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Has Spirituality Become Another Egotistical Identity? Originally written and posted by Collective-Evolution.com. Posted here with their permission. Spirituality in the West has been severely distorted; being a marketplace of trinkets, self-help gurus, healers, a huge variety of spiritual practices, substances and so on. Somehow this culture has taken something very pure and simple and turned it in to something commercial, something competitive and into that which it is not. Our western mind is moulded into wanting to attain something and some people on the spiritual path have spent their entire lives trying to attain, only to be as stuck and bound as they ever were.

It’s this very desire to attain something, this wanting to reach a ‘higher state of consciousness’, which is what keeps people bound and seeking. By definition, to be a seeker, you have not yet sought, and therefore those who are always seeking do not find. He denounces the striving to become better or higher – as pure consciousness cannot be increased or diminished. Surrender. The secret to creativity, intelligence and scientific thinking: Being able to make connections. 10.3K Flares Filament.io 10.3K Flares × When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account recently, it got me thinking.

The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets, which somehow was an indication that a lot of people seemed to agree with this statement. There’s a key difference between knowledge and experience and it’s best described like this: The original is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod, who came up with such a brilliant way to express a concept that’s often not that easy to grasp.

The image makes a clear point—that knowledge alone is not useful unless we can make connections between what we know. Whether you use the terms “knowledge” and “experience” to explain the difference or not, the concept itself is sound. Lots of great writers, artists and scientists have talked about the importance of collecting ideas and bits of knowledge from the world around us, and making connections between those dots to fuel creative thinking and new ideas. Creativity is just connecting things. 1. 23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life - Buddhaimonia. 9. Be considerate and compassionate with others The selfishness of humanity gets all the news, and yet my experience is mainly of something very good. - Ajahn Sumedho You live life intrinsically connected to others, the sooner you realize this the sooner you'll make your entire life (and the lives of others) easier and more enjoyable.

Being considerate of others feelings, beliefs, and overall well-being isn't just being nice, it's an all-around more evolved state of mind. In your daily life, this is expressed simply through living with compassion and understanding. The way you treat others often comes back to you and expressing compassion is an altogether healthy mental activity that helps cultivate peace and happiness within you, not to mention the fact that by living in such a way you're helping make the world, of which you're a part of, a better and more peaceful place. 10.

Look around you- what does your life look like? Tread carefully in your everyday life. 11. . - Zen proverb 12. 45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old. 37 Life Lessons in 37 Years | Dawn Gluskin. Today is my 37th birthday. And, I must say, it's been a pretty interesting ride so far.

As I look back over the years and many phases of my Iife, I realize how each stage, success, stumble, triumph and heartache has had a significant impact on where I stand right now. And despite the rough patches, I love it all. From a shy yet studious little girl, to an artsy and somewhat rebellious teenager, to a happy-go-lucky big-dreaming 20-something with a bit of a wild side, my metamorphosis were plentiful in my early years. Now into my 30s, my heart has grown a few sizes larger and overflows with motherly love as I've discovered what matters most in life. As I continue to step more fully into myself each day and bring to light my mission of helping others build their own dreams with joy and ease, I've racked my brain to think of my top 37 life lessons so far.

Top 37 Life Lessons So Far... Happiness comes from within. With much love, Dawn. 101 Important Questions To Ask Yourself. By Celes on Oct 30, 2010 | ShareThis Email This Post “The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.” – John Simone What questions do you ask yourself every day? Believe it or not, the kind of questions you ask determine the kind of life you lead. That’s because your questions trigger its own set of answers, which lead to certain emotions, which then lead to certain actions (or inactions), followed by results. If you ask yourself limiting questions, you’ll get limited results. If you ask yourself mind-opening, forwarding questions, you’ll gain a lot more out of them.

Some people like to ask questions like “Why am I so unlucky?” If you’re someone who normally doesn’t self-reflect, you might be stumped by questions. Today, I believe questions are a key to self-awareness and personal growth. It doesn’t matter if you get stumped in the beginning, or if you don’t know the answers to the questions at first. I’ve come up with a set of important questions for your self-reflection. What’s on Your Bucket List? 101 Things To Do Before You Die. “Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” ~ William Ross“The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” ~ Author Unknown A few days ago, I was surfing online when I came across someone’s bucket list. It quickly inspired me to create my own list and write an article about it at the same time.

What’s a Bucket List? If you haven’t heard about the term “bucket list”, it is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to experience before you die. Why Create a Bucket List? If you don’t live your days by personal goals and plans, chances are you spend most of your time caught up in a flurry of day-to-day activities. Even if you frequently live by goals or to-do lists, they are probably framed within a certain social context e.g. performance, career, health.

It’s just like planning ahead all the highlights you want for YOUR whole life. To get the free ebook, enter your name & email: Create Your Bucket List 1. How about you? 2. 15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life. Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a fresh cup of coffee and a nice TED talk to make you feel ready to take on your day. TED — which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design — features "ideas worth spreading. " The speaker series launched in 1984, and there are now more than 1,400 TED talks available online.

But don't feel overwhelmed, we've rounded up 15 of the most inspirational, tear-jerking and downright beautiful TED talks out there. So sit back, relax and get ready to listen to some of the most courageous and fascinating people in the world. Each talk is shorter than 30 minutes, so feel free to bookmark for later consumption. Did we miss one that you love? 1. This is an incredibly moving talk from a woman who has dedicated her life to researching psychiatry and schizophrenia. P.S. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Alex K.: 45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old.