Friday, 29 September 2017

Juice of life

I want my day-to-day life to boil down to activities increasing four elements: strength, willpower, enjoyment of life, and happiness. These four concepts are of two dimensions: mental-physical and induction-acceptance. So
       physical + induction = strength
       mental + induction = willpower
       physical + acceptance = enjoyment of life
       mental + acceptance = happiness
Question any activity that does not contribute or contribute too little to one of the above qualities. Squeeze your life out of the time! As for practical matters, I start with doing at least one exercise a day for each category. Strength: physical exercises up to suffering. Willpower: doing a non-urgent unpleasant task or having resisted a strong temptation. Enjoyment of life: have a pleasant treat. Happiness: damn!

Four selves

I find 4 levels of self. The first is a body. The body is alive and changes and heals by itself. The second is the deep and unconscious beliefs that manifest themselves only when they are abused, then you feel emotions. These beliefs can be so deep and emotions can be so strong that the willpower and the mind has no ability to deal with it. It is like a second body without physical representation living by itself, changing and healing in similar ways. The third is the mind – the thoughts that come to you allowing you consciously perceive yourself and the world. You call it “my mind” which means that you do not completely associate yourself (your I) with it. Indeed, you have quite limited control on the thoughts that come to you. Even conscious decisions are based on some internal logic, arguments, or emotions. The fourth self is the I. It is free of pain, free of emotions, free of thoughts. This one that you cannot call “my I”.

You vs your mind

Your mind is more powerful and is more clever than you. The problem of changing yourself is to persuade your mind and to make it believe. This is very difficult because it controls you, not otherwise.


Out of all intellectual enjoyments, music is the easiest that allows to achieve culmination.