A Zen Master Reveals the Giveaway Signs of a Toxic Person and the Most Powerful Way to Deal With Them – Ideapod blog

“The deeper your present moment peace gets, the easier it’ll be to react non- passionately when confronted with hostility. As this gets better, you can begin to realize more deeply just how much someone has to be suffering internally in order to have such harsh reactions. With enough insight, you can develop your empathy and compassion based off this knowledge and these also help you remain even more peaceful in the present moment.

Eventually, with enough compassion and insight on your side, you can begin to extinguish the fires of hostility by extinguishing anger with patience and understanding… It’s hard to continue treating someone harshly when they continue treating you well. In helping them relieve these feelings, you not only help them but you also help yourself, since you no longer have to deal with them as they were.”

Source: A Zen Master Reveals the Giveaway Signs of a Toxic Person and the Most Powerful Way to Deal With Them – Ideapod blog

The Daily Teacher Podcast – Episode 9 – This Too Shall Pass

In today’s podcast, I talk about those really horrible days where everything seems to go wrong…and some strategies to deal with them.

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Some important stuff:

Intro Music: “Take a Chance” from Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod. Released: 2013.

Outro Music: “DarxieLand” from Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod. Released: 2013.

Check out Kevin’s other music at http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/collections.php

The One Quote That Will Make You Proud To Be A Sensitive Person – Ideapod blog

“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.” – Anthon St. Maarten

Source: The One Quote That Will Make You Proud To Be A Sensitive Person – Ideapod blog

4 Simple But Powerful Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety – Hack Spirit

Humans are sensitive creatures. We crave acceptance, affection and most of all, love. We all thrive on these things and seek comfort in them.

But when our world is clouded by stress, negativity, and pain it’s hard to see the good in the world and in those people around us. We may find it difficult to not only find the love and affection we crave, but to accept it as well. Eventually all that stress can build up and not only cause us mental anguish, but physical harm as well.

Here are 4 mindful ways to get rid of the stress in your life and be happy:

1) Don’t Take Rude Comments to Heart.
2) Fill Your Life With Positivity.
3) Learn to Love Yourself.
4) Let Go of the Past.

Read more at: 4 Simple But Powerful Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety – Hack Spirit

Why It’s Time for Humans to Slow Down | Heleo

Compassion and altruism are the keys to creating a better future and understanding what it means to be alive during humanity’s greatest crisis.

“If there’s a rhinoceros coming at a group of people full speed, everybody gets up and runs. If you say, ‘There’s a rhinoceros coming in 30 years,’ people will ask, ‘What’s the problem?’”

Source: Why It’s Time for Humans to Slow Down | Heleo

25 Incredibly Rare Photos of Famous Authors (With Their Best Quotes) – Ideapod blog

Amazing! Which one resonates most with you?

Source: 25 Incredibly Rare Photos of Famous Authors (With Their Best Quotes) – Ideapod blog

Why Acceptance Isn’t Passive and How It Leads to Positive Change – Hack Spirit

What do you do when difficult emotions come your way? If you’re like most people, you probably try to avoid or even fight against these negative feelings. This seems like the most logical thing to do.

 However, many people overlook the idea of accepting emotions. Psychology has found that learning to accept and embrace difficult emotions is a far better strategy in the long run.

The problem is, it can be difficult to know how to go about this in the right way.

So today, we’re going to talk about 3 myths of acceptance and why these myths are thwarting you from practising acceptance properly.

Source: Why Acceptance Isn’t Passive and How It Leads to Positive Change – Hack Spirit