The Power of Introverts....
The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are short and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to, reinforcing what we intuitively know but have somehow forgotten. Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal … Continue reading Buddhist Boot Camp
The God Shaped Hole.... A few months ago Oxford Dictionaries Online added the acronym FOMO to its catalog of words. FOMO stands for “fear of missing out”--it’s the anxiety that rises up in us when we think that we may be missing out on a party or an event or really any kind of social interaction. It’s … Continue reading The God Shaped Hole….
Demons' of War | Personal story of a Viet Nam Vet; personal experiences of the hell of war and it's persistent anguish....
The Political Compass | A test to measure where you stand in the political spectrum. The graph has a left-right axis for socialism vs free market economics and an up-down axis for authoritarian vs libertarian social views. I took the test.... Here is my graph....
» Learning to Sit Alone, in a Quiet Empty Room :zenhabits | It takes practice to sit still and do nothing, but it's good for us....
"Each day, we repeat movements, thought patterns, ways of interacting with others … and in this repeated practice, we are becoming (or have already become) good at these things." » Life as a Conscious Practice :zenhabits
Experimental Theology: The Slavery of Death: Part 16, To Destroy the Devil's Work | The author notes here that human institutions and organizations tend to take on a life of their own(like demonic forces....). I would give as an example how corporations are composed of real live people but together they become enslaved by the … Continue reading An article from the blog Experimental Theology…..
This looks like an interesting site for further exploration..... Kindred Kreators follows the Northern Way, which is a folk religion of the common people that focuses on functional spirituality for the good life.
Dire Wolves Within - Literature from Kindred Kreators
I was really touched by this video. Intersex is something I really know nothing about. Watching the video I can see that Maya suffers much pain but I was impressed with her courage, dignity, and grace....
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A couple of good articles I read today: Experimental Theology: The Slavery of Death: Part 11, The Pornography of Death and Experimental Theology: On Walden Pond: "For My Greatest Skill Has Been to Want But Little.". Also started reading Amazon.com: Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom eBook: Rick Hanson: Kindle Store
How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD - Media - GOOD | Is that a "yes" or a "no" ? Sometimes it's a "no" with the prior understanding that it is really a "yes". Oh my, this could get very confusing to a horny guy !
"To put it bluntly, slowing down and being aware are the keys to not peeing in the pool." (Ethan Nichtern) This quote is from an article giving some good ideas to make your time online worthwhile rather than a waste of time….
The internet is an essential component of daily living. A useful tool, source of information but there are pitfalls. Learn more about that here: Internet Addiction Guide.
Tikkun Daily Blog » Blog Archive » Guest Post: “Making the Internet Moral,” By Chris Stedman.
On Video Game Addiction | The Blackbird Press - I don't do video games but I would tend to agree based on my own ongoing experiences in the black hole of cyberspace surfing the web and lurking in chat room.... BBC NEWS | Technology | S Korean dies after games session BBC NEWS | Technology … Continue reading beware….
Could you communicate only through Twitter, Facebook and video chatting with your friends and loved ones for 30 days? One Portland, Ore., woman is in the process of finding out. Cristin Norine has embarked on a 30-day Public Isolation Project to learn how technology walls people off even while connecting them. Norine, who is living … Continue reading Anti-social media? (via Newspaper to New Media)