Once my gut told me to stop and my brain told me to go. My heart said nothing, it was beating too fast to give impressions. A few moments later I was sliding on the asphalt. Close but no cigar. Cycling always gave me a rough ride. 

Do not let me Skip

Do not let me Skip

Sometimes I'd like to skip.  I wish it were that easy.  Feeling sick?  Skip.  A job interview?  Skip.  The first 5 minutes of a date?  Skip.  The last 5 minutes of an unsuccessful date?  Skip.  Empty bank account?  Skip.  Still empty?  Skip.  Scared?  Skip.  Happy?  Save.

What if happiness was only a state you could reach after your problems are solved?  A lot of rich people aren't happy.  They have fewer problems.  7 months ago I was in Myanmar and saw a man smiling as he walked out of a restaurant. He had just had breakfast.  That was his first problem of the day, and it was solved.  He was happy.  

I often think that if I could just acknowledge how lucky I am to have most of my problems sorted without having to even think of them would make me much happier.  I would have much more to celebrate.  Instead I wake up and get glued to my iPhone for the first 10 minutes of the day.  It doesn't make me happy, but I can't help it.  I flip on the shower and hot water comes pouring out.  I go catch the bus and it arrives.  I hit the "On" button of my laptop and it works.  I order food and the delivery man puts it right on my table.  

What if too easy of a life made one unhappy.  I think it does. 

And yet, I wanted to skip today. 

Priority to Energy

Priority to Energy

The Weakness of Habits

The Weakness of Habits