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Buddhism is unlike many of the other religions. Why? Because it doesn't GIVE you the answers. It suggests instead, that you inquire in a different manner...

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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What is 'eating mindfully'? Here are 5 simple tips to practice that will greatly improve your relationship with both yourself, and your food.

The Fine Art of Eating Mindfully: 5 Practices to Improve Your Relationship With Food

It is safe to say that vegetarianism, almost totally unheard of in the west only a few decades back, has since swept the globe. North Americans want healthy, meat-free diets, and they want the food that comprises those diets to be easily and readily available on supermarket shelves, at local vendor stands and, yes, even …

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Roald Dahl & Shel Silverstein on Thinking Beautiful Thoughts

“When I was a young man and was prone to speak critically, my father would say: ‘Cynics do not contribute, skeptics do not create, doubters do not achieve’.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley Everyone knows, intuitively, that art precludes science. Everyone knows the poet is better at distilling the truths of the universe than a team of …

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The Founding Fathers openly acknowledged their debt to Native American Spirituality for the structure of the democracy they crafted.

A Primer on Native American Spirituality: It’s History, Influence & Legacy

“Benjamin Franklin, Tom Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, among others, openly acknowledged their debt to Native Americans for the structure of the democracy they crafted. The same revolutionary concepts of government they learned from the Indians were later exported to Europe, where they were carried directly by Thomas Paine.” A Badly-Needed 21st Century Tonic …

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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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Silence is a virtue. One that is far too overlooked in western culture. Help bring it back by simply quitting the conversations that don't matter.

In Defense of Silence: 3 Reasons to Quit Having Conversations that Don’t Matter

“Our young people, raised under old rules of courtesy, never indulged in the present habit of talking incessantly and all at the same time. To do so would have been not only impolite, but foolish; for poise, so much admired as a social grace, could not be accompanied by restlessness. Pauses were acknowledged gracefully and …

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Bruce Lee quotes abound across the web, yet many fail in giving a feel for the true depth of the man's mind. Here are 25 Bruce Lee Quotes that do just that.

25 Bruce Lee Quotes on Mastery, Martial Arts & Consciousness

Bruce Lee was a phenomenon. When he emerged into stardom in the early 1970’s, the world was blown away. A martial artist at the top of his form, a captivating presence on film and in person, he was humble, intelligent and well-spoken, a combination that successfully shattered the one-dimensional stereotype of the Chinese people as …

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Winston Rowntree, the creator of viruscomix.com has created a spot-on depiction of REAL maturity and the behaviours associated with it: The Maturity Climb.

One of the Truest Artistic Depictions of REAL Maturity You’ll Ever See…

We don’t normally share too many comics or picture-posts, but every once in a while something comes along that is simply too good — and too TRUE — to pass up. Winston Rowntree, the talented artist and creator of viruscomix.com has been kind enough to allow us to feature an amazing graphic that he created that does …

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These 30 mind-bending Carl Jung quotes, painstakingly gathered from a number of sources, will give you a taste of the uncharted territory the psychologist spent his life attempting to map.

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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On Eating & Drinking

Then an old man, a keeper of an inn, said, “Speak to us of Eating and Drinking.” And he said: Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light. But since you must kill to eat, and rob the young of its mother’s …

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Native American genealogy has been of great interest to certain research groups for a number of years. Why? Studies recently confirmed an amazing truth.

DNA Testing Proves Native American Genealogy To Be Unique

The systematic destruction of the Native Americans, First Nations, Metis and Inuit people and their entire way of life was not only one of recorded history’s greatest tragedies, but, as with the slave trade, deeply spiritually wounding to all involved. The utter decimation of their culture is one of the most shameful aspects of our …

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Studies from as far back as the 70s have hinted that it's our unconscious mind that's running the show 95% of the time -- and that's in those of us who...

Think You’re in Control? Think Again, Literally. How the Unconscious Mind Runs Your Life and How to Undo It.

“What are the wounds in your mind around which your thoughts revolve? The thoughts to which your mind constantly returns will be your basic weakness.” ~ Osho Studies from as far back as the seventies show that our brains begin to prepare for action just over a third of a second before we consciously decide …

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We hear all about the potential benefits of meditation, but is it possible for this ancient practice to have a downside? As is often the case with westernization, it appears secular meditation and yoga teachings may have been stripped of many of their darker aspects. Here is some compelling evidence.

Does Meditation Have A Downside? An Interesting Look at Some Compelling Evidence

I’ve spent a lot of time the past few weeks thinking about the limitations of mindfulness and the potential benefits of non-mindful activities like mind-wandering. I’ve done this deliberately, not to make myself feel better about a dry period in my own meditation practice, but to address a blind spot in my thinking. I am a fan of the neurodiversity perspective …

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Innovative, strange & unsettling, "The Egg" is a short story by Andy Weir; a popular online tale for years, often uncredited, "The Egg" will leave you...

“The Egg”, a Short Story About Death, The Universe & Everything

“If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.” ~ Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You …

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