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The Hindrance of Restlessness & Worry

The Hindrance of Restlessness & Worry

adapted from a talk by Gil Fronsdal To concentrate and see clearly, we must overcome restlessness and worry, the fourth of the five hindrances. The wise way to overcome the hindrances is to understand them well, rather than getting rid of them quickly. Investigating them is a bit like learning to farm instead of accepting(…)

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10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

This article originally appeared at The Huffington Post by Carolyn Gregoire       Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. Steve Jobs called it, for instance, “more powerful than intellect.” But however we put it into words, we all, well, intuitively know just what it is. Pretty(…)

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An Unusual Conundrum

"When you change medications, you have an unusual conundrum: Each emotion/reaction felt is now untrustworthy. You cannot tell whether the feeling comes from you (real), the medication's effects, or perhaps even PMS. How are we to tell what is right? Even the knowledge of this conundrum complicates the experience even further, as now you're feeling(…)

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This article originally appeared at The Huffington Post by Carolyn Gregoire Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we(…)

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2015 ICCS – Universal Wellbeing Conference‏

2015 ICCS – Universal Wellbeing Conference‏

Like the past four events, the fifth triennial international conference and gathering of Elders will bring together the leaders and scholars of 100+ living ancient cultures. This event will be focused on sharing insights on how to leverage the current globalization trend, access technology tools and build leadership capability within communities to ensure universal wellbeing(…)

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Relentlessly remind yourself

This article originally appeared at The Purpose and Possibility Blog on Patheos  Relentlessly remind yourself What you wish to have is very desirable. What you must do to achieve it is not particularly pleasant or enjoyable. So how do you bridge the gap? How do you discipline yourself to take the actions you must take(…)

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The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude

The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude

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Affirmations

Firstly, I'll admit to this being a long post. My apologies, but it is worth it. Random Thoughts (in no particular order) I believe that relationships are like cars… Cars require maintenance constantly, but we depend on them to get us where we are going. So, rather than refuse to maintain our vehicle, we grump(…)

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A Button Labeled ‘Surprise’…

A Button Labeled ‘Surprise’…

#redefineyourreality Agent Smith: Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe(…)

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Filmmaker Jason Silva Is Inspiring Us To Live Life To The Fullest (VIDEO)

Filmmaker Jason Silva Is Inspiring Us To Live Life To The Fullest (VIDEO)

Follow: Good News, Jason Silva, Existential Bummer, Jason Silva Existential Bummer, Jason Silva Shots Of Awe, Good News     This video will possibly inspire you, make you tear up, and convince you to go out and start living life to the fullest — all in three minutes. For the last few months, filmmaker Jason(…)

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