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How to Meditate: What you didn't know about Empty Mind Techniques and your bliss

Sow a thought and you reap an act; Sow an act and you reap a habit; Sow a habit and you reap a character; Sow a character and you reap a destiny. Empty mind meditation is one of the most popular and yet misunderstood types of meditation. I love it because it trains you to still (or control, depending on what you want) your thoughts and emotions. Why should this matter? Your very destiny begins in your thoughts. Your very happiness begins in your emotions – combined with your thoughts, they take you up to heaven or down to hell. Empty mind meditation is also a neutral form – it is free of all the different teachings and belief systems, so everyone can practice it without getting sucked into something they might not want to. I’ve been asked a few times about my favourite meditations, so I’ll describe it here, with a few personal variations. If you’re an experienced meditator, you can skip the next few sections and get straight to the goods. Benefits of empty mind meditation When and where

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day' for 2011 Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the year that was. Dran - The French Banksy Based in Toulouse, Dran is a multi-talented artist who uses a variety of media such as installations, paintings and drawings to convey his ironic viewpoint. After developing his skills as part of Toulouse’s renowned graffiti scene. He is also a fan of the absurd and has published a number of books featuring his funny sketches parodying everyday events with great doses of surrealism. Check him at retroactif.free.fr/dran Enjoy The Gallery My god this is incredible. the style reminds me more of blu ( than banksy, but the sense of humor is definitely banksy-esque you stole the idea of the finger smashing a person’s head from blu. Not even close. Great stuff. nice art work Magnifique. If the style won’t be so gloomy it could be named littele masterpieces this is wonderful. stumblebutton’d art for a little soul motivation. and, youve made my day. i really like these. awesome! depressing Russian style art. This is great – would be nice to see some of the pieces on buildings.

Pictures of Moments Speak More than Thousand Words...... Picture can speak thousands of words. Random pictures of insignificant moments always been the most important and most valuable. Photographers and painters beautifully imprint huge number of events, objects and types. Some do it by accident on the momentary desire. Others do it in order to fix the time for the future. For me they are really different and thoughtful, simple but speak lots of words……… 1. Photographer – Zilvinas Valeika 2. 3. One of the best photos on the version of Red Bull Illume 2010. 4. Little boy is going to ask Santa for his father returns from Iraq. 5. Photographer – Roman Balaev. 6. 7. 8. This picture consists 365 photographs that were made by each day from the same place. via 9. 10. 11. Photographer – Julia Kurbatova. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Photos of children’s choir from North Korea. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. The celebration of March 8 in Belgrade. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36.

50 Amazingly Helpful Time-Tested Tips for the Kitchen You know all of those helpful kitchen-related suggestions that old-timers are so willing to share with the younger generations? These little tips and tricks might be called “kitchen hacks” these days, but they’re still the same good old nuggets of wisdom that they always were. As with any old wives’ tale, hack, or tip, your mileage may vary. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Chalkeeper - Chalk Dust Recycler by Yonggu Do and Eunha Seo From Dust to No-Dust Chalkeeper is a very innovative way to contain chalk dust (which causes allergic reaction in many children) and reuse it. It is basically a duster that erases chalk from the blackboard and absorbs it into the system. When enough dust is collected, it molds it back to a piece of chalk….kinda like a never ending chalk! Clever! Designers: Yonggu Do and Eunha Seo Better-Than-Crack-Brownies I’m sorry for doing this to you. I really am. But see, last Friday while I was on a 10-hour road trip heading for vacation, I received this recipe from a reader named Liz. Liz, I love you. I was tortured by this recipe for a full 8 days before I could make it. So it was the first thing I made when I returned home. These are an absolute sin. I really don’t have any words, other than you must try them. They may also change your waistline too. But that’s okay. It’s all in the name of chocolate. Better-Than-Crack Brownies 1 batch brownies (boxed mix or oooey gooey brownies) 1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt) 1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal Mix brownies according to directions, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Mr.

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