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2022-08-18 15:19
Bitcoin has been one of my favorite topics to think about past two years, because Bitcoin is more advanced form of money what world has known before. Short history of money goes like… Read More
2022-07-27 13:48
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with allyour heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13 It takes faith to begin the search. It also takes heart to finis… Read More
Action And The Result
2020-06-16 16:04
“Act Until Echo” – M.J. DeMarco, Unscripted Action until it yields result. A powerful thought which upon feeling I felt many pieces click together. A sort of missing piece… Read More
Enjoy The Present
2020-04-17 12:41
What is wrong? Is anything wrong? If anything is not wrong, why not just enjoy the Tao? Tao means road. Last night I could not sleep, because I had taken rather long nap that evening. My mi… Read More
Living Philsophy, Overcoming The Resistance
2020-04-13 14:53
With philosophy there comes responsibility to live it. Wisdom is knowledge in action. Sometimes the distance in between knowledge and action is long, because we have internal resistance to… Read More
Who Are Your Teachers?
2020-04-10 17:50
Life hasn’t remained stagnant hasn’t yet? Because of the nature of life itself as conscious beings our greatest purpose comes from learning. Real learning does not happen with t… Read More
Highest Dharma
2020-03-27 12:56
Dharma is the way thing are and part of that is your present and potential contribution to the reality. To understand dharma, is to understand life. Can this be even possible? As far as I u… Read More
Why Do We Feel So Entitled To Life?
2020-03-24 21:15
As a collective entity if we look how we humans treat life, question then becomes to me why would we feel so entitled to our future and life? If life is what we desire, then we should act a… Read More
Living Your Own Dharma
2020-03-21 07:54
 Where Wikipedia starts with “There is no single-word translation for dharma in Western languages”, I’ll just use one definition in this blog for dharma: nature of re… Read More
Choosing To Be Something Or Someone
2020-03-19 19:04
Outcomes. Processes. Identity. These three layers are described in James Clear book Atomic Habits in terms of lasting change. Changes that start from identity are the lasting changes, where… Read More
What To Do When Do Not Know What To Do?
2020-03-17 20:37
Stop. Sit. Breathe. Breathe in. Breathe out. Listen to your body, what it is telling you? Listen to your mind. Observe and let go: you are not your thoughts or your sensations. Do not fight… Read More
2020-03-16 15:46
Our experience of life is where are attention is. What could you be doing instead of judging, worrying or complaining? You could be grateful. You could be joyous. You could be creative. Mos… Read More
About Human Thinking Capacity
2020-03-13 18:36
Ability to think and not act on impulse is one great feat that most of us humans are capable of. Being able to do, does not that we are doing it all the time and in all circumstances. Think… Read More
2020-03-13 13:51
Fear of death is hard coded into us. As representatives of lives we have survived and continue on. You have something to give. What parts of it you can give today? Giving is a form of love… Read More
Decision To Breathe Removes Fear
2020-03-12 20:53
Life is about making better decisions. Learning decision making is life transforming experience. It’s in all life decisions, from the foods you eat to the activities you do. Decisions… Read More
Service Is The Best Marketing
2020-03-11 19:22
Simplest and most satisfying definition for service is in Cambridge Dictionary as “provision of a public need.” Essentially the idea of service is to understand what people need… Read More
Focus On What You Can Do
2020-03-11 12:27
Input is the work you do. You should do work every day to make greatest contribution (read Tiny Action Towards the Greatest Contribution). You should design your days therefore action orien… Read More
Nature Of Being
2020-03-10 21:47
Nature of life is upward rhythm. Nature of rhythm is space. Nature of space is change. Nature of change is being. Change is absurd, how can any thing change if there can be only a moment?… Read More
Is Suffering A Curse Or Blessing?
2020-03-08 11:08
Buddha taught us four noble truths. That there is suffering, what is the cause, that there is a way to stop it and the actual way. Buddha also advised not to take this advise at a face valu… Read More
Where To Start?
2020-03-07 11:20
Everything starts somewhere. Where would you like to go? What would you like have to have? Have you considered that your all actions are connected? All that you do either nourishes or starv… Read More
2020-03-05 19:36
  Mature men and women are givers. Immature people are takers. Mature people seek to give value, where as immature people are looking what to take and gain. For men, it is difference be… Read More
Peccatum Originale & Apokatasis Panton
2020-03-04 19:37
Blessing bestowed, Life to be enjoyed, Within the limits issued, How long until you are bored? Cast a blessing, cast a light, What remains in the other side? Shadow, shadow of a man, What… Read More
Why Name Matters?
