Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Quote of the day

“If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
( Philip K. Dick)

I never read a phrase to simultaneously contain optimist and pessimism until now. Brilliant, just brilliant.

Me, myself and I (short story)

"May the Holy Archangel Michael be on my right..." , the invocation started. I was saying it three times, as usual, when I become aware of my heartbeat.
"Boom! Boom!"
I continued with an evocation of my guardian angel, saying in my mind a prayer that i learned in my childhood.
"Boom! Boom!"
My field of perception and awareness increased, and now encompassed the whole park. I could feel the life pulsing through the trees around me.
"Boom! Boom!"
Then i reached for a very well known consciousness, my dear friend, angel of an entire solar system.
"Boom! Boom!" My heart was beating, and now i was already feeling the whole town, the whole island, the planet Earth, the Solar System.
"Boom! Boom!" To my surprise i did not stop here. I was perceiving the whole Milky Way, the Universe, the tens of thousand of universes, the Infinity.
"Boom! Boom!" I was expanded into everything, and my heartbeat was like and anchor, maintaining my individual self immersed in one interminable ocean of awareness.
"Boom! Boom!" And i was into my heartbeat, becoming smaller and smaller. Until I become a single point of Light, so small than even atoms were as big as entire universes.
"Boom! Boom!" And then my perception somehow dissociate. I was in the same time Everything and Nothing. I was expanded into infinity and contracted into nothingness. In the same time, as a choice of words, because time stopped. In the same space, but space was not there. I try to explain it, but it cannot be. Is much deeper than the words.
"Boom! Boom!" There I was, and I wasn't. I could feel myriads of beings across all of the universes, and tiny sparks of light appearing cyclically on subatomic level. Unity. Unification. Bliss.
"Boom! Boom!" The rain drops on my hoodie. Me, crystallizing as  individual being, manifesting as real in a daily world. But a part of myself remained always there, in the immensity of the Unknown. For ever.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Quote of the day

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."

And it was confirmed by recent researches that in a house with instrumental music playing in background, people tend to be more productive and argue less. One more argument to use this tool that it is always at our disposal.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Self-esteem and self-compassion

An interesting experiment and study of the interconnections between self-esteem and self-compassion in teenagers showed us some interesting results.

Boy versus girls, in middle school - no difference noted
Boy, middle school versus boy, high school - no difference noted
Girl, middle school versus girl, high school - the later group will feel worse, more stressed out and prone to depression.

After the initial measurements, one test group was instructed in using Mindful Self-compassion techniques. After one year, self-esteem and self-compassion was measured again. Those with high self-esteem has no notable changes, irrelevant of the self-compassion level. Those with low self-esteem, and here came the surprise, has no notable improvements if they had low self-compassion, but high self-compassion seems to protect against the harmful effects of the low self-esteem.

This is a very important observation, making self-compassion a skill desired by all the introverts, teenagers or not.

Quote of the day

"The curious paradox is that when i accept myself as i am, then i can change."
(Carl Rogers)

In the light of the self-compassion, through acceptance we see ourselves clearly. And then the seeds for growth and change will appear.

And a small gift here.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Self-compassion and happiness (part 2)

Kristin Neff, from Texas University, tried to introduce a new concept, called self-compassion - queting one's inner critic and replace it with a voice of support, understanding and care. This time I will say few more words about each of the components of self-compassion.

There are three main components of self-compassion:

1.Self kindness (vs. self judgement). This is an active component. It is more than an attitude. It is actively seeking what is helping and soothing us, what is helping us to heal, repair and regenerate faster.

2.Common humanity (vs. isolation). Very often, when something inconvenient happen to us, we ask: Why me?. We need to understand than nothing is perfect. Sometimes life goes wrong. We do not need to isolate ourselves, to suffer in silence, as this happen to us, Us as the big Ego, the most important being on Earth. Even if this is the trend, the mistake that everyone consider it as a normal fact. It is better to be connected. To not be cut off from others. We are not the only one suffering, There are others like us, and all of us are part of a bigger sphere, called humanity.

