How to Become Open to Life

Originally posted in ZenHabits.Netby Leo Baubata "Keep your hands open, and all the sands of the desert can pass through them. Close them, and all you can feel is a bit of grit." ~Taisen Deshimaru In many ways, I close myself off to life in all its fullness. I close myself off to others, as … Continue reading How to Become Open to Life

Life as a Conscious Practice

Originally posted in ZenHabits.Netby Leo Baubata ‘Everything is practice.’ Pele When we learn a martial art, or ballet, or gymnastics, or soccer … we consciously practice movements in a deliberate way, repeatedly. By conscious, repeated practice, we become good at those movements. Our entire lives are like this, but we’re often less conscious of the … Continue reading Life as a Conscious Practice

Relationship Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? In this TED Talk, Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, 4th director of the longest study on Happiness (it started in 1938 and is still ongoing!) talks about 3 major lessons they learned from the 10,000 information points they have gathered all those years. About 60 of … Continue reading Relationship Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

PWinQ #231: Be Happy Now

It's been 231 (of 365) Days since we started this journey of #PrayersWrappedInQuotes!⁠ ⁠🙏 🕯️ REFLECTION GUIDE below ⬇️⁠⁠😊 as you read this! Your day is going to be awesome after spending the next 10 mins reflecting!⁠⁠🕯️: ⁠Today⁠, I'd like you to reflect and write about 3 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU TRULY HAPPY. Yesterday, we talked … Continue reading PWinQ #231: Be Happy Now

PWinQ #230: Relative and Absolute Happiness

It's been 230 (of 365) Days since we started this journey of #PrayersWrappedInQuotes!⁠ ⁠🙏 🕯️ REFLECTION GUIDE below ⬇️⁠⁠😊 as you read this! Your day is going to be awesome after spending the next 10 mins reflecting!⁠⁠🕯️: ⁠Today, I would like you to explore the distinction between RELATIVE and ABSOLUTE happiness. I will use ⁠⁠⁠the distinction … Continue reading PWinQ #230: Relative and Absolute Happiness