Thoughts on: “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by Joe Dispenza

“Your thoughts have consequences so great that they create your reality.” How did that quote make you feel? Did you throw up a little in your mouth, or did you get intrigued to know more? That feeling is probably a good indicator for how you feel about this book. Reality creation and manifestation books comesContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by Joe Dispenza”

Thoughts on: “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

I don’t think much about race, why would I? Im a white man. I’m the norm. Have you ever played a video game with a character selection screen? I’m the default character. The book was an emotional rollercoaster of self-reflection. It left my head spinning and I realized how little time I’ve spent contemplating theContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge”

Thoughts on: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

This was the right book at the wrong time for me. I can see myself loving it 10 years ago, when I was had a more gloomy and cynical outlook on life, I can hear myself saying, “This book really gets it”. (It don’t miss those days. 😂) While I can still see the qualities;Continue reading “Thoughts on: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse”

Thoughts on: ‘Richard Nixon: A Life’ John A. Farrell

Some reading projects are more ambitious than others. On my journey to reading a biography of every American president the time has come for Nixon (I’m on 3 of 45). This is an excellent biography of a powerful, yet insecure and anxious man, in period of great turmoil historical. Corruption and paranoia; this dense biographyContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Richard Nixon: A Life’ John A. Farrell”

Thoughts on: ‘Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction’

After my fast I got sick with the flue. This was by the time I finished the Death of Expertise and I wanted to fill my time with something short, sweet and different before continuing through my To-Read-Pile. Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction is delivers on its name. It’s a concise history of theContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction’”

Thoughts on: Inner Engineering by Sadhguru

Sadhguru book is unsatisfying for the rational mind. Even the part that is suppose to be pragmatic are often fussy and vague. In exercises he asks the reader to do all kinds of experiments; watching a dripping crane for an hour, observe nature, bow to objects and “just see what happens”. Of couse the rationalContinue reading “Thoughts on: Inner Engineering by Sadhguru”

Thoughts on: ‘The Birth of Tragedy’ by Friedrich Nietzsche

A Birth of Tragedy in 7 Steps: ▪️Nietzsche is 24 y/o when he become professor in philology. ▪️In 1872 he writes his first great book on dramatic theory; The Birth of Tragedy. ▪️He found an art form in the classic Athenian Tragedy that transcended the nihilism and horror of a meaningless world. ▪️What he foundContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘The Birth of Tragedy’ by Friedrich Nietzsche”

Thoughts on: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

It’s 4:36 AM when writing this. I’m wide awake after a night fu*ked up sleep. What better time to write about Why We Sleep? This book is extremely comprehensive and will give you the full run down of how sleep is generated (absolutely fascinating!), dreams, why modernity promotes bad sleep and the terrible outcome ofContinue reading “Thoughts on: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker”

Thoughts on: ‘Grinding it Out’ by Ray Croc

Ray Croc was a 52 year when he first met the McDonald brothers in San Bernardino, California. He was impressed with the operation they got going; and the French fries in particular. Ray had seen his fair share of restaurants in his days as a multimixer salesman, but this one was special. The limited menu,Continue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Grinding it Out’ by Ray Croc”

Mini Review – Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (Part 4) – The Far East

My longest book to date has reached its end, and this is just the 1st volume (out of 11) in the The Story of Civilization series by Will Durant. This last part focused on ancient China and Japan. Was it worth it? We are talking about a 50 hour audiobook. Yes, I think so! DoesContinue reading “Mini Review – Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (Part 4) – The Far East”