3.Mindfulness (vs. over-identification). Notice your suffering. Try to be with is as it is. Do not avoid it. In doing this, you will become more powerful, more courageous. Emotionally, many of us are in constant pain, due to our self-critic component of our personality. This is not needed. This can and must be changed. We need to be supportive and confident with ourselves. If a problem appear, we do not need to go straight in problem solving mode, and then struggle to solve it right away. Some problems take time, some are never meant to be solved. This is not the optimal attitude. Try to observe first, to estimate and to realize that this could be difficult. Not to use all our resources to solve what we consider to be a problem. Most of the problems are somewhere in the future. If we are in the present, many of the problems are not here. Like Mark Twain used to say: "In my life i have a big number of problems and difficulties, and most of them never happen."

Consider all these thoughts for a moment, and do your gram of practical action.

Good luck and good will,

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Quote of the day

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see."
( A. Schopenhauer)
One of my favourites quotes, that brilliantly show the gap between being good and being awesome. 

Self compassion

From the early birth of Earth major religions, we learn that you must to suffer in order to be happy. Mistakes need to be punished, otherwise our children will be very spoiled, right? Whatever our sins are, we judge ourselves harsher than anyone else. Think about, if you friend make a mistake, you will remind him or her that she/he is only human. But if you are doing the same mistake, your first thought is "i am so stupid". Freud came later to say that humans are selfish, destructive and they need to control all these feelings. Behaviorism, some years later, make us believe in a system of punishment and reward. Then we start to study self esteem, this wonderful sentiment that we are better than average. Nobody told you that it is OK to be average. And, in the end, we learn that fierce competition is the best way to become successful and survive.

But then i will say something that will make you think about:
What if all these informations and beliefs are wrong?

Kristin Neff, from Texas University, tried to introduce a new concept, called self-compassion - queting one's inner critic and replace it with a voice of support, understanding and care. There are three main components of self-compassion:
1.Self kindness (vs. self judgement)
2.Common humanity (vs. isolation)
3.Mindfulness (vs. over-identification).

Think about it. What if we can be happy and live a vibrant, fulfilling life in the same time?

I will expand this very soon in a following post.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Why aren't we happy yet?

Between the toxic thoughts that stop us being happy are

  • perfectionism
  • social comparison
  • materialism instead experiences
  • maximizing pleasure instead being satisfied.
Are you that kind of person that is still changing the TV channels hoping to find something better, even if you are looking at something that you like? Chances are that you are a maximizer. As a maximizer, you score lower on scales of happiness, optimism, self esteem and life satisfaction. Why?
Because maximizing means you are a perfectionism, and this relate more to unhappiness and discontent. In front of multiple choices, choose the first option and stay with that. 

How to satisfice instead of maximize (and therefore be more happy):

  1. Outline your criteria for success.
  2. Choose first option that meets the criteria.
  3. Once the decisions are done, focus on the positive aspects of the choice.
Good luck!

Friday, 20 May 2016

Meditation and ageing (part 2)

What’s more, research has also shown that it’s possible to slow the loss of our brain cells. Normally, we lose about 10,000 brain cells a day. That may sound horrible, but we were born with 1.1 trillion. We also have several thousand born each day, mainly in the hippocampus, in what’s called neurogenesis. So losing 10,000 a day isn’t that big a deal, but the net bottom line is that a typical 80 year old will have lost about 4 percent of his or her brain mass—it’s called “cortical thinning with aging.” It’s a normal process.

But in one study, researchers compared meditators and non-meditators. In the graph to the left, the meditators are the blue circles and the non-meditators are the red squares, comparing people of the same age. The non-meditators experienced normal cortical thinning in those two brain regions I mentioned above, along with a third, the somatosensory cortex.

