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”

Lab Report: 60-Days of Non-Resistance

Current situation: children, crying, shit everywhere (literally and figuratively speaking), irregular sleep, a constant stream of contingencies and emergencies. It’s a lovely mess! BUT it can be frustrating at times. Condition are perfect for a new experiment. The Lab Report – 009 – “60 days of Non Resistance” Non-resistance is about letting things unfold asContinue reading “Lab Report: 60-Days of Non-Resistance”

Thoughts on: “The Wisdom of Insecurity” by Alan Watts

I’m focusing on notes this time around! —— Watts does a really great job at explaining ideas that seem to be at the core of most religious and spiritual teachings. —— 📝 The Law of Reversed Effort. ”When you try to stay on the surface of water, you sink; but when you try to sinkContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Wisdom of Insecurity” by Alan Watts”

Thoughts on: “Tao te Ching” by Lao Tsu

I can see a possible scenario in the future, where I’m a greying old man, and I praise this book as profound and monumental. But let’s face it, It did not do much for me right now. —— I enjoyed it quite a bit and something tells me this book is special, but I don’tContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Tao te Ching” by Lao Tsu”

Thoughts on: “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” by Gabor Maté

Dr. Gabors is specialized in the study and treatment of addiction. His book offers portraits of his patient lives, stories about his own addictive behaviors, it examines the causes behind addiction and it breaks down the path to recovery. —— He opposes the weight that’s been put on the genetic component of addiction and pointsContinue reading “Thoughts on: “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” by Gabor Maté”

Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

What does the expression “Wherever you go, there you are” point towards? ————- Wherever you travel you always bring yourself with you. It’s easy to think that with a new job at a new company will finally make you happy. A few months later, after scoring that new job, you start to think: “if onlyContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn”

I don’t know if this makes (Z)ense?

When I read books on very esoteric/unusual topics it feels like its pretty hard to review them after just one read. These books are usually pretty condensed and each sentence by itself needs some reflection.  In an attempt to remedy this I’m reading (in this case listening) the book several times before I review it.Continue reading “I don’t know if this makes (Z)ense?”