“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned …

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The greatest theft is not an object of possession which a thief robs from us; the greatest theft is one that we ourselves allow to be taken away. If we are happy, and someone takes something from us we found …

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The Most Important Things To Do With Your Life It is likely, and perhaps natural, that we ask ourselves what are the important things for us to do in life. When considering a job, vocation, or career, we would like …

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How often are we aware of our breath? How often do we consider that without breathing, we would not be living at all? Contemplating our lungs – breathing in – breathing out – has a way of bringing our mind …

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The Practice of Contemplation

Words have a peculiar function. They are meant to be useful for us to both process our thoughts and communicate them with others. But they also seem have a flexibility with them. As a word becomes more widely used it …

 

Our Changing Environment

The earth’s environment is and always has been in a state of change. In recent history it has become apparent that humanity’s impact upon the changing environment has rapidly quickened the rate of change in ways that we perhaps unprepared …

 

Is Mindfulness the Cure for Society’s Ills?

Within human society we are continuously looking for ways of applying certain models, formulas, and concepts to our lives in order to reach a better way of life. “Mindfulness” is a term applied to a practice of coming into stillness …

 

The 3 Most Influential Philosophers of the Past Year

Throughout our lives our perspectives and ways we view and live life are influenced by people from all walks of life. There are times that we encounter people who influence our thoughts more than others. Perhaps for you it was …

 

The Problem of Worry

What is that motivates or initiates us to worry? What are the things you worry about? We might look at individual instances and issues that we worry about. From finances (or debt and bills); relationships and how we’ve treated others; …

 

Why Are People Homeless?

We have plenty of building supplies, in fact, we have enough buildings. Yet, an estimated 100 million people on earth spend their nights on the streets or in places without shelter. Moreover, in an act of utmost stupidity, many cities …