Started reading A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy. Read until today’s entry since I started a little late…
New article: One Year of Daily Ashtanga Yoga Practice
Re-discovered this nice article discussing the reasons for practicing asana from the perspective of Ashtanga Yoga: Why We Practice Asana.
Next attempt at having a stress-free, contemplative Christmas time: next year…
Consistency is Key: I am starting to make the same experiences as detailed in this article by Tynan.
I always find it very interesting to read about related ideas in different contexts. The Daily Stoic article Why You Should Do Your Own Writing reminded me a lot of the article Don’t quote. Make it yours and say it yourself. by Derek Sivers.
Powerful, concise memento mori well suited to recite on a regular basis (like every night): Evening Gatha.
Bottomless Wells of Misery and Anger: Another insightful article by Brad Warner.
Good reminder: Go outside | Seth's Blog
While the Intel UHD Graphics 605 graphics unit is still not supported on OpenBSD 6.6, it does seem to employ the intel driver for it now; up to OpenBSD 6.5, the wsfb driver was used instead on my machine. Makes a huge difference!
Encouraging Words by Zen Master Guishan about the importance of continuous, persevering practice, or abhyasa as it is called in Yoga.
Saturday morning, waiting in a long checkout line at the supermarket: Great time to practice!
Rediscovered a great article by Jason Fried: Competing on easy. Definitely need to keep it in mind!
Great way to quiet your thoughts and become present immediately: Taking a cold shower.
New article: Why Discipline Equals Freedom
Sprezzatura: “studied carelessness”; hat tip to Derek Sivers.
New article: Making Progress, the Easy Way
Practice Ashtanga Yoga.
Take cold shower.
Have freshly ground, feshly brewed coffee.
Finally watched Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things — really great documentary about minimalism! Thanks to Matt D’Avella, The Minimalists and everyone else involved in making it and spreading the message!
Nice article about the Solarized color scheme — simply the best color scheme out there in my opinion: The Very Mathematical History of a Perfect Color Combination.
Every morning it’s a struggle to get up for practicing Ashtanga Yoga, but it’s worth it every time.
Just started reading “Stillness Is the Key” by Ryan Holiday — promises to be really interesting and valuable.
New article: OpenBSD on the Medion AKOYA E4253
Be Still, Be You – Minimalism Life: Wonderful first sentence: “It is okay to do nothing.”
Every completed Ashtanga practice is a small success.
My indicator for a truly great movie: It gets better every time you watch it (in contrast to all other movies, which tend to wear off every time you watch them).
New article: Software Over Hardware
Expose yourself to silence — often.
“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.” — I am still amazed by this most beautiful last sentence from James Joyce’s “The Dead”.
What a great window manager cwm is — and I love having no status bar taking away screen space!
Every morning after having practiced Ashtanga Yoga, I know I will have done one right thing on that day.
New article: Why I Bullet Journal
Sometimes I’m really missing a kyosaku when sitting alone in zazen.
Learn to enjoy silence. Start by learning to stand it.
Refactor your code, edit your texts.
New article: Don’t Continue Where You Left Off
3 Reasons Ashtanga is the Most Hated Style of Yoga.: Short, but insightful article on the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Habitual Complaining: Don’t complain about banalities—accept what cannot be changed and be grateful for what you have.
Best way to manage too many open browser tabs: Setting the browser to not reopen tabs on startup.
Very important article: Why it pays to declutter your digital life
Surprisingly simple solution for browser tab cluttering: Unset option to save tabs when closing the browser.
New article: Everything is Practice
What is sufficient? To practice; each time we do the practice, it is a good practice.
Subtract: Focus on subtracting instead of adding.
Get rid of the unnecessary to get down to basics: Great TEDx talk by Colin Wright about living an intentional live.