The Disease of Being Busy | On Being

How did we create a world in which we have more and more and more to do with less time for leisure, less time for reflection, less time for community, less time to just… be?

Somewhere we read, “The unexamined life is not worth living… for a human.” How are we supposed to live, to examine, to be, to become, to be fully human when we are so busy?

This disease of being “busy” (and let’s call it what it is, the dis-ease of being busy, when we are never at ease) is spiritually destructive to our health and wellbeing. It saps our ability to be fully present with those we love the most in our families, and keeps us from forming the kind of community that we all so desperately crave.

Our overscheduled lives leave little time for contemplation and reflection. How do we enable each other to pause and reflect together and ask how our hearts are doing? Check out the article below!

Source: The Disease of Being Busy | On Being

The Daily Teacher Podcast – Episode 7 – Comparisons

The influence of Facebook and advertising have made us creatures that constantly like to compare ourselves to others. But in this podcast, I explore the importance of comparison only with ourselves. The grass is greener, RIGHT HERE!

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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 Daily Teacher Podcast – Episode 6 – Senses and Sense-ability

In this podcast, I talk about the experience of really focusing our senses to uncover a world of details that we usually miss. That and, I make a lame attempt at embarrassing my girlfriend. All this and more below!

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Did my description of the food at Planta leave you hungry? It should have! Check them out below:

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Stay tuned for a new podcast every week!

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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

You Never Know How Much Time You Have, So Forgive While You Can

We are all human and imperfect. We all make mistakes. And we all have limited time. Forgive the people in your life while you have the chance.

Source: You Never Know How Much Time You Have, So Forgive While You Can

Hitching a Ride on the Cosmos | Menas Kafatos | Pulse | LinkedIn

The universe and the human brain have something important in common. The inner workings of both are invisible. At this moment you have no perception of what’s happening in your brain; neural activity is unknown to the mind of the person to whom the neurons belong without the invention of brain scans to reveal that activity, and then only crudely. Imagine, being a master of a house and not knowing or seeing what is inside the house.

Source: Hitching a Ride on the Cosmos | Menas Kafatos | Pulse | LinkedIn

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck – The Power of Ideas

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.

It’s a peaceful philosophy that emphasizes non-attachment and the art of letting go.

But have you also considered that it might be able to help you not give a f*ck?

Yep, by practicing some simple Zen philosophies, you’ll be able to let go of little things that don’t matter so you can focus on what really does.

Source: Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck – The Power of Ideas

How to Fail at Life! | Brett Blair

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event.We do not fail overnight.Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices.

We do not fail overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices. To put it more simply, failure is nothing more than a few errors in judgment repeated every day. Now why would someone make an error in judgment and then be so foolish as to repeat it every day?

The answer is because he or she does not think that it matters.

Source: How to Fail at Life! | Brett Blair