Some Considerations Around Ego

The word “ego” is commonly understood as referring to a part of the human psychological experience which is undesired, shameful, and dare I say evil. We understand ego as being built into us through our exposure to interpersonal, social and cultural experiences in our early years, and which we should aim to get rid of … Continue reading Some Considerations Around Ego

Do Your Best And Get On With It

In May this year, my father and I visited my great-uncles in the region of Haute-Savoie in France. Uncle Jean is 92, and his brother Uncle Joseph is 95 years old. I had not seen them for many years. It is quite moving to see family members you haven't seen in a long time. We … Continue reading Do Your Best And Get On With It

Why We Think

I was woken up by an idea. I've been thinking about Thought for a long while, and this morning an entire stream of thinking showed up the moment I awoke. I spent 30 minutes snoozing and drifting, creating this article in my mind but feeling too good in my bed to actually get up and … Continue reading Why We Think

If You Want To Change The World, Get Committed

I have always wanted to be special. Throughout most of my childhood, I felt like I wasn't, like something was missing, like I had nothing exceptional to offer. I was simply ordinary, destined to live an ordinary life. It was far from satisfying, but I just didn't really think I could be extraordinary. I did not … Continue reading If You Want To Change The World, Get Committed

Focus Is A Verb

This morning, after engaging in a solid morning routine involving some Wim Hof breathing exercises and a cold shower, my wife and I sat down for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed our first meal after a short 30-hour fast. We were sipping our tea, enjoying the aftermath of this intense start to the day, when she … Continue reading Focus Is A Verb

Come To The Edge

There is a short poem I love. Some sources attribute it to French poet and writer Guillaume Apollinaire, others to English poet Christopher Logue. It goes like this. "Come to the edge", he said. "We can't, we are afraid", they responded. "Come to the edge", he said. They said "We can't, we will fall." "Come … Continue reading Come To The Edge

Don’t Wait ‘Till You Die

I have little patience for talk, talk, talk, and no action. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I am often reminding myself of my own mortality, and the awareness that I still take many things for granted... Or perhaps I just like to get stuff done and I don't suffer procrastinators gladly. Who … Continue reading Don’t Wait ‘Till You Die

What Will You Sacrifice Today?

More and more, I like to look up the etymology of words. It is fascinating to immerse oneself in the depth of meaning and symbols that is present in an everyday combination of letters. I took up this habit from my coach John P Morgan who taught me the love of words and how language … Continue reading What Will You Sacrifice Today?

There Is Nothing Special About You

I remember thinking during my mid-teens that there was something unique in me, an evil self-centred imposteur, a self-absorbed 'dark side' which I could hide extremely well in public but which secretly expressed itself in the private corners of my mind. I kept confidential this shameful secret that I was not the "good guy" that … Continue reading There Is Nothing Special About You

Falling In Love With The Process

Not so long ago, I made a live video called "Falling in love with the process". It had been inspired by a conversation I had with a client, along with an audiobook I was listening to for the 4th time: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, by Mark Manson. (Great read which I … Continue reading Falling In Love With The Process