All Posts by Bertil

About politics


I told my son, “You will marry the girl I choose.” He said, “NO!” I told him, “She is Bill Gates’ daughter.” He said, “OK.” I called Bill Gates and said, “I want your daughter to marry my son.” Bill Gates said, “NO.” I told Bill Gates, My son is the CEO of World Bank.” […]

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Why you should NOT stand up for yourself

A big time pleaser, that is who I used to be. It is caused by the way I grew up, my response to life events back then and since it had become an automatism. I always regarded this trait a good thing. “If you are nice to people, they will be nice to you“. Fortunately, […]

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Do not Regret your Past

regret nothing

One of the most ardent mental blocks are thoughts about our past. We contemplate on the things that did not go well. We regret taking certain action or we regret not taking certain action. A lot of precious mental time and energy thereby is wasted in useless and vain regret. We feel often sorry for […]

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How to use Ambition as a force for Good

using your ambition

Western society tells us we have to be ambitious. That is how we are raised. We have to strive for the best. We have to be better than the other. In school, in our job, in our wealth. It is ingrained in the system we live in and further perpetuated by the information that comes […]

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Know Thyself to Master Thy Life

know thyself

What is life? The eternal question, pondered over by numerous philosophers and spiritual leaders and yet to be answered in an all encompassing and satisfactory way. A related question is: how do we experience life? That is fortunately much easier to answer. Everything that we do, that we see, that we feel, is all sensations. […]

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Breaking free to surrender again

free elephant

Long time ago, as ignorant Western tourist, I was sitting on the back of an elephant in the jungle of Thailand. I as on a jungle trekking tour. Sitting on the neck of the elephant was a small boy, wielding a little axe. The boy hit the head of the elephant at times to remind […]

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Poem: Praying to the corporate god

praying to the corporate god

Praying to the corporate god On an early sunny Monday morning On the square before the prodigious temple The neophytes assembled chanting the company’s paean All coveting to become hierophants exalting Jacob’s career ladder Subjugating to the corporate rites their soul’s voice abdicated Proselytizing the mentally vagrants subterfuge no stranger to them ‘T is nothing […]

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Poem: dear Moon

dear moon

Dear Moon As I look up in the sky I feel mightily shy for asking this one word question: Why? Why, dear Moon Are you always facing us the same side and leave your back to hide Why, dear Moon do you keep my mind so twirled by being so much older than our world […]

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How do we get to clarity? by David Allen

clear sky

How do we get clarity? David Allen talks about how we as humans need to stop using our heads as an office. He explains why it works to use a simple methodology to cut through the chaos. David Allen is the author of the international bestseller Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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