Log 37 of daily life meaning

First of all, hello again. It’s been a while 🙂

Second, I decided to change the title of my posts from “searching for the meaning of life” –  to a simpler form –  which nowadays is more in line with the fact that with all that search, there seems to not be a specific purpose, end goal for it (life), other than actually living in the present moment of every day.

This revelation, thought, name it as you will, sunk more into my mind this Friday 19 Oct, while reading some materials on the subject.

I need to say that this released quite a bit of tension about how things are “supposed to be”. When I decided that there is no specific purpose that I could find through intensuve search, other than living each day in the present moment, things relaxed a bit. No more need to control everything to get to a specific outcome.  No more living only with the future in mind.

When I took all that away, the only thing that remained was to enjoy every day as much as possible, because there is no expectation. Like a movie in which I am actor.

This does not mean I don’t plan for the future anymore. I do. I think about what I want, I put it down like I did with the Start Page on this blog, then I stop obsessing about it. I like to review them regularly, one or twice every two weeks to evaluate progress, I don’t try anymore to control how I get there. The focus goes to living on my own accord. Indulging myself in smaller or bigger pleasures.

This also brought me to the realization that I can’t plan or manage my personal life in the same manner I manage my teams.

Last weeks have been quite a busy time, with 2 more new people in my team, training, and an ISO 9001 audit. There has been a lot of thinking on my side but none of it actually made it in writing to this space. But more insights about this on the morrow.

Take care and thanks for reading my journal

Log 28 of the quest to finding meaning – Trip to Europe

Hi guys and gals,

Today I’m continuing the story on my trip to Europe:

Day 5: Ljubljana

We woke up and had a small breakfast in the Jewish neighborhood. Then headed to our next destination: Ljubljana. This was the longest drive so far: 4:18 minutes and we had terrible traffic which prolonged the journey even more.

I stayed with Levi in the back of the car and we played and red books and was amazed about how adaptive my little one was to all the tiredness this long drive brought. It also tested my own limits by having to entertain him for so much time with little resources without taking pause for myself.

But, I adapted, and it got easier after a while. Continue reading

Log 27 of the quest to finding meaning – Trip to Europe

Our trip to Europe has come to an end. I feel that I could travel like this indefinitely – it was nothing short of amazing. Not only because of the places we got to discover, but also because travelling bonds you as a family even more. And because it’s a nice way to live. 🙂

I wanted to log our adventures on a daily basis, but we ended up doing so many things every day that by the time Levi finally went to sleep, my mind was blank and just wanted to hit the pillow and do nothing else.

So now, that I’m back, I can finally resume my writing.

I will mark down here all the places I loved so I can keep a record for later.

We started our journey on August 15, on a Wednesday. Continue reading