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Attention

Your attention is a powerful tool.  Whether positive or negative, your attitude towards life determines what you attract.  If you want to find peace, love and success in your life, then you need to pay attention to those things. Attention is, however, difficult because we are constantly bombarded with messages. The messages that tend to stand out the most are the ones that are negative or threaten our well-being.  The common answer to this problem is “to avoid negative messages and to focus on the positive ones”. However, this is just a temporary fix.  The truth is that if you want to attract positive things into your life, then you also need to pay attention to them first.  For example, if you like art, then you need to look at the beautiful artwork and turn it into a verbal appreciation.  By doing this, you will start noticing the beauty in the artwork and that will turn it into a positive statement.

The Potential

We have the potential to be great, we also have the potential to opposite of great… we have both potentials.   Two sides … bright side and shadow side.     It all depends on choice.     Choice is the superpower many of us are not aware of … someday something happens, some major event that changes the trajectory of our lives and we begin to think and reflect about our life and the choices we’ve made.    And we decide to heal and grow. To change and transform… to actualize … find a purpose and a passion… pursue a goal or mission   Self awareness is the waking up to the superpower of choice and discipline to follow the path of healing and growth… based on the principle of truth.   Knowledge is the path to the mountain of wisdom.  There are many challenges along the way… many dragons have to be slayed. The clarity you gain is worth the effort…   Student: Teacher what are these dragons that you often talk about? Teacher: Dragons are your bad habits. Student.  Why is it so hard to change bad

Living in the Moment

Do you ever feel like your life is a roller coaster? Well, you’re not alone. People go through highs and lows. But the trick to surviving these ups and downs is to look at the bigger picture periodically. Sometimes, when work/school/whatever is stressful, all you want to do is escape. But deep down, you know this is temporary. Life is short. Don’t underestimate it. Try to see the good in everything. This quote is pretty popular right now. But it's true. This is why we should appreciate our surroundings and the people in it. All of the world’s beauty is in small things. Are you sad? Sad because of relationships? Your financial situation? Try to take a step back. Look at the bigger picture. Let go of your attachment to material things. What do material things really mean to you? (Answer: not much.) Live for the moment.

Reflection: A Powerful Tool

The simple idea of reflecting means considering all the good and bad aspects of an event and then drawing some conclusions from them.   Reflection on life helps you understand the meaning behind everything that happens in your life.    Reflection also results in you gaining a deeper understanding of your own life and the lessons you have learned.    Reflection helps us deal with setbacks and challenges.   Reflecting can help you gain a better understanding of yourself.   Seeing an issue from a different perspective can open your mind to new possibilities.   If you don’t reflect on life, you run the risk of living your life in ignorance of the lessons it has to offer.   Here are 4 things that you should consider while reflecting on an event.   1- Reflect on all the good things that the event brought to you. 2- Reflect on all the bad things that the event brought to you. 3- Reflect on why you reacted the way that you have reacted. 4- Reflect on the lessons that the event taught you and h

Theory of Excellence

Arete is the theory of excellence in all things - it's what you do when your nature tells you to strive for beauty and goodness in all things. It can be summarized by two words: striving, or good-doing; this virtue is also known as "excellence" or "Ihsan". Philosopher Ghazali once wrote, "The best of all the things that humans can achieve is simply being beautiful."  To do beautiful things is the meaning of Ihsan. The origin comes from 'husn' or beauty. It means doing things with great skill, beauty, and elegance. The philosopher Aristotle once wrote that we should strive for excellence in all things.  Aristotle says that eudaimonia or happiness results when we live our lives using virtueful behavior - which includes doing good but also avoiding what's not good. It’s about living well by choice rather than chance alone- it's not just a matter of happening upon happiness but creating an environment where one can flourish into their full

How to Overcome an Epistemological Crisis

An epistemological crisis is a moment of intense questioning about the nature of knowledge and truth. It can be caused by new technology that allows people to explore different realities, or by scientific discoveries that force people to rethink what they know about the world. Some people believe that we are currently living through an epistemological crisis, because new technologies like virtual reality allow us to explore different realities, and because scientific discoveries are constantly forcing us to rethink what we know about the world.  Some people worry that this could lead to a breakdown in our understanding of reality, and that we might start doubting everything we know. Others believe that this is simply a normal part of the process of learning and growing as a society. One way to handle epistemological crises is to build and rely on mental models.  A mental model is a simplified cognitive representation of a real or theoretical phenomenon. Mental models help us make sense

Mysterious Mind

"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates Mind is a philosophical concept that refers to the subjective experience of thought, consciousness, and awareness.  The mind is an essential topic of inquiry in both philosophy and psychology.  Philosophers explore questions such as:  What is it?  What does it refer to?  What happens when we die?  Is it a product of the brain?  Is it separate from the body?  Can we know anything about it?  These are complex questions for which there are no easy answers. Psychologists investigate topics such as memory, perception, and emotions.  They also study how the brain enables mental processes. Philosophers have long debated what exactly constitutes the mind. Some argue that it is strictly the domain of cognitive functions, such as memory, reason, and judgment.  Others contend that it also includes emotions and feelings. And still, others claim that the mind extends beyond our individual selves and encompasses the collective conscious