Self-mastery

I was blown away by this talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-079YIasck   5 Hindrances: - Sensual desire: From senses, as you climb you get distracted, hunger, etc. - Ill will/aversion - negative emotions, dislike against something/ situation / person. In climbing...

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My current world in a few words

It's day one hundred and fifty something of lockdown. Will we ever get out of this? Will liitf ever get back to normal? Is this the new normal? Here's the things that have been consuming my life the last 4 months: Work My Son Sleep Star Craft 2 Studying Home DIY What...

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The Sumerians, Babylonians and Gilgamesh

I've been reading about the Sumerians and the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic tale (or poem) that is found on a tablet that is the second oldest surviving piece of "literature" in the world. The tale of Gilgamesh was discovered in 1849 CE by the archaeologist Austin Henry...

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LockdownSA: Day 42

As the lockdown continues I start to make peace with the fact that this way of loving will be my life for the largest part of the rest of the year. I'm thinking maybe even September. It's now when you really start to think about things in a more permanent sense: I...

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LockdownSA: Day 38

It's been 28 days of lockdown in South Africa. I would never have guessed that our me, my family, friends, work, country and the rest of the world would ever be in a situation such as this. Today is day 39 of the lockdown and we are all in a fixed new routine already....

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12 Rules for life

I really like Jordan B. Peterson. He's aggressive yet composed stance on many controversial issues that plague humanity  today makes me take notice and empowers me to look at things in a new way. I kinda forgot about him for a while as things got really intense here...

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LockdownSA: Be thankful

As we wait for the President to address the nation, let's take a few minutes to reflect on the near 5 weeks of lockdown we've had. I realized that I should be extremely thankful for my job and the fact that I can work. Our family is coming out of this lockdown...

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My Tolkien books collection

I finally had time to take photos of my Tolkien books collection. Check it out over here: http://namelessone.co.za/tolkien-books-collection/. Creating the list on here gave me some vigor and renewed enthusiasm to pick up this hobby again. Man I love collecting old...

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LockdownSA: Two more weeks

The lockdown in South Africa has been extended. We are not going to be in lockdown for a total 5 weeks, if it does not get extended again. I get the feeling that everyone is starting to feel a bit apprehensive on the ability of the people, the government and the...

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LockdownSA: Goals update

Let's take a quick recap of those 2020 goals that I listed a while back. The greatest dad: I'm feeling pretty good about this one. I still haven't found a dad-mentor but I absolutely just love spending time with my son. I am doing ok. How am I going to improve? I need...

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