Thoughts on Ian McCrorie’s Book “A Lifetime Doing Nothing”

This short book by the Canadian author Ian McCrorie is a collection of personal stories, stories of others, and insights gained from experience, all of which centres around one skill - doing nothing. If that sounds like no skill at all, keep on reading. Doing nothing, understood in the way McCrorie explains it, might be …

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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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“The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell

It is a great book. A wealth of treasures to awaken your hungry imagination. Myths contain such depth of meaning that one needs an experienced guide to help reveal their wisdom. No doubt, Joseph Campbell was an amazing guide who had a life-long passion for myths (ever since his boyhood!). If you have ever tried …

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Spreading the Word: the Art of Looking and Seeing

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I continue the exploring journey theme and share with you an article from a website I'm subscribed to. It`s an article about the book "On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes" by a cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz. After reading this article I was so inspired and intrigued that I …

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What Can Books Teach us About Change?

While still on my journey through hometown, exploring the unknown in the familiar, I wanted to share with you this quote. I saw it at the same exhibition I mentioned previously. It seems to me that it captures the idea of change wonderfully. We all know that change is inevitable in life and yet we …

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Travelling at Home or Finding the Unknown in the Familiar

Going for a trip on vacation is difficult these days. I live in Europe, and at the time of writing it is possible to travel, albeit with some restrictions. However, it's pretty clear that it will not be your usual vacation experience. So, what to do? Well, isn't this the perfect time to think about …

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Book Review: Luc Ferry “The Wisdom of the Myths”

A review of the French philosophy professor's Luc Ferry's book "The Wisdom of the Myths" where the author explores relationship between ancient Greek mythology and philosophy.