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Dualism of Descartes

How the Dualism of Descartes Ruined Our Mental Health

When Nature (and God) Became Redundant Toward the end of the Renaissance period, a radical epistemological and metaphysical shift overcame the Western psyche. The advances of Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Francis Bacon posed a serious problem for Christian dogma and its dominion over the natural world. Following Bacon’s arguments, the natural world was now …

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How to Reduce Digital Distractions: Advice From Medieval Monks

How to Reduce Digital Distractions: Advice From Medieval Monks

Even Monks Had Regular ‘Drunk’ Minds   Medieval monks had a terrible time concentrating. And concentration was their lifelong work! Their tech was obviously different from ours. But their anxiety about distraction was not. They complained about being overloaded with information, and about how, even once you finally settled on something to read, it was …

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Buddhists have been practicing mental hygiene for millennia. The rest of us? Pretty darn smelly... Here are 5 clear steps to a squeaky clean psyche...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Mental Hygiene: 5 Clear Steps to a Squeaky Clean Psyche

Mental hygiene is a practice that is still exceptionally new to most of the world. While Buddhists have been at it for time out of mind (pun intended) the rest of us take meticulous care of our physical hygiene, yet neglect our minds to the point of misery, depression and general negativity in many cases. …

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Are You “Time Poor”? The Emerging Epidemic of the New Millennium (and How To Take It Back).

Are you ‘time poor’? Without even having to Google the term, you instantly know what it means, and most likely, the answer: yes. Most people are. There’s a great irony to be found in the way technology has affected society. People find it easier than ever to communicate with others halfway around the world, yet …

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A 4 year old, present for his dog's euthanasia, delivers an amazing truth about the reason why dogs don't live as long as humans.

Why Dogs Don’t Live as Long as Humans, Explained By A 4-Year Old

There is an old saying that tells us that dogs are our links to heaven. Anyone who has ever owned one knows this is true. Our relationship with these noble creatures stretches back all the way to pre-history, to times when we ourselves were still hunting and living off the land.  Ancient cultures worshiped them, …

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WARNING: Be on the lookout for the symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed, and it is possible that people...

Symptoms Of Inner Peace

By Saskia Davis, ©1984 Be on the lookout for the symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed, and it is possible that people, everywhere, could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what, up to now, has been a fairly stable …

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Steve Jobs gave away one parting gift at his funeral: "Autobiography of a Yogi", by P. Yogananda, a man truly versed on enlightened business practice.

15 Quotes on Enlightened Business Practice From Steve Jobs’ Number One Guru

According to The Business Insider, Steve Jobs only downloaded one book, ever, to his iPad 2: Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda. To those in the know, this should come as no surprise, as it was also his parting gift to all of the attendees at his funeral — the last gesture he made …

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The difference between breath-focused meditation and loving-kindness meditation are examined in this article by Dr. Katherine Blackwell.

The Science of Compassion: How Practicing Kindness Alters The Brain

As tempting as it is to hope that one meditation practice could be a panacea within the mind – meditate, and become more mindful! improve your attention! cure your depression! notice when those around you need help! – I have to admit that I know the brain doesn’t work this way. The skills you practice are the skills …

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Like it or not, online education is the future. The only question? The quality. Here's a list of 40 places to get a high quality online education, for FREE.

39 Free Online Education Hubs: High Quality Schooling From Home, for FREE

Looking for high quality FREE online education? You came to the right place. Here’s a fantastic list of 39 free online education hubs to provide some serious nourishment for your mind. You don’t have to leave your home, and you pay no money. Like it or not, free online education IS the future, because hey, …

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30 Carl Jung Quotes Guaranteed to Crack Your Idea of 'Reality' Wide Open

30 Carl Jung Quotes Guaranteed to Crack Your Idea of ‘Reality’ Wide Open

The word psychology comes from the Greek psychología, and translates, literally, as “study of the soul”. For anyone familiar with the practice, whether from an academic, professional or personal angle, this comes as no surprise.  Psychology is a continuous and direct engagement with the anatomy of emotion itself, one which, if practiced properly, uses the …

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9 life lessons based on a nameless monk's studies with a Taoist for 9 ½ years, & his travels to Asia & Australia in search of other meditation teachers... 

9 Powerful Life Lessons Learned from Studying With a Monk

When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and practicing Buddhist referred me to a Taoist monk who specialized in meditation and martial arts. I ended up healing myself of anxiety and stomach issues by doing meditation, and went on a great journey of self-discovery. Here are 9 lessons I learned …

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What Did the Buddha Have to Say About "Belief"? The Answer May Surprise You.

What Did the Buddha Have to Say About “Belief”? The Answer May Surprise You.

There are many who contend that Siddhartha Gautama, the man otherwise known as the Buddha, was an atheist, and that his original teaching, at its core, did not include concepts such as karma and reincarnation. Others are of the school of thought that he was an agnostic, neither avowing or disavowing such ideas, and resting instead in …

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22 Osho quotes (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh) that demonstrate why his still considered by many to be one of the most controversial mystics of the 20th century.

22 Osho Quotes (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh: The Most Controversial Mystic of the 20th Century)

There are few mystics of the last century who were as provocative as Wild, Wild Country’s Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Whether it was his fleet of Rolls Royce cars, the (very) serious legal troubles his following got into during the 80’s, his outrageous get-ups or his criticism of other notable figures such as Gandhi, Rajneesh was …

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