WordPress and Twitter

I will delete most of my posts about WordPress and Twitter for the simple reason that they have become outdated. All my six sites run on WordPress, it's an excellent toll whether you focus on blogging or on pages. I left Twitter a while back, I had stopped interacting with people there so no reason... Continue Reading →

Minimalism

Minimalism is about more than getting rid of stuff. It's a mindset, a way of life. These two qoutes say it well. At its core, being a minimalist means investing your time in the important things in life. The first step in crafting a life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.... Continue Reading →

Udemy courses and discounts

I am a big fan of Udemy and their wide range of courses. There's probably something for everyone. The amount of video in the courses vary a lot. I have courses in the range from 30 minutes up to 28 hours. Discounts and tips Before buying a course, check out the preview videos. Does the... Continue Reading →

Gordon’s pizza?

This future is near... - Hello! Gordon's pizza? - No sir it's Google's pizza. - So it's a wrong number? - No sir, Google bought it. - OK. Take my order please .. - Well sir, you want the usual? - The usual? You know me? - According to our caller ID, in the last... Continue Reading →

Be like water

Be like water Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a... Continue Reading →

Draw!

For a long time I've said that someday I'd like to learn how to draw. Yesterday I noticed a course at Udemy and I decided that it's time to turn "someday" into reality. "The Ultimate Drawing Course - Beginner to Advanced" was for sale, 10 € instead of 150 €, which made the decision a... Continue Reading →

Giftedness

Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care about injustice. You seek meaning. You appreciate and strive for the exquisite. You are painfully sensitive. You are extremely complex. You cherish integrity. Your truth-telling has gotten you in trouble.... Continue Reading →

Beginner’s Mind as my mantra

I have worked with key words and recently mantra words in order to easier focus on what truly matters to me. During the weekend I realized that what I'm striving for is the concept of Beginner’s Mind. My current three mantra words are open-mindedness, presence (here and now) and gratitude. These words can, at least... Continue Reading →

Beginner’s Mind

Linda Eskin links to my post Your teacup is full (Empty your cup) from her post Beginner’s Mind – The Power of the Empty Teacup. Linda places the story in an Aikido context. I like her conclusions. Beginner’s Mind is a sense of wonder, about skills, places, things, people, and even about ourselves. Practice it... Continue Reading →

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