However, the people who routinely meditated and “worked” their brain did not experience cortical thinning in those regions.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Side note

When people consciously practice gratitude, they are likely getting higher flows of reward-related neurotransmitters, like dopamine. Research suggests that when people practice gratitude, they experience a general alerting and brightening of the mind, and that’s probably correlated with more of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine.

Quote of the day

"Neurons that fire together, wire together."
Donald Hebb

Seems insignificant, but here we have described the way of strengthen new neuronal path and form new habits, or successfully battle addiction. Easy like that, whatever you are doing repetitively, gain strength and it will form a neuronal path. Learn from this phrase and change your life. I mean it!


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way

By Jason Marsh | February 9, 2011 

A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.

I consider myself something of a prospective meditator—meaning that a serious meditation practice is always something I’m about to start… next week.
So for years, I’ve been making a mental note of new studies showing that meditation can literally change our brain structure in ways that might boost concentration, memory, and positive emotions.

Jacob Wackerhausen
The results seem enticing enough to make anyone drop into the full lotus position—until you read the fine print: Much of this research involves people who have meditated for thousands of hours over many years; some of it zeroes in on Olympic-level meditators who have clocked 10,000 hours or more. Pretty daunting.
Well, a new study offers some hope—and makes the benefits of meditation seem within reach even for a novice like me.
The study, published last month in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, suggests that meditating for just 30 minutes a day for eight weeks can increase the density of gray matter in brain regions associated with memory, stress, and empathy.
The researchers tracked 16 people who were participating in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, the training program developed more than 30 years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Over eight weekly meetings, the program leads participants through meditation exercises meant to build the skills of mindfulness—a moment-by-moment awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Participants are supposed to try these practices on their own between classes.
For decades, people who’ve completed the MBSR training have reported feeling less stress and more positive emotions; participants suffering from chronic illnesses say they experience less pain afterward.
But in this study, the researchers weren’t just asking the participants how they felt. They were examining their brains, two weeks before and right after the eight-week program. Over the same period, they also scanned the brains of people who didn’t receive the MBSR training.
The MBSR participants, none of whom were experienced meditators, reported spending just under half an hour per day on their meditation “homework.” Yet when their brains were scanned at the end of the program, their gray matter was significantly thicker in several regions than it was before.
Brain scans of the hippocampus, showing the regions the researchers determined were affected by meditation.
Brain scans of the hippocampus, showing the regions the researchers determined were affected by meditation.
Image adapted from B. Hölzel, et al., Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging Vol. 191 (1), January 30, 2011, pp. 36-43.
One of those regions was the hippocampus, which prior research has found to be involved in learning, memory, and the regulation of our emotions. The gray matter of the hippocampus is often reduced in people who suffer from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The researchers also found denser gray matter in the temporo-perietal junction and the posterior cingulated cortex of the meditators’ brains—regions involved in empathy and taking the perspective of someone else—and in the cerebellum, which has been linked to emotion regulation.
These brain changes may suggest that meditation improves people’s ability to regulate their emotions, control their stress levels, and feel empathy for others, says Britta Hölzel, the study’s lead author and a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Geissen in Germany. However, she stresses that these conclusions are still very speculative.
The group that didn’t receive the MBSR training didn’t show any of these positive changes in brain structure.
Previous research has shown that the structure of very experienced meditators’ brains is different from non-meditators in certain regions, but it couldn’t prove that the meditators didn’t have exceptional brains to begin with. This is the first study to document a difference in brain structure from before someone starts a meditation practice to after they’ve gotten underway—and after only eight weeks, at that.
While other research, notably a 2003 study led by Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has shown that people’s brain activity changes after the eight-week MBSR course, there hadn’t been evidence that the effects of meditation can go so deep as to change the structure of the brain.
The results of this new study offer further evidence for the “plasticity” of the brain, meaning it can change its shape over time. That suggests we’re not simply stuck with the neural cards we’re dealt; we can fundamentally improve our cognitive and emotional capacities. 
“I think what’s really positive and promising about this study is that it suggests our well-being is in our hands,” says Hölzel. “What I find fascinating is that just paying attention in a different way and being more aware can have such an impact that it even changes the structure of our brain.”
It’s important to note that meditation isn’t the only research-tested way to produce these changes in the brain. A study published last week, in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that the hippocampus of people in their 60s increased in volume after they’d walked around a track three times per week for a year; in peers who did less aerobic exercises, the hippocampus actually got smaller.
The upshot of all this research seems to be: Small steps matter. Many of us can bring about positive effects on our brains and overall well-being—without an Olympic effort.
It’s enough to turn a prospective meditator like me into an actual one.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The Book of Fate

