The globe you see to the left hand side
is not just any other picture I liked. To me, it represents a way of looking
at life. Sometimes I feel like "everyday life" is absorbing
me too much, like it is taking over, I feel like I don't have time to
get anything done (let alone see my friends), and I get a little stressed
and depressed. Or sometimes a certain problem or a difficult decision
is keeping me awake and I feel totally lost and confused.
At times like that I try to strand back and see things from another perspective.
The perspective I try to get is very wide and timeless. I try to look
at life - people, work, love, death, the earth - from a far distance,
as an outsider. And I try to lose the concept of time as we use it in
our everyday lives. Then suddenly all my problems seem so small. I myself
seem so small. Looking down at the globe in this way also reminds me of
all the millions of people who are worse off than me, who live in poverty,
wars and hunger, and I cannot believe how lucky I am. And I find it hard
to believe that hardly anyone around me seems to realise how lucky they
I also see that my lifetime is only very short, compared to the centuries
and centuries that the earth has existed. So how important can "that
problem at work" be, if all the people I work with will not even
be alive 100 years from now?
I realise anew that work, money, materialistic possessions, is not all
there is to life, and I am reminded of how relative everything is and
that I should live life to the fullest, love my loved ones to the fullest,
seize the day while I still can, enjoy all the health and freedom and
love that I've got. It is difficult in this materialistic world, and in
this consumption based society, to keep living my life by this standard.
But I try...
And while I'm busy trying to take time, concentrate on the perspective
where I look down upon the earth, I often lose myself in thoughts about
the universe (amazingly big and incomprehensibly endless), dreams, different
perceptions of time, death, reincarnation, and things like that. I find
it fascinating and relaxing to think about things like that. And I always
love to talk with people who have interesting views on those subjects.
So it would be great to get some personal reactions from people who recognise
a few things in my ramblings above. You can click on the E-mail button
above and send me your thoughts on life, people, etc. Might make for some
Okay, that's enough heavy stuff for now. Go and enjoy the rest of my site
which, I promise, is much more light-hearted!
- life is not a dress rehearsal -