5 Questions that will set you up for a great 2019

reading time 1 minute With six weeks of this year left to go – most of which will be punctuated by festivities, now is the time to review, – and formalise – your plans for 2019. Hit the ground running by asking yourself these five questions.  Did you have clarity about what you wanted 2018 […]

Winfried Sitte - Mindful Morsel

Mind the morsel: food, mindfulness and death.

(Reading time ) The repeated dry thud of the hammer striking the wooden block announces the meal time. The monks seat themselves upon their platforms, facing their bowls which are carefully wrapped in cloth. In a precise choreography of movements, they untie the knot, lift out the utensils and napkins, then the bowls, and calmly […]

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Why is it so difficult to embody love?

(Reading time 3 minutes) I have a great friend whom I often have profoundly esoteric discussions with. Almost every conversation leads to a realisation of some sort, or at the very least leaves an unanswered question that simmers quietly in some obscure side-alley of the mind, until one day it emerges transformed, radiant, ready to […]

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What is beyond Humility?

(Reading time 1 minute) Humility. Every major religion promotes it as one of the highest virtues. In executive-land it is deemed a highly desirable attribute of a great leader. It is symbolic of sanctity, something that even a intensely materialistic person somehow aspires to master. But what if it was not actually true? What if humility […]

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10 Awesomely Simple Brain-Hacks That Will Give You An Unfair Advantage. Really!

(Reading time 5 minutes) While people like Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, Elon Musk and a group of other visionaries are developing AI (artificial Intelligence) to extraordinary levels, most of us fail to materialise even the basic capabilities that we are already endowed with. We are not applying the latest science to our education ad self […]

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The nonsense of following your passion exposed!

(Reading time 2 minutes) “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. This profound and simple statement by Confucius has been misunderstood. Or perhaps misinterpreted. In any case it has evolved into something meaning “When you find your passion you will find happiness”. Yet when most people are confronted with […]

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The Secret to a Fearless and Compassionate Life

(Reading time 3 minutes) From the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep we are bombarded with reasons to worry. We worry that the kids will dawdle and we may be late for that important-yet-earlier-that-desirable work meeting. Worry that we won’t have enough food for our diner guests, or that they may […]

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To Be, and not To Do

(Reading time 2 minutes) Somewhere in the last century, as manufacturers faced increasing competition, the need to differentiate lead to increasingly preposterous claims and assertions. Slowly language has been misappropriated, words have been misused, and messages have become garbled. The payload – its’ meaning -has been diluted, taken for granted, sometimes contradicted and sometimes outright […]

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How the Motivation Candy Epidemic it is making you fat!

(Reading time ) Picture a beautiful sunset, golden clouds reflecting on the ocean. Or waterfall photographed with a wide angle lens through the mist. Or a climber contemplating the view from mountaintop. Or crystal clear waters washing onto a white sandy beach, complete with a near-cloudless blue sky and leaning palm trees. In bold, or […]