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BBN Community - Foundation for the Awakening Mind. Powerful words by Carl Sagan. If you look carefully at the NASA photo below, you will see a little white dot.

Powerful words by Carl Sagan

This minute speck is Earth seen from the Voyager 1 spacecraft as it exits the solar system, nearly 4 billion miles away. The photo was taken back in 1990. Zentips. 21 Ways To Unlock Creative Genius. The 20 Things You Need To Let Go To Be Happy. Everyone has one common goal in life: to achieve true happiness.

The 20 Things You Need To Let Go To Be Happy

The biggest factor holding us back from achieving our dreams is, simply and sadly, our own selves. We put limitations on ourselves everyday, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Top 10 Life Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita. Although a component of the scriptural trinity of Sanatan Dharma, contents of Bhagavad Gita are universal and non-sectarian.

Top 10 Life Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita

The literal meaning of ‘Bhagavad Gita’ is ‘Song of God’. Written in the form of a poem, Bhagavad Gita presents the principles of seemingly complex metaphysical science in the simplest form possible. For millennia, it has inspired millions of saints, leaders, scientists, philosophers and ordinary people worldwide. Bruce Lee’s Top 7 Fundamentals for Getting Your Life in Shape.

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 30 years I’m pretty sure you know who Bruce Lee was.

Bruce Lee’s Top 7 Fundamentals for Getting Your Life in Shape

If you have, then you may be interested to know that Lee was a very famous martial artist and actor who sparked the first big interest of Chinese martial arts in the West in the 60’s and 70’s. JOHN GREEN: Make gifts for people. John and his brother, Hank, are the Vlogbrothers.

JOHN GREEN: Make gifts for people

They helped pioneer video blogging when they communicated only through YouTube videos for a year. They’ve since produced a wide variety of video series and have attracted a devoted army of fans known as the Nerdfighters. I discovered John Green when a reader sent me the link to the awesome Crash Course World History series, which Green hosts and co-writes. The series tells the entire history of civilisation in over forty, very entertaining 10-minute videos. 25 Awesome Thoughts: Read It. 4 Practical Philosophies That Will Empower You. Philosophy is a fascinating branch of wisdom.

4 Practical Philosophies That Will Empower You

However these esoteric ideas are sometimes difficult to translate into practical application. Zen Koans - The Zen Of Attraction - Graham English. 10 Simple Ways to Raise Your Level of Conscious Awareness. January 31, 2013 by @dieselpokers What does it mean to become more conscious?

10 Simple Ways to Raise Your Level of Conscious Awareness

It is the progressive realization of conscious mastery over your mind. The challenge is that it takes consciousness to grow consciousness. Best Procrastination Tip Ever. 18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.

50 Life Secrets and Tips

Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. 31 Life Lessons in 31 Years. Waking up this morning, I smile.

31 Life Lessons in 31 Years

Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment... 10 Timeless Lessons From Dalai Lama. “This is my simple religion.

10 Timeless Lessons From Dalai Lama

There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” - Dalai Lama What makes this man so interesting? Six right livelihood guidelines. Zur Erinnerung. ZEN ELEPHANT - Zen buddhism quotes, folk sayings, tea bag wisdom. Top 10 Tips To Radically Improve Your Social Skills. “The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. “Who was Dale Carnegie?” He wrote a little book called “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. How to Stop Procrastinating: 7 Timeless Tips. 21 Habits of Happy People. Forget about 'Enlightenment' - Satsang with Mooji. » Start Here. By Leo Babauta I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not feeling motivated.

It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s hard to get going again, to get started when all the forces of inertia are against you. Here’s how to get started, in just a few easy steps. Pick one thing. With every single step, you’ll feel better. Gangaji "Silencing the Mind." 21 Rules to Live Your Life – Dokkodo. I came across ‘Dokkodo’ recently which is a small book written by Miyamoto Musashi a week before he died in 1645. Based on the date, I was quite amazed at how many of the following rules or principles if you like have stayed with us and are still very relevant today. The 21 precepts below were written just as Miyamoto was giving away all his possessions in preparation for death and I think many of them still apply to our modern society and lifestyles. Photo Credit. 10 Easy Tips for a Balanced Life. Abraham: THE MOST PROFOUND QUESTION - Esther and Jerry Hicks. ATTITUDE - by Charles Swindoll.