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How to Free Yourself From Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives -- so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about achieving success. Yet when we set our minds to do something seemingly simple -- losing weight, giving up a bad habit, acting nicer to people, and so on -- …

The Challenge of Depression After a Spiritual Awakening

Becoming spiritually awakened for most people is not a one-time experience and forever after they are awakened and free. People have Near Death Experiences, enlightening dreams, visitations of relatives from the other side, meditation and prayer experiences which uncover their normal awareness to a …

Spirituality

A minimalist shares 10 things we can opt out of to make our lives more simple

We think we can't live without these things, but actually, we can.<p>We can opt out.<p>Think about how busy our lives have become. Think about how distracted we've become.<p>Think about how many things needlessly pull on our attention, our time, our money, our sanity.<p>We have let these things overcome us, …

Minimalism

What’s the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

<b>By Deepak Chopra, MD</b><p><b>The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose</b> …

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

Creativity

The Taoist View of the Universe

At the very roots of Chinese thinking and feeling there lies the principle of polarity, which is not to be confused with the ideas of opposition or …

Spirituality

There is No 'I': How the Brain Creates the Narratives of Your Life

There is No 'I': How the Brain Creates the Narratives of Your Life<p>Your brain creates all the narratives in your life, from fear to loneliness to …

Mindfulness
Mindfulness

Declutter & Destress: “Live Tiny” in Your Not-Tiny House

<b>“Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.” ~John Petit-Senn</b><p>I love the tiny house movement because it embraces simple living and …

Minimalism

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

Meditation

A minimalist shares 17 tips for decluttering your life

That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.<p>The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals ... today I want to share a few ideas for rules to help you get decluttered and …

Minimalism

14 people share the things that helped them deal with depression

Depression isn’t something that can be instantly cured. There’s no one magic pill that will resolve things forever. One therapy session won’t …

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious opportunity. Each morning is a new beginning, and each sunrise brings with it an opportunity for renewal and …

Meditation

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Writing

6 Insightful Reflections on How to Change for the Better

<i>By Meghan Rabbitt</i><p>We all want to evolve. That desire is what drives most of us to work toward becoming better versions of ourselves. Year after year, we painstakingly peel back the layers to get to the heart of who we really are and who we aspire to be. But as anyone who has ever spent time feeling …

Meditation

Alan Watts – 101 Quotes to Celebrate 101 Years of Influence

Alan Watts (Jan 6, 1915 – Nov 16, 1973) was a philosopher known for opening Western minds to Eastern wisdom. He called himself an entertainer, rather …

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …

Spirituality

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

Consciousness

Test your knowledge of Baruch Spinoza [quiz]

This December, the OUP Philosophy team has chosen Baruch Spinoza as their Philosopher of the Month. The seventeenth century philosopher was seen as a …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

Pomodoro Technique

An 8-Step Guide To Tapping Into Your Spiritual Side Today

I grew up in a secular household, and I thought this was pretty awesome as a kid. After all, I got to sleep in every weekend because I never had to …

The Art of Living & Dying

This is Philosophy’s Double-edged Sword…<p>“When Plato’s Socrates states in the <i>Phaedo</i> that philosophy is <i>melete thanatou</i> –that is to say, an intense …

How to Make a Movie | Expert photography blogs, tip, techniques, camera reviews

Not too long ago, just about the only people who had the ability to make a movie were studios and production companies which had the budget, …

Filmmaking

7 Simple Daily Actions That Will Make You Happier and More Productive

Happiness and productivity are birds of a feather. When you’re happy, you’re more productive, and when you’re more productive you’re happier. Like …

Happiness

Want Real Fulfillment and Happiness? 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life | Inc.com

The research is in: Simplicity is the fast track to happiness, health, productivity, and success. How so?<p>The lessons of meditation.<p>Meditation is training in <i>simplicity</i>, reducing distractions, first by physically removing them and in advanced stages by mentally removing them. "A particularly …

Minimalism

10 Filmmaker Apps You Should Own

<b>Film production can be a gruelling task. Pre-production, on-set, in the studio; all environments have 100s of challenges unique to there own.</b> …