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A Guide To Meditation

The most important thing is that we come to meditation with an open attitude, an attitude that is truly innocent, by which I mean an attitude that’s not colored by the past, by what we’ve heard about meditation through culture, through media, or through our various spiritual and religious traditions. We need to approach the …

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My One Decision

To say I’m on a self-help journey is the understatement of the year (how can I say this when the year’s just begun…?) About six months ago there was this book I randomly pulled off the library shelf called The Soft Addiction Solution. Even though the book seemed over-the-top self-helpish, it caught my attention and ended up …

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Self Doubt, Self Renewal

When you’re submerged in self-doubt, you feel as though you’re the only one in the world who’s ever come face to face with the demons of uncertainty. You can share this doubt with a friend or spouse, but you’re essentially alone, alone to work through it, to come to a resolution or to live with …

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Artists and the Specter of Spec Work

From the Artist’s Desk… At some point, every artist asks the same dreaded question: “Should I work for free?”  There’s entire websites devoted to the question of spec work (my favorite being shouldiworkforfree.com). Movements like AntiSpec and No! Spec works are gaining traction among the artistic/design communities. “Spec(ulative) work is a cancer with the design industry …

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What is Your Vision of Happiness?

Attaining Happiness: Vision and Discomfort Happiness means different things to different people but the common thread is gratitude and perspective. Why is it that two people placed in the same situation with the same resources can yield very different outcomes in a few years. It all comes down to the internal vision and their ability …

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The Western Example

Common among the comparisons made by medical missionaries are their stories of the many degenerative diseases common to modern Western culture but practically nonexistent in communities eating traditional foods. Nauru, a small Pacific island only twelve miles around, neatly underscores the differences between the Third World and the West.  In 1952 the Island’s natives had …

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A man’s home is his castle

It is a widely held fact that “a man’s home is his castle” – even if he does not live in an actual castle.  Faith Hill sang about it, so you’d best believe it.  We all know what she gets like when she doesn’t get what she wants. While castles themselves are often littered with …

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