Who Rules Our Decisions or the Neuroscience of Free Will

Being free, is the power to have the choice. Turns out to create this freedom within ourselves is hard work and a muscle one has to build (see brain science stuff below). The muscle is the muscle of awareness and of mindfulness. Being present in every moment. Truly open and not fixed by our trained…

Purpose of Our Lives – Revisited

Purpose of Our Lives (revisited) I have learned a lot over the years from Anthony “Tony” Robbins. His insight and keen understanding have helped me in different stages of and aspects of my life. Similar after a few years ago discovering Brendon Burchard’s YouTube channel I have appreciated another voice of giving direction. Tony and…

Mindful Relationships

Marriage – Not the Honeymoon You Signed Up For “…Mindful love is not needy. A healthy intimate relationship is like two rings coming together, overlapping just in the middle. There’s a common space in the center containing mutual joy and responsibility; nonetheless, there are also the two sides that allow room for individuality… A marriage…

The Purpose of Our Lives

I have learned a lot over the years from Anthony “Tony” Robbins. His insight and keen understanding have helped me in different stages of my life and different aspects of my life. Similar after not too long ago discovering Brendon Burchard’s YouTube channel I have appreciated another voice of giving direction. Contemplating on Tony’s and…

Learning

Reminder XXI. Learning Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.   Pema Chödrön

Calming Down – Reminder IV

Reminder IV. Calming Down In, Out. Deep, Slow. Calm, Ease. Smile, Release. N O W N E S S Present Moment, Wonderful Moment

Completeness

If you speak of gain and loss, you are a person of gain and loss. Don’t you see? The full glass is a full glass, the half full glass is a half full glass. Adapted from The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dōgen’s Three Hundred Kōans translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi and John Daido Loori, with…

Calming Down – Reminder III

Reminder III. Calming Down Breathing in, I calm my body, mind,  thoughts, actions and words. Breathing out, I smile. Present in this moment, I know this is a wonderful moment 😉

Putting an End to Anger

Pay attention to the kindness in the other person! If the other person is unkind in action, but kind in words, or vice versa, pay only attention to the kindness and not the unkind. If you can not locate kindness in the other person at all, have compassion: The other person is greatly suffering and…