The apprentice started the long journey of mastering the ancient magic 7 years ago. And today was the final test. He did not expected to be easy. He spent the last years mastering the subtle energies of Earth, Water, Fire and Air. He was feeling prepared.
-Step inside the circle, the old man said.
He stepped inside the magical circle, and suddenly felt stripped of all his power.
-Not tell me, after all you had learn, are you ready for the final change?
-Yes, Master!
-Then I have bad news. The Book of Fate is not changed, You need to train for another seven years in order to master the Void.
The Void. The mystical force behind any other force. It was totally worth it.


Fast forward another seven years. He was feeling prepared.
-Step inside the circle, the old man said.
He stepped inside the magical circle, and suddenly felt stripped of all his power.
-Not tell me, after all you had learn, are you ready for the final change?
-Yes, Master!
-Then I have bad news. The Book of Fate is not changed.
-There is no bad news. There is no good news. The Book of Fate is not changed. But i changed.
-Congratulations Merlin! You passed the final test. Good luck for the rest of your life, Master!

Monday, 9 May 2016

Could we create a new universe? If so, would it destroy our own? How much would it cost?

There is a nice story about a secret Tibetan book. The name of it is irrelevant. There are many volumes and they say that first are about plants, natural remedies, how to build and so on, but the last volumes are about how to build universes in perfect integration and harmony. Also there is a similar legend/story about a sacred/secret knowledge library named Solomanta in some European spiritual tradition.

I could make an analogy with the lucid dreaming. Most of the people have lucid dreams maybe few times in a lifetime. There are some who train and have this kind of awareness few times a week. Few of them have this regularly, and maybe once every century there are some that dream only lucid, fully aware. Now, in your dream, which is a totally virtual universe that you create and maintain,  most of the people create familiar environments, your house, your street, some claim to create their whole town. Now. Imagine that next steps in this skill are a new town, a world/planet, a solar system, an universe. Each of this imply the next level of mastery. To start to have lucid dreams you need few months, to reach a mastery level necessary to be able to create a whole town you probably need a lifetime. That is 80 years. Each level after this is at least 10 times more difficult, so you will need 80x10x10x10=Aprox.8000 years  of  training only to be able to simulate in your mind the creation and maintaining of one entire universe.

Now we have the real problem, to use this knowledge in the real world. This is even harder. There are stories about people able to conjure and  transmute objects in real life, let's assume this is real, and there are people able to conjure raw energy and create atoms, and put this atoms in structures, and they are able to create both inanimate and animated objects/beings. The stories about this kind of people make us to approximate 2-10 beings able to create let's say an apple in one millennium. We presume all this is real, i remind you. All this people appear to be initiates and mystics, so they are already a higher class than average. And they make out of nothing a ring, a stone or a fruit. Following the previous hypothesis, few of them can conjure a town or something similar, we have one being able to do this in 100 millenniums. To go to a planetary level, we need 100 thousands millenniums. Solar system  100 millions millenniums. Universe 100 thousands millions millenniums or 10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10 years for a being able to to this to be born. 10 square 11 times. Earth is 4.54 *10 square 9 times. So out of 221 planets similar to our Earth, we have one chance that one person like this to be born.

