Issue 1 – A weekly blog post
Without going into the discussion why this blog is called ‘Your2ndHeart’ (pronounced as ‘Your second heart’!), I am just accepting that we both have agreed to its existence and its uncanny name.
Sitting inside ”Kaffe Fleck” of ‘Mayersche Buchhandlung’ in Aachen, my thoughts are wondering. I always wanted to start writing about my daily experiences and thoughts. Even though this blog has a tag line called ”Articulations of my ardent thoughts”, I have consciously avoided writing about my life here. After posting about it, once in 2017, I had suddenly realized that I was not ready.
Although, since a long time, I am comfortable at putting my experiences and feelings on a paper, my insecurities about the imperfection of my thoughts have not changed a bit since then and have played a huge role, preventing me to become a self-proclaimed writer on this blog.
But anyway, this ” Articulations of my ardent thoughts” is (a changed tagline, before it was, ‘Random thoughts of my mind”!) based on the title of a chapter, from my most favorite book, The Brothers Karamazov. The Chapter is called “The Confession Of An Ardent Heart”.
Recently, I am changing a lot of things in my life. Mainly small Habits.
I want to use this blog to start a ‘regular’ writing habit.
I require your help!
Keep engaging yourself with this blog.
If you read something here, tell me, if you agree or disagree with it.
Tell me, what you like about it and what you don’t.
Share the blog post, if you like it.
Let others know about this blog
. Itwill keep me motivated for the work that I am about to start.
Stuff I enjoyed
Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye – “When Love Arrives”
Oskar und die Dame in Rosa
Der zehnjährige Oskar hat Leukämie und weiß, dass er nicht mehr lange leben wird. Die ehemalige Catcherin Madame Rosa bringt ihn auf die Idee, über alles nachzudenken, was ihn bewegt – in 13 Briefen an den lieben Gott. Unsentimental und unerschrocken erzählen Oscars Briefe von Liebe, Schmerz, Freude und Verlust. In nur wenigen Tagen erlebt er auf wundersame Weise ein ganzes Menschenleben. (from – https://www.fischerverlage.de)
Stuff that helped me
How to Bullet Journal by Ryder Carroll
Book Highlight of the Week
“Don’t aim at success—the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long run—in the long run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it.”– from ”Man’s Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust” by Viktor E Frankl
You don’t need any kind of motivation. You are doing great job. Eagerly waiting for your book.
Thanks for your kind words.
If I can write a blog post, that is more than enough.!
Nicely written, and I just finished reading confessions of an ardent mind. You are getting there. Looking forward to book highlight of the week feature 🙂
Thank you. Let’s see, if this helps me declutter my mind.