What is zen?
To answer that question with words is impossible. And still, we try.
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”- Thich Nhat Hanh
The smallest things in life deserve our undivided attention. Not just tea.
Washing the dishes. The morning shower. Holding your special person’s hand. Eating a piece of toast.
Each of these moments is the chance to be fully present and see what is around you instead of being locked in your own brain.
Some say that…
Back pain can ruin your day, period. It wrecks everything. It makes food less tasty. It makes movies less enjoyable. Back pain can even stop you from having sex.
Unfortunately, it’s all too common in North America, so if you suffer from his agony, you’re not alone. The World Health Organization tells us that 60% to 70% of the world’s population will experience non-specific low back pain for large portions of their life. This sounds totally unacceptable, doesn’t it?
I used to be one of those people, trudging around with a nagging, burning ache in my lower back. I went…
It’s easy to miss the warning signs that a friend needs your help. You have your own struggles, and of course, they take up most of your attention.
That’s why it’s important to notice any unusual behavior in the people that you care about. One of your friends, family, or co-workers could be slowly inching their way to the edge of the cliff, and maybe they can’t do anything about it on their own. They might need a helping hand.
The world watched in shock yesterday as rescue crews dug through piles of collapsed servers and orphan blocks, desperately trying to reach the miners before there was a hard fork and their air ran out. “We are doing the best we can, but it’s too dangerous to move fast through this mountain of crashed servers,” Marty Graw told us.
As the lead for the rescue team, Mr. Graw has seen plenty of bitcoin mining disasters before, but none this bad. “We’ve pulled people out of the bubble before, but this one takes the prize.”
With bystanders kept behind barriers for…
Almost half of all relationships fail. Statistics tell us that over 40% of marriages end in disaster. Why do you think that is?
Could it be that the little day-to-day annoyances build up until the Love Boat sinks under their weight?
I’m in a 27-year-long relationship that’s thriving, and I want to share with you the one biggest thing that keeps us going through thick and thin. And the good news is, it isn’t complicated, hard to learn, or confusing in any way.
It really is the simplest things that make our marriage antifragile.
While it takes work and patience…
Most people are defenseless when it comes down to a physical confrontation on the street, in the parking lot, or at the front door while they’re trying to get their keys out. It isn’t because they don’t own a gun or don’t have a taser.
It’s because they’re not mentally prepared.
If you found yourself in a close-quarters fight, would you know what to do? Ninety-nine percent of people would have to admit that they have no clue how to fend off an attacker.
So even if you don’t want to be John Wick, it could pay off big time…
This is the second in a series of These Can’t Be True Stories, based on the ramblings of people I know, have worked with, or overheard talking at the cubicle farm.
Disclaimer: The author is not in support of illegal or harmful behavior. Identities and locations have been changed or left out. Truth is optional. Read at your own risk. If you think this story is about you or someone you know, it isn’t. Never feed wildlife! It leads to aggressive encounters and destroys the animal’s normal feeding habits, causing them to suffer in the long run. …
Every day, there’s another story about how Americans are saying no to the office. It sounds like a dream come true. But is it realistic at this stage of the game for millions to abandon their jobs?
No, it’s not- because a huge percentage of the population doesn’t work at a desk to start with and never will. This study claims that up to 36% of the workforce might be able to work from home. I think that number is a little high.
Maybe you’re one of those that can leave the rest of us and go to live your…
Want to start meditating cause that’s what all the cool kids are doing? Great! Follow the simple steps in this article and you’ll be able to reach a state of supreme enlightenment within a week or two.
Before you start, you want to know what’s in it for you, right? A solid daily meditation practice can give you all of these great things:
I remember living before this. And I’m not the only one. But, are we just fooling ourselves, or is there something to the idea that we live more than once?
“Death means change our clothes. Clothes become old, then time to come change. So this body becomes old, and then time comes, take young body.” — Dalai Lama
There is a ton of evidence for reincarnation being real. This is credible research, over thousands of cases, with corroborating facts of the lives that these people supposedly lived before.
If you would like to keep an open mind and explore the…