Author: Pierre Minik

  • Reminder for myself

    We tend to view body and mind as separate things. They aren’t. Your mind is as much a part of your body as your organs, arms and head. It’s important to be diligent about maintaining a good rhythm for oneself. Here’s a byte-sized talk extracted from Andrew Huberman talks about helpful morning routines.

  • Slow is

    Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. U.S. Navy Seals

  • Nature and you

    On Planet Earth nature discovers you.

  • Crooked bread

    I think people who say: “Two wrongs doesn’t make a right”, aren’t people who tend to cut bread very crookedly.

  • The past

    “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” L.P. Hartley

  • Sins and punishment

    “We are punished by our sins, not for them.” Elbert Hubbard

  • Robbing yourself

    Life is the only thing you can rob from yourself. – @PierreMinik (but most likely said before)

  • Dusk view in Nuuk

    Photo taken from my kitchen at dusk.

  • Night-time photography

  • too far

  • Think quietly

    Maybe someone will read it, maybe not, but these are todays thoughts.

  • The Destination

    I love the road to there, but not getting to there. @PierreMinik

  • An Arctic Sunset-rise

    Greenland’s National Day is the day of summer solstice, when our daylight is at its longest. The midnight sun barely hits the horisont before it turns upwards again. This is a picture taken from my bedroom, a few hours after the sun kissed the horisont. It’ll be another month before we have nautical twilight.

  • Behind the Scenes: Streaming concert

    The 4th of June there was a live online concert streamed simultaneously from Nuuk (Greenland), Reykjavík (Iceland) and Tórshavn (Faroe Islands). The Remains of the Commonwealth is a musical abstraction of the Danish Commonwealth where the three members of the group are playing live from the three geographical locations of Nuuk, Greenland, Reykjavik, Iceland and […]

  • Pride in Nuuk

    The Rainbow flag proudly waving in the subtle breeze of a summer-ish day in Nuuk, Greenland.

  • 29… +8 years

    Birthday cake

    8 years ago I celebrated my 29th birthday. This was an important mark for me for several reasons. All throughout my late teenage and early twenties I didn’t expect to live to be more than 25. I had undiagnosed schizophrenia and was struggling with depression. Mid-twenties it turned out, to my surprise, I would survive. […]

  • The levitating monk

    “Prince Gautama, who had become Buddha, saw one of his followers meditating under a tree at the edge of the Ganges River. Upon inquiring why he was meditating, his follower stated he was attempting to become so enlightened he could cross the river unaided. Buddha gave him a few pennies and said: “Why don’t you […]

  • The story of Convenience and Trouble

    Humankind invest in convenience and comfort. We choose the path of less resistance as often as we can. It’s what has brought us here. Our need for it is self-fulfilling. The more we get the more we need. “It’s a nice life you have there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.” Convenience warns […]

  • Take possession of your life

    “You can’t just walk into things with your eyes half open. You’ve got to know what you’re getting into and take possession of your life. It’s a thought process you constantly have to reaffirm or you’ll drift.” Paraphrased quote by Guy Ritchie

  • Outliving relevancy

    Among my scariest thoughts is the one that in 100.. 500.. 1000 years from now everything will still be the same. And this is harsh.. But nature takes care of a lot of problems over time. If we mess with immortality many ideas might very well outlive their relevancy.