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
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
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?
I grew up in a family where money was one of those things we never had enough. We had our better days as well as the worse ones. Every summer, since I had finished elementary school, I had worked so I could afford myself to buy some clothes, books, notebooks and all other school supplies… Continue reading Can money buy happiness?
They say, as years go by, you get used to the pain. When life slaps you in the face, you are not so sensitive as before. But as I grow older, every slap seems more painful, more intense, and I frantically look for a recovery like a drowning man to a raft after endless hours… Continue reading Is life a struggle?