Tagged: psychology

The power of Zen stories

There is a tradition in Zen Buddhism of recording short tales that are able to teach us about the world and make us question our preconceived notions in just a few words. Below are two such stories, one traditional and one contemporary, that might just give you a fresh perspective. The Tiger and the Strawberry #1 ‘While out walking one day, a man came across a tiger. He fled from the snarling creature, until he came...

Keep going

Wayne Gretzky once said: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” This is about going after what you want…  Sometimes I’m clouted with thoughts like “am I good enough to be here, to tell my stories, to write books, to publish them”, experiencing impostor syndrome. But then I tell myself “Stop it. Look at all your accomplishments. Think – you got where you are now for a reason. Face your challenges and don’t back...

‘Eleven’ don’t lie

What’s so special about the number 11, you might wonder. Read on and you just could be finding out. And yes, this entire post is about this one number… Since you’re still here, I must congratulate you for your patience so far and your thirst for KNOWLEDGE – even if it’s just interesting facts about the number that follows 10. So why not sit tight and grab a bowl of popcorn. Or eleven bowls, if you...

When we say ‘I’…what do we really mean?

When there’s no more room in hell – the dead will walk the earth. George A. Romero This evening I’m going to post the review of the book ‘Homo Deus’, Yuval Noah Harari. If you think the review is already written – you don’t know Ray well. When Rays says: ‘I’m on it!’ – that means she’s busy with doing absolutely nothing or anything else, because she’s definitely not writing the review. But I’ll post it....

A couple of words about Love…

Ok, I need more than a couple of words, but I’ll try to make it as short as possible. A new kind of Love – the Short WordPress Love. Yeah, this is how it is nowadays: f@ck you Shakespeare! we don’t need to write a novel to express our thoughts, feelings, emotions, plans to someone. […] via A couple of words about Love… — Becky All-Inclusive

Duality

Duality is found everywhere in nature. We usually call it ‘yin’ and ‘yang’. Yang is the energising, activating and motivating principle of life. Yin is the nourishing and building principle of life. Here some examples:  driving the car, playing sports, multitasking, drinking coffee, eating spicy, making deals/business is yang activities. It is also hot, bright, fast, dry, aggressive, male, daytime, sun.  sleeping, mediating, getting massage, eating oatmeal is yin activities. As well as it is cool,...

How all of us can achieve extraordinary things

Based on the book “Peak. How all of us can achieve extraordinary things”, written by Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. 
The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.” Roopleen Each of us has a dream....