No, We Don’t Need More Sleep

No, We Don't Need More Sleep

No, we don’t need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live.

– Brooke Hampton

Take Wrong Turns. Talk To Strangers

Take Wring Turns. Talk To Strangers

“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. There are so many adventures that you miss because you’re waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go.”

― Randall Munroe

Glitches

Glitches

Familiar with videogames

You know, the real is similar

Virtual eyes, you won’t be the same

A list of rules predetermined

Respecting them for going further

Or your progress gets undermined

Stages that changes through your adventure

Some are easy, some are quite hard

Containing all sorts of features

Skills that you develop with time

Stronger, faster, smarter, better

Sharpen them for a lifetime

And few are aware they exist

Breaches visible for the seekers

Faults, usually known as glitches

Importance in exploration

To find these gems which are jammed

Creating simplification

Play in a more mindful frame

Levels will be less a struggle

Virtual eyes, you change the game

When was the last time you did something for the First time

first

The magic of firsts.

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

When I asked this question to a friend of mine, his brow immediately furrowed in contemplation. After a brief pause, having struggled to come up with an answer, he finally responded. “Well, I guess not for a while, but I think that’s to be expected. I mean, you only get so many firsts. I feel like you just run out after a while.”

If you ask me, though, nothing could be further from the truth. If you choose to see them, firsts are everywhere. Your first conversation with the new barista at your favourite coffee shop, for instance. Or your first time reading a book by an unfamiliar author. Or your first dinner at that new restaurant.

When we stop seeking out firsts, it’s easy to feel as though our lives are monotonous and boring. But if you choose to notice all of the many firsts that we are all continuously experiencing, each day suddenly becomes an adventure.

There’s something magical about firsts that I think is incredibly worthwhile, and it’s something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Do your best, then, to aim for just one first this week. It doesn’t have to be very big, and it probably won’t be, but that doesn’t make it any less significant. After all, it is often the smallest moments that carry the most weight.