Morning Notes 16.03.09 – Getting to grips with that old inner life

Continuing on with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow, I noted that achieving happiness is grounded in being able to control your inner life, which reminded me of Epictetus and the idea that if we wish to have inner peace, then we need to focus on the things we can control (which is essentially your inner life) and …

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127 episodes and still having fun

We’re on our 4th season with the Havana Cafe Sessions podcast and still having fun. If you’ve never tuned in and listened, you should. It’s a conversational podcast about life – stuff we have questions about, stuff we’re reading, stuff we’re watching and, yeah the stuff we’re dealing with in real life. We put this …

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I was struck

I never know how this works to say he is a great man means what exactly? What makes one great? Not wars, at least not according to Yoda. “I was struck from the very beginning that there is a totally independent and new voice in writing.” Werner Herzog on Harmony Korine And yet I can’t …

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Where I need to be

‘I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.’ Douglas Adams, from The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Toulouse 9

Seeing how I just finished reading Harold Jaffe’s Paris 60, I thought I’d use it as inspiration for the style of this post. 16.02.2019 Socrates, one of my heroes, said the unexamined life is not worth living. But in this day and age rumor has it that people who don’t spend much time examining their …

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