Mike Newton — In Presence of Tea: A Conversation on Mindfulness, Creativity, Art, Anime, and Sharing Moments That Matter (#37)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube We are here to learn and do something. And what are we here to learn and do? We are here to practice. And what are we practicing? We're practicing living.Mike Newton This is one of the most important conversations I've had on the podcast.… Continue reading Mike Newton — In Presence of Tea: A Conversation on Mindfulness, Creativity, Art, Anime, and Sharing Moments That Matter (#37)

PAUL AND PRANAV DISCOVER THE MEANING OF LIFE #1

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube I'm starting a new podcast talking show with my buddy Pranav Mutatkar. It's called PAUL AND PRANAV DISCOVER THE MEANING OF LIFE. ABOUT THE SHOW -- Pranav and I have searched high and low for the meaning of life. After countless hours reading a… Continue reading PAUL AND PRANAV DISCOVER THE MEANING OF LIFE #1

Morning Oatmeal #1: Why Mornings Matter, Mental Bubble Baths, and Aldous Huxley

How can I use the best three hours of my day, to increase the chances of a better future? Hey there. I'm starting a new podcast show (sub-show?). It's called Morning Oatmeal. Morning because the morning is special. The morning is when you're most fresh. Most alive. Most ready. The morning is when you've emerged… Continue reading Morning Oatmeal #1: Why Mornings Matter, Mental Bubble Baths, and Aldous Huxley

Stuck in life

This is you. Fig 1: You. Not very happy. You're stuck.In life.You're stuck in life.Put another way,You're stuck in a place bounded by walls built out of your limitations. Fig 2: You (stuck). You will always have these walls. You will always have limitations.You can never have "freedom." You can only get less stuck.How can… Continue reading Stuck in life

Knowing and not

What we know is both our friend and enemy. Knowing is comforting. But clinging to what we know leads to stagnation, boredom, complacency. What we don't know is both our friend and enemy. It's comforting to know that we can always learn something we don't yet know. But moving towards what we don't know means… Continue reading Knowing and not

I feel like this is barely a blog post

Because writing is hard. (Who starts a sentence with because?) Writing is hard not because (am I using that word too much?) typing is hard, or because words are hard. Writing is hard because thinking is hard. We like to think we think. But we don't. We feel. Want proof? I'm sure you've heard hundreds… Continue reading I feel like this is barely a blog post

Shopping is about trying stuff on

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4G1U7t1yKHQag3NTM6p9uh?si=xmLUcYgwSy-1ceF8RDlaoA Aristotle wrote, "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." And it's the mark of a conscious materialist to be able to walk around Walmart on Black Friday without frothing at the mouth. Nothing wrong with shopping. Especially good shopping. Good shopping means slow… Continue reading Shopping is about trying stuff on

In favor of easy

Self-improvement advice in three words: do difficult stuff. By learning a language, you're also learning discipline (showing up), humility (I don't know this), and sacrifice (I could be watching Netflix). It takes a lot of saying no to anything that isn't studying, and a lot of feeling stupid because learning a language is like...learning a… Continue reading In favor of easy

Thanksgiving, Laziness, and The Denial of Death (#29)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube All alone on this episode of the show. But not really, because you're here. Talking Thanksgiving, family, laziness, routines, and a book called The Denial of Death. PS: Does The Penguin Latte Podcast remind you of the excitement of fresh presents on Christmas morning? If… Continue reading Thanksgiving, Laziness, and The Denial of Death (#29)