Mindfulness has gone mainstream. From education to healthcare, the corporate world to criminal justice, parliament to the military, this ancient Buddhist tradition has been reignited in the Western conscience as the old cure for modern ills. The practice encourages, mostly through meditation, the observation of present thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations in a non-judgemental way. By being more mindful, advocates argue we can develop life-changing … Continue reading Mindfulness Myth Will Make You Miserable
Our society both demands and values intensity. Emma Seppälä discusses how being motivated and adrenaline rushed is seen as highly important in our working lives. However, without downtime this can damage our health and immune system. In this fantastic clip, she demonstrates a simple breathing technique to help calm your nervous system and alleviate the symptoms and build up factors of stress. Try it and … Continue reading Stressed?
Strip it all back. Ethnicity, religion, nationality, name, age – who are you? Not what but who? Prince EA is a hugely popular modern thinker. In this segment he professes incredible insight into internal strife and its relation to the cycles of violence & war. Watch this video in full for something that will definitely have you thinking long after. Continue reading Who are You in the Deepest Sense?
Weekend musings. A profound and entertaining speech by the late Alan Watts on human nature & consciousness. Continue reading You’re. It.
Economist Larry Smith brazenly and eloquently debunks the excuses people make not persue their dreams & passion. This is an incredibly honest psychological analysis of the modern being. And offers an important insight into how we can avoid the pitfalls of 21st century life and thrive as creative, fulfilled human beings. Continue reading Why People Don’t Have Great Careers