The Third Metric for Success

Arianna Huffington… Again 🙂 Founder of the award-winning online publication, The Huffington Post, and recipient of countless accolades. By any measure, the vast majority of people would definitely associate Arianna with the term “successful”. But despite this she strongly believes that there is still one important and missing “metric” that defines one’s success. Beyond money […]

8 Ancient Beliefs

In a recent article in the Huffington Post, Alana Hall reported on 8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science. These beliefs are embraced in Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, part of which is dedicated to scientific breakthroughs that often […]

The Six Paramitas

After almost two weeks of articles about giving and the six paramitas, we come to a great video by Pema Chodron from a retreat she led in 1999 called, “Awakening Bodhichitta.” Bodhichitta literally means “heart-mind,” and is refers to awakening the mind of love, compassion, and awakening. The subject of the retreat is the training […]

The Perfection Of Concentration

The perfection of concentration is the next paramita in the series of articles on the six paramitas taught by the Buddha. Paramita is a Sanskrit word meaning “crossing to the other shore.” By practicing the paramitas of generosity, ethics, patience, diligence, concentration, and wisdom, we cross over to the other shore from ill-being to well-being, […]

The Perfection Of Generosity

In the previous post, The Power Of I Am, we saw that giving is one of the keys to experience the embodiment of God using the power of  I Am. In Buddhism, this corresponds to the perfection of generosity. It is one of the six paramitas or the practice of crossing over to the other […]

The Unexpected Journey Taken By The Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens today. As you probably know, the movie is based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel, The Hobbit or There and Back Again. The books was first released in 1937 to rave reviews and re-released in 1966 with illustrations by J. R. R. Tolkien (see below). The story in the book is […]

Wisdom For Living in the Present Moment

This came to me in an email. It contains much wisdom for living in the present moment. This is something we should all read at least once a week! Make sure you read to the end! Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. Wisdom For Living in the Present […]