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12 little known laws of karma that will change your perspective on life

You’ve probably heard the phrase “karma is a b$tch!” before. Do you really know what karma means? It isn’t some sort of punishment, it’s actually more complex than that. In this post, we talk about the 12 official laws of karma and how they affect your life. 1) The Great Law. This is also known …

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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor has a stroke and figures out the mystery to life

In an incredible twist of fate, a Harvard-trained brain researcher had a stroke and lost access to half of her brain. Being trained in brain science, she was able to reflect on what was happening and ended up surviving to share an incredible insight. What she learned is truly remarkable. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is …

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A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism. While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually provides several benefits to everyone. For one, it brings a deeper form of love, freedom, compassion, and care, beyond what is readily imagined.  To clear up some misinterpretations about non-attachment, we’ve summarized an article …

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Marianne Cantwell: Why secretly being an outsider can be your greatest strength

I’ve spent most of my life feeling like an outsider. On the face of it, I’ve got all the credentials for “fitting in”. Growing up I was fairly competent at sport, school was always quite easy, I excelled at university eventually becoming a lecturer and managed to get a prestigious job as a management consultant. …

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12 Little Known Laws of Karma That Will Give You a Clear Perspective on Life

You’ve probably heard the phrase “karma is a b$tch!” before. But do you really know what karma means? It isn’t some sort of punishment, it’s actually more complex than that. In this post, we will talk about the 12 official laws of karma and how they affect your life. Keep reading! 1) The Great Law. …

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11 life lessons from Buddha (that will help you to understand yourself)

Gautam Buddha is at the center of Buddhist teachings, and his words of wisdom have been passed down over the millennia through oral teachings and written records. Buddha embodied the spirit of peace, acceptance, and non-attachment to material possessions, and through his messages, we can come to a better understanding of our spiritual and emotional …

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Scientists explain why “being wise” is the key to happiness and mental health

Wisdom is something that is hard to define or even quantify. Yet, for scientists, spiritualists, and philosophers, one thing is clear: Being wise has a direct link to happiness and well-being. A recently published paper in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry aimed to study the effects of wisdom and its association with mental health. Here’s …

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Hannah Arendt: How to love when deep down you’re scared of losing it

“Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but antipolitical, perhaps the most powerful of all antipolitical forces.” – Hannah Arendt All of us have enigmatic views on love. One way or another, we want it. And once we find …

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A Zen Master reveals the brutal truth about happiness in less than 2 lines

What does happiness mean to you? If you’re like most people, you believe that happiness involves: Being excited and passionate about life. Having stable circumstances in life. Being materially rich. Having close and quality relationships. But according to the Zen Buddhist Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, not only are these ideas of happiness wrong, but they …

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