A flowering branch reaching for a blue sky. Photo by Poorva Rawat on Unsplash.

Reflections on the pursuit of self‑mastery

Striking Contrast is a weblog about personal growth, and the inevitable obstacles, traps, and dead ends we encounter on its pursuit. It's about recognizing the dissonance between our ideal self and who we are today as a fundamental part of the human experience, and recognizing that although this ideal may never be reached, it nevertheless serves as a critical bearing on our path through life.


“There are two mistakes on the path to self-mastery:
not starting and not going all the way”