Self Improvement Is a Puzzle: We Need All the Pieces to Fit Together

Self improvement is a lot like a puzzle – it requires that we work on many different pieces in our lives and find a way to get them to all come together harmoniously. Focusing on one area in your life … Continue reading

Meditation Is A Type of Technology, Like a Telescope or Microscope

Meditation is a popular subject that comes with many different connotations. For many, it is seen as a type of magical or esoteric tool that connects you with a supreme force of the universe. However, according to The Mindful Geek: … Continue reading

The Power of Koans to Destroy Conceptual Thinking and Provoke Enlightenment

According to Zen philosophy, there are two sides of reality: the phenomenal one and the essential one. Our phenomenal reality is the one we are most familiar with. It consists of everything that we sense (what we see, hear, touch, … Continue reading

10 Lessons in Zen Leadership Practiced by Legendary Coach Phil Jackson

What makes a good leader whether it’s a boss, or a coach, or a parent? Typically we imagine a leader as someone who stands strong, demands our attention and respect, and perhaps even sparks a little intimidation or fear. This … Continue reading

Change Your Voice, Change Your Attitude: Record Yourself And Listen Back To It

Your voice plays an important role in how you communicate your attitude and emotions to both yourself and others. Of course, we understand that when we feel a certain way, we talk a certain way. And when people listen to … Continue reading