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Spreading the Word: Midlife Crisis

For this weekend, I share with you a lecture by Professor Mark Jackson on midlife crisis. It is an interesting take on this now so broadly used concept. In the lecture, Prof Jackson looks into the roots of the idea and discovers that they are interwoven with both biology and culture. Link to the video: …

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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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Spreading the Word: Love Yourself

This Friday I share with you an inspiring short video on the importance of loving yourself. Earlier this week I posted a thought that came to my mind recently. You know how it is, you think about something without even realizing you are thinking about it and then, suddenly, a thought forms in your mind. …

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It’s Content That Fills, Not Form

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Being Great to be Good Enough? Philosophical Exploration

Is 'good' good enough? Or is 'great' needed to qualify for being good enough? Although it sounds absurd if taken from a purely logical perspective, it is yet another proof of our inherent complexity that often contains outright contradictions. I know what it feels like to expect and demand greatness from myself simply to feel …

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Spreading the Word Special Edition: a Picture and 2 Quotes

"The ends of things are always painful. But pain is part of there being a world at all." J. Campbell my photo "You've got to say yes to this miracle of life as it is, not on the condition that it follow your rules." J. Campbell keep exploring!

Spreading the Word: Our Last Universal Common Ancestor – LUCA

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video. It is a fascinating story exploring the origins of... well, of all of us and all life around us! Who was our last universal common ancestor? Lovingly nicknamed Luca. After many years of research, we have gained some interesting insights on what was …

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