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Patrik Rowinski

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A different way to see how our inner world is created.

A different way to see how our inner world is created.

Throughout this article I will examine if there is a universal principle that can describe how our psychological (inner) world is created. I am not a scientist nor do I have any knowledge of how to produce scientifically valid papers so this article is probably filled...

The illusion about our True Self

The illusion about our True Self

Photo credit: Warren Keelan For a long time a I believed that the state of absolute calm and peace was a state where I sort of re-positioned into my true self. And for a long time I thought that this was my natural state of being. It had to be, I thought. Why did I...

How to get rid of the constant noise in the head.

How to get rid of the constant noise in the head.

The other day my daughter asked: "Dad, the stuff you do at work – to have conversations with people. Does that have anything to do with the book you just wrote?". Quickly I was going through different answers I've used before but all of them felt unnecessary complex...

I am a paradox

I am a paradox

I am a paradox. On one hand I recognise a silent complaint within me which never stops. It just gets more or less quiet. The complaint carries a voice "I want...I don't want" and all of a sudden I find my self on the other side. Completely silent. Every breath is a...

What if people began to understand how their feelings are created

What if people began to understand how their feelings are created

Did you know that we can create the whole magnificent spectrum of the rainbow by just using 3 different colours - Red, Blue, and Yellow? Red, Blue and Yellow are our primers in colour. They are the foundation. By mixing them in different ways, on different levels we...

Why levels of consciousness matter.

Why levels of consciousness matter.

What level of organisation can we reach if we, ourselves, are in disorder? No matter how you look – the first level of order must come from the inside. But how can sort out ourselves, make ourselves “in order”? Where do we begin? Well, there are many approaches and in...

What if what we call “reality” is an illusion?

What if what we call “reality” is an illusion?

Most people are familiar with the movie metaphor. It is commonly used to describe human perception. In the metaphor a person is sitting in a theatre and is either totally absorbed by the movie (the movie corresponds to us humans being 100 % involved with our thinking...

“ALL ABOARD” – a brief observation of mind at work

Curtain raises, a familiar spectrum of light is there. Another familiar sensation is also present. "ALL ABOARD" - here comes the train of thoughts again. Now, where did I put my ticket? Remember - no ticket, no ride. Strangely, searching for the ticket doesn't put me...

Empty your mind – an article about how the mind plays tricks on us

Empty your mind – an article about how the mind plays tricks on us

One way to empty your mind is to let go of all preconceived ideas and concepts. For most people on the planet this is a lot easier said than done. But let us begin by examine our idea of existence. How we perceive things is deeply rooted in our general idea of...

“What if I want to suffer?” – an article about deep listening

“What if I want to suffer?” – an article about deep listening

A while ago I was working with a female client. After a few sessions together my view over how she saw her life and how she dealt with her thoughts about it got more and more clear. It was obvious that she easily got stuck in old patterns. Patterns which caused her...

Can we really misuse thinking? – an article about enlightenment.

Can we really misuse thinking? – an article about enlightenment.

In the tale of Hans and Gretchen the children use breadcrumbs to be able to find their way back home but in tale birds find and eat the crumbs and the children gets lost in the forest. One of my teachers compared the inner journey to finding breadcrumbs. I like this...

What do you use to navigate?

What do you use to navigate?

If just for a moment, discard everything you know. Like cleaning out a room of everything occupying its space. Even the stuff that you actually like. Don't throw it away, just put it outside the room for a while. Now answer the question. What do you use to navigate...

A simple formula (to see if someone can use some help)

A simple formula (to see if someone can use some help)

I use a simple formula to see if someone needs help. Two questions which goes like this: 1. Do you sometimes experience unpleasant and discomfortable feelings in any form? 2. Are you 100 % ok with having these feelings? If they answer Yes to the first question it...

Are you lost in thoughts?

Are you lost in thoughts?

When we notice and recognize that there is a voice in our head that never stops speaking we can discover something quite extraordinary - we can see that we are not our thoughts. What would you say if I told you that this voice is nothing more than bits of energy...

