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Lolly Daskal sur Twitter : "18 Inspiring Quotes To Get You Through Any Challenge @LollyDaskal via @Inc" Why We Shout in Anger • MindPodNetworkMindPodNetwork. A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked: ‘Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?’ The disciples thought for a while, one of them said, ‘Because we lose our calm, we shout.’ ‘But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner?’ Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.

Finally, the saint explained: ‘When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. What happens when two people fall in love? The saint continued, ‘When they love each other even more, what happens? He looked at his disciples and said. ‘So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return. ~Unknown. The Thriving World, the Wilting World, and You. Look, I know this speech won’t make me popular at the bar tonight. But this, for me, is an act of stepping into the arena — something our wonderful teacher-moderators challenged us to do. I know many of you agree with me already, because we have bonded for years over a shared feeling that something in this extraordinary community didn’t feel quite right.

There are many others who, instead of criticizing as I do, are living rejections of this Aspen Consensus — quitting lucrative lives, risking everything, to fight the system. You awe me: you who battle for gay rights in India, who live ardently among the rural poor in South Africa, who risk assassination or worse to report news of corruption. I am not speaking to you tonight, and I know there are many of you. I am speaking to those who, like me, may feel caught between the ideals championed by this Institute and the self-protective instinct that is always the reflex of people with much to lose. I am as guilty as anyone. Forgive me.

Want to be as happy as the Danes? Find 3 ways here! The Challenge: We all want more happiness but are we limiting ourselves by looking for an American brand of happiness? The Science: Denmark has been voted as one of the happiest countries in the world for over forty years in a row. What’s their secret? The Solution: Find 3 tips to being happy like a Dane. Denmark, a small country in the north of Europe has been voted as one of the happiest countries in the world for over 40 years in a row by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development). In a new book, ‘The Danish Way of Parenting; a guide to raising the happiest kids in the world,” the authors lay out 6 main pillars that parents in Denmark instill into their children to perpetuate this cycle of well-being. 1. In Denmark stories are not about happy endings. 2. Ask a Dane how they feel when the weather is gray and raining outside and they will unwittingly answer: “Well it’s a good thing I am at work.”

“there is no bad weather only bad clothing.” 3. Signing you up! Jack Kornfield sur Twitter : "After my first five years in Asia — I was still quite young — I realized that I didn’t want to spend my life as... A Gift of Loving Kindness Meditation. Happiness is in your ability to love others ~ Leo Tolstoy Have you ever wished you could meditate but just didn’t know where to start? There’s a reason for that! When people talk about meditation, they sometimes make it sound as if there were just one type. But there isn’t, there are so many types: mantra meditations, breath meditations, sound meditations, concentration meditations, awareness meditations, visualization meditations, compassion meditations and the list goes on! Each was designed with a specific purpose. Interestingly, research is showing that different types of meditation indeed may have different impacts… During my dissertation research at Stanford, I learned that many people don’t feel connected to others and that this low sense of connection impacts their health and well-being tremendously (here’s a post I wrote on that).

Worse yet, we’re not always kind to ourselves. Take Loving-Kindness On the Go So what’s the bottom line? Your turn! Enjoyed this post? Unknown facts about Mother Teresa. Tao Te Ching, Pt. 9 | @dailyzen. Chapter 66 Rivers and oceans can be the kings of a hundred valleys Because of their goodness in staying low So they can be the kings of a hundred valleys Thus if sages wish to be over people They must speak humbly to them If they wish to be in front of people They must place themselves behind them Thus the sages are positioned above But the people do not feel burdened They are positioned in front But the people do not feel harmed Thus the world is glad to push them forward without resentment Because they do not contend So the world cannot contend with them Chapter 67 Everyone in the world calls my Tao great As if it is beyond compare It is only because of its greatness That it seems beyond compare If it can be compared It would already be insignificant long ago!

Chapter 68 Chapter 69 In using the military, there is a saying: I dare not be the host, but prefer to be the guest I dare not advance an inch, but prefer to withdraw a foot Chapter 70. Sand and Foam: A Book of Aphorisms - Kahlil Gibran. Zen Stories | @dailyzen. The Key To Creating Socially Conscious Businesses. On a broad scale, how do we create altruistic organizations that can really transform society and transform economic systems? This is the field I’ve been studying since I left the corporate world eight years ago, and I’m convinced that the key to this is compassionate, authentic leadership. We need a new generation of leaders to step forward and provide this new kind of leadership. My basic premise is that compassionate, authentic leadership is essential. It’s not just that it’s good to have—it’s necessary for a healthy society. I’m disappointed in my generation of leaders; I believed that they failed in their responsibility. As a result of the failures of leadership in the last decade, there’s been a loss of confidence in our leaders, and a loss of trust.