We can follow the same logic to calculate the energy needed for one atom to be maintained and aproximate how many atoms an universe has (presuming is not infinite).  But interestingly enough, it is when you look at that matter on the smallest of scales that the numbers become the most mind-boggling. For example, it is believed that between 120 to 300 sextillion (that’s 1.2 x 10²³ to 3.0 x 10²³) stars exist within our observable universe. But looking closer, at the atomic scale, the numbers get even more inconceivable.

At this level, it is estimated that the there are between 1078 to 1082 atoms in the known, observable universe. In layman’s terms, that works out to between ten quadrillion vigintillion and one-hundred thousand quadrillion vigintillion atoms.

Now the possibility to do this using science is inconceivable. Simply  because you need an universe to contain an universe. No can do.

There is a small chance to do this being a mystic, a god like being, but the probability for this to happen is so small, 3x(10 squared 34 times). The universe is 13.8 billions years. So, at least in theory, it is somebody able to do this in one of the 2x(10 squared 25 times) Universes. Presuming again there are multiple universes.

(Me being in awe realizing my own insignificance)

Friday, 6 May 2016

Guided meditation

If you want to start the easier way to meditate daily, here are few suggestions for you:

Breathing guided meditation 5min

Body scan guided meditation 3 min

Body scan full guided meditation 45 min

Loving kindness guided meditation 14 min

Try them all, choose one that you like and do it daily for a week or two. See the results. You will most probably notice stress decrease, better mood, emotional and physical health, increased focus and self control.

There are many other techniques, and you can search until you find one that you really like.

Good luck!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

How to delay ageing and age more gracefully (pathways to longevity)

On my internet wandering, i found something to important to not tell everyone. As it was researched in Shamatha Study, a longitudinal research about different meditation techniques, mostly based on the Buddhist tradition, one side note made me look for more. Intensive 3 months retreat and meditation had a fascinating effect. What was that, you will ask? They discovered that meditating longer periods every day, resulted in a 39% increase in telomerase activity, telomeres being that DNA protein complexes related to ageing. So, to say it bluntly, meditation will slow the ageing process, or even stop it, if it is done for longer periods of time. Of course, meditation alone will do a lot to help, but you can also increase your chances with a regular sleeping pattern and a healthy diet. You may not realise, but 39% is huge, it is like adding 33 years to a normal 85 years lifespan. What can you do with all this time? I let you dream for a while.

After that you can check the other post i just did with samples of guided meditation.
Good luck!

7 methods to strengthen your control on yourself

1. Act in spite of disconfort.
2. Define your higher values.
3. Wait 5 minutes before you eat.
4. Set a sleeping schedule.
5. Make your bed right after you wake up.
6. Do a daily 7 minute workout.
7. Meditate a minimum of 5 minutes daily.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Science backed strategies for more happiness

1. Acknowledge the good.
2. Add happiness through subtraction.
3. Find meaning and purpose.
4. Use your strengths.
5. Connect with others.

Each one is backed by numerous researches and studies, and i will not add anything else to not confuse you. Now, it is up to you to apply it. The only limit is your imagination.

Pale Blue Dot - by Carl Sagan (Jan 25, 2010)

Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there -- on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

--Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Daily connections - Slowing down

Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.
( Oriah Mountain Dreamer )

