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Natural presence and embodiment

Natural presence and embodiment

A nice interview about experience and embodiment.

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The power of empathy

The power of empathy

Empathy is when we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. You have to connect with something in yourself, that mirrors the feelings of others. Empathy is the ability to take the perspective of…

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Wind

Wind

A nice little animated movie showing people who complies to harsh conditions.

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Work

Work

A nice short film about work and reification.

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

I just re-read “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach and i have to say that the book keeps amazing me in its simple profoundness. In particular in regards to my taiji practice the book inspires new thoughts on how to learn and develop skill. “He…

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A buddhist love paradox

A buddhist love paradox

We experience romantic love within the context of these three aspects of creation. We suffer most when we are in fear. Sometimes the pain can seem insurmountable…we can seem alone in the vast expansive universe. Yet, at its core, suffering is an illusion. Our fear…

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Going to Pieces without Falling Apart

Going to Pieces without Falling Apart

Some of my favorite quotes from “Going to Pieces without Falling Apart” by Mark Epstein. This is one of the books that has inspired me the most to work with “letting go” and consciousness practices. “We are looking for a way to feel more real,…

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Zen Body-Being

Zen Body-Being

One of my favorite quotes from “Zen body-being” by Peter Ralston. The book is an easy read introduction to Cheng Hsin Body-Being work and deals with pursuing an effortlessly effective use of the body. “Your perception of the world around you is not necessarily the…

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Le petit prince – the fox

Le petit prince – the fox

My favorite passage from “Le petit prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, dealing with the issue of domestication as a two-way process. It was then that the fox appeared. “Good morning,” said the fox. “Good morning,” the little prince responded politely, although when he turned around…

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Language as a Window into Human Nature

Language as a Window into Human Nature

A great RSA animate production about language games.

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