What is the one thing I can do today to really get closer to my goals?
Same as yesterday, write a chapter of a -so far- titleless romance novel.
Other things I absolutely want to focus on today:
Launching other blogs besides the Authenticity Diary.
How can I create more value today than I did yesterday?
Just keep writing.
What new approach can I try to come closer to my vision?
Don’t allow any junk food in the house. Never. Never. Never.
What made me feel happy, in flow, recently?
Writing. Getting positive feedback.
I am grateful for:
Supportive people around me.
I’m really excited about:
The novel we’re writing.
Following US politics, especially through the lense of Abby Martin, Chris Hedges, Jill Stein, etc.
Articles I’m working on.
It’s the consolation of being a total nerd: I can’t describe how much pleasure I derive from studying history and society. Last night I couldn’t sleep, because I kept reading the book ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Harari (see picture).
These are the most important habits I’m building:
I’d like to get to four pages of good fiction writing every day. Lately I’m up to two or three.
Stuff I did right:
Finding a way to incorporate an old manuscript into a new one.
Never thought I’d say this, but for now I have enough ideas. It’s executing the ideas I have that’s important.
Things I’ve learned:
People respond to things you put you whole heart in.
Peter Joseph may be a controlfreakish ‘leader’ of the Zeitgeist movement, but since I’m not a member, I still like the essence of his message: we have all the technology to eradicate poverty, hunger and war, if we would just put our minds together. The political discourse today is always dominated with what the superrich want you to hear.
Having said that, I’d like to quote Gabor Maté:
‘It is simply a matter of historical fact that the dominant intellectual culture of any particular society reflects the interest of the dominant group in that society. In a slave owning society the beliefs about human beings and human rights and so on will reflect the needs of the slave owners.
In the society, which is based on the power of certain people to control and profit from the lives and work of millions of others, the dominant intellectual culture will reflect the needs of the dominant group. So, if you look across the board, the ideas that pervade psychology, sociology, history, political economy and political science fundamentally reflect certain elite interests.
And the academics who question that too much tend to get shunted to the side or to be seen as sort of radicals’.
Our usually binary political system is like a couple that fights over which kind of car to buy: a blue one or a red one? You never hear them ask if they even need a car, if it wouldn’t be better to buy a bycicle, or to buy nothing at all. Mainstream politics present us with fake choices. They never challenge you to think about choices outside of the little mainstream box. A box handed to you by the elite who thrive in that box, whereas most people struggle in that tiny little box.
How do I want to feel today?
In control of my day.
How do I want to treat others today?
I just want to share genuine thoughts and feelings.
How are you going to reward yourself today?
Most likely by re-watching some of my favorite YouTube videos, Abby Martin’s video on Hillary Clinton comes to mind.
What kind of people am I inviting into my life today?
People who know the dominant messages around us are merely a reflection of what the elite wants you to hear. The Trump versus Hillary ‘fight’, for example, is a phony war, it’s show, it’s a politically flavoured gladiator arena to distract you.
The one thing, in general = I’d say smashing the elite’s paradigm that we get served every day 24/7, but in this monetary society I wouldn’t be able to survive if I were to focus on that. At least, I wouldn’t know how to do that. So: the one thing for me is: sharing information that people find valuable (hopefully) as a teacher, therapist, translator, writer. That’s basically it, my main drive in all that I do is trying to share useful information, that includes things I intend as entertainment, such as fictional stories.
The power question = Again, how do I find Slovak sponsors for an online show similar to London Real.
What would you do today if you weren’t afraid?
I would start talking on camera, doing a video version of the Authenticity Diary. But oh, the fear, the fear, the fear. I know it doesn’t make sense, I run more risk crossing a Bratislava street, but still, fear is definitely stopping me in that area.
How much time do you spend on social media?
About an hour a day. Though I would say that social media often function as the gateway drug to my YouTube addiction, but that wasn’t the question.