The Proximity Bias – And How It Affects Our Perception Of Value

the proximity bias

I’ve been living in Spain for over a year now. Enough time to completely change my social circle. Valencia’s expat life is quite vibrant and, if you really take the time to get involved, you get to meet a lot of interesting digital nomads. One of these recent encounters gave me a lot to think … Read more The Proximity Bias – And How It Affects Our Perception Of Value

Meditation Is Like Debugging Spaghetti Code

spaghetti code

Now that we have an idea about Buddhist concepts like impermanence or karma, let’s see what meditation is. Somehow predictably, meditation, as a concept, has been very much twisted, transformed and modified in the Western part of the world. I said “predictably”, because there is always an acceptable degree of transformation to be expected in … Read more Meditation Is Like Debugging Spaghetti Code

The Art Of Not Believing The Lies You’re Telling To Yourself

the lies you're telling to yourself

As you read this, in the back of your mind there is a constant humming and buzzing. You may not be aware of it, as you’re focusing on the screen, reading this very sentence, but it’s there. You may think about what to eat in the next ten minutes, or where to go tomorrow, or … Read more The Art Of Not Believing The Lies You’re Telling To Yourself

How Running Ridiculously Long Distances Can Help You

running ridiculously long distances

I ran my first marathon when I was 42. Seemed like a nice number: 42 kilometers for my 42nd birthday. Back then, I thought 42 kilometers was a huge distance, an absolute upper limit, hard to imagine reaching, let aside going over it, if ever. Since then, though, I finished quite a few much longer … Read more How Running Ridiculously Long Distances Can Help You

Follow Your Passion: Do’s, Dont’s and Detours

follow your passion

“Follow your passion” is, today, one of the most common mantras of the modern human. In less than a generation it became the synonym of “living a fulfilled life” in a significant part of our world. But was it like this always? Were humans always in the pursuit of their passion as the main, fundamental … Read more Follow Your Passion: Do’s, Dont’s and Detours

Pujas And Patching – And Why They Work

puja

As I already wrote in the first post of these series, the concept of Karma is at the same time simpler, but more inclusive than the popular Western belief “justice shall be made”. There is no external judge, applying some external “justice”. It’s just that the consequences of your own actions are inescapable: if you … Read more Pujas And Patching – And Why They Work