We should never underestimate the power of our mind to direct and shape itself. We can do so through physical adjustments, such as bringing ourselves into a comfortable position or by controlling our breath. However, we can also affect our mind solely in the world of thoughts. One simple practice, which is both known to … Continue reading Practice: Mental Imagery
I have recently finished a play-through of the game Frostpunk. In this article, I briefly discuss what playing this game has taught me. Frostpunk is a game in which you build and manage a small settlement in a post-apocalyptic world. The temperature has fallen drastically globally, and your group of people decided to head north … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Frostpunk
We would often find that having many questions and few answers is an undesirable state. This is good since it drives us to find answers but also bad since it encourages us to ask less questions to have a smaller problem to begin with... In my opinion, we are far better off if we acknowledge … Continue reading Questions
Since July 2019, I have written monthly about how I am going with sticking to my simple habit tracking system. I think from this month onwards I will try something a little different, where I will write more generally about anything that I would like to reflect upon for the past month, and what I … Continue reading March Review: Embracing Notion
It is easy to say and it feels right to say that we should seek truth. Truth is one of the key tenants of the Enlightenment movement. Rather than following superstitions and other socially constructed concepts, the early scientists of the enlightenment sought out truth which may be obtained by measurement, experiment and by application … Continue reading Truth
This post is to document the tracking of my habits for the month of February 2020 according to my habit tracking system. Here the overview of how I tracked against the habits I aimed to follow this month: Exercise and Stretching: Similarly to January, I was again able to exercise quite regularly. This included both … Continue reading Habit Tracking February
The economy shapes much of our lives. It determines what job we can or cannot get; it determines what we can buy or cannot buy; it determines where we live; it determines what healthcare we can get; frankly there is little in our lives which is not influenced by the economy. With something so important … Continue reading Who controls the economy?
I found the system for habit tracking I adopted in July last year overall quite insightful and useful for keeping me on track for simple habits. I thus decided to continue following this system in the new year. Due to travel around Christmas and New Years it took me a while to get back into … Continue reading Habit Tracking January
Since the ancient times, we were interested in categorising people into categories based on their personality types. Hippocrates distinguished between the four fundamental personality types of sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic. More modern approaches identified different categories, such as Popular Sanguine, Perfect Melancholy, Powerful Choleric and Peaceful Plegmatic from the popular book Personality Plus. Generally … Continue reading Personality Types: Given or Chosen?
I think I was on a good track in respect to sticking to my habits in November. Alas, things didn't go so well in December: Habit Tracking December This December we were travelling first to New Zealand for a week and then to Taiwan. That made it very difficult to keep up with my usual … Continue reading Habit Tracking December: Lost in Travel