Another Way of Looking at Fatigue and Depression Original Essay by Charles Eisenstein Depression, anxiety, and fatigue are an essential part of a process of metamorphosis that is unfolding on the planet today, and highly significant for the light they shed on the transition from an old world to a new. When a growing …
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Original story written by Linda Eliasen at Quartz Two months ago, I quit my job at Dropbox because something was very wrong. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew that I was broken and that I just needed to go. I already look back at that girl like she’s someone else–like I’m watching …
I stumbled on this young YouTuber that my daughter follows called Connor Franta. He has a lot of good things to say about living an authentic life. Man, these millennials are way ahead of the curve. So much wisdom for such a young age. I wish someone would have given me this kind of advice …
I had just moved to Houston, Texas from Los Angeles. I had just discovered spiritual things, and was looking to switch from an ambitious “I have to be a success” path to more of a spiritual path, but I had no idea how to do that. I was still very much practical and was trying …
Abraham talks about why how you feel in this moment is the most important thing, and how it creates your future. How this moment is everything and everything in the future is created from it. This is so true! usually we feel like victims of circumstances, trapped in our situations not realizing that it’s a continually created thing. And how many times do we sacrifice the moment for tomorrow thinking that tomorrow will be better. then tomorrow we do the same thing. Anyway, they say it better so have a listen. Please leave a comment sharing what what you think.
Watching children play is watching masters at work. They get it. For years, I lived off my belief that LIFE was meant to BE HARD. I got the degrees, won the awards, got married, had the perfect home and still something was missing.
Find Peace First The other day when I was freaking out about my latest crisis, I realized that fixing this external thing that I was worried about was not going to solve the real problem. The real problem is fear and the only true solution is to find peace. In our society we are taught …
I recently received a letter from an Atlanta Falcons player who told me he quit the NFL not long after reading my book The Secret of Shelter Island.
“I realized I was living someone else’s dream, not mine,” he said. “The truth is I haven’t enjoyed football since high school.”
Some might be surprised that anyone would walk away from all that money and celebrity. But perhaps he’s an existentialist. They recognize the dangers of living an inauthentic life.
Who, exactly, are the existentialists and what do they know?
Existentialism is a philosophical movement that came about in the late-19th century. It is not some abstract set of theoretical truths. Rather it is a no-nonsense philosophy that encourages you to take a hard look at your life and ask two essential questions: Who am I and how shall I live?
Leo doing minimalist work. Photo courtesy of Norman Taruc. “It’s not the work which kills people, it’s the worry. It’s not the revolution that destroys machinery it’s the friction.” ~Henry Ward Beecher Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. How much of your day is spent doing administrative tasks, and not …
By Kute Blackson We live in amazing times, we can build big buildings, invent the internet, send people walking across the moon, create fancy Iphones, keep breasts young forever, make vitamins to give you energy, and Viagra to keep it up and Prozac to keep it down, build bombs to wipe out millions in a …