Reflections on the pursuit of self‑mastery
Striking Contrast is 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”
September 2022Don't go chasing waterfalls
A lesson in paying attention
August 2022Which is more important, to love or to be loved?
A thought experiment
August 2022What do I do with all this autonomy?
Using a combination of self-coaching and journaling to create forward movement
April 2022Showing up, unconditionally
Reflections on a daily walking routine
February 2022Adaptability over consistency
The virtue of adapting for sustainability over straining for consistency
December 2021Failing without failing
A mindful reframing of failure
September 2021Talk-aloud solo walks in the woods
An approach for dealing with stuckness
June 2021The Assumption of Positive Intent
An exploration of the skills required to overcome bias and be generous with our assumptions about others