Self-Control vs. Self-Discipline

More discipline, less control Simply how a forest grows ~Mikavelli~   In this world of perceived freewill, the term "self-control" has an odd connotation. Some shy away from the word "control", others flinch at the word "self". Some, however, take to the phrase and see the beauty in its structure. For years, I've personally struggled... Continue Reading →

Embrace The Storm

A seventeen year old once asked me if all problems in life spring from laziness. It took me a moment before responding, "yes, and no." That thought, however, did get me thinking. Firstly, different cultures breed different definitions of β€œhard work”. Some see working hard as a career, a financial ladder to climb. Others see... Continue Reading →

Mind Over Matter is Truly the New Matter

(*Disclaimer: This one is a bit paradoxical, on the theme of "Crossroads") We live in a world of information, competition, and perceived freedom. It is true that since the perpetuation and expansion of what one generation calls the Internet, and the rising generation calls "Social Media", information has been at our fingertips by choice. The... Continue Reading →

There’s a Time and Place for Everything

It’s time to state the obvious: we’re all human. Some people are loud. Some people are quiet. Some people are energetic, others need more time to recharge. Some are cognitive, some are emotional, and others are spiritual. Some come from patriarchic cultures, others from matriarchic ones; some from expressive languages, others from passives ones. All... Continue Reading →

The Women in My Life

(True story, biographical.) "How do you know you're at peace?" I asked my mother once, in my teens. She told me "when your masculine and feminine stop fighting each other, when you stop fighting yourself, that's when you'll find peace." So I asked, "which side should I be then? Which one wins?" My mother smiled... Continue Reading →

My Story: On Love and Fear

Only LOVE can overcome FEAR. ~Mikavelli~ Personal story: As a child, I saw how fearful my peers were of studying; they preferred electronics and video games. I didn't. I was drawn to the smell of fresh books and the unmarked innocence of new notepads. I fell in love with reading and writing, two parts of... Continue Reading →

Weakness is not A Failure

When "weakness" is no longer deemed as failure, rather as sacrifice, then strength alone lies in the success of what is gained. ~Mikavelli~ Much like any logical flow of pros and cons, humans have a pattern of "strength" and "weakness". But what if those "weaknesses" were not actually failures, but sacrifices that are made in... Continue Reading →

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