WSTL-Receiving

Can you get as good as you give?

Giving. Compassion. Generosity. The list of words that describe this simple gesture pervades all kinds of teachings, from spiritual and religious to conscientious entrepreneurship to success stories and life habits of extraordinary people. For most people this concept, even if not necessarily executed in daily life to its full potential, at the very least rings […]

"Experience teaches only the teachable" A. Huxley

Why your experience does not matter (and how to make it matter!)

I get many opportunities to meet experts. Some are openly proclaimed experts, people who are respected by their peers, who have a long trail of recognitions and publicly recognised accomplishments. Others are people whom I consider to be experts, people who inspire me with their contagiously great attitude and profound ability to contribute wisdom around […]

Winning the Battle for Your Mind – part 2

Sometimes it is simpler to begin communicating a concept by what it is not in order to get to what it is. Mindfulness is one of those concepts. Mindfulness is a tremendously evocative word, often associated with mystical experiences, ascetic and monastic lifestyles, intense discipline, ritual and seclusion. While all these may be true to […]

Roanji Ston Garden, Kyoto. Photo by Winfried Sitte

Who is Winning the Battle for Your Mind?

Mindfulness. Like many others before it, it has become the new buzzword in success circles. It’s use has progressively surged in the last 5 years, so much in fact that in the last six years it’s Google interest rating has constantly risen from 40 (out of 100) to 92!. In 2013 it exploded onto the […]

Failed a 30-day challenge? Now what?

I recently heard a talk encouraging people to take on a “30-day challenge”. This proposition was of course relevant to that audience, who were in general highly accomplished people, and therefore already had well established self-discipline. But for the majority of people, a 30-day challenge is a long slog, especially if you don’t have a […]

Practice makes you… Worse?!

We have all heard it – “practice makes perfect”. But does it? A few years ago I decided to start playing a wonderful musical instrument called Shakuhachi – often also called Japanese Bamboo or Zen Flute. I found a teacher and started an amazing journey of learning far beyond what I had imagined. Since then […]

Practice makes you… Worse?!

We have all heard it – “practice makes perfect”. But does it? A few years ago I decided to start playing a wonderful musical instrument called Shakuhachi – often also called Japanese Bamboo or Zen Flute. I found a teacher and started an amazing journey of learning far beyond what I had imagined. Since then […]