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How to make peace with your mind?

4 Mindfulness Lessons from a Buddhist Monk.
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After being a Buddhist monk for 12 years, Gelong Thubten became depressed. It was a shock for him. And for me, too, when he shared his story. I thought monks have it all figured out.

When we think we have arrived, we are stuck. We can always learn something new…


How to use this powerful tool for happiness

Why do I feel depressed after meditation?
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You have tried meditation a few times because you read everywhere how magical it is. It will fulfill all your dreams like feeling Zen, becoming smarter, more productive, and achieving your goals.

Meditation sounds like the magical pill to the life you want to live. …


How you can use micro meditation to reprogram your stress reaction.

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When was the last time you didn’t feel stressed? Still trying to remember? Me too!

No day passes without feeling at least a tiny bit guilty about the things I didn't get done. …


#2 Meditate with open eyes.

3 Meditation Tips You Have Not Heard of Yet
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3 monks meditate at the shore of a lake. One of them forgot his mat to sit on. He stood up and walked across the water to the monastery to collect it.

Shortly after, the second monk remembers he had forgotten to dry his clothes after washing. …


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Take These 4 Steps To Become an Active Co-Creator of Your Life
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If I could give my 21-year-old self any advice it would be to switch off auto-pilot and take control of your life. I was unconsciously living like a rubber ball — being pushed from one direction to the other by whatever life threw at me.

I was completely unconsciously living…


No — is a complete sentence. No justification needed.

How to say no and why, authentic self
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One of your family members calls you and asks if you can water their flowers for 3 weeks during the time they are on holiday. It’s a 50 km drive for you one way. Your weekly schedule is quite packed already.

You get a weird feeling in your stomach. You…


If you want to go faster, you have to slow down, first.

How to Stop Procrastinating for Real by Doing the Deep Work

Something is holding you back and you know it. It keeps stopping you. You know exactly what to do but you just can't get it done. You want to take the next step; you want to be consistent — nothing happens. Days and weeks are passing by.

We all have…


Believe me, 85% are never enough…

3 Life Lessons to Learn From The Ending of Netflix’s Sex/Life
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Now, fuck me!

Billie’s last words in the final episode of Netflix’s Sex/Life crushed the happy ending of a happily ever after in the suburbs of New York City.

We have seen Billie and her husband struggle in their marriage. Of course no Netflix drama without a third guy. …


Breathing is the easiest way of meditation.

4 Breathing Exercises That Instantly Calm Your Mind
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A master of tea ceremony in Japan accidentally bumped into a soldier. The tea master apologized politely. With great anger, the soldier demanded to settle the conflict in a sword duel.

The tea master had never fought before and didn’t know what to do. …


The present moment is all you ever have. — Eckhart Tolle

How to be more present
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A monk and his disciple are traveling through the mountains. They are walking for a while. It’s cold, and both hadn’t eaten for some time. The disciple didn't know where they were going. Feeling restless and exhausted he ask the monk:

‘Master, where are we going?’

The monk replied:

‘We…

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