How Hormesis Is Nature’s Guide To Getting Uncomfortable

I've mentioned before that we must get uncomfortable in or to progress. I find we can learn this through nature, though Hormesis. Hormesis is when there is a struggle in the body, and the body comes up with adaptations for self-preservation. Here is a more thorough explanation: Hormesis (from Greek hórmēsis "rapid motion, eagerness," from ancient Greek hormáein "to set … Continue reading How Hormesis Is Nature’s Guide To Getting Uncomfortable

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Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way And Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching: On Essence And Becoming Child-Like

One of the most important concepts I've learned in the esoteric philosophy via Gurdjieff, a spiritual teacher, is the concept of there being many I's. This concept has a few aspects to it. Throughout one's life, we presumably acquire likes and dislikes. Not only do we experience this through a lifetime but even within a day. … Continue reading Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way And Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching: On Essence And Becoming Child-Like

Under Training vs. Over Training And The “No Pain No Gain” Mentality

After doing a routine for a long while, the grind becomes repetitive and variety feels like it gets a hold of you. But though your routine is set in stone, there’s always room evolving and modifying segments that can help in feeling a pump. For myself, I found that working the Shoulder (Deltoids) the muscles … Continue reading Under Training vs. Over Training And The “No Pain No Gain” Mentality

Don’t Get Desperate For Ideas: On Sprezzatura And Wu Wei

Do not get desperate for ideas. Thinking of something tremendous to roll out. Convince yourself that not everything has to be nobel prize winning material. Do something. Anything. A little bit helps in laying bricks for achievement. There are a lot of things that you can do to open your mind and get your mind … Continue reading Don’t Get Desperate For Ideas: On Sprezzatura And Wu Wei

Truth And Reality As A Principle Virtue Of Man

Most forms of masculinity are in flux and often debated today. The goalposts of masculinity keep shifting. These are my thoughts about one aspect of manhood that should remain. A simple kernel of virtue, with a philosophical bent. Truth As Virtue A man must be in constant pursuit of truth or reality, in constant observance and pursuit … Continue reading Truth And Reality As A Principle Virtue Of Man

Living With Tinnitus As A Musician/Producer

Around 2006, I notice strange sensations in my right ear. “What is this?” The first time I heard it I was creating music on headphones and I was beefing up the low-end of a snare. I was receiving a weird crackling in my right ear. I said to my self, I don't remember putting an … Continue reading Living With Tinnitus As A Musician/Producer

My 5 Staples Of Weight Training

Fitness is a part of my life just as much as music. In the last 10 years or so my main focus for exercise related tasks has been primarily weight lifting. It was a process of learning the movements, building a routine and comprehending the mechanics of it all. As well, as cleaning up my diet … Continue reading My 5 Staples Of Weight Training

Nova Spire – 2014 In Review

It's been a great year. Filled with music, scores and collaborations from. Thank you for joining me with all my endeavors and my blog posts. 2014 Musical Highlights Gift Aesthete Klomb The High Energy Protons Replica 114 Ottawa Industrial League: Exclusive Track Things I'm looking forward to in the future, more collaborations, more art and … Continue reading Nova Spire – 2014 In Review

How Physical Activity Can Help Moodiness

Life has it’s ups and downs. People handle it differently and it shows. Some people wallop when they are chased by waves in the storm while, others sail and coast along the wave. There can’t be much separating these kinds of people. Knowledge is perhaps the leading factor. When I say knowledge I mean knowledge … Continue reading How Physical Activity Can Help Moodiness

On Living Forever: Technology And The Infinite Artist

Writing inspiration today : Pink Floyd's - Dark Side of The Moon "I Wanna Live Forever" I’ve claimed the authentic artist wants to live forever, to be passed on in time. At first glance, it may seem egoistic, but if there’s positive value being provided I think it’s a worthy goal that should be taken up. … Continue reading On Living Forever: Technology And The Infinite Artist

At The Grip Of An Audience: How Being Authentic Is Golden

Grip Of The Audience I wonder how many artists musical or other mediums have struggled with deciding whether or not they should pander to their audience. It's a problem because you become locked in an approval seeking, validation seeking mode. It must be horrible to be at the grips of your audience. They own you, in … Continue reading At The Grip Of An Audience: How Being Authentic Is Golden

Spiritual Worlds: Lesage and Max Hattler

Augustin Lesage. Symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World I don’t know what is about Lesage that “speaks to me”. But it simply does. It is said that he heard voices in his 30’s telling him that he will become a painter. And that they influenced him in choosing the colours, the patterns, forms of his … Continue reading Spiritual Worlds: Lesage and Max Hattler

Best Quotes From Earl Nightingale’s Strangest Secret

People like to put down the book “The Secret” - Also Known As The Law of Attraction, but if you suspend the notions of law of attraction and listen to everything apart in this lecture it is truly brilliant. Earl Nightingale distills his own view on the Law of Attraction but he still posits you … Continue reading Best Quotes From Earl Nightingale’s Strangest Secret

Time is Not For Wasting – Make The Best Of Use It

Manly Palmer Hall (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is best known for his 1928 work The Secret Teachings of All Ages. If you ever had the problem of procrastination not being able to get through to the goals and activities that you wish to be done, … Continue reading Time is Not For Wasting – Make The Best Of Use It

Time to get Pumped: Music Study

Fitness and Music are a big part of my life. I’m always banging something out. Whether that be banging some keys, a dumbbell, guitar or a barbell something is always moving. I’m always attempting to improve myself in one of these aspects. Recently, a study came out saying what most people that are fanatical about … Continue reading Time to get Pumped: Music Study

Keep Your Goals On Your Mind At All Times

Keeping your goals on your mind at all times, you are making a conscious decision to control your thoughts. It is synonymous with having discipline. Keeping control and track of your mind is far more challenging and rewarding then just going through the motions and being easily influenced from external circumstance, it is empowering. This … Continue reading Keep Your Goals On Your Mind At All Times

Tool – Lateralus – Reflection – Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIm6yJGjgEM This is a video I compiled for Tool's song "Reflection" off their album Lateralus. I find whenever I need some motivation, a pick me up, I reflect back to this song, its content and it's beautiful message. I'm glad it's has had such a great reception. This is what I had always envisioned with … Continue reading Tool – Lateralus – Reflection – Video