Experiment: MEDITATE EVERY DAY FOR A YEAR – Full Report

We keep reading about it; the most important endeavor one can undertake is self-knowledge— to “know thyself” as the inscription reads at the Temple of Apollo—and what better way to start that examination than the practice of meditation? For one year I have been taking a moment out of each day to sit quietly withContinue reading “Experiment: MEDITATE EVERY DAY FOR A YEAR – Full Report”

Experiment: Stretching Every Day for a Year – Here Are The Results!

It all started with David Goggins book Can’t Hurt Me and Sadhgurus book Inner Engineering. Both books talked about stretching in their own way: .📝 Goggins talks about his muscles being so stiff that it was “like pumping blood through frozen beef” before he started to stretch seriously..📝 Sadhguru talks about how asanas, yogic postures,Continue reading “Experiment: Stretching Every Day for a Year – Here Are The Results!”

Mini Review – Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (Part 3) – India and it’s Neighbors

I’m 35 hours (50 in total) into this beast of a book and it’s a good time for another mini review. This part tackles the history of India and it’s a good one! 📝Gandhi: “What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner.” I have never fasted. Have you? Maybe thisContinue reading “Mini Review – Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (Part 3) – India and it’s Neighbors”

New Experiment: 60 Days of Non-Resistance

NEW EXPERIMENT 1️⃣WHY? I don’t get annoyed too often but when I do get stingy it is usually due to unexpected events messing up my beloved routines. I have pretty strict routines related to: – Wake up/bed times – Workout – Meditation – Social media usage – Study/reading In life it’s usually not the bigContinue reading “New Experiment: 60 Days of Non-Resistance”

Lab Report: The First 100 Days of Meditation

We keep reading about it; the most important endeavor one can undertake is self knowledge – “Know thyself” as the inscription reads at the Temple of Apollo – and what better way to start that examination than practice of meditation? ————————— The Lab Report – 005 – “Meditation: The First 100 Days” ———————– The meditationContinue reading “Lab Report: The First 100 Days of Meditation”

Thoughts on: “Tao te Ching” by Lao Tsu

I can see a possible scenario in the future, where I’m a greying old man, and I praise this book as profound and monumental. But let’s face it, It did not do much for me right now. —— I enjoyed it quite a bit and something tells me this book is special, but I don’tContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Tao te Ching” by Lao Tsu”

Double review: “Good to Great” and “Autobiography of a Yogi”

Good to Great (GtG) lays out the result of a study that was set out to find the universal distinguishing characteristic of companies that went from good to great performance and sustained it for over fifteen years. —————— Autobiography of a yogi is the is the life account of Yogananda Paramahansa; the yogi than introducedContinue reading “Double review: “Good to Great” and “Autobiography of a Yogi””

Thoughts on: “Advice not Given” by Mark Epstein

“When we let the ego have free reign we suffer – but when we learn to let go, we are free.” —— Dr. Epstein explores where psychotherapy and Buddhism can complement each other in the persuit of mental wellness. —— The Buddha and Freud, Dr Epstein says, came to a similar conclusion. Ego is theContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Advice not Given” by Mark Epstein”

Thoughts on: “Hardcore Zen” by Brad Warner

Brad Warner is punk rocker turned Zen master. He is “controversial” because he is not part of either of the two dominating fractions of Zen in the west; the overly intellectualized one or the woo-woo New age version. —————————————— He wants to make Zen available and practical for to regular people with normal lives andContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Hardcore Zen” by Brad Warner”