What have you been thinking about lately?

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What if, instead of the classical questions “How have you been doing?” and “How are you?” we’d ask:

“What have you been thinking about lately?”

At least it’s a question you can’t answer with the default “Fine, thanks”.

What if, we’d really answer this question?

Regrets

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Regrets are good. Having regrets helps you self-correct. And life is about self-correcting and self-adjusting yourself to the universal truths, to God, to what it means to be a human and a part of this world. Sometimes we don’t learn nor change unless we feel the pain of regret.

Life is …

“Life is a competition.” You’ve probably heard this before. So did I. But I never liked the idea.
And this is not just because I don’t like competitions. I actually don’t believe they are that effective.
I hate the pressure of competition. It stresses me out, and I don’t give the best of me when I’m stressed out.

Each person is so unique and special that it makes no sense to compare or to enter into a competition with each other. Competition implies that there are limited places. And this is simply not true in life.

What I believe is that life is a test. A test of compatibility to see if we can harmonize ourselves with God. Life is a test of compatibility.

Life is made of chances to adjust yourself and adopt God’s principles. We are free to do whatever we want with the chances we get. But when the line is drawn, we receive the results.

The reward for passing this test is life. Life for the amount of time that the Person you are compatible with has.

On my mind

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* Today I woke up to see almost everything covered in snow, despite being the end of March. I don’t complain. I like winter.

* I’m reading a book called The Icarus Deception. I love the ideas in it. It’s about how the economic society changed over time. To be successful, different things mattered in different times. And now is the time for being authentic, original, innovative. An artist. But most people’s minds are set on the safety zone defined in the past. Now, there is a new safety zone. But our mind, used with the old things, doesn’t perceive it as safe, yet. I only read 20% of the book. I’m sure there will be a lot of many other interesting insights in it. The author is Seth Godin, a well-known blogger.

* I haven’t dreamed for a long time (in my sleep, because I daydream all the time). I should be more careful about my consciousness and what I’m thinking of as I fall asleep.

* I’m fed up with Facebook. Maybe I’ll only post things here on the blog.