What you see is not what you get

The world is full of facades that might surprise you if you have a closer look at it—anything from buildings, software applications, and books to people, relationships, and families. There is a cover for almost everything when looked at from the outside. I think a bit of skepticism is normal and sane to avoid going … Continue reading What you see is not what you get

New beginnings

I think it’s a very human thing to feel the need to express ourselves somehow. Sometimes I choose written communication as my preferred method because it gives me the space to focus and write down all the things in the heart, body, and brain. It helps me clear my mind. It’s been a while since … Continue reading New beginnings

The Power of Philosophy

I stumbled upon this blog post during my Sunday email power-hour reading today.   It describes three Japanese philosophies: Chisoku: learning to be content with what you have versus wanting more.Wabi-Sabi: finding beauty in imperfection.Mitate: every object has more than one purpose. I enjoy reading, learning, and applying philosophies from different cultures. Especially, Roman and Japanese philosophy … Continue reading The Power of Philosophy

Repetition, iteration, and progress

There is something magical behind these three stages: repetition, iteration, and progress. Most of us want to progress in our life, but rarely want to deal with the boring parts – repetition and iteration. But they are all intertwined. We can't have progress if we don't repeatedly work on what we want to make progress on. A project … Continue reading Repetition, iteration, and progress