The Prose of Everyday Life

If you want to be unhappy always desire the opposite of what you have

In meditation, our mind is often referred to as a monkey mind. Just like a monkey jumps from one branch to another, our mind jumps from one thought to another, restless, incapable of staying still. This monkey mind always seeks thrill, thinking that there is something better just around the corner, waiting to be discovered.… Continue reading If you want to be unhappy always desire the opposite of what you have

The Prose of Everyday Life

From the other side, where the grass is always greener

Six years ago, I left Croatia. In two big travel bags, I packed up 30 years of my life and left. Because I wanted to know. What it’s like to leave a country you’re almost fused with, the land whose every single pore is known to you, every corner. The land which you love and… Continue reading From the other side, where the grass is always greener

The Prose of Everyday Life

How many dreams have been crushed because of the “what will people say” syndrome?

I was in secondary school when I realised that I have a knack for the written word. My professor of Croatian language used to single out my essays as an example of good writing. I would look at her in disbelief, sitting in my chair, hiding behind a pile of books borrowed at the library… Continue reading How many dreams have been crushed because of the “what will people say” syndrome?