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5 Common Misconceptions about Meditation

5 Common Misconceptions about Meditation

07/12/2019

“I’m not religious or spiritual” Meditation requires no faith in the supernatural. You can experience the benefits of meditation without subscribing to the belief of karma, reincarnation, or the afterlife. Anybody can sit on a cushion, close their eyes, and gently observe their breath for a few minutes. You don’t have to call yourself a Buddhist, ...

Bro, do you even voice text?

Bro, do you even voice text?

06/24/2019

Back in the day before everyone had iPhones I would spend hours on my Motorola Razr talking to friends late into the night or making prank pizza delivery calls on the landline. When texting and FB messenger came along, I quickly began to loathe the less nuanced form of communication. I felt there was too much ...

The Hydraulic Relationship Between Kickassery and Douchebaggery

The Hydraulic Relationship Between Kickassery and Douchebaggery

05/22/2019

When we meet someone we all make snap judgements about them, whether we like to admit it or not. Particularly in business, researchers have found that we tend to judge people on two areas – competence (skills) and warmth (social/emotional perception). Why is this so? If you think about it, it make sense. Warmth indicates ...

A Little Better than Being a Dog

A Little Better than Being a Dog

05/15/2019

Ajahn Chah, a renowned Buddhist master from Thailand, frequently pushed the buttons of his students to the point of infuriating them. One student visited Ajahn Chah and proclaimed that he had reached the first stage of enlightenment. Hearing this, Ajahn Chah replied, “That’s a little better than being a dog, I guess.” This was quite ...

A Spider on LSD and a Journey to Build the Perfect Web

A Spider on LSD and a Journey to Build the Perfect Web

05/11/2019

One day, a spider decides to weave the best spider web in the world. “I’m going to build the greatest web ever. It’s going to be unique. But first, I need to find my own true inner web-iness. I must find what it truly means to build a web.” Spidey embarks on a spirit quest. Like other spiders, he looks ...

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