Category: Philosophy

  • How to Appreciate the Little Things in Life Again (4 Simple Ideas)

    It crushes me to say this, but it’s true: For the longest time, I never knew how to appreciate the little things in life. And so, even my greatest achievements caused great disappointments. When I submitted my bachelor thesis after six months of draining work I was dead-tired for two weeks straight. All I could […]

  • The 2-Word Concept That Makes Everything You Do Feel Effortless

    A few months ago, a 15-minute run changed my life forever. For the first time in my life, I experienced the true power of Wu Wei. I know, I know, it sounds stupid. But let me explain. I used to have a toxic relationship with running. On every run, I’d tell myself, “You have to […]

  • Mental Minimalism: 4 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Mind

    Once upon a time, a student visited a wise master to learn about Zen. The master welcomed him and said, “Sure, let’s talk about this over some tea.” He poured the student a cup of tea and kept pouring until the cup was overflowing. Not sure what to do, the student watched the spilling tea […]

  • Why We’re Doomed to Be Unhappy (But That’s Okay)

    Let’s be completely honest here: We spend most of our lives doomed to be unhappy. In the summer it’s too hot. During winter it’s too cold. Everything in between is too inconsistent and unpredictable. We crave relationships. But once we get into them, we complain that they’re messy and complicated. We like the idea of […]

  • 5 Lessons From Dune by Frank Herbert

    (Note: This article will include elements of Dune’s early plot, but it will not contain any spoiler material.) When the credits of Dune rolled on the big screen, I was blown away. In fact, I was still trembling when I walked out of the theater. What is it about this world leaves me shaken to […]

  • 3 Life-Changing Books I Re-Read Every Year

    Many books are 90% fluff. There’s one good idea explained on five pages, and the remaining 300 pages are filled with empty words coating that single idea like the fat rim of a steak. That’s why I generally dislike re-reading books — it can feel like a waste of time and energy. But every once in a […]