Is the glass half empty or half full? I’m sure you’ve heard of this expression. It’s a simple concept and it carries its weight in truth. To live, breathe, and embody the belief that the glass is half-full is another story. Today I wanted to help you understand, and in no particular order, why this is so. The topics I will touch on today are:
I am fascinated by the Roman Empire. In particular, I have a keen interest in Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius was one of the important figures in Stoicism. His philosophy, also known as Meditations was never intended to be published, rather they were sources of wisdom to guide him through his own journey of self-improvement.
We live in interesting times. Our world is at a standstill. Our economy is temporarily silent, people are dying, and families everywhere are trying to make light with a single matchstick. Tough times are upon us. I say, invite the struggle. See it as a blessing. Take this time to make your mind stronger, more resilient, and better suited for other hard times.
There are many times where life’s everyday nuances give us important lessons. Having the ability to be in this moment, with total undivided attention, can be hard in our fast world but I assure you, it’s where you find the good stuff. The kind of stuff that opens the mind, flourishes what’s in the heart, and ultimately lets you express what is deep inside.
What we think, how we think it, and the ensuing actions that follow, especially during times of disparity, matter. The Coronavirus is serious and all measures and recommendations given by the experts should not be taken lightly, but what I think is also serious is the perpetual onslaught of digital fear that we ingest from media titans, social media, and clickbait enthusiast. Being present is always important, but even more so during these troubling times. I have listed a few ways tips that have helped me keep sane during these uncertain times.
The fall is here. The weather has shifted. The sun is without its normal punch which in California, is welcomed on the account of the blistering heat waves of the summer. I pulled up to the West Oakland Bart station, our last stop before heading to San Francisco.
Whether you like it or not, we are bound by one another. Emanating from the same source, as the tree emerges from a single seed, we are just a leaf of a bigger design. I’ve spent 3-4 years in solitude trying to answer the following questions:
In 1946, Percy Spencer invented the microwave. It was the most sought out and cutting edge invention of its time. After World War II, the microwave increasingly grew in popularity. Convenience became king as homemakers all across America could feed their families quickly.
A few years ago, I watched an interesting video on YouTube about the Maasai tribe. In this video, three of the Maasai tribesmen trail a pride of lions while the lions trailed a pack of zebras, antelopes, and wildebeests.
The Olympics is one of my favorite sporting events to watch. It’s a time where athletic grit, talent, love, and admiration for ones own country and the love for other countries, join forces. It’s a time where the world embraces differences, breaks down walls in order to build unity, even if only for a few weeks. The outcome resulting in a renewed sense of truth where the phrase, we aren’t all that different rings true.