  • Time is our most coveted resource because of its scarcity. And what we do when we want more time? We rush. But we don't know that rushing hinders our capacity to be intellectually and emotionally available, and capture the opportunities that surface in the present moment. Chronic rushing through a never ending to-do list feeds anxiety and heightens stress levels. Due to the epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, released in the brain during stressful periods, our brains get “hooked” on the stimulation of activity. Our bodies become addicted to rushing and our minds switch into autopilot with everything of high importance and needing to get accomplished quickly. We start rushing when rushing is not necessary, or multitasking ourselves into ineffectiveness. This is particularly true for type A executives and leaders who tend to get caught in the cost of time ideal, making everything time-sensitive and urgent, when in fact, only a few matters at hand take true priority. Research from a publication in 2015 titled “To Multitask or Not, That is the Question” notes that multitasking can reduce effectiveness of even the most refined brains. According to Dr. John Medina, author of the New York Times bestseller “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School,” being interrupted during a task can lead to 50 percent or more errors. Juggling multiple tasks at once is ineffective compared to immersing yourself mindfully and cultivating solutions strategically and efficiently. As a culture, we tend to value doing over being. This is especially true when we have multiple tasks to complete under pressure. Yet, while there are some things that take priority to reach our goals, there are those things we simply do to feel or be perceived as productive. Watch for these traps, triggers, and time wasters:

  1. excessive multi-tasking
  2. trying to look busy
  3. worrying about being judged by those engaging in office gossip and negativity
  4. measuring your progress simply in deadlines met
  5. regularly working through your lunch break.
  • If you confuse task completion with value creation, or personal transformation, it is easy to neglect the importance of transformation to achieve the results you desire. What are the steps to keep you focused, but re-align your activity with your desired results. Step 1: Define your ideal outcome and the kind of life you wish to live. Then ask yourself, before any major decision, is this in alignment with my ideal life, is this something i want to do? If the answer is yes, you are on the right way. Step 2: What is the definition of success for you? If you do not define your success, most probable you will adopt somebody else definition. Step 3:Observe your daily actions and identify the ones that help or hinder your success. Be objective, do not cry over it, just shift focus and re-align. Step 4: What set of skills you need to achieve your version of success? What you already got and what you need to master in order to live your success consistently? Step 5: Expand your strengths. Do not abandon the skills and strengths you already have for those you don’t as they can help actualize what you wish to achieve. Remember that all qualities you need to succeed reside in the present with you, and whoever gets to the present moment first and fully, wins.

Quote of the day

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

( Albert Einstein )

We can see that in the past specialization was a very important trait, having as the result the noble title of expert in your field. Bu lately we can see that the borders of different fields are blurred, and often they group together to gave birth to other new and fascinating adventures. We can see many of those borderline new fields, and becoming able to know from multiple sources, and bind them together in something equally balanced and coherent it is now more important than ever. The knowledge by itself is limited, even if it is vast, but being able to make significant connections through multiple fields and industries, that is some way to achieve greatness.  Think about, even Troy was a myth until someone made the right connections and research and discover it.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Quote of the day

"By now, not even the future is not what it used to be."
(Alan Cohen)

According to statistics, 93% of the statistics are not true. Now, joke aside, statistically speaking, people who think about the past or the future are less happier than the people who live in the present. Despite this, 47% of the time, our time, we are thinking about the past or the future. Staying in the moment of Now, and controlling our mind wandering tendency is the best known and most effective technique for improving our cognitive function. I based my affirmations on Mat Killingsworth recent research related to mindfulness and mind wandering.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

No dopamine month

I have in mind some idea to test, and I believe that will be hard, but I do not know yet if this is only my projection of the future. I have in mind something like a Anti-Dopamine Addiction Month. What that means? All of us have some ways to release dopamine, most of them are not helping us and they are creating addiction. Some examples: playing my games on the phone or laptop, shopping spree, sweets to compensate some negative thoughts and the list can continue. I will hunt these addictions and i will ban them for one month. I could be surprised, as in that time where i tried not not drink Coca Cola anymore, after few years of drinking few liters every day. First three days I was in hell, but after that everything was fine. I did not crave it anymore. So, probably this month will be June, and it will be an interesting experiment. as I find pleasure in pushing my mind boundaries further.

Have a nice day!

Quote of the day

"We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already."

Nothing less to expect from the Harry Potter's series author. And, indeed, we have all we need inside of us. The outside world is a mere reflection of our inside world, isn't it? You don't believe me? Come on, how many times you made a good appreciation of someone else just looking at that person car or room?