Beginner’s Mind as my mantra

I have worked with key words and recently mantra words in order to easier focus on what truly matters to me. During the weekend I realized that what I'm striving for is the concept of Beginner’s Mind. My current three mantra words are open-mindedness, presence (here and now) and gratitude. These words can, at least … Continue reading Beginner’s Mind as my mantra

Beginner’s Mind

Linda Eskin links to my post Your teacup is full (Empty your cup) from her post Beginner’s Mind – The Power of the Empty Teacup. Linda places the story in an Aikido context. I like her conclusions. Beginner’s Mind is a sense of wonder, about skills, places, things, people, and even about ourselves. Practice it … Continue reading Beginner’s Mind

Living Naked (eBook)

Dayne Herren over at TheHappySelf.com has released a free eBook titled Living Naked: Personal Transformation Through Bare Simplicity. “Living Naked” is a philosophy of living that strips down living to reveal our natural state of happiness. It is about “getting naked” or simply, back to the basics of BEING. The aim of this philosophy is … Continue reading Living Naked (eBook)

LESS – Accomplishing More by Doing Less

I got a copy of LESS - Accomplishing More by Doing Less by Marc Lesser at Øredev 2009. The book is described like this: Discusses the benefits of doing less in a world that has increasingly embraced more - more desire, more activity, more things, more exhaustion. This book is about stopping, as well as … Continue reading LESS – Accomplishing More by Doing Less

Your teacup is full (Empty your cup)

The teacup story is around in different versions, here is one version: Once, a long time ago, there was a wise Zen master. People from far and near would seek his counsel and ask for his wisdom. Many would come and ask him to teach them, enlighten them in the way of Zen. He seldom … Continue reading Your teacup is full (Empty your cup)