2020-01-18 21:29
Name connects and constructs meaning. We recognize, understand and learn through names. Names of the places. Names of people. Names of things. We build meaning narrative through names. Our… Read More
In Awe Of Your Creative Abilities
2019-12-30 11:02
(Pyramid of Greatness, Janne Piiroinen) Where is the greatness but in you? Life as an experience is miracle if we look at the odds. Then at our present we may not feel that way. Feeling cert… Read More
2019-11-23 07:31
Definition of rich is literally and simply that of do you work for the money or does the money work for you. Being rich isn’t defined by the amount of money you have, but by the way t… Read More
Building Positive Momentum
2019-05-06 18:44
When life goes well, let it be that way. Change is such a buzzword. Change happens all the time. If you think about it in our experiences we tend to think change either as a) good b) bad. D… Read More
Values: Connection & Disconnection
2019-05-05 16:54
For what you value, you must sacrifice. I’ve made changes in my values in the past six months. Due to this decision I begin to experience the price, and the sacrifice in my social lif… Read More
Work For Love
2019-01-07 18:19
I heard this cliche “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.” And then I began to think: Work is the ability to get the desired results. Why not… Read More
2018-11-10 22:08
Whatever is right, whatever is wrong. Your life is what it is. Make the best out of the reality that is. You live only once, make that count. You are create value with your conscious choices… Read More
Present Is A Choice
2018-10-26 13:24
We go through all ranges of emotional states of being in the present moment. Present is all there is. All the joy all the suffering of life: present. Your life is where your attention is. B… Read More
Focus On What Matters
2018-10-20 23:11
Words Choose Yourself, appeared in my mind a few days ago when I was brushing my teeth. For the past few that years I’ve been aware of James Altucher, I’ve somewhat have had def… Read More
Never Give Up On Your Story
2018-10-14 19:01
Live your story every day. There is always an opportunity to work towards what you want to be if you choose so. Remember what you do now, determines your future present moments. What your p… Read More
Good Enough
2018-10-09 18:12
What about ourselves then. As humans we are going through change all the time. When we are good enough? In eastern philosophy there is thought that when you accept yourself and your life ri… Read More
2018-10-04 19:19
As I stopped today to contemplate, I realized I live very much in the present and my days are filled with things I’ve chosen to do. This hasn’t been always so. Even today, yest… Read More
Belief Check
2018-09-28 18:37
Our beliefs are not necessarily based on facts or understanding, which is problematic for our and the sake of others. What are your beliefs based on? Most of how and what we do in the world… Read More
Meaning Is Life Force
2018-09-11 16:33
The more I think about it, the more convinced I am about the necessity for meaning in our lives. Meaning given by others is ever fading and does not feel meaningful. Meaning understood by o… Read More
2018-09-08 17:35
Stephen Covey in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People taughts as one habit the ability to think from desired outcome. The ability to think from desired outcome is a process of identif… Read More
Success, Goals And Achievement
2018-09-07 14:41
  How do you know you are successful without any metric, a goal? Goals matter, because they put us to think. We need two kinds of goals: goals that push for incremental improvement as w… Read More
Power Of Positive Visions And Language
2018-08-21 16:50
There are some unskillful words in business, productivity and self-help books. I.e. uncomfort zone is such word. I’ve been using it, but to stop and contemplate it’s not really… Read More
Life Direction
2018-08-11 16:23
We have the ability to look forward, just as much we have the ability to look back or be present in the moment. Contentment of life depends quite a bit how much attention we fix on any of t… Read More
2018-08-09 17:19
Only Doing furthers the progress of the task. This is easy to say, hard to understand in the way that it translates as immediate action. One of the best leadership questions after a decisio… Read More
Start With Inner Joy
2018-08-08 18:46
Being present and joyful is within conscious control. We can choose where to focus our attention and how. Over the long run this choice of attention becomes our emotional habit and life. &l&helli…Read More
Defenses Are Cues For Growth
2018-07-29 13:38
Mind has a tendency to construct a model of reality, which is largely just a crude representation of reality at it’s best. It’s this reality that we are all living in. We are li… Read More
How Do You Like To Be Alone?
