David's Blog

"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do."

REALITY DOES NOT EXIST

Every human sees life and situations different. We experience what is right in front of us with a filter. Also, what we see takes time to get to our brain. It’s very fast, but still there is a delay. What we see in front of us is actually the past. So then how can reality exist? We see everything through a filter and delayed. It’s a distortion. So how can reality exist if we can’t experience it?

MANIPULATION

You know often in life what people do or not do, makes you wonder: WHY? There is not always an explanation about people’s actions. And sometimes people do strange things, because they are insecure or want to manipulate you. It’s not about you. It’s about them. Whatever the truth is, I want to choose to believe the most positive version of a situation. We don’t know the truth why people do what they do. Sometimes we are even wrong with our assumptions about a situation. Our brains tend to look more for the negative, to protect us. But we have a choice! Every time, we are faced with a situation, where we don’t know the truth behind someone’s action, we can choose the most positive explanation! Better to think positive and be proven wrong. Then to think negative and to be proven wrong. That is a better protection! With that way of thinking, the insecurity of other people doesn’t infect us. And if you always choose the most positive version of any situation, you take away the power of any manipulator. A manipulator has power over you, if you are unsure and doubting. If you think the most positive version of any action/inaction, you win.

PERSISTENCE

What is the secret to success? Talent, intelligence, hard work, luck and connections? Those things are a great setup. A guaranty for success? NO! Something is missing. The most important: PERSISTENCE! Did you ever think that you could break a glass with a small dice? Me neither. I threw those dices many times in the glass. After 20 times it broke. I threw it few more times. More damage. WOW! Such small dices can break a glass! How? With persistence. You are that small dice. And you can make the impossible, possible. By being persistent.

"If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind."

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What do you do when your milk is expired? Throw it away? NO WAY!

"Smile in the mirror - Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life."

Who wants to come with me?

That’s what I thought when I went to take pictures of my boat. Fantasizing about who would come with me on a trip. AND then: After a few shots, I noticed: there is a passenger! Wow! I positioned the boat at different places to get the best shot. The passenger did not move. Probably the insect enjoyed the ride. So, I left the boat there. Bon Voyage my friend!

VIVA MEXICO

Cutting grass: - Germany: tools, machines (small or big) & cleaning up the left overs - Mexico: gasoline, fire - burn it! That’s genius! Less tools, less time & less work. Work smart, not hard!

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game."

"The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use."

HANDS

They are fascianating! Everything you see was build with hands. Even if they used machines, still they were operated by hands. Hands can do good and also bad. They just follow orders from your brain. People communicate with hands, writing messages. So fascinating! High 5!

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

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“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”

Believe - what does that mean? According to the dictionary it is “confidence in something even without proof.” You believe that the sun will rise again tomorrow, don’t you? Even without evidence - we know the next beautiful sunrise is waiting for us. That same strong belief we need for our plans. Believe, take action and your plans come true!

"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."

SPECIAL CONNECTION

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The plan was to shoot photos outside at the laundry line.
Which I did.
When I came out there was a fly sitting on my laundry rope.
I took the opportunity. Many photos from different angles. A lot!
She did not fly away. She kept on looking at me.
Totally fascinating!
Who was more fascinated? Me? Or the fly seeing the giant with his black thing pointing at her?
Crazy! Never met a fly like that! Totally fearless. Or is she dead?
I turned the laundry rope. And she began walking! Like a hamster in a wheel!

Wow.

 

ADDICTED?

How often are you checking your phone during the day?

Are you checking it when you are with someone, too?

Recently I went to a road trip and forgot my phone at home.

It was great! I paid more attention to my surrounding and the people I interacted with.

Even if knew that I was without my phone, it happened a few times my hand went into my pocket.

What a crazy habit. A prison.

Without the phone you are more in the moment.

You don't need to be available all time!

Also it makes a better impression if you are with someone and give 100% of your attention to that person.

Imagine you are in nature walking, thinking about your ideas, plans AND then you get a text or Facebook notification, it takes you totally away from being in the moment.

I love WhatsApp and Facebook, but I don't want to be chained to it 24 hours!

It does more harm than good.

Try it, if you can, to switch the phone off for a few hours.

Can you?

LETTING GO

We all know for our health it is best to let go.

Let go of the past.
Let go of "what might have been"
Let go of people who don't enrich our life and slow us down.
Let go of emotions.

How to let go?

I do it like that:
In the night when I do my daily walks, there is a place where is dark and you can see the stars very clear.
That is my "Happy Place". Only positivity allowed.
There I talk to the person I want to let go.
That person is not there. But I talk out loud, as if that person would be there.
Then I talk about what I am grateful for, the good and bad experiences.
I am happy and grateful for having met that person.

After that:
I wish from my heart all the best for that person.

That's it. This is how I let go.
There are no more bad feelings. No questions & no answers.
I let go.

A chapter closed.

And in the case if I remember that person one day:
I say quietly in my mind "Thank You".
And that person disappears.

Easy.

Happy End.

"You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth."

SPECIAL CONNECTION

The plan was to shoot photos outside at the laundry line.

Which I did.
When I came out there was a fly sitting on my laundry rope.
I took the opportunity. Many photos from different angles. A lot!
She did not fly away. She kept on looking at me.
Totally fascinating!
Who was more fascinated? Me? Or the fly seeing the giant with his black thing pointing at her?
Crazy! Never met a fly like that! Totally fearless. Or is she dead?
I turned the laundry rope. And she began walking! Like a hamster in a wheel!

Wow.