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4 Practical Philosophies That Will Empower You

4 Practical Philosophies That Will Empower You
Philosophy is a fascinating branch of wisdom. However these esoteric ideas are sometimes difficult to translate into practical application. What are all of those thoughts, suppositions and theories actually good for? How can an understanding of philosophy ultimately help you lead a better life? Today I want to examine with you four philosophical ideas that have influenced my life in a very positive way. With the right twists I’ll be able to show you that they are indeed empowering. 1) Friedrich Nietzsche – Eternal Recurrence The Idea Several times throughout his works, Nietzsche talks about the thought experiment of eternal recurrence. Does the idea of eternal recurrence – that every moment of your life will repeat itself into eternity – leave you shivering with fear or with joy; whether you are living life fully everyday or just waiting for better times to come. Heaven or hell, you decide 2) Socrates – No One Does Wrong Willingly Learn your way to pleasure L’idée Liberté et responsabilité Related:  inspirationalword to the wiseInspiring People

100 Ways To Develop Your Mind This weeks Sunday Siesta has been postponed as I have been working all weekend on this article. It’s my longest article ever at over 4500 words but I think it was worth the time and the effort. I have been resisting doing this post for a while now. However, it kept niggling away at the back of my mind and I kept getting more and more ideas to add to it so here it is. I was originally inspired to do this by Dragos Roua who wrote a great post 100 Ways to Live a Better Life and who was inspired by Mike King in this great post 100 Ways To Be A Better Leader who was inspired by Armen Shirvanian: 100 Ways to Show Boldness who was inspired by the maniac who started it all Luciano Passuello and his post Tackling Any Issue With A List Of 100 So here I am with 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind 1. If there’s one thing that will change your thoughts quicker than anything else, it’s facing your fears. 2. A lot of people have difficulty in standing up for themselves. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

JOHN GREEN: Make gifts for people John and his brother, Hank, are the Vlogbrothers. 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. I was totally addicted to it and I highly recommend it. This quote is taken from a 2009 Vlogbrothers video. RELATED COMICS: Advice for Beginners by Ira Glass. – Green’s official website. – DFTBA! Eliminando el estrés en un minuto Eliminando el estrés en un minuto / En los años cincuenta del siglo pasado, un estudiante de medicina en Praga llamado Hans Selye observó que independientemente de la enfermedad en cuestión, todos los enfermos presentaban síntomas de cansancio, pérdida del apetito, bajo peso y astenia: a este fenómeno lo llamó “Síndrome General de Adaptación”. Veinte años después publicó una investigación, “Estrés. Un estudio sobre la ansiedad” (1950) que tendría repercusiones fundamentales para la detección de este fenómeno tan popular en nuestros días –e introdujo interesantes premisas sobre la glándula pituitaria . A grandes rasgos puede afirmarse que el estrés corresponde a esa presión que recae sobre nosotros, como individuos, ante cualquier reto. A continuación describimos 8 eficientes eliminadores de tensión que puedes practicar a cualquier hora del día y en cualquier lugar: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. El estrés es considerado la enfermedad de nuestra era.

5 Secrets For a Better Work-Life Balance: Inside HootSuite Culture What It Means to Work Smarter Staying fit and healthy while killing it on the job can be tough. At HootSuite, where things tend to move at a lightning speed, it can be especially challenging for many of us to maintain a good work-life balance. Luckily, our work culture supports us in keeping our health and wellness a top priority. The mentality trickles down from the top. Here are 5 ways we at HootSuite are doing things that make us happier and healthier, so we can work smarter: 1. HootSuite’s kitchen is the heart of the office, a large, open space with microwave ovens, dishwashers, picnic tables and more. Lunch hour is also a great time to get some in some exercise at HootSuite. “The noon workout is a great break for me as it forces me to get away from my desk. In fact one of our staff members, Gerard, who just happens to be a certified fitness trainer, has recently started a noon hour workout group. “The noon workout is a great break for me as it forces me to get away from my desk. 2. 3.

Tesla: Master of Lightning "In almost every step of progress in electrical engineering, as well as radio, we can trace the spark of thought back to Nikola Tesla" - Ernst F. W. Alexanderson Tesla with one of his famous "wireless" lamps. Published on the cover of the Electrical Experimenter in 1919. Few inventors contributed more to advances in science and engineering in the early 20th century than Nikola Tesla. As fate would have it, Tesla, one of the world's greatest inventors, died penniless and in obscurity. Today, there's quite a bit of resurgence in Tesla's popularity, which is helped in part by his mystique as a "mad scientist." Tesla Company letterhead. In their book, Tesla: Master of Lightning , authors Margaret Cheney and Robert Uth tell the story of the enigmatic genius from his birth in a little village in what is Croatia today, to his lonely death in a New York hotel room. On a personal note, it has taken me far longer than I expected to write this excerpt for Neatorama Spotlight. An Old World Childhood

Test Of Three In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance, who ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?" "Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me, I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Test of Three." "Test of Three?" "That's correct," Socrates continued. "No," the man replied, "actually I just heard about it." "All right," said Socrates. "No, on the contrary..." "So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him even though you're not certain it's true?" The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued, "You may still pass though because there is a third test - the filter of Usefulness. "No, not really..." "Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?" The man was defeated and ashamed and said no more.