2018-07-28 21:33
We human beings are social animals. We simply cannot survive for long just by ourselves. Yet the belonging and the other side of the belonging which is being alone is big part of our lives… Read More
2018-07-24 19:16
Let the world be, focus on what you can do in the moment to practice the virtues: Courage Love, compassion, kindness, forgiveness… Truth What could you do today to practice virt… Read More
Be What You Can Be
2018-07-17 18:26
As human beings, we are both similar and different. Belonging is our basic need, so is being different, unique, ourselves! When both of these needs are being fulfilled, we can start to make… Read More
Adversity Builds Strength
2018-07-16 19:59
If you are facing adversity in life, think of it as a training regimen ordered by life just for you. Adversity feels like adversity as long as you remain weaker than the challenge. Once you… Read More
Identity: Who Are You And Why?
2018-07-13 21:54
Are you what you do, or do you do something because of what you are? These are questions what I keep about and returning to. In part identify with what we do. In part we do, because we have… Read More
Why We Desire For End Result?
2018-07-12 21:37
End results are enticing. A lot of money, girlfriend, beauty, winning… Why is it we are trapped by the end results even though nothing is end results, nothing is permanent. If nothin… Read More
2018-07-11 18:16
What happens to you, your circumstances they can either obstruct you or then you can accept them and work with them. On 2014 I was living and studying in Porvoo, quite distant city from whe… Read More
Daily Practice
2018-07-06 13:08
Accumulative advantage comes through small actions each day. What are the virtues that you would like to one day posses? How could you train that virtue everyday? It’s through the dai… Read More
Time Matters Time And Time Again
2018-07-02 18:13
Time is human concept, that there are sequences of time. We cannot time travel, we can attempt to remember based on our sense of reality how things were. Crazy thing about this concept of t… Read More
POEM: Wave And Island
2018-06-28 18:39
Man like a wave, Coming and going away, She’s an island, Mostly so distant. Once they got near, During a day so clear. They met during with one gush, Then it was all over like a flus… Read More
Wired For Fast
2018-06-26 18:51
Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky enlightened the world with their book “Thinking Fast and Slow” which explores the common human errors that arise from heuristics and biases. Fas… Read More
Finding And Fulfilling Needs
2018-06-24 16:57
Midsummer is wonderful time to stop for a moment and contemplate on what matters most in the world. I checked how I am faring with my goals and pondered if I need to drop some or pick new m… Read More
What Are You Afraid?
2018-06-13 18:59
I just realized fears are beliefs. And with beliefs about something you can think of as table with legs. The more beliefs about something means, the more legs the table has. The more you st… Read More
What Lessons Do You Remember?
2018-06-11 18:10
Mostly about getting “something else” than what we have now, comes from doing things differently. Most likely we would like to do things in wiser manner. To do things in smarter… Read More
Do Not Split Yourself Too Much
2018-06-09 14:37
There is power in focus and focus requires few things, less things. We should exercise the power of saying yes in clear state of mind. Then keep the few things that we have decided to work… Read More
Learn The Inner Joy
2018-06-08 19:12
Joy is not very permanent thing as is not happiness either. Actually closest thing to a permanent it’s when we accept our fate and learn to be happy with it. From my past suffering I… Read More
How Does Your Day Actually Start?
2018-06-07 18:07
This morning this thought hit me among many others: what does the way our days start, tell about ourselves. If there is need to hurry right in the morning, is it a healthy signal? On the ot… Read More
A Little Bit Better
2018-06-06 18:53
In life what we do and use, we get to keep and strengthen. What we do not use, we forget, it falls into the category of entropy. At a time, our focus is in one thing. Through the day we can… Read More
Batching And Chunking Down The Work
2018-06-05 18:10
Batch the similar tasks to a greater slots. Chunk the difficult tasks into easier tasks. Sounds simple, yet to masterfully do this through the day is what shows at the end of the day as pro… Read More
Making Happiness A Habit
2018-06-03 19:08
Happiness is an attitude to respond to the joys and sorrows of life. We can choose how we respond and happiness therefore is a conscious decision. Happiness is the habit and you can choose… Read More
Finding Your Way To Benefit Others
2018-06-02 23:22
We all have our unique quirks, goals and wants. Our life becomes the things we choose to pay attention to. However, we do not need to be limited by just these things: we can synergize with… Read More
Who Will Most Likely Succeed?
2018-05-31 03:51
Success for each of us differs, we all have to have our own definition what success contains. However, there are goals which can be seen as either completed or not. These smaller goals are… Read More
From What Priorities Do You Start At?
