Hermann Hesse’s “Siddhartha” on Seeking and Finding

Towards the end of his life, the main protagonist of Hermann Hesse's novel Siddhartha, the wise man, shared one of his thoughts with a friend: “When someone seeks," said Siddhartha, "then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because …

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Life Path Choice

Do we always choose the road or does it also choose us? I mean a metaphorical road, a life path. Is our relationship with the path more like with a person or an object? Photo by Karsten Würth on Unsplash If I want an object, I can go and get it, provided there are no …

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Experience vs Thought

If you had a free evening and were offered to read either Romeo and Juliet or a scientific research paper about neurochemical processes people refer to as love, which would you choose? Image from Pixabay It depends on your mood, I suppose, and on your priorities at that particular moment. But I believe I would …

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Culture of Instructions?

What are instructions good for? To present a clear set of actions to follow to attain a certain goal. For example, if I want to successfully assemble any piece of IKEA furniture, I need instructions. Which part goes where and in what order. If I want to learn to drive a car, I need instructions. …

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Searching for a ‘Something’: Imaginary Dialogue

Today's regular post is a little bit different. It is a small piece of creative writing I did. One evening, not so long ago, I felt a need to express something but wasn't entirely sure what. That is how this imaginary dialogue was created. I hope you enjoy reading it and that it resonates with …

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It Is OK to Feel Good

Photo by Evie Shaffer from Pexels It is OK to feel good. Sounds so obvious and self-explanatory that one doesn't need to be reminded of it. Of course, it is OK to feel good, who doubts that? Who doesn't know that? Well, at times some of us forget about it. I know it from experience.  It happens when …

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Unexpected Importance of Small Things

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."Thorin from "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien What sort of things do you pay attention to? Are they the big, the loud, and the colourful? We all have filters that regulate what gets our attention and what …

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