Posts tagged zen


Getting Rid of the ‘Mindful’ Myth

Sometimes we use words without thinking too much about what they mean or where they come from. And while it is true that in everyday communication, where we tend to speak very vaguely, the “gist of it” is generally enough…

March 30, 2011, by

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Mongering Hope

Deny Not Others Their Hope. Semi-occasionally, I glance at the blog by Andrew Sullivan. Not that this is his fault, as he’s quoting two other people having an online argument, but this post is grievously depressing. Essentially, it began with…

December 13, 2010, by

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Zen and English, Part 5: Intangibles

The Post of Intangibles The void of space represents that which is intangible. Though objects exist within this otherwise empty space, it is filled by neither water, nor air; it is for this reason that it is known popularly as…

December 10, 2010, by

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Zen and English, Part 4: Wind

The Post of Wind Wind represents not only the flow of air, but the sky itself; that which is real, which we can feel, but which cannot be held by the hand. We know it is there, we see it…

December 10, 2010, by

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Zen and English, Part 3: Fire

The Post of Fire Fire represents the agent of active change. Fire, originally a force for destruction, is used daily by mankind for the forging of metals, the heating of homes, and the illumination of city streets. It is a…

December 10, 2010, by

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Zen and English, Part 2: Water

The Post of Water Water represents motion, mobility, and subtlety. Water takes many forms, from oceans, to steam, to clouds, to rain, to raging torrents, to snow, to ice bergs, to tranquil lakes. Water follows the path of least resistance….

December 10, 2010, by

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Zen and English, Part 1: Earth

The Post of Earth Earth represents the foundation of knowledge. It represents facts, logic, and reality. Knowledge must begin with what is tangible to our human experience. This experience is defined by the human body. We may say that we…

December 9, 2010, by


Nietzsche, Zen and Slaps In The Face

Waking Up Your Mind So I was testing this new toy called StumbleUpon (new to me, anyway) and found a site called Raptitude. Here, I found a page with “40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From A Ruthless Nonconformist,” that nonconformist being Friedrich…

October 20, 2010, by


Eat when Tired, Sleep when Hungry

Do you sometimes do things which aren’t on point? Do you sometimes do the opposite of what you feel you should? Do you sometimes wonder why it seems you want to do one thing and yet you do another? Don’t…

October 7, 2010, by


The Mystery Component of Goal-Setting

Goal setting is great. A basic notion of planning and timelines will help you get a long with your colleagues and project partners. They will appreciate if you can tell them what you want, till when you want it to…

September 27, 2010, by


Why Helping Others is the Best Way to Spend Your Time

When we as people have fulfilled our basic needs like food and shelter, we are free to do other things. So, what are the options? Some people go fishing, others read a book, go dancing, do yoga, participate in public…

August 24, 2010, by