Loneliness can affect everyone regardless of social standing, age or gender. You can't buy a cure for loneliness and you can't ignore it, like anxiety or depression. Some would argue that the way to stop feeling lonely would be to surround yourself with other people. But this doesn't work, because you can still feel lonely … Continue reading Why do you feel so lonely?
Have you ever found yourself in a bad situation were life just throws you a whole basket full of rotten lemons and says "Here ya go!" And now your just stuck with a bunch of rotten lemons. So what do you do? Don't take it lying down! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8ufRnf2Exc In the words of Cave Johnson " … Continue reading When the going gets Tough
Why is it so easy to stare at your phone for hours on end? A recent study found that texting and social media trigger the release of dopamine in your brain. Dopamine is commonly associated with pleasure but that isn't why you can't put down your phone. Dopamine plays another important role, it controls desire. … Continue reading DOPAMINE ADDICTION 😁👍🙌
Me: Snorlax! Why are you such a lazy piece of **** all the ####### time?! Snorlax: zzzzzzzzzzz I'm sure at one point in time or another we've all felt like snorlax. Sometimes it's hard to get up and get motivated. Especially when what you do all day is just eat and sleep; not unlike the … Continue reading THE OVER SLEEPER’S PARADOX
Solaire of Astora Have you ever been inside for a long time whether at home 0r at work and start to feel sad or depressed? But when you walk outside your mood instantly changes, well there is a reason for that. Sunlight isn't just good for our bones, it's good for our well being and … Continue reading THE POWER OF SUNLIGHT
Before I dive head first into this article I want to start by asking you the reader a question. How do you feel when you look at this picture? Chances are that you feel a sense of calm or adventure. I mean look at it, a beautiful tropical cove with an amazing waterfall. Yet to … Continue reading THE NEGATIVITY GENE
Take the Leap Have you ever been in a situation were you dislike something about yourself or your life. Then you turn around and say to yourself "I'm going to start a diet" or whatever the case may be. You say these things to yourself and then come next week you either haven't started the … Continue reading Don’t talk about it, BE about it.
The pupils of the Tendai school used to study meditation before Zen entered Japan. Four of them who were intimate friends promised one another to observe seven days of silence. On the first day all were silent. Their meditation had begun auspiciously, but when night came and the oil lamps were growing dim one of the pupils … Continue reading Learning To Be Silent – Zen Kōan
Hakuin used to tell his pupils about an old woman who had a teashop, praising her understanding of Zen. The pupils refused to believe what he told them and would go to the teashop to find out for themselves. Whenever the woman saw them coming she could tell at once whether they had come for … Continue reading Fire-Poker Zen – Zen Kōan
When Bankei held his seclusion-weeks of meditation, pupils from many parts of Japan came to attend. During one of these gatherings a pupil was caught stealing. The matter was reported to Bankei with the request that the culprit be expelled. Bankei ignored the case. Later the pupil was caught in a similar act, and again … Continue reading Right & Wrong – Zen Kōan