Most people sleepwalk through their life feeling a loss of who they are, busying being what they think they should be.
After reading Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, there are many lessons that resonated deep into the core of my being that helped me to realize what truly matters to me.
Young 25-year-old Eckhart Tolle was riding the train on his way to university when we sat across from a woman who happened to be mumbling to herself in anger. He thought she was absolutely crazy and everyone else did too as no one…
Non-action can allow you to awaken to your being. Doing less is more.
Taoist follow the notion of “wuwei” or nonaction. This does not mean you actually doing nothing at all. But, you allow yourself to flow with the naturalness of your life — even better allow spontaneity. Forcing yourself to move in a certain direction goes against nonaction. Really, it’s to flow and be as fluid as water.
Here are 5 quotes to help you gain the perspective of becoming like water to release the power you already have within you.
This is more about tackling your entire to-do…
Are you ready to challenge your perspective? Hop through the looking glass and see the world differently? Maybe in ways that you might have never thought of. Or maybe in ways that you may still not understand. Or maybe in ways that aren’t as they really seem.
These three books have changed my mind through a various lens that will encourage you to challenge your perspective against what you may think you know.
So long, low standards.
After watching Record of Youth, The Start-Up, It’s Okay to Not be Okay, Sweet Home, and True Beauty, my standards for relationships have climbed an even higher level of fantasy.
But are these unrealistic expectations?
Each show plunges you into a whole new world of drama. There's one thing that shows throughout each relationship is offering unconditional love and care.
Personally, these shows have helped me realize how low my standards are for myself in general.
Record of Youth follows the life path of the obstacles various characters pursuing their dreams of becoming a model…
Have you ever thought about the mysteries of your mind? What is the importance and existence of our consciousness? Or what is the meaning of consciousness?
Our minds are seemingly more complex and more profound than we think we know.
With the birth of LSD and the exposure of Psilocybin mushrooms, there have been decades of studies exploring other realms of our consciousness.
Steve Jobs even claimed to have experimented on his own and mentions his experience:
“Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to…
Have you ever confided in a loved one about a problem? And their response only made you feel worse than before?
Conversations with my loved ones became increasingly distant. However, after I became aware of these seven conversation habits — things began to change.
In How to Talk, so Kids Will Listen. And Listen, So Kids Will Talk discusses seven ways to destroy connection with not just children but also everyone around us.
Here are the seven habits that block you from a deeper connection and what the best responses are instead.
When you have been denied your feelings as…
Yes, you read that right — studies have shown that nearly 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail.
They resolve to become more fit. They buy a gym membership, start a list of healthy recipes, and buy all vegetables when they grocery shop.
However, their time at the gym begins to lessen then suddenly. They try to opt-out of that membership. They begin to lose track of time and opt for fast-food instead.
Because people often miss something huge for sticking with a goal.
And that’s their mindset.
Here are 5 ways to strengthen your dedication to your New…
At the dinner table, my mom brought up an old friend's experience in middle school.
When I had plans to hang out with other friends, this girl started to throw a fit. She screamed and cried until she was invited or until I ditched them to spend time with her. She took advantage of my friendliness.
We got in fights and argued. She would call me names, and I would fire them right back at her. She influenced and encouraged rebellious acts, and I went along with it because it was exciting. …
“In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived, looked around and wrote down observations, that this right hand moved then as it does today, when we may be wiser because we are able to look back upon our former condition, and for that very reason have got to admit the courage of our earlier striving in which we persisted even in sheer ignorance.” — Franz Kafka, The Diaries 1910–1923
Three filled Journals later, and I can finally say that I have journaled for one year. I made this commitment to myself at…
Although published in 1947 and a piece of fiction, The Plague by Albert Camus still eerily reflects how we reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic today as if it is a pattern that we need to recognize.
Here are 4 examples throughout the novel that align with what we can learn of the pandemic today.
When the town of Oran suddenly is bombarded with dead rats scattered everywhere in public, Doctor Rieux believes that this is a sign that there is something wrong.
After the rats' following deaths, people start to feel sick, and soon, many deaths begin to rise. …
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