It’s amazing how much we can achieve when we put our minds to it. Look at me - I just published my first book: So Absurd It Must Be True. We simply have to understand that our thoughts can become things by taking ‘shape' in real life. Do I feel proud? Yes! Its a huge … Continue reading Timeless Wisdom – the world is your oyster!
Sometimes, it’s difficult to put a finger on why we love all Japanese... When the question is posed, answers typically range from their polite and mature nature, to their commitment to honor and equality. Others like them for their unique language, or the fact that they supply the world with lots of anime! But few … Continue reading 7 facts about Japanese diet
When it comes to researching about ways we can help ourselves overcome the struggles and strife of everyday life, more and more people are coming across the unusual ancient Japanese art form of ‘Kintsugi’. Kintsugi is literally translated as ‘golden joinery’ and dates back to 15th century Japan when Japanese craftsmen were looking for more … Continue reading Kintsugi – philosophy of no-mind
There are 3 words in Japanese to describe the heart: Shinzou - the heart as an organ (keeps you alive) Hato - the heart as 'love' (to celebrate Valentine's Day) Kokoro - as the mind, soul or consciousness. All 3 hearts are important for your existence, but let see what gives the nurturing to KOKORO – … Continue reading KOKORO – 心
In the past few years we are more and more often using the gentle alternative to the word ‘old’. More often we are choosing words like: ‘mature’, ‘complete’, ‘grown’ We are often refusing to say ‘I am old’, using instead ‘I am still in the process…Yes, I’m getting older, but it’s soooo far ahead of … Continue reading We are getting older, but we are never “old”…
'We are what we repeatedly do, that's why excellence is not an act but a habit,' - said Aristotel. Think about your activities of the last week, today and the next week (you can take a month if you wish). The person you'd like to be, or the person you see yourself as - how … Continue reading Timeless Wisdom – #habits