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Everyday is NYs

A challenge of mine lately, has been goal setting. The creation, the execution, and the follow through on these things have been getting more and more challenging as I get older. Maybe it’s because I’m stretched too thin lately, or that I’m just not able to commit in the way that I’d like to, but I’ve become a bit disenfranchised with New Years and the concept of goal setting. This past year, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking it through. I’m certain that we place ourselves in a position for failure when we expect ourselves to follow through on an arbitrarily made goal. We do this just because the idea of renewal and being better at the top of the year has been sold to us, time and time again. I’ll happily make goals for myself, but I have to get out of the mindset that it must be done…

A Week of Reconnecting

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.” – RumiI truly believe that life is cyclical. I don’t know how it happens, but I never feel like goodbye is really goodbye in this world. With the advent of social media and increased connectivity over it, it’s true that no one really leaves your life. Before, relationships would fade into the ether and once the person exited your life, they ceased to exist; I wouldn’t see the person, so therefore they no longer existed to me.But now, I have these amazing things that pop up on my Facebook that show me memories from my past. Over the last few weeks of me having enabled this feature (I’m behind, I know), I wake up with a notification from Facebook reminding me of what happened on that specific day, last year, two years and even three…

Weltschmerz No More

You know when you imagine and hope for certain things in your life? For some it may be the promise of a beautiful wedding and an everlasting love. Or a career and a social reputation that lives on throughout the ages. For me, troche it has always been to have a life full of love, site good food and good conversation — the stuff Woody Allen films are made of (including the over-scrutinization of relationships and their nuances). But there is this little thing that happens, doctor where your idealism often doesn’t align with your reality and causes intense unhappiness as a result — the Germans call it Weltzschmerz (or mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state). I think after the last 5 months of my life, I no longer suffer from Weltschmerz. In early May I hosted my first dinner party…

There Were No Signs

By walking I found outWhere I was going.By intensely hating, viagra how to love.By loving, sick whom and what to love.By grieving, how to laugh from the belly.Out of infirmity, I have built strength.Out of untruth, truth.From hypocrisy, I wove directness.Almost now I know who I am.Almost I have the boldness to be that man. Another stepAnd I shall be where I started from. – Irving Layton