Each of us who takes a leadership role has a responsibility to the people we serve. At my former company Medtronic, which makes medical products, our mission and our meaning was to restore people to full life and health. Is Your Nervous System Being Hacked by Bacteria in Your Gut? Are We Becoming Morally Smarter? In the 1980s, social scientist James Flynn made a startling discovery: Real IQ scores had been going up, on average, three points every decade since the early 20th century. The existence of this increase had been masked by the fact that the test gets updated and renormed every generation or so, pushing the average score back to 100. The implications of the eponymous "Flynn effect" are astonishing. A person of average intelligence today would have registered a full two standard deviations higher a century ago, giving him a "very superior" score of 130.

We're getting smarter. The cause of the Flynn effect is still the subject of debate, but it's not just that we're getting better at taking tests. The section called similarities asks questions such as "What do dogs and rabbits have in common? " The improved performance in these two areas (and not the others) suggests that an explanation may be found in broader social changes in society that have led to more abstract reasoning. The Evidence. New Movement in Neuroscience: A Purpose-Driven Life. "He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How. " – Friedrich Nietzsche W hy are we here? What is the meaning of life? Existential questions such as these are captivating and considered fundamental to the human condition. Religions, philosophers, and scientists alike have sought answers for the human race as a whole, but the search for meaning also can be personal.

People ’ s perception of their own purpose may have profound consequences not only for the legacy they leave behind for others, but for the quality and quantity of their own life. These stories are certainly inspirational, but what if meaning also could soothe inflammation or protect neurons? Interest in PIL, or the “ mind-body axis, ” has ancient roots, but the study of it in individuals has attracted medical researchers ’ attention only recently.

As Frankl writes, “ Man ’ s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life. Protecting Cognitive Reserve. Forgiveness for Dylann Roof After Charleston's Mass Murder. On Saturday, news broke that Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old charged with the murder of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, had apparently published a lengthy manifesto on The Last Rhodesian, a website he registered in February, in which he described African Americans as genetically inferior to whites and defended legal segregation. The site, whose name refers to a former British colony governed by an apartheid regime, also contained images of Roof at plantations and in front of a Confederate museum in South Carolina—iconography of the state’s history of slavery.

In the months before his attack, Roof reportedly spoke often of his hatred toward blacks and his desire to ignite a “race war” in the United States. The manifesto, a seething catalog of hatred encompassing Jews, blacks, and Hispanics, feels quite plausibly like the work of a killer who spared one person’s life reportedly so she could tell the world what he had done. First, you “recall” the incident, including all the hurt. Listening Quietly to Our Intuition. “But he learned more from the river than Vasudeva could teach him. He learned from it continually. Above all, he learned from it how to listen with a still heart, with a waiting open soul, without passion, without desire, without judgment, without opinions.” – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha Ultimately, listening to the intuitive mind is a kind of surrender based on trust.

It’s playing it by ear, listening for the voice within. We trust that it’s possible to hear into a greater totality which offers insight and guidance. Ultimately, we trust that when we are fully quiet, aware, and attentive, boundaries created by the mind simply blur and dissolve, and we begin to merge into All That Is. When we have been used to knowing where we stand at every moment, the experience of resting in awareness without any specific thoughts to hold onto and trusting our intuition, turns out to be a refreshing and exciting adventure.

As we learn to listen with a quiet mind, there is so much we hear. Yoga Awakens the World | Brahma Kumaris Blog on " Come on inner peace, I don't have all day! " We know we are in a state of dramatic change when we witness a world leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aiming to awaken people everywhere to the benefits of yoga and consciousness. It is a remarkable moment. With the endorsement of world leaders to "OM," stretch, breathe, and harmonize our minds and bodies, we are empowered to truly make the world a better place. As we lead up to the first International Day of Yoga you might be wondering what kind of yoga to practice and how you will know if it is the right fit for you. You won't know until you try, which is what I did 22 years ago.

My practice is Raja Yoga Meditation. It is led by the Brahma Kumaris, a non-profit spiritual organization with leadership held mainly by women and whose leader, Dadi Janki, is a 100 year old yogi, who recently visited New York at the Peace Village Learning and Retreat Center. The word yoga itself means 'union' and additionally, its remembrance of the One. Hearts Broken Open. Last month, I asked readers if they had discovered a purpose in life and, if so, how they had discovered it. A few thousand wrote essays. I was struck by how elemental life is. Most people found their purpose either through raising children or confronting illness or death. Scott Addington writes, “As is often the case, my purpose became clearly evident after I had stopped looking for it. On October 11, 1995, my daughter was born. Beginning with that moment, there has never been the slightest doubt regarding the purpose and source of meaning in my life.

Being a father is the most meaningful and rewarding pursuit a man could ever hope to experience.”