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20 Jan
2014

The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment.

~ Eckhart Tolle

19 Jan
2014

Bill Murray on the best experience with a fan.

“The best experience with a fan? It happens sometimes where someone will say “I was going through a really hard time. I was going through a really hard time, and I was just morose or depressed.” And I met one person who said I couldn’t find anything to cheer me up and I was so […]

19 Jan
2014

7 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone At Least Once In Your Life

1. You will meet amazing people. While traveling with friends or a significant other can be a lot of fun, traveling solo for a certain amount of time can prove to be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do because of the great people you’ll meet. When we travel with friends or a […]

19 Jan
2014

You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.

~ Guy Finley

18 Jan
2014

Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves

18 Jan
2014

Threads of Yoga: reading and interview (Video)

Threads of Yoga: reading and interview — Matthew Remski from her skin like summer on Vimeo.

18 Jan
2014

Affective Prayer by Ronald Rolheiser

One of the classic definitions of prayer tells us that prayer is raising mind and heart to God. In essence, that says it all. The problem is that often we raise our minds but not our hearts. Our prayer tends to be intellectual but not affective and we tend to think of prayer more as […]

18 Jan
2014

Lucid Practice Interview: Meredith LeBlanc of The Pondering Yogini Blog

Today is beginning of our 8 week interview series where we’ll present interviews of 8 influential yoga bloggers. We ask 8 engaging questions and we’ll release an interview every Saturday at 8am US EST. For our first interview, we’re happy to interview Meredith LeBlanc of The Pondering Yogini. We connected with Meredith years ago through […]

17 Jan
2014

1/17 Destination: New Zealand Time-Lapse – Dark Cloud/White Light (Short Video)

Dark Cloud / White Light from Joseph Michael on Vimeo.

17 Jan
2014

1/17 Art: Kaffe Fassett Quilt

Kaffe Fassett (born 1937) is an American-born artist who is best known for his colorful designs in the decorative arts—needlepoint,patchwork, knitting, painting and ceramics. “Color is his very medium, whatever the substance he uses.”

17 Jan
2014

Protect your crops from next frigid snap

I hope your cold frames survived last week’s frigid blast; now it’s time to brace up for the next round, which should arrive tonight.  All my five cold frames fared well so far. Some of the more tender vegetation was a little limb one morning, but after the sun came up and warmed the chambers, […]

17 Jan
2014

A Buddhist Monks Definition of Success (Short Video)

“I regard success as sort of the totality, how we are in life, how we are in our business, how we are in a meditation practice. Is it all successful?” Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the global network of Shambhala Meditation Centers…he spends much of his time lecturing and […]

17 Jan
2014

Pipeline Winter 2013

Pipeline Winter 2013 from Eric Sterman on Vimeo. Photographer Eric Sterman attached a GoPro to a quadcopter drone to film surfers at the famous Pipeline break in Hawaii. This video is the breathtaking result. Hakuna Matata

17 Jan
2014

Why Don’t My Heels Touch The Floor In Downward Facing Dog

Your heels may never touch the floor in Downward Facing Dog. It isn’t a hard and fast rule. This pose is a spine lengthener, and you want to use your arms and legs as a way to support the actions of lengthening the spine while keeping the hips and shoulders in alignment. Sometimes, your stance […]

17 Jan
2014

Let others lead small lives, but not you (Short Poem)

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. ~ Jim Rohn

16 Jan
2014

Harish Manwani: Profit’s not always the point (video)

Harish Manwani, COO of Unilever, makes a passionate argument about purpose and sustainability in top-level decision-making. He believes responsibility in “doing well and doing good by people” is the only way to run a 21st century business responsibly. He calls for businesses to stand for values and purpose rather than net profits.

16 Jan
2014

A Guide to the Chakras

Via Yoga Buzz The Tantrik yogis understood that in order to experience a different life—one that feels more stable, more sublime, and more connected to others—we have to effect change from within. And one of the key ways to alter the inner reality is working with the chakras, the body’s energetic centers. Chakra literally means “spinning […]

16 Jan
2014

80 maps that explain the world

From the Washington Post, an interesting collection of 80 maps (in two parts: one and two) that explain the world and how it works.

16 Jan
2014

Lucid Practice featured on London based MindBodySpirit

We were very pleased and excited to write a piece for MindBodySpirit. MindBoySpirit is an awesome and lucid UK based company focusing on  health and wellbeing, self-empowerment, idea exchange/community.Our piece is titled Words to live by: See the Good and Life is Practice.  Hope you enjoy and if you do, please leave a comment and […]

16 Jan
2014

Pope Francis’ Beautiful 2014 Letter to New Cardinals

Pope Francis’ 2014 Letter to New Cardinals Thanks to our dear friend Bob Campbell for sending us the translation of Pope Francis’ letter to newly appointed Cardinals. One of the great things about having a close friend/family member who is a Deacon is that they constantly share Jesus’ message of love, humility, and compassion. Speaking […]

16 Jan
2014

We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.

~ Pema Chödrön

15 Jan
2014

Deadspin: Most anticipated movies of 2014

Will Leitch did a really nice job highlighting the most anticipated movies of 2013. Here is his new list for 2014. 

15 Jan
2014

1/15 Art: Orproject’s Shimmering Vana LED Installation Grows Like a Tree

Via Inhabitat Orproject just unveiled a beautiful LED installation in New Delhi, India that mimics the growth of trees. Vana is made from geometric patterned pieces that open and close to simulate the growing process. When the pieces open, move and close, the glow from the LEDs shines through, creating a dazzling forest of light. See more pictures of the […]

15 