A huge crowd gathered at the central square of Knossos, a village on the Island Crete in Greece. The sun was about to go down. All the birds were very silent for this time of the day. Broken walls filled the outer edges of the main square, with small pieces still lying around. Nobody cared … Continue reading Meeting Death. A short story.
The way to happiness is to correctly answer one fundamental question: Do you choose life? To live it to the fullest and to make the best of it? If not, you won't be truly happy. If yes and when you do it long enough, probably with trial and error, you'll be happy. Happiness is a … Continue reading Road to Happiness
Are you aware of your Assumptions? I used to assume that it's impossible to be kind most of the time and to love everyone. Today I became aware of the fact that this is based on false assumptions. Not necessarily bad, but simply not rooted in reality or in the truth. I assumed it was … Continue reading Being Aware of Assumptions
Reporting live from within the experience. Only a quarter of one tab of LSD seems to evoke some magic beyond my everyday senses and experiences. I got it for free from a guy who I met yesterday. He seems cool. The first thing I noticed is the clarity and quality of sound. I feel my … Continue reading My first LSD trip,
For the pessimist the cup is half empty. For the optimist it's half full. Then comes along a realist, who says it's both half empty and half full. And perhaps, the empty half is not so empty after all. Maybe it's filled with air or even anti-matter. To experience both perspectives and to embody them … Continue reading Meeting of Varied Minds
One day I'm a professional musician playing guitar in the streets of Zurich, Switzerland. The next day I'm in a homeless shelter in the Netherlands, where I was born. It's incredible what can happen in such a short time. A few days ago I was in paradise with some of the best people I've ever … Continue reading Dear magcal journal
This idea came to me today. It's nothing fancy. It's just another way of looking at and describing flow. Different formulations can help different people to understand the same thing. The idea is that stimulation is necessary to get into flow. This can occur naturally, when you happen to be in the right place at … Continue reading Flow and Stimulation