The Turtle And The Hungry Fox

The Turtle And The Hungry Fox Author: Unknown Long ago, when the Buddha was still present in this world, there was a monk who lived far away from the clamour of the towns and cities. One day, he came down to the riverside by the secluded forest in which he lived and sat down alone…

Meditate to Find Balance Between Living Fiercely and Living with Grace

Meditate to Find Balance Between Living Fiercely and Living with Grace   By Amy Dornbrack To hustle or to align? I’ve read the books. I’ve listened to the lectures. Hustle versus Align. The Gary Vaynerchuk versus the Deepak Chopra. The “Push yourself, work to the extreme level!” versus the “Let the river of life take…

The Craving for Wholeness That Drives Our Actions

The Craving for Wholeness That Drives Our Actions BY LEO BABAUTA There’s a sense of incompleteness in our lives. We have felt it since adolescence, at least, if not since early childhood — it’s a feeling that something is wrong with us, that something is missing, or that we’re missing out on something in the world….

The Wisdom of the Sands

  The Wisdom of the Sands A stream, from its source in far-off mountains, passing through every kind and description of countryside, at last reached the sands of the desert. just as it had crossed every other barrier, the stream tried to cross this one, but it found as it ran into the sand, its…

The First Hour: Creating Powerful Mornings

The First Hour: Creating Powerful Mornings by Leo Babauta As your day starts, it’s easy to get lost in the habit of checking messages, replying to email, checking the news and your favorite blogs. It’s easy to fritter your day away doing a thousand small harmless actions … but the essential actions get put off….

Four Holy Men From Four Different Religions

Four Holy Men From Four Different Religions   In four caves in the district of Gaya, four holy men lived. They belonged to four different religions. One was a Hindu, the second was a Muslim, the third was a Christian and the fourth was a Buddhist. They never saw each other, neither did they ever…

The Novice Attains Long Life

The Novice Attains Long Life A long time ago, an arhat received a novice. One day while meditating, the arhat foresaw that the novice had only seven days left to live. In compassion, the arhat told the novice to go home, see his parents and return in seven days. The novice thereupon bade his master…

Buddha: On Getting Insulted

Buddha: On Getting Insulted Buddha was passing through a village and the people came and they insulted him. They used all the four-letter words that they knew. Buddha stood there, listened silently, very attentively, and then said, ‘Thank you for coming to me, but I am in a hurry. I have to reach the next…

My Favorite Quote

The quote below might just be my favorite quote and an idea or concept that I live by. “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the…

The Spark of New Beginnings

  “The Spark of New Beginnings” Let this be the year you take control of your life. The year that you emerge from your comfort zone and open your eyes to a world of possibilities. Let this be the year you cross things off your “bucket list”. The year that you begin living out your…

Soaking in the Wonder of the Emerging Moment

Soaking in the Wonder of the Emerging Moment by Leo Babauta Lately I’ve been using the image of an empty cup to find a more peaceful state of mind. One of the most peaceful, meditative states is when you’re just open to noticing what’s around you and happening in the present moment. You’re just receiving…

Careers

Careers by Louise Hay I know that the thoughts in my mind have everything to do with my working conditions, so I consciously choose my thoughts. My thoughts are supportive and positive. I choose prosperity thinking; therefore, I am prosperous. I choose harmonious thoughts; therefore, I work in a harmonious atmosphere. I love getting up…