While browsing TED I found a really interesting video called “The game that can give you 10 extra years of life”. I decided to watch it, and after doing so, I knew that I just HAD to share it with you guys.
In short, it’s about how the author (Jane McGonigal) got through a very tough and dark period in her life by …playing a game.
If you feel depressed, sad or like your life is not moving forward the way it should be, I think that you will like this video. And if you don’t – it’s still darn interesting.
As a bonus, just for watching it, you will earn 7.5 minutes of life. Yep, 7.5 minutes.
Let’s face it – all of us bear around with some kind of pain. For a lot of you reading this, it will be related to an ex girlfriend. Lost love, so to say.
And that’s why I talk a lot about acceptance. I see acceptance (and willingness) as key concepts when it comes to living with pain – and that means, key concepts to living at all.
Today I want to give you an example on how you can be willing (and accepting). For some of you, the essence of these concepts might be a bit hard to grasp, but with this example, I hope to make it more real, clear and applicable for you. Continue reading →
Living with an open heart can hurt.. But it's worth it
To be a just keep the change man, you have to practice living with an open heart, even if it hurts.
Living with an open heart means that you experience all experiences fully without denying anything. It is like looking fear in the eye – you stand up for yourself and take up the fight.
The weak man
The weak man will always try to deny his pain. Whether it’s emotional or physical, he will always try to think of anything but the pain.
When running, he will distract himself when it starts to hurt. When faced with criticism, he will try to move on, move around it, forget it or deny it. When a weak man loses something, or someone, he will suppress his feelings; his pain. He will look the other way and distract himself. Continue reading →