Posts by Yonko

My essays challenge the unquestioned assumptions that limit our capacity for happiness. They appear on my website, On Second Thought, www.johnptacek.com.

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You Are Not a Who

That voice in your head, the one that tells you to: Hit the snooze bar one more time Spit off the roof of a tall building Gossip about a coworker Stop living in the past Have one more cookie Become more spiritual You know, that voice. When you think about […]

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There Is No U In Love

Stop searching for love. It wants nothing to do with you.Love is where you are not. It would bomb as a pick up line, but it’s a concept of love worth pondering.They are the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti, a spiritual teacher who traveled the world in the twentieth century extolling […]

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Ego Gets The Boot: Letter Found On Kitchen Table

[Creative Piece] This is a breakup letter with my ego. It's been a good ride, but I think it's time we finally go our separate ways. We've had our ups and downs, but ultimately we aren't meant to be together. We're through.