Start Your Day in 33 Different Ways Mornings are underrated. I consider them fundamental for the whole diurnal experience. What you do in the very first moments of your morning will fundamentally and inexorably shape your entire day. Most of the time you spend your mornings by routinely performing some habits, on auto pilot. Hence, your days will routinely unfold towards you, the same way day after day, on auto pilot. Consciously inserting your intentions in these very first moments will have a huge effect. Here are at least 33 ways in which you can transform your days by only spending 5 minutes every morning. 1. I love the morning stillness and the unspoken promise of something ready to start. 2. And do nothing. 3. Point your mind to something you’re really grateful for and stay there. 4. Regardless of the current season. 5. You’re going to spot it pretty easily if you put your mind to it. 6. Write an answer to an old question, do part of a small chore, move an object out of somebody’s way. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Let go. 12.
6 Mind Expanding Movies That Will Make You Question Reality And Life Some movies are made to touch our heart and soul with an overabundance of sentiment. They make us come in touch with our humanity and empathy. And some films are made to touch our mind, to get our mental cogs working, to awaken and expand our consciousness. 1. What is a dream, and what is reality? 2. “Samsara” is a little documentary film made in 2011, by the same people who had collaborated on two similar in terms of style and theme films in the last decades, “Baraka” and “Chronos”. 3. “Uncle Boonmee” came out in 2010 and was the first Thai film to win the Palme d’Or. The film was actually the last part of a loosely linked film trilogy, titled “Primitive”, and was mostly focused on a particular area of Thailand. It deals with matters of memory, transformation, reincarnation, and the nature of things facing death. 4. A very recent film, released just a few months ago, with Scarlett Johanson in one of her best, if not her best, performances in her entire career. 5. 6. About The Author
A Lesson About Happiness From A Holocaust Survivor "It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness." In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents. Three years later, when his camp was liberated, most of his family, including his pregnant wife, had perished -- but he, prisoner number 119104, had lived. In his bestselling 1946 book, Man's Search for Meaning, which he wrote in nine days about his experiences in the camps, Frankl concluded that the difference between those who had lived and those who had died came down to one thing: Meaning, an insight he came to early in life. As he saw in the camps, those who found meaning even in the most horrendous circumstances were far more resilient to suffering than those who did not. Frankl worked as a therapist in the camps, and in his book, he gives the example of two suicidal inmates he encountered there. Viktor Frankl [Herwig Prammer/Reuters] As Anna S.
Your Soul’s Plan: 4 Myths & 4 Keys To Living On Purpose Every person is ‘built for a purpose’. Just like a building is planned or software is designed to meet the a specific need, we are made to fulfil a unique plan. Right down to our body type, our likes and dislikes, our genetic code and our talents. It’s all part of a bigger plan our soul has for us. Do You Know What Your Soul Has Planned For You? For a long time, I resisted my soul’s plan. Basically, I was terrified that my soul would lead me to do something that I couldn’t handle, or that I wouldn’t like, or that would mean I lost all the comforts I was accustomed to. I couldn’t be more wrong! Everything really started to change when I took the leap of faith to leave my full-time job and commit to exploring what my soul had in store for me. The 4 Myths Of Living On Purpose There are a few things you need to look out for when it comes to living your soul’s destiny: 1. 2. 3. 4. Your Soul Has A Plan For You When your ego makes decisions in your life, they are generally decisions based on fear.
The Meaning of Life by Cliff Pickover The differences between men and women. This is my lastest book: The Book of Black: Black Holes, Black Death, Black Forest Cake, and Other Dark Sides of Life Easily read my latest tweets, for free, here. Return to Pickover's main web page.
Friends Resemble Each Other Genetically An analysis of nearly 1.5 million gene markers found that friends who aren’t biologically related resemble each other genetically -- about as much as "kissing cousins." “Looking across the whole genome,” James Fowler from University of California, San Diego, says in a news release, “we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends. We have more DNA in common with the people we pick as friends than we do with strangers in the same population.” He and Nicholas Christakis of Yale conducted a genome-wide analysis using data from the Framingham Heart Study, which monitored heart disease in thousands of people and their children over decades. That study also included information about who is friends with whom, and one of its known limitations turned out to be an advantage for this present study: Most of the data come from people in the same population and of European descent. “Most people don’t even know who their fourth cousins are,” Christakis says.
4 Habits of People Who Follow Their Dreams As kids we all had dreams. Some of us wanted to be firefighters while others planned to become teachers, veterinarians, or even President. I wanted to be Nancy Drew. Along the way, however, most dreams get derailed. It could be because we form new dreams or outgrow the idea. Often it’s because we’re told that our dreams aren’t realistic. Yet some of us follow those childhood dreams no matter what. 1. Stephen King’s dream of becoming a writer started as an adolescent, and by the time he was 14 he had received so many rejection letters from short-story publishers that the nail he used to hang them on the wall would no longer support their weight. “I replaced the nail with a spike and kept on writing,” he said in his memoir On Writing. King didn’t sell a short story until he turned 19; “The Glass Floor” earned him $35. Social scientist Brian Martin of the University of Wollongong in Australia says the key is distinguishing the writing from yourself. 2. 3. 4.
What is Alchemy? Alchemy Symbols and Their Meaning [Article] What is Alchemy Alchemy Symbols and Signs Spiritual Development, Symbols and Signs, meditation What is Alchemy? Alchemy Symbols and Meanings Secret Art of the Land of Khem 'Khem is an ancient name for the land of Egypt, and alchemy is one of the two oldest sciences known to the world. Manly P. According to an old Rabbi legend, an angel gave Adam the mysteries and secrets of Kabbalah and of Alchemy, promising that when the human race understand these inspired arts, the curse of the forbidden fruit would be removed and man will again enter into the Garden of Eden. Alchemy Symbols, Alchemy Signs The earthly body of alchemy symbols is chemistry. The Phoenicians, and Babylonians were familiar with alchemy. What is Alchemy and Nature Alchemy is based upon the natural phenomenon of growth. Alchemy Symbols and Kabbalistic Tarot painted by Oswald Wirth: Read More within Symbolism of Numbers The Tarot cards are an Alchemical Formula of manifestation. What is Alchemy Q&A What is intelligence? Chinese Alchemy
Great Society at 50: LBJ’s Job Corps will cost taxpayers $1.7 billion this year. Does it work? INDIAHOMA, Okla. — In the middle of an Oklahoma wildlife refuge — at a campus so remote that buffalo wander in — about 100 young people are taking classes in the hope that the U.S. government can turn their lives around. Given the statistics, most of them will be disappointed. This is the Treasure Lake Job Corps center, an outpost of a job-training program created as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society. The program began with a noble, untested idea: Government could save troubled youths one at a time, taking them in and teaching them a trade. Today, students here learn subjects such as cooking, nursing and plumbing from employees of the U.S. But at last count, only about 49 percent of Treasure Lake’s students completed their job training. Lyndon B. And only 55 percent of those graduates found jobs in fields they were trained for. “Is it worth it to the taxpayer? But is Treasure Lake worth the cost given how it actually functions? And we’ve gotten used to it. ‘A fresh start’
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