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Living consciously vs. unconsciously

One of my main purposes in life is just to live consciously. I know I’m not very good at it but I see some progress through the years and that gives me the drive to make it happen every day. But what does living consciously actually mean and why would someone try to live that way? Living consciously would very simply mean living deliberately or intentionally. When we look at the state of our lives Read more…

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Formal vs. informal meditation

Through the years I received many questions regarding mind training as it is described in the book Feel like superhuman. Some think that the “how to” of meditation is very simplified and they are interested in the many details that are left out in their opinion. First of all the term meditation is so broad it would be impossible to write a truly comprehensive book about it. I’ve read close to a hundred books on Read more…

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Conditional vs. true happiness

In today’s society we hear a lot of promises from a lot of people about a lot of things. If we would just buy a certain product, do certain activities or behave in certain ways then nothing short of miraculous will start to happen in our lives. We will very quickly have all the things that we desire, have the time and means to do everything we always wanted and transform ourselves in the person Read more…

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Mediocrity vs. greatness

In one of my lectures to sports coaches a few years ago one of them asked me an intriguing question: “What is the difference between a mediocre and a great coach in your opinion?” To tell you the truth I really didn’t have a good answer back then but the question stayed with me for the past couple of years. Perhaps my answer will change in the future but this is what my thoughts are Read more…

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Discipline vs. surrender

Some time ago I wrote on the topic of Discipline vs. understanding and I received a very good question regarding that short essay. The question was:”Should we then strive only for understanding if discipline is worthless?” Discipline is important if you don’t understand why you should do something. A child, for instance, must of course wear a cap in the winter and eat vegetables even if he doesn’t understand why he should be doing any Read more…

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What’s the point?

I sometimes get asked: What is the point of doing all those exercises and repetitions? Why do you exert yourself that much? Why do you put in such an effort? What are you training for? WHAT AM I TRAINING FOR? That’s easy. For life. There is no higher purpose of any kind of training. Actually, training or physical activity is life. When you arrive at that kind of understanding you don’t need to ask anymore Read more…

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Motivation vs. commitment

So many people wait, seek or depend upon motivation. “I’m waiting for motivation to strike.” or “I’m not motivated. What could motivate me?” or “I hope this motivation lasts.” This is all looser mentality. Losers always seek motivation. Probably because psychologists talk so much about it. Motivation is one of their favorite topics. Motivation is also one of the favorite topics of self-help books and talks. Psychologist and self-help authors yell and repeat same old Read more…

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Definitions vs. reality

We like definitions very much. We teach children all sorts of definitions in schools since early age, we like to define new things in our environment we come to meet and we especially like to define ourselves. We like to define things outside and ourselves because of a sense of security. We think in that way we know the world and ourselves. But the truth is just the opposite. No matter how good the definition Read more…

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Knowing vs. understanding

Very often people come to me and respond with “I know, I know.” when I give them my advice on something. I believe them, but where is the problem preventing them from achieving the results they want then? Some would say they are lazy. Is that really the main reason or is there something hidden under that laziness? When you wake up in the morning and go brush your teeth, do you do it because Read more…

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Book vs. person

Many people who read my book contact me and praise the book. They get inspired by the knowledge and the message of the book and they decide they want me to counsel or train them in person or from afar. I usually recognize most of the things they are doing wrong and not achieving the results that they want right from the start. I slowly begin to point them at their weak points and advise Read more…

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