The four pillars of meaning

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We are living in a society where success is measured in terms of income, possessions and status, but having acquired these attributes does not mean that our lives by default is filled with meaning. So what is it that brings meaning to our life?

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Everything is part of a larger whole

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There are two competing trends in modern society, one that is going in the direction of increased individualism. Already the 1980s, became characterised as the “Me Decade”, and the later millennium generation, is known to be the most self-absorbed generation in history.

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To see things from different perspectives

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Sometimes we are so caught up in our own preconceived views on how the world is that we have difficulties to see things from any other perspective than our own. It is therefore useful from time to time to be reminded that the world is not black and white, but have endless gray nuances, and that the same situation may look very different from another viewpoint.

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Boost your creativity through yoga

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Many non-practisers, may think of yoga, as a kind of light gymnastics for agile women, alternatively, a leg-bending practice of Indian yogis dressed in loincloths, somehow related to fakirs resting on beds of nails. While yoga could be both of that, it is also much more.

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What is Zen?

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A Zen student asked his Master “What is Zen?

The Zen Master replied, “Zen is eating when you eat, working when you work and resting when you rest”.

The student was puzzled and said, “But this sounds so easy”.

Yes”, said the Master, “yet so few people manage to do it”.

 

Illustration: Pixabay.com – NeuPaddy

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Five ways how to beef up your super brain

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When I was a young medical student in the mid-1980s, I was taught that the brain was a rather fixed structure, and throughout life we would every year loose a large number of neurons that could not be regenerated. As many other “medical truths”, this has also proven to be wrong.

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The fight between your inner fears and your creative courage

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We are very much steered by the primitive reactions that are evoked in our reptile brain. One of the strongest of these instincts is fear. Fear is a survival function, and potentially dangerous situations affect us much more than positive signals that say everything is calm and that we can carry on with what we are doing.

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