351. Refocusing The Purpose

Lots of work today for an old client who returned to buy some more help for his webshop, so that is not important only good. What is important is trying to sum up some good observations from my recent Looking Back-exercise (which also includes a great deal of looking forward).

Here it is then … a very key part of my life right now – the reason I am doing The Blog:

It is blogging that gives me the sense of strength; that I reflect and feel deeply about something with a view to the silver lining.… Read more

281. The Danger and Blessing

As I get older I discover continually that patience and determination are some of the most important qualities one can develop, and today was no exception.

Simply put, I was thinking about when and how to market this blog more, so it actually gets some readers.

Then I was thinking – again – about how little energy and time I feel I have for this, right now.… Read more

244. Drop By Drop

Taking my first break from Robinson Crusoe-posting, I simply need to say that maybe I have fucked up all this time – trying to find more enjoyable ways to make money.

At least as regards the way I’ve tried …

I was thinking that if I don’t feel good still, perhaps worse, than when I started trying to find that way to make money in a more enjoyable, passionate way, then perhaps my goal is wrong – or the way to the goal is wrong!… Read more

215. Spider-Clones

Saw Spider-Man: Homecoming today with an old friend and didn’t know whether to feel amused or annoyed that this was the 3rd actor to play Spider-Man since 2002.

I know there was something about movie rights, but overall the movie is a symptom of the tendency in Hollywood to not create something new but just rehash the old, tested and tried.… Read more

203. Beauty

Time to be philosophical – not in the least because the day has been anything but, with breadwinner-work and baby-work.

Okay, here goes:

Happiness and peace taken together equals a sense of … beauty.

This is first and foremost and inner experience, or an inner journey if you will, since there is nothing fixed about it.… Read more

139. Four Ways of Handling Life Crises

I’ve been thinking about four universal ways in which we (can) handle Crises in life: Big stuff – like somebody dying or losing our health or livelihood. Those categories.

I suppose you could call them strategies but in reality they are probably more like modes of action, derived from a combination of habits, capabilities and whatever social and spiritual support we can command at any given moment.… Read more

93. Where Does Passive Income Lead?

Steve Pavlina asks in his article “The Endgame of Passive Income” that you imagine a time when all your material needs and desires are met by passive income, e.g. royalties from a book-series. Then what?

Will you just sit and watch the Internet Noise all day? Play golf? What?

If you can’t answer that question satisfactorily then you are heading in the wrong direction trying to create passive income (which is never wholly passive anyway – a book needs to be written and marketed, after all).… Read more

72. The Heart Needs No Distractions

Yes, we try to fix it all … with a little prescribed mindfulness or meditation, perhaps.

But usually we fall by the wayside …

We end up ‘fixing’ only our sense of being swept away by life’s storms, whirl winds – whatever they are.

But we are still swept away … every day …

So we continue to fix by continuing to escape:

Whatever feels like it is too strong for us to control and brings us out of balance all the time – screaming kids or a screaming boss.… Read more

65. Life – Thing or Journey?

What if I tried consistently to see my life as a journey? How would that feel?

Do I think it would make it easier for me to accept that sometimes there are false starts and dead ends and all kinds of problems?

Do I think it would make it easier for me to also enjoy the parts of the journey with the spectacular views and interesting people?… Read more