Un-know thyself

Un-know thyself

Look in the mirror...what do you see? Not until we discover what we have become, we can rediscover what we are. The process is called self-discovery. If properly guided self-discovery leads to a higher degree of self-knowledge which is like the stepping stones to a...

The power of looking

The power of looking

Imagine that you suddenly notice that you are hurting. You can sense pain but you have no clear idea where it comes from. What do you do? Now imagine that you discover that the pain is located to your hand. It took a little while to discover because just noticing the...

What’s stopping you?

What’s stopping you?

The only way for a martial artist to succeed in breaking many bricks lies in their ability to “aim beyond the bricks”. If he focus his mind on the bricks he will not succeed. He will fail to succeed not because he lacks the technique or physical strength, it is his...

You’re the shit

You’re the shit

First of all. I am writing this because what I am about to say in this article resonates deeply with me. I also want to pay my respect to all who reads this who might get offended. It isn’t my intention to upset anyone and I hope that you can find something of value...

Getting into the pants of wisdom

Getting into the pants of wisdom

I have been using the Three Principles and it has served me very well. In its simplicity it both gently and sometimes not so gently helped me notice and get acquainted to how I experienced life. That I, like everyone else on this planet, experience most of life...

The only thing you need to realise to live a peaceful life

The only thing you need to realise to live a peaceful life

Everything starts with a shift of consciousness Throughout this article I will use the term of waking up and by waking up I am pointing to a shift in our consciousness where we can notice a subtle but distinct separation between the thoughts we have and ourselves. To...

There is no such thing as “personal mind”

There is no such thing as “personal mind”

Thinking about what I am about to write I realize that whatever it is I wish to express here it may remain unseen. What I wish to express is not in the lines themselves but in the gap in between. In the the emptiness and silence. Remember that without emptiness there...

Why your dreams are destroying your life

Why your dreams are destroying your life

But where is the happiness? Where did it come from?
Not in the object or state of being you set out to reach.
The object or state doesn’t contain any happiness by itself.

The sense of joy and happiness comes from the relief of releasing our desire. To let go of the wanting. Much in the same way that we would feel happy when somebody that causes us pain siezes his efforts in hurting us.

Why we move through differents states of consciousness

Why we move through differents states of consciousness

We are all beings with the same potential.

What is very important to understand is that the levels of consciousness described here are already within us. There is no distance to neither of them. Therefor they are all within reach, in every moment.
You can consider them as potentials of your being.

And the best way to discover them is to starting to explore your being.

Why are you staring at the map?

Why are you staring at the map?

A map can be a very useful thing to aid you getting somewhere. But sometimes I think we are so grateful for what we have found we can't help falling in love with our maps. Love can be very beautiful but it can also be blind. And like that...we forget why we got...

The ego, friend or foe?

The ego, friend or foe?

The ego is like a director who desperately wants you to get lost into its creation (the movie), to get so absorbed in the play that you forget that it is not real. Can you blame the director for wanting this. No. Can you blame yourself for getting momentarily lost in a well-crafted drama. You could and we do, but it is not necessary. Bare in mind that your self blame is another script that your ego will pick up and use to create another drama for you.

A leaf fell

A leaf fell

I am out running and I notice a leaf falling to the ground. This made me wonder. Why did that leaf fall? Did the tree decide to let it go? Was it the wind? Maybe both of them working together. I don't believe in separateness anymore... So why did it fall now and not...

Who are you without your thoughts?

Who are you without your thoughts?

Imagine that for a little while your head clears and your thoughts stop. Your thinking slows down and all of a sudden your mind is quiet. What would you say is left of you when your mind goes silent? Who or what are you? Without thoughts about yourself there is...

Pay attention on where you are aiming your spotlight

Pay attention on where you are aiming your spotlight

Thinking is when we direct our attention to the thoughts passing by. It is like turning the spotlight on something that catches our attention. In the spotlight we clearly see what we caught, it comes alive, seems real. We give energy to it through our attention and...

The misunderstanding of the silent mind

The misunderstanding of the silent mind

Many think that the way to a peaceful life in harmony with ourselves and our environment comes from having a silent mind. This is in a way pointing in the right direction so it makes perfect sense to be open to whatever it is that helps you silence your mind. But the...

