But the First Noble Truth suggest that we should stay and acknowledge our suffering. If we don’t understand suffering, we can’t understand happiness. p. 28 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.
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We can very well make friends with our suffering as part of our effort to transform it. If we recognize it and call it by its true name, then we can make peace with it and not suffer as much. When we see the pain in the world caused by all the suffering, we want [...]
I don’t think Allen offers any new information, but, like all purveyors of productivity porn, repackages basic truths discovered so far back in History that we have no way of assigning proper credit. This is not to suggest that Allen is a hack or in any way misappropriating others’ ideas. Basic truths must be reinterpreted [...]
This morning I intended to delete Post Secret from my current blogroll. At the bottom of today’s posting, I found the above. I like to think this final postcard is a farewell message from the Post Secret universe.
We see ourselves everywhere because every moment we produce thoughts, speech and actions that continue us in the world. p. 25 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.
As I approach the mid-point of my 57th year on Planet Earth, I have lamented my lost years, those times in which I did not do great deeds, when, upon reflection of the previous 12 months, I found myself wanting them back so that I might do what I had intended to do at their [...]
Rule No. 14 – Eat Only Foods That Will Eventually Rot. Rule No. 15 – Eat Foods Made From Ingredients That You Can Picture in Their Raw State or Growing in Nature. Rule No. 16 – Go Food Shopping Every Week. Rule No. 17 – Buy Your Snacks At The Farmers’ Market. Rule No. 18 [...]
If someone asks you, “What happens when I die?’ you may help that person by asking, “What is happening to you in the here and now?” If we know what happens to us in the here and now, we can answer the other question very easily. We are undergoing birth and death right now. Rebirth [...]
Rule No. 1: Eat Food. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan I re-read Pollan’s book yesterday, selecting this time the new edition with illustrations by Maira Kalman and additional rules (there are 83 in this edition, up from 64 in the original) from readers since the book was first published in 2009. [...]
Tom Peters writes: Every Task Leader’s Job No.1 is Inclusion, Facilitation, Motivation … and Sales.
People aren’t just cooking anymore — they’re cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. Designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for — gasp — “monotasking.” His charming 3D-printed smartphone covers just might help.
Tom Peters writes: You … ARE … who you hang out with. What does that say about your day? (Try and add at least one outlier to your portfolio of contacts.)
Tom Peters writes: BIG change is always driven by a LITTLE group.
Saint Basil wrote: Who is a man of greed? Someone who does not rest content with what is sufficient. Who is a cheater? Someone who takes away what belongs to others. And are you not a man of greed? are you not a cheater? taking those things which you received for the sake of stewardship, [...]
[Raymond] Chandler had his own system for turning out The Big Sleep and other classic detective stories: “Me, I wait for inspiration,” he said, but he did it methodically every morning. He believed that a professional writer needed to set aside at least four hours a day for his job: “He doesn’t have to write, [...]
The four truths inter-are. p. 11 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.
Tom Peters writes: Consider: Tear up your necessarily long “to do” list. Instead spend the entire day concentrated on ONE thing that may make a big difference.
A Unified theory of mental pollution…
In my email box this morning from Tom Peters: It’s Monday. Monday = Fresh start. What will you do in the first 10 minutes at work which smacks of Renewal-Excitement? Well?