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The Truth About Public Embarrassment

People spend their whole lives worrying about what other people think about them. The truth is that 90% of people we see are people we do not know and it is unlikely we will ever see them again. 221 more words

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A Weekend in the Woods

Oftentimes, one doesn’t have to travel very far to find pockets of tranquility and a little bit of zen in the great outdoors.

Eagle Rock Reservation is a 400+ acre forest reserve and recreational park less than 40 miles from New York City (and a mere 15 to 20 minute rather hilly bike ride from Montclair, NJ). 28 more words

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Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water…after enlightenment chop wood, carry water

Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water…after enlightenment chop wood, carry water.

- Zen proverb

Enlightenment

biological enlightenment

The following post was inspired by a conversation with The Necromancer

For many years my deepest desire was enlightenment.
To this aim, I would spend large chunks of time meditating or in solitude, hour after hour, day after day, week after week, month after month. 433 more words

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Japan - Fukuoka

Kyushu is the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands. With beautiful shorelines, rugged mountains and smoking volcanoes, it is an enchanting escape from the hustle and bustle of many of Japan’s big cities. 421 more words

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