Em-pathy, the ability to feel the feelings or suffering of others. For those highly sensitive ones, this might form some issues along the path. If you feel the tyrant, you become the tyrant, if you feel the crime, you become the criminal, if you feel the slaughter, you become the butcher. What can occur when you […]
“We re-press the parts we don’t like about ourselves and we ex-press those we like” This topic is something I often highlight on my website for the sake of wholeness, authenticity understanding, acceptance or at least tolerance in dealing with ourselves, our shadows and those of other people. Hiding our shadows behind the closet is, off […]
In the hearts of man and wo-man, where empathy resides, and virtue speaks to us. Let us know its empty chassé, when a man corrupted his heart, all grace flees away, Away, only to reckon us in space and time, where great tragedy awakens us to our deeds. The matters of the heart, that speaks […]
I don’t write that often as before on this website, because I am finishing my business bachelor thesis in The Netherlands. On top of that, I sometimes feel like a broken record on certain topics, re-chewing similar bits of insight, but then packaged in a different flavor. Anyway, I do want to continue this blog […]
On my website I have shared many concepts on topics like growth, innovation, renewal, death etc. Just type in some of those keywords and you will find some interesting material hopefully. Off course, the reason why I have written so much about it, is because I am highly interested in the topics myself! ‘Growth’ remains a […]
A greater calamity then ignorance itself, might be the excuses that keep us ignorant Those who are interested in history, culture and psychology have to wonder why certain historical events seem to repeat themselves without we learning from them. It is a question I have been pondering a lot on when I have been travelling […]
We all know poverty as a lack of sustenance, but many don’t see or are ignorant about their lack of self-knowledge/awareness. You can have a million dollars, and still feel unhappy because of a lack of awareness about your thoughts, feelings and abilities. You can basically call this the Western modern version of suffering. It […]
Present yourself as being less then you are, and you will amaze them all Presenting yourself in a modest and humble manner may sound like a weakness, but is actually a strength in disguise. It is fascinating to get down to the roots in finding the etymological origins of the word ‘humble’; http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=humble humble (adj.) late […]
When we tend to crack under the pressures of life, we either settle for mediocrity or use it to transcend our core. Without pressure, their would be little reason or resistance for growth to happen, and, therein lays the subtle temptation to settle for consensus, to follow the herd and conform our soul to comfort […]
Behold the dreamers, their sky gazing looks envision the future of the world You can see a pattern in the development of any individual or society, the pattern of construction and destruction, birth and death, saying hello to life and learning how to say goodbye. Every civilisation has a rise and a fall, making room […]
SOL provides scripted and scattered insights and broken tools for every day challenges in the quest for strength, wholeness and prosperity.
It does give the secret sauce away on occasion or for those who have the willingness to understand.
It provides more clarity and useful tools if you give me;
1. A sack of organic potatoes, handmade bread, fine liquor, fine;cut tobacco, tea leaves, fair trade coffee or mountain water.
2. Surthrival equipment (open for testing)
3. Precious stones, unique cacti, metals, art or crystal chess board (certain crypto currencies as well)
4. A piece of fertile land or an island.
5. Special tokens…
Six. Lara Croft?
7. An oldtimer.
8. A maze that puzzles me.
9. An empty cup
10. To be humbled.
In the content I create, I do my best to refer to the sources I have used and give credits to if I am aware that I am simply rehearsing the thoughts of another being. After all, I am no one man island, and it is always a co-creation, even if the birds inspired me to write a poem, it still is a co-creation. Heck, what if my inspiration comes from my alien brother?
Either way, please feel free to correct me if I have missed or forgotten this in some articles and dishonored someones originality.
If not, then the source of creativity is of my own, and, therefore, we have the concept of ownership in traditional economics. All though, I find it to be complex to take ownership, since what does it matter if its all ephemeral and tackable?
I try to be a living example of creating a living out of the things I feel passionate about, and to produce more then I consume. I think this is an economic formula for wealth and prosperity in a world.
Despite the economic airy fairy idealism described above, we live in (gr)needy times of cognitive capitalism, where ideas, thoughts and creative outlets are easily shared, stolen and remixed.
The cumulative nature of the internet has its pro’s and con’s. I think it is beneficial for the greater good of humanity, the planet and beyond that everybody can access creative outlets and enjoy each others life work, but it also means the death of the creative individual if he or she isn’t rewarded appropriately for the hard work that can go into the creative process.
I know I cannot prevent content theft or hackers in this time and age, but I can say that if you steal my originality, you will steal your own, and have to settle for mediocrity, and be a mini-me. Which equals suffering. HAH, Wanna be trap!
And if you hack me, you only hack my memorandums, not the source, so enjoy my memories instead of your own.
I might be lawless in that sense, but the truth is harsh in that way.
Trust me, it is already hard enough to be yourself in this world, let alone to be someone else!
So yeah, learn to channel your creative energies, and bring your own version of love, truth and beauty in this world! Or wickedness, the choice is always yours…
This is my invitation,
And blame messenger if you make a mess out of it.