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The Risk Paradox

We desire comfort, security, and safety.

But nothing we desire can be obtained without risk.

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Zen & Paradoxes

Being Zen is all about learning to live with ambiguity and paradoxes. Life is too complex to be understood using reason. The truth lies beyond words. But ...

What if we didn’t need an explanation for everything?

Zen Kōans, riddles that makes no sense, serve ...

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The More Paradox

We are driven by a desire for "more."

When we get it, it's not enough.

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The Time Paradox

What we want changes over time.

But our deepest desires - to be loved, to be validated - never change.

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The Intensity Paradox

The more intensely you desire something, the harder it seems to attain.

If you don’t desire something with enough intensity, you never do what's required to attain it.

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The Pain Paradox

Desire creates pain in our lives.

But living a life void of desire is equally, if not more, painful.

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Life-long learner. Passionate about leadership, entrepreneurship, philosophy, Buddhism & SF. Founder @deepstash.

Life does not makes sense. Why do you even try?

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