Категорија: Philosophy

As a Man Thinketh

Misliš stvaraš Džejms Alen As a man thinketh

  Do you know what common thread runs through names like Norman Vincent Peale, Tony Robbins, or the now-cult documentary/book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, as well as dozens of other successful individuals in the world of business, motivation, and whatnot? They all share one thing in common: a small,…

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99 Sufi Stories

99 sufijskih prica

  I have always believed that “stories are meant to put small children to sleep and “wake up” the adults”. As children, we enjoy these tales (fairy tales, fables, anecdotes…), that is, their mystical/fantasy/fantastic element. As we grow older, we realize that many of these stories carry significant and meaningful…

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Everything Is F*cked

Ma sve je sjebano everything is fucked up Mark Manson

  One of the most-read texts on this blog (in fact, this text is still the champion in terms of the number of visits) is the review of Mark Manson’s book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”. This book ended up on my shelf known as the “Shelf…

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Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Put mirnog ratnika Peaceful warrior

  This book and I go way back… there’s a lot of history there. How much, I wonder… about seven or eight years? Maybe a year more? When I first saw the book “Way of the Peaceful Warrior”, its title (including the cover) caught my attention, as did some quotes…

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Volvo Trucks

Volvo kamioni Erlend Lu

  Do you remember our friend Doppler from the novel of the same name by Erlend Loe? Our Norwegian friend who had enough of everything and went to live in the forest? As you probably recall, our brilliant friend, on one hand, had grown weary of people and their presence,…

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Fight Club

Borilački klub Fight Club

    The first rule of Fight Club – you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club – you do not talk about Fight Club. … The eighth rule of Fight Club – if this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to…

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

"What I Talk About When I Talk About Running"

  You know, I truly adore Haruki Murakami. Really, I do. I love his writing style, how you need to “push through” the first 20 or so pages of each of his books, how his characters are so imperfect, how each book, in its own way, tries to touch upon…

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Zen Stories and Sayings

Zen Stories and Sayings 1

  Zen… one of those concepts we’ve all heard of, some people have an idea of what it might represent, and no one really knows what it actually is. There are numerous definitions and perceptions of what zen is. The idea of zen and Zen Buddhism attracted my attention because…

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  Ikigai is one of those terms (or, more accurately, concepts) that’s difficult to directly translate, similar to expressions like “maktub“, “raison d’être“, or “flow“. However, if we were to attempt a translation, it could be described as “joy due to continuous engagement“. Essentially, it refers to something akin to…

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Doppler - Erlend Loe

  Let’s see… you’re a middle-aged Norwegian, a married and well-settled father of two (with a third child on the way), who has just buried his father and then gone off to the woods to ride a bike? You fell off the bike and it hit you in the forehead…

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