Success rarely gives you sustainable happiness

Success rarely gives you sustainable happiness

One of my biggest joys is to run on trails in the woods. To me there is something peaceful to move close through the nature and I think that it is in the nature of trails to make the runner to be in the moment. Coming from competitive mountain biking I have spent many...

What if the answer is “nothing”

What if the answer is “nothing”

"Who are I", a little surprised by the sudden question and the strange wording. The response comes quickly - no answer. I wait without waiting, and there is the same answer - silence. No image of self comes to mind. No self, really? What now? I taste the feeling of...

You can’t change yourself

You can’t change yourself

I think that people who have really made a difference in the world never had the intention of making a difference in the first place. The thing is, you can't change the world, and you can't change yourself. The world already is in constant change and it doesn't care...

Grow wise by forgetting what you know

Grow wise by forgetting what you know

"The things that will get you into trouble is not what you don't know, but the things you are sure of" — Mark twain Although I claim I "know" stuff I seem to be able to forget what I know? Am I allowed to forget if I claim I know? The more I ponder the more it seems...

How to let go of a belief

How to let go of a belief

I recently been having conversations about the beliefs that we all carry around with us. Beliefs are just an idea that you for some reason have picked up and entertained, which basically means that you have picked up a thought and have repeated it inside your head so...

Once it stops tasting good, you might wanna lose it

Once it stops tasting good, you might wanna lose it

The art of chewing bubblegum... Most of us get rid of our bubblegum once the taste is gone. Why don't we do this with our goals? For me, having goals only makes sense as long as they taste good. Once they lose their flavour I get rid of them. "So how do you get...

Leave your mind alone, it will quiet itself

Leave your mind alone, it will quiet itself

Your mind is like the surface of a beautiful pond. Your thoughts are like the wind. In the absence of thoughts the surface is a perfect reflection of the universe and it is hard to notice where the universe ends and the your mind starts. In the presence of the...

Keep it simple

Keep it simple

Life is about living and for me that is to have fun and learn more, forever entangled in a lovely intimate dance. Looking at the world around me I cannot help but feel that in all this complexity which is our planet and all the life on it, there is simplicity. I also...

Let go and follow the stream of life

Let go and follow the stream of life

Don't let your fears rule your life. To be authentic is to allow your outside be a reflection on what is going on inside. Understand your fears, face them and live an authentic life. People are generally afraid of their feelings. Repressing discomfort is something we...

About feeling nothing or feeling detached

About feeling nothing or feeling detached

With self-realization and learning the principles behind the human experience you might find yourself in a state of mind which feels unfamiliar and sometimes uncomfortable. Feeling nothing can be amazing but if you are used to feel a great deal, feeling nothing can...

May I have this dance?

May I have this dance?

Inspired by a conversation I had recently I was reminded what it feels like to live a life on other peoples terms. Many say that "I am doing what I want" but when you listen more closely you get a sense that they are not speaking truthfully. This sparked the question...

What happens when we argue or are in conflict

What I am about to write here, people more or less already know on some level. I hope however I am able to illustrate something important that I think most of us forget when we go about our lives and specifically something important about relationships and what...

How a simple understanding can be the end of suffering

How come people are so keen on taking credit for their fortune and quick to blame their misfortune onto their circumstances? Are we doing fortune and something else is doing the misfortune or another way to say it; do we have fortune within and does misfortune come...

The dream of the butterfly

A long time ago I heard something that caught my attention. It was a short and beautiful story which made it through my intellect and touched me deeply and it has since then played an important role in my life. It also seems to me that the more I am awake, aware and...

Where do “bad” thoughts and feelings come from?

...or how we make ourselves miserable. It is my understanding that we human beings, whether we acknowledge this or not, have access to an enormous creative power. And from where I stand today it seems that our attention plays out a bigger part in the creation than I...

About disliking…

”About disliking….” When you dislike someone most of us react and think that is the "other" person who erred, is acting stupid etc. This is however a fundamental misunderstanding, innocently but nonetheless a misunderstanding. In fact, it works completely the other...