What's On My Mind #7

What's On My Mind #7

Aug 29, 2021


What's On My Mind is a weekly newsletter where I share a variety of subjects, in line with my mission & vision statement, based on my own experiences, and inspired by the stories of others. By doing so I hope to lift a tip of the veil of ignorance that blurs our perception. Thus, creating awareness and inspiring myself, and others towards individual discovery; growth.

" Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity " - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mission & Vision Statement
My mission is to raise self-awareness and encourage personal growth.
My vision is an open society with clean air, water and soil ... in my life time.

I hope you find them of any use.

Books I have read
Meditations - Marcus Aurelius (a reread)
Gedoemanagement (stressmanagement)
De ladder (why change is so hard, and the ladder system that makes it easier)
Follow me on goodreads - Joey van Tilburg - so we can inspire each other with new books.

Quote to contemplate on
" Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend "
- Albert Camus

Video I want to share


" Technology will fix climate change " - Blog preview
While driving on the highway I noticed a billboard with the message; “Technology will fix climate change”. It got stuck in my mind because I couldn't understand how absurd, and reckless this statement is. [...] What frightens me are the clouded ideologies [...]. Climate change is a natural occurrence, witnessed and written about many times in history. I believe everything is connected; we are part of nature and therefor we influence it. Regardless, climate change will happen with or without us. So, the only thing to "fix" is our perspective. We live in excess, so nature responds in excess. By raising awareness, picking up the responsibility, and removing excess [...].

Things you see when slowing down
Facing reality is liberating.
So often we turn away from life rather than toward it. We are masters of avoidance! But if we want to be present—to enjoy life and be more effective in it—we must orient ourselves toward facing reality. When we are guided by the reality principle, we develop a deeper capacity to deal with life more effectively. And there’s something even deeper that we gain: Because we can see that we have grown stronger, we have greater confidence that we can grow even stronger still. This is the basis of feeling capable, which is the wellspring of a satisfying life.

Fundamental highlight - Rest -
Proper rest gives us the ability to recover after a period of being out of balance, a period of excess (to much or to little). We call this experience; stress. There is, however, a misconception about stress. When talking about stress most people refer to mental stress. Mental stress is just one types of stress we can experience. Most people are not aware of the other types of stress, therefor not knowing if they are out balance, and thus when to rest. Being out balance for a longer period of time will cause problems. Being aware of all types of stress, your indivual threshold for each of them, is the key to knowing when to apply proper rest.

7 stress factors to be aware of;
1. Physical Stress
2. Digital Communications Stress
3. Mental Stress
4. Nutritional Stress
5. Thermal Stress
6. Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) Stress
7. Chemical Stress

Podcast I want to share


Thank you for your interest, time and attention.
Your support is much appreciated.

Joey van Tilburg

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