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What Used To Be

Written by Jacob Ibrag

He walked past the same park on the way to work and
back everyday for the past fifteen years.
Lots has changed since then. 231 more words


The Lost Art of Making Do

When I can, I walk with The Ladies in the mornings. They range in age from sixties to early eighties. We walk up and down the dirt road, two miles in all. 194 more words


So its quite clear that Social Media tools are addictive cause one sees an immediate outcome – published in the WORLD WIDE web! Is the brain really so wired for instant gratification? 57 more words

Instant Gratification

Practice 11

Following on from practice 10, this practice¬†states that selfishness is the root of most of the world’s suffering. ¬†This isn’t presented as an argument, but as a fact, and much modern research supports the idea that focusing on the self only brings unhappiness. 29 more words


designsonyourfuture reblogged this on designs on your future and commented:

We live in a world that focuses far too much on the self: the instant gratification of "the one you're with", instant downloads, online shopping, same day delivery and on and on. Christ said, "Don't store treasures for yourself on Earth where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal." And some of our earlier and later practices reinforce the idea that possessions are transitory. The final of the Five Remembrances say, "I cannot keep anything. I came here empty-handed and I go empty-handed. My actions are my only true belongings." In doing yoga I subscribe to the idea that the strength of my body and the health of my mind are only of any use in service to others.

Burrito cart, Backbay Train Station, Boston, MA

The Friday that week, I was in Boston for meetings. You can see me about to land at the airport there… gorgeous, bracingly cold, but sunny day! 195 more words

Instant Gratification


Written by Jacob Ibrag

The streets were paved with blood games
and instant gratification.

This wasn’t a place for the living.

You had to be dead inside. 120 more words


Instant Gratification: "The Babadook" and four other good movies to watch on Netflix

The Instant Gratification column took the week off while I was immersed in covering the 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival (check out all my reviews here… 234 more words

Instant Gratification