I’ll keep unpacking them for a few more days at least. Yesterday I wrote about how feeling sorry for people deprives them of agency. My next favorite one is that an emotion–a physical sensation in the body–lasts normally for just 15-30 seconds. I can already see […]

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Uncertainty

Sometimes all you can do is to sit down and watch. I was supposed to land in Costa Rica tonight, and join the jolly bus leaving for the next Apotheosis retreat in the heart of a jungle tomorrow at 12. Waiting at the gate, I learned that my flight from Warsaw was delayed by multiple […]

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The vicious spiral of an ego trip

I had the weirdest experience a few weeks ago. I was listening to a smart, accomplished person talk about his latest projects when a wild thought ran across my mind. “Wow, this is so incredible! Why can’t I be like this guy?”. I tried to ignore the thought and come back to the conversation. However, […]

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Everything is a bonus

All my grandparents passed away 7 years ago or more. I loved them as a kid, but didn’t have a chance to grow into these relationships as an adult. They either lived too far away, were struck by amnesia too early, or died before I was born. I wished they could stay here longer but […]

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