Personal Development - UrbanMonk.Net Simple Productivity | Zen Habits ChangeThis :: ChangeThis Mind Hacks AwakeBlogger - Personal Development and Spirituality Blog Mind Hacks Top 10 Most Inspiring Quotes of Lao Tzu Lao Tzu was the most important spiritual Chinese sage. His name, which is also often called Laozi, literally means “Old Master” and is generally considered an honorific. He lived in the 6th century BC, at the same time as Confucius, who was born a generation after Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu is the father of the Chinese spiritual tradition Taoism, mainly because of his text called Tao te Ching (Tao: the way of all life, te: the fit use of life by men, ching: text or classic). It is based on the Tao (The Way), which is the creator and sustainer of all things in the Universe, and the practice of doing by nondoing (wu-wei) that enables the disciple to unite with the Tao. Lao Tzu wrote his only book Tao Te Ching just before he walked away from the Chou empire he served. 1. This first sentence of his teachings seems paradoxical. 2. Really a quote to think about. 3. The Inside-Out approach tells us to start with the man in the mirror. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Start Experiencing Your Breakthrough!
30 Habits that Will Change your Life - StumbleUpon Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week. Career habits Start a blog. What do you think? Update: A reader put together a downloadable copy of all these habits.
20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. However, it’s not always the things we do that make the biggest difference in our lives; it’s often the things we avoid doing that have the biggest effect. As human beings, we have a strong aversion to not doing; we feel that in order to produce results, there must be an initial action. However, because we are almost always doing something, piling on more and more often has a negative effect, rather than a positive one. Among the mentally strong, there are several actions that are avoided in order to produce the greatest benefit in the shortest period of time. These actions are those that the mentally strong avoid, and that we should consider adapting as our own: 1. Mentally strong individuals focus on the present moment and on the near future. 2. 3. Only the foolish believe themselves to be sufficient in all regards. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
1000 Awesome Things | A time-ticking countdown of 1000 awesome things by Neil Pasricha Confucius says: The Top 10 Quotes by Confucius Confucius is one of the most quoted personalities ever. He is so popular that there is a special “Confucius says …” joke-selection, I mean who can say to have this kind of achievement ;) Confucius, whose name literally means “Master Kong”, lived 551-479 BCE. One of the best known sources of Confucius are The Analects, a collection of his teachings, which was compiled many years after his death. Many of them are universal and timeless in their beautiful and simple truth and they are as valid today as on the day they left Confucius’ mouth. Confucius says … 1. It’s the “Golden Rule” and the essence of real compassion. It doesn’t mean to lose individuality or self-worth, on the contrary – but the other person earns the same gift. 2. That’s my personal favorite quote since it expresses something very profound which also is very useful to know: Ignorance is a willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge. 3. Those quotes are just perfect. 4. Amazing. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
10 Awesome Websites to Make You Think | 10awesome.com - StumbleUpon Intelligence is something that must compensate the lack of reflexes and a poor adaptation to the live world. We’re talking here about the humankind. If you look back in history, we’ve had many geniuses. We still have geniuses today. They are big thinkers and they can move the world with a single finger. Check out these awesome websites that make you think: HowStuffWorks How Stuff Works is a magnificent place where everything, from electronics to chemistry, is explained. NewScientist New Scientist is an information heaven. TED started as a conference website which posts some nice high quality videos with smart people from all around the world. BreathingEarth This is a website that really makes you think about this planet, about the CO2 levels and many other parameters, like world population growth in real time. BigThink BigThink is another beautiful website to make you think. DocumentaryHeaven If you like documentaries, DH is the right place for you. Gapminder Overthinkingit AllThingsHuman
Google 50 Life Secrets and Tips | High Existence - StumbleUpon 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. 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. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.