88 Important Truths I've Learned About Life | Raptitude.com - StumbleUpon Everyone gets drilled with certain lessons in life. Sometimes it takes repeated demonstrations of a given law of life to really get it into your skull, and other times one powerful experience drives the point home once forever. Here are 88 things I’ve discovered about life, the world, and its inhabitants by this point in my short time on earth. 1. You can’t change other people, and it’s rude to try. 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. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. Photo by Philgarlic Have a lot on your mind? Everyday mindfulness has transformed my life, and the lives of many others.
Méditation transcendantale Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Illustration du processus mental dit de « transcendance » dans la pratique de la MT La Méditation transcendantale (ou MT) est une technique de relaxation et de développement personnel dérivée d'une pratique spirituelle indienne introduite en Occident en 1955 par Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917-2008). Elle aurait été enseignée à six millions de personnes. L'organisation de Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, qui gère non seulement la MT mais également diverses activités telles que des écoles et universités comme Maharishi University of Management et des Centres de prévention ayurvédiques, est généralement appelée Mouvement de Méditation transcendantale. C'est une des pratiques de méditation les plus étudiées, en particulier par ses promoteurs qui ont, depuis les années 1970, inspiré des centaines de recherches scientifiques parfois controversées sur ses effets. Description de la technique[modifier | modifier le code] Références Scientifiques :
Four Ways Mindfulness Can Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur | Dr. Elise Bialylew My path to becoming a social entrepreneur was an accidental one. I had spent many years as a doctor specialising in the field of psychiatry. In order to manage the stress of my work, I turned to meditation. It took a while before I was sold on it. For someone who thrived on being active it was almost intolerable to sit still. Our minds are our most precious resource; they are the source of happiness or depression, creativity or self-destruction, problem-solving or problem-making. Like many people who are driven to create and make things happen, I used to wonder why anyone would "just sit there" doing meditation. Three years ago I created Mindful in May, a global online meditation campaign that both teaches people how to meditate and raises money to build clean water wells in developing countries. Mindfulness has supported me along the path to becoming an accidental social entrepreneur. 1. 2. Being a good communicator is a fundamental ingredient in leading a team. 3. 4.
Tesla Release Electric Car Patents To Public A few days ago, we reported that Telsa Motors CEO Elon Musk had hinted he would be opening up patents to the Supercharger stations that charge their electric vehicles (EVs). This would have made it more convenient for competitors to enter or expand the EV market, reducing demand for traditional vehicles powered by gasoline. Today, Musk formally announced that Tesla Motors were not just opening up the patents for the Superchargers, but for all of the patents obtained by Tesla; over 200 in all. Musk released a blog entry on Tesla’s website entitled “All Our Patent Are Belong To You” which doubles as a potential massive advance for the EV market as well as the only good reference to that Zero Wing meme in the last decade. “When I started out with my first company, Zip2, I thought patents were a good thing and worked hard to obtain them,” Musk wrote. There are some minor stipulations for companies who want to use Tesla’s technology.
Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.
The New Alchemy - Alan Watts Alan Watts an essay from This is It and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience, by Alan Watts, Vintage Books, 1973, copyright Alan Watts 1958, 1960. This essay was written in 1960. Besides the philosopher's stone that would turn base metal into gold, one of the great quests of alchemy in both Europe and Asia was the elixir of immortality. In gullible enthusiasm for this quest, more than one Chinese emperor died of the fabulous concoctions of powdered jade, tea, ginseng, and precious metals prepared by Taoist priests. To many people such claims are deeply disturbing. However, it should be pointed out that there is nothing new or disreputable in the idea that spiritual insight Is an undeserved gift of divine grace, often conveyed through such material or sacramental means as the water of baptism and the bread and wine of the mass. It was not until a year later that I tried LSD again, this time at the request of another research team. This sensation raised a number of questions.
43 Simple Ways To Simplify Your Life Post written by Sherri Kruger. Follow me on Twitter. Simplicity. Reducing complexity in my life has reduced stress, increased free time, and top priorities are actually top priorities. 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. There are countless ways to simplify your life, these are but a few. Eco-moral Tribalism for Progressive Sustainability Ubuntu is a traditional African concept, which means ‘I am because we are’. It’s a term for humaneness, for caring, sharing and being in harmony with all of creation Progressive sustainability, as opposed to progressive unsustainability, is a challenging prospect. But can we all agree that we don’t want people to starve? There’s no cure for laziness. Let’s shrink our entire society down to a single tribe of ten tents with a single family in each tent. Maybe these other six hunters were lazy. …Unless the skilled hunter(s) share their meat (wealth) with the tribe so as to maintain a healthy tribe (eco-moral tribalism). This is a ridiculously simple concept to learn and to rationalize, and yet it is an excruciatingly complex concept to really understand and apply to everyday reality. Competition has always been secondary to cooperation; otherwise we wouldn’t have survived as species (Darwin). Image Source:Ubuntu: I am because we are Darwin
» 9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better :zenhabits “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Post written by Leo Babauta. Are you simply moving through your day, without fully living? I did this for many years. It was as if life were just passing by, and I was waiting for something to happen. But today isn’t preparation for tomorrow. Fully live today by being mindful. You don’t need to do all of these, but give a few of them a try to see if they make your day better. Mindfulness Rituals Ritual isn’t about doing a routine mindlessly. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. These rituals aren’t the only time you should be mindful, but they’re great reminders.
The Tao Te Ching Explained In Depth The Tao Te Ching, also known as the Dao De Jing, is an ancient attempt to point us toward our true nature written by the Chinese Sage, Lao Tzu, in 6th century B.C. Dao De Jing is best translated as "the Way and it's Power". The Dao cannot be revealed or explained adequately in words and yet this beautiful poem was made in an attempt to do so. Chapter 1 The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal name The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth The named is the mother of myriad things Thus, constantly without desire, one observes its essence Constantly with desire, one observes its manifestations These two emerge together but differ in name The unity is said to be the mystery Mystery of mysteries, the door to all wonders Thus the governance of the sage: Empties their hearts Fills their bellies Weakens their ambitions Strengthens their bones Let the people have no cunning and no greed So those who scheme will not dare to meddle
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. 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. 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.
GMOs and the suicide epidemic affecting Indian farmers For years, it was little spoken of within the country’s own borders, but India is suffering from an escalating suicide epidemic that is gaining attention both internationally and in a new book by Seattle University journalism professor Sonora Jha. Entitled Foreign, the fiction piece tells the very real story of the tens of thousands of farmer suicides that occur annually in India, many of which are brought about by genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and associated crop technologies. Since 1995, explains Jha in a recent editorial for The New York Times (NYT), more than 290,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide. A combination of factors that include escalating debt and perpetual poverty are largely to blame for this, but these factors are predicated upon many decades’ worth of agricultural policy that encouraged the adoption of biotechnology to increase crop yields, a concept that has never actually worked. Sources for this article include: