Category: Individual Development

Getting my coffee in Riyadh

I went to my local cafe shop in Riyadh and had the melodies of "Con Te Partiro" in my ears. It was a pleasure seeing life getting gradually back to normal. A couple not so far from me were laughing. A man smoked a Cigar as he was flipping through his phone. A woman was ...

Lacrimosa and finding my passion…

In pursuit of passion and of meaning, one must encounter countless ways and disciplines. " Do you know yourself ?" a person I met asked me, and although I wanted to say "Yes, I do", I said the truth "No, I am still trying to figure myself out". Well, thinking about it, I know this ...

“Der Holle Rache” The beauty of vengeance

In Diana Damrau's astounding performance of Mozart's "Der Holle Rache", beholders who do not speak German will be shocked to know that the beautiful voice is, in fact, a cry for vengeance. Check it out to get a taste of the sweet and the sour!

Transition

Now a new chapter begins. As old pages fold, and new pages are written, one must approach the changes with caution. As the battle comes to an end and new battles arise, I want to make peace with the past. To salvage the beautiful part and to let go of the ugly. Same applies to ...

Mariage D’amour by Paul de Senneville

This piece of art by French composer Paul de Senneville became my curing melody lately, for obvious reasons as well. The composition is so calm yet so audacious. For me, the consecutive piano strikes involved are both destructive and constructive at the same time. It makes me ask questions, see my fears, and struggle while ...

Breathe it all in…

Close your eyes, relax, take a deep breath, and let it out slowly but evenly during 45 seconds. This is what it feels like to be inside your soul and body. Embrace the feeling, always be present mentally and physically at the moment. This even helps you make tough decisions and weigh alternatives properly because ...