The Power of a Neutral Mind: How to Keep a Stoic Focus Whether You’re Winning or Losing

A neutral mind can be even better than a positive mind, especially when you’re trying to achieve your goals. Of course, it should go without saying that trying to be positive all of the time is not only unrealistic, but … Continue reading

Ride the Tiger: Transcending the Unescapable And Following Your “Inner Law”

When many look at the world today, they see an existence that is fundamentally broken, corrupt, and meaningless. We no longer have a strong center in our lives. And so many of us in modern society are driven to escape … 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

Organized Home, Organized Mind: Why a Tidying Marathon Can Change Your Life

We like to believe that our minds can be completely independent from our environment. We say to ourselves things like, “It doesn’t matter how chaotic my outside circumstances are, as long as I remain calm and relaxed from the inside.” … Continue reading