10 Simple Ways to Raise Your Level of Conscious Awareness January 31, 2013 by @dieselpokers What does it mean to become more conscious? It is the progressive realization of conscious mastery over your mind. The challenge is that it takes consciousness to grow consciousness. Awareness begins with acceptance. 1. Truth raises your consciousness. First, accept the truth. Secondly, speak the truth. The more you’re able to accept and speak the truth, the more conscious you become. Yes, there may be consequences when you switch from lies and half-truths to the full truth, but highly conscious people know that crossing that bridge is well worth the effect. 2. Courage raises your consciousness. Courage is the gatekeeper between unconscious growth and conscious growth. A powerful guiding principle to adopt is, “Whatever I fear, I must face.” 3. Compassion raises your consciousness. A great way to become more conscious is to search for signs of unconscious cruelty and disconnection in your life. 4. Desire raises your consciousness. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. via

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bob Marley Happy Birthday, Bob Marley! The reggae icon is still considered a national hero in Jamaica and was instrumental in bringing mainstream attention to reggae music. Thanks to the Marley children — most notably Ziggy, Stephen, Ky-mani, Julien and Damian — they continue to carry the musical torch and inspire a new generation of fans. On May 11, 1981, Marley passed away due to lung cancer and brain tumor. Bob Marley sang in a doo-wop group. In 1964, Bob Marley formed a ska group called the Wailin' Wailers ("Because we started out crying," quips Marley). He lived in the U.S. for a short period of time. When Marley came to America in 1966, to stay with his mother, Cedella Booker, he worked several jobs including a waiter, an assembly worker in the Chrysler plant and a forklift operator. The reggae crooner was a marijuana advocate. Marley advocated marijuana as part of his Rastafarian lifestyle but also for its importance as a natural resource. His video featured supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not. And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you should at least read the first point. 1. Simply starting a task will make it much easier to finish. According to the Zeigarnik Effect, your brain will send signals that effectively nag your conscious mind when you've started, but not finished, an objective. In 1992, a pair of psychologists proved this theory in a study on task interruption. 2. "Humans don't really multitask," concluded Eyal Ophir, the primary researcher on a groundbreaking Stanford Multitasking study released back in 2009. So if you want to get a specific task done quickly, you should stop trying to multi-task and keep your brain tuned on the most important work at hand. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Becoming more productive can be so easy!

Elon Musk to world: All our patents belong to you The lobby of Tesla Motors' Palo Alto headquarters underwent a bit of redecorating Thursday. Telsa Motors CEO Elon Musk announced that the slew of patents which once lined the lobby wall were now gone — a move that he said open-sources the design patents for the company's electric vehicles. In doing so, Musk said Tesla will not pursue patent litigation against anyone who uses the company's technology "in good faith" to further the industry. Musk continued in the blog post: Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. Musk said Tesla initially went the patent route to stop big car companies from copying its technology for use in their own manufacturing practices, which Tesla feared would trump its own efforts. Musk added that open-sourcing the patents will strengthen the company's mission of attracting and motivating engineers.

16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School I am 28 now. I don’t think about the past or regret things much these days. But sometimes I wish that I had known some of things I have learned over the last few years a bit earlier. That perhaps there had been a self-improvement class in school. And in some ways there probably was. Because some of these 16 things in this article a teacher probably spoke about in class. Some of it would probably not have stuck in my mind anyway. But I still think that taking a few hours from all those German language classes and use them for some personal development classes would have been a good idea. So here are 16 things I wish they had taught me in school (or I just would like to have known about earlier). 1. This is one of the best ways to make better use of your time. So a lot of what you do is probably not as useful or even necessary to do as you may think. You can just drop – or vastly decrease the time you spend on – a whole bunch of things. 2. You can do things quicker than you think. 3. 4. 5.

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. 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. But besides being an awesome fighter and iconic figure Lee also had some very useful things to say about life. Here are 7 of my favourite fundamentals from Bruce Lee. 1. “As you think, so shall you become.” Perhaps the most basic statement of how we work. It’s easy to forget about this simple statement in everyday life. 2. “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” If you want to improve your life then it’s tempting to want to add more. Adding more and more just creates more stress and anxiety. Adding more thoughts and thinking things over for the 111:th time may create a sense of security. Thinking has its place.

Uno de los mejores descubrimientos arqueológicos del año: ciudad submarina en Egipto (FOTOS) Los arqueólogos han descubierto Herakleion, una ciudad tragada por el mar Mediterráneo que ha permanecido bajo el agua por más de 1200 años. Las ruinas fueron encontradas a 30 pies de profundidad en el Mediterráneo en la bahía de Aboukir, cerca de Alejandría. El nombre de la ciudad hundida era Thonis para los egipcios y Herakleion para los griegos. Esta ciudad era un centro internacional de comercio y posiblemente un centro religioso y un puerto de entrada para el comercio entre el Mediterráneo y el Nilo. Hasta ahora se han desenterrado más de 64 navíos y 700 anclas. También se han encontrado varios artefactos religiosos incluyendo un sarcófago de piedra y 16 esculturas que según se cree, adornaban el templo principal. La cantidad de evidencia histórica que existe de Thonis/ Herakleion, es abrumadora; y seguramente será clave en la reconstrucción del pasado histórico de Egipto. Estatua de granita del dios Hapi Estela de Thonis/Erakleion mandada a hacer por el faraón Nactanebo I