Seek Pain, Amplify Pleasure

I have been holding one question: what makes a good life? One of the conclusion I had was: “seek pain, amplify pleasure”. The idea behind it is life is better when you optimise for range. Aim to get the high highs and low lows. You feel more alive by having as many days as possible…

Anxiety around having thoughts

As a knowledge worker, I find that whenever I find myself getting anxious or worried, the causes will fall into one of these categories: uncaptured (fear of dropping the ball, letting anything slip through the cracks) unprocessed (unchallenged, just mental chatter, reinstating personal narrative, reinforcing sense of identity, telling myself what I already believe) unorganised…

MONQ: My mind OS and apps

Listing the way my mind works in computing metaphors. Mind OS and apps (foreground and background). I also like to call it my MONQ mind. modus operandi narrative questions What this soft machine does Going from awareness / knowing -> understanding -> acceptance -> internalisation -> implementation -> practice -> mastery. It’s hard to capture…