2018-05-29 19:39
What is the most important thing to you? When you’ve determined this, does your daily routine follow that up? The most important things should be done in that order. With this argumen… Read More
2018-05-28 18:09
Present moment is continuously streaming opportunity to decide and act on wiser decisions. You can direct your attention that which is right with the world. Or then you can decide to focus… Read More
From Hesitation To Hell Yes
2018-05-23 19:10
I pondered why I am hesitating in some areas of life. In life I’ve followed the advice Jari Sarasvuo gave during Trainers’ House Growth Academy about prioritization: If it&rsquo&helli…Read More
Whose Glass Do You Fill And In What Order?
2018-05-19 15:16
Even the best of intentions can do harm. Altruistic giver who gives always first away from even what little they have with all their energy and might will not end up serving any sustainable… Read More
What Is Your Excuse?  
2018-05-17 18:48
When you would like to do something, but you do not. What is your excuse? What does your inner dialogue say? I’ve found that by writing down the things that I want to do and then by d… Read More
How Do You React?
2018-05-15 19:38
Observe yourself how do you react to the unpleasant or surprising events. Then ask yourself, does this further what I want to see in life? I find a lot of learning and relief in this exerc… Read More
What Can You Produce In 15 Minutes?
2018-05-14 20:07
Production under time pressure is what matters. What can you produce in 5 seconds? What can you produce in 5 minutes? What can you produce in 15 minutes? These are thoughts to contemplate… Read More
2018-05-12 22:08
There is over 2500 books published each day. How many you are reading? Mostly likely none or one. So we do not have to be geniuses, that there is more quality content being produced than an… Read More
Growing Young
2018-05-11 22:16
It’s fascinating thought that instead of growing old, one could grow to be young. Not in physical, but in mental sense. To learn to acknowledge the imperfections of oneself, and life… Read More
Happy Change Making
2018-05-10 16:40
Why to change? Life needs to change in order to stay relevant, alive. Let’s take living fossils as an example: they are either very efficient at what they do or their ability to adapt… Read More
Ignorance Everywhere
2018-05-08 18:16
Ignorance rises every morning when we wake up. Therefore to we must start our inner work in the morning to be mindful about this ignorance. Simplest way to become mindful about the ignoranc… Read More
Three Thoughts About Happiness
2018-05-03 17:39
Happiness sounds good and it’s part of the story of the many. The stories what happiness is and how it can be achieved vary a lot. “Perhaps happiness is synchronising one&rsquo&hellip…Read More
What We Focus On, Grows Stronger
2018-04-30 20:51
Focus is magic, for that which we focus on grows stronger. I.e. if you focus on value, you are more likely to create some value as well. If you focus to the irrelevant, then you are likely… Read More
Solution Orientated Communication
2018-04-20 15:57
Solution orientation is often heard, less practiced. Masterful way to practice solutions orientation would mean ability to produce three possible solutions to any given situation and then g… Read More
2018-04-18 18:18
Out of everything that happens to us during life, attitude is what defines our life experience in all situations. Consciously choosing a mental attitude is a sort of pre-empting to whatever… Read More
Finding What’s Really Important
2018-04-17 18:01
Past is past, we should accept that and move on. Future has yet to come, we shouldn’t worry about it too much. What we are left with is the present. Using the present moment in smart… Read More
Imperfecting Life
2018-04-15 14:45
The longer I’ve lived, the more I’ve realized how important it is to strive for imperfection. What is even more curious, as I strive for imperfection this can be misinterpreted… Read More
Resistance Is A Growth Opportunity
2018-04-11 17:12
Resistance might mean resistance to change. However, the more we feel resistance the more potential we have to grow. It does not have to be in a leap, although it could be. It’s only… Read More
Where Do You Start At?
2018-04-10 16:46
To get somewhere, we must get started. Where do you start, if you do not have the feeling to started? Would you begin by doing and finding the feeling, or would you try to set the feeling f… Read More
Be Like A Storm!
2018-04-04 17:23
You are a force, like a storm. For you get everything done in time, Do not focus on what others whine, Instead let the successes chime, And all the good find! To change the world, we just… Read More
Feeling The Suffering
2018-03-22 19:50
Sometimes they say that the smartest people feel the suffering. Well what is smart anyway? Smarts should be the ability to come up with working solutions. In order to solve something we sho… Read More

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