15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

Here is a list of the 15 things you should give up to be happy from Luminita Saviuc, The Purpose Ferry When she first post this on Facebook, it went viral and she was offered a book contract based on it (see below). She writes: Here is a list of 15 things which, if you […]

Lightening Your Load

These word of wisdom today come from Luminita Saviuc – The Purpose Ferry about lightening your load. We started doing this about a year ago and our project virtually came to a halt when my son and his now wife found their own place to live. Our garage, closets and storage space are all filled […]

Release and Let Go

This exercise to release and let go is part of a 21-day Happiness Challenge from Luminita Saviuc, also known as the Purpose Ferry. According to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (if my memory servers me :)), the Buddha taught that the third and fourth elements of the first foundation of mindfulness in the Satipatthana Sutra […]

Forgiveness Exercise

This forgiveness exercise is part of a 21-day Happiness Challenge from Luminita Saviuc, also known as the Purpose Ferry. Forgiveness is a theme that has appeared frequently in these pages. You may recall the article I wrote called A Prayer of Forgiveness in which I told the story of forgiving my brother after many years […]

The Teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

For more than thirty years now I have been following the teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, known as Thay by his followers. You can’t imagine the sadness I felt when I learned that he is in ill health. I took the longest walk since the onset of my cancer last December yesterday with […]

26 Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi

These 26 lessons from Mahatma Gandhi are for you to contemplate and investigate in your lives. The come from the Purpose Ferry, Luminita Saviuc. Luminita is a former employee of Mindvalley who has achieved an enormous degree of success on her own. She is a gifted writer and speaker from Romania. On her blog, she […]

26 Lessons from Gandhi

Here is another article from the lovely Luminita Saviuc, a former Mindvalley person. In this her article, she listed 26 lessons from Gandhi and commented on each one. I am just going to quote the lessons and you can view her comments on the 26 life changing lessons from Mahatma Gandhi. 1. An ounce of […]

27 Lessons From Eckhart Tolle

Between 2004 and 2008, I read books by Eckhart Tolle as fast as they came to my local library. I found his teachings to be quite wonderful and inspiring. I remember listening to The Power of Now in the car on the way up to Eugene, Oregon with my daughter as we drove to the […]

Dan Gilbert On The Science Of Happiness

This Ted Talk offered by Dr. Dan Gilbert on the science of happiness, author of Stumbling on Happiness is on the science of happiness. One of the surprising findings in Dr. Gilbert’s talk is that people who win the lottery are as equally happy with their lives as people who become paraplegic one year later! Another surprising […]

Forgiveness Can Turn Wounds into Wisdom

The words of wisdom in this video can teach us that forgiveness can turn wounds into wisdom. As you may know, forgiveness is an important aspect of the path to well-being. We have seen many articles on forgiveness and learned how Meditation Promotes Forgiveness and saw haw Jack Kornfield talked about The Heart Of Forgiveness. […]