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Lolly Daskal sur Twitter : "18 Inspiring Quotes To Get You Through Any Challenge @LollyDaskal via @Inc" MindPodNetworkMindPodNetwork. The Thriving World, the Wilting World, and You. Look, I know this speech won’t make me popular at the bar tonight.

The Thriving World, the Wilting World, and You

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 as guilty as anyone. 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?

Want to be as happy as the Danes? Find 3 ways here!

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). 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?

A Gift of Loving Kindness Meditation

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. Unknown facts about Mother Teresa. Tao Te Ching, Pt. 9. 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!

Tao Te Ching, Pt. 9

Chapter 68 Chapter 69. Sand and Foam: A Book of Aphorisms - Kahlil Gibran. Zen Stories. 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?

The Key To Creating Socially Conscious Businesses

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.

At my former company Medtronic, which makes medical products, our mission and our meaning was to restore people to full life and health. The Changing Role of Leaders The role of the leader in this century is different than in centuries past. The second role of the leader is not to exert power over other people. This woman is an empowered leader. 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.

Are We Becoming Morally Smarter?

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. New Movement in Neuroscience: A Purpose-Driven Life. "He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How.

New Movement in Neuroscience: A Purpose-Driven Life

" – 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. 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. 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.

Forgiveness for Dylann Roof After Charleston's Mass Murder

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. Listening Quietly to Our Intuition. “But he learned more from the river than Vasudeva could teach him.

Listening Quietly to Our Intuition

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. Brahma Kumaris Blog on " Come on inner peace, I don't have all day!

Brahma Kumaris Blog on

" 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. 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.