9 Mindfulness Rituals that improve your day …

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk This is a Guestblogposting written by Leo Babauta.   Are you simply moving through your day, without fully living? I did this for many years. It was as if life were just passing by, and I was waiting for something to happen. I ...

The 5 Principles of a Profound Workday

  ‘Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.’ ~Laozi Post written by Leo Babauta. Let us toss out all we know for a moment. Toss notions of productivity, time management, efficiency, and the bottom line. Empty our workdays of all we’ve packed them with, and sit still with an empty room. What should we ...

Lummelen, flow & innerpreneurs

Jeroen: Hieronder volgt een gastblogposting van Cindy Jaspers van Beautiful Business. Cindy deed in 2004 een eerste grote interview met mij voor het Limburgs Dagblad, toen ze nog voor de krant werkte. Oh wat was dat spannend toen, een pagina-groot artikel in de krant. Op de voetbalclub werd ik er natuurlijk mee gedold… Tegenwoordig wonen we privé zeer ...

Life as a Conscious Practice

‘Everything is practice.’ ~Pele Post written by Leo Babauta. 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 practice. ...

12 Essential Rules to Live More Like a Zen Monk

  “We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.” - Thich Nhat Hanh Post written by Leo Babauta. I’m not a Zen monk, nor will I ever become one. However, I find great inspiration in the way they try to live their lives: the simplicity of their lives, the concentration and mindfulness ...

Calm as a Monk: How Equanimity Can Save Your Sanity

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Reader Trina wrote in one of the comments: Leo, I admire the equanimity with which you deal with the more critical comments in your blog posts here and in other websites, especially the ones that begin with “You (or what you’re saying) is bogus/nonsense/idiotic” but whose ...

Massamoord in Duitsland 2

De massamoord in Duitsland, waarbij een scholier 15 mensen om het leven bracht heeft iedereen geschokt. En ik had het er meteen met mijn vrouw en moeder over. De dader was een 17-jarige jongen, enig kind, en sociaal geisoleerd. Hoe kon dit nu gebeuren? Deze jongen heeft waarschijnlijk veel te weinig aandacht gekregen in zijn leven. ...