Neal Harrington

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Zen Philosophy Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About It)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before.<p>If you grew up in the west, most of us …

The Reasons Why, Once We Start Worrying, Some of Us Just Can’t Stop

A certain amount of worrying is a normal part of life, especially these days with barely a moment passing without a disconcerting headline landing in …

Sleep Meditation for Energy Healing

This beautiful sleep meditation will help you drift to sleep with the power of your own positive healing energy. So that you can wake up feeling …

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

Want to Have More Creative Breakthroughs? Redesign Your Day According to This Step-by-Step Guide | Inc.com

You stare at a blank screen for what seems like hours, waiting for your brain to come up with a brilliant idea, and it never comes. There has to be a better way to brainstorm, right?<p>There is--and it might be as simple as doing the laundry.<p>In the new book <i>The Net and the Butterfly:</i> <i>The Art and</i> …

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

How to Boost Your Metabolism (Without Hitting the Gym)

In theory, understanding metabolism should be simple: The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories your body burns when performing chemical …

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

Here's What Happens When You Give Psychedelic Drugs To Spiritual Leaders

Researchers are working with religious teachers to better understand the healing potential of hallucinogens.<p>On April 20, 1962, a group of theology students and professors gathered outside Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, waiting for Good Friday services to begin. These particular services were to …

So You Want to Read… A Guide to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres

Science fiction and fantasy have never been straightforward genres. They encompass any number of weird, obscure, and wildly imaginative works of …

All perfectionists need to adopt this strategy for coping with failure and rejection

Any creative person knows that pursuing meaningful work also means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, you’re on top of the world, stepping out onto a stage, or hitting “publish” on a post. Then a disappointing email or a critical comment about your work sends you plunging into …

A New Study Explains the Psychology of the Worry Spiral

Raise your hand if this scenario sounds familiar at all: You’re supposed to meet a friend for coffee at one, let’s say. It’s now 1:10 and she’s not …

Beyond Orwell: 11 Illuminating Quotes From the Canon of Dystopia

George Orwell is suddenly, understandably en vogue — <i>1984</i> spiked on Amazon and then sold out, his scathing 1940 review of <i>Mein Kampf</i> has been dredged up, and reading groups are springing up like toadstools, eager to discuss the ways language can be manipulated by would-be tyrants in order to suppress …

Literature

Multiverse Astrology: Understanding Zodiac Signs in the Age of Quantum Physics

Multiverse astrology is traditional astrology, but it takes the recent discoveries in cosmology, astrophysics and quantum physics and uses them as a …

17 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Realize That Kindness and Compassion is the Only Answer

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in …

9 Essential Qualities of a Zen Mind (And How You Can Cultivate Each One)

Many of us are stressed out these days thanks to a fast pace of life. In a recent survey, conducted in the UK, a whopping 86 percent agreed that …

7 Science-Backed Learning Hacks to Help You Learn Anything Faster

How many times have you said to yourself that you’re going to do something but you end up not following through with it because you weren’t motivated …

Motivation

A psychology professor shares a 4-part system that will help you accomplish your goals

But it turns out that fantasizing about the future can actually drain energy away from putting your goals into practice.<p>"The more positively people think and daydream about the future, the less effort they put into realizing that future," Gabriele Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York …

5 Expert-Approved Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

And sleep deeper, while you're at it.<p>It's no secret that this new age of phones-as-extra-appendages, millennial ambition (read: the 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. hustle), and the resulting anxiety from both is taking a toll on our sleep. Ariana Huffington has made "the sleep deprivation crisis" her cause for …

Over 92,000 Facebook Users Shared This Mom's Post About Mental Illness

A Missouri mom is making headlines after she wrote a moving Facebook post about what it’s like to live with mental illness—in particular, anxiety and …

5 Scandalous Biographies of Your Favorite Children’s Authors

When she was a young woman, Margaret Wise Brown loved to “beagle,” an odd sport where hunters eschew horses in favor of running on foot with the dogs in pursuit of foxes. She covered dozens of miles per hunt, and was always happiest when she won the prize – a bloodied pelt. Brown would go on to …

Books

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

Physics

3 Positivity Mantras for a Calmer, More Confident You

Given our tumultuous political landscape and the less-than-cheerful time of year, it's safe to say we could all use a little positivity right now. …

Meditation

Krita Is a Fast, Flexible, and Free Photoshop Alternative Built by Artists

Windows/macOS/Linux: If you’re on the lookout for a digital painting tool and Photoshop is too expensive, Krita is a fast, free, and open source art …

'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

Want to Be Successful? Start Setting Embarrassingly Small Goals | Inc.com

Big goals sound sexy.<p>Take these for instance: <i>"My business is going to make $1 million this year,"</i> or <i>"we're going to grow our customer base by 40 percent,"</i> or even <i>"I'm going to launch three new products by year end."</i><p>All these aspirations seem great in theory, but they can actually do more harm for …

Self-improvement

Your New Habits Will Stick With These 5 Killer Strategies

Information overload is a creature that has been growing on the Internet’s back since its beginnings. The bigger the Internet gets, the more …

Productivity

Meet the Zen Master Who Taught Steve Jobs to Think Differently

I think we can all agree that Steve Jobs has influenced nearly everyone’s life. He has inspired incredible adulation and countless studies into his …

Elon Musk Is Preparing to Release “Brain Hacking Tech,” And He’s Not Alone

Elon Musk stated that updates regarding his neural lace, which is meant to augment the human mind, are coming next month. In October, Bryan Johnson …