Tag: life

  • Don't ask what the world needs

    Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman

  • The cancer life purpose test

    I had a sobering thought earlier this evening. If I found out I had cancer and a long life is not likely, am I living the life I would want to live in the little time I would have left? I can think of a few things I would change, both things I do and…

  • Perspective has stepped out for the day

    Today has been a pretty dynamic (read: crazy) day. It began with news about Facebook’s insane (for so many reasons) $16bn acquisition of WhatsApp which Michael Jordaan put into great perspective with this tweet: Whatsapp just got sold to Facebook for $19 billion. That makes it more valuable than entire FirstRand. — Michael Jordaan (@MichaelJordaan)…

  • Some experiences are so fundamental to the human condition #running

    I watched this terrific video, “Focus: Portrait of a Runner“, and I begin to understand why people run and think that I may also embrace running one day. Focus: Portrait of a Runner – Sony F55 from Sean Michael on Vimeo.

  • A letter to a young child from his dying mother

    “From 1994” Short Film from Casey Warren | MINDCASTLE on Vimeo. This is a powerful and emotional video and it touches on something I’ve thought about a couple times. We don’t know how much longer we have in this life. If our time came to an end today, what would we want to leave behind…

  • Mostly Bullshit

    I’ve rethought a lot of my life in the last 6 months or so since I was diagnosed as diabetic. It wasn’t so much that my diabetes was so out of control that I was facing imminent doom (at least I realised that when I got over the initial surprise and learned more about it)…

  • I'm not sure there's any number of Facebook likes that can replace a hug.

    I’m not sure there’s any number of Facebook likes that can replace a hug.

  • When every experience mirrors your personality

    Anil Dash’s first blog post back in July 1999 titled “A Minor Revelation” was a pretty profound and highlights something I think about almost daily: The premise is that the things we experience in our daily lives are reflections of ourselves. Behaviours and traits we see in other people are perceptions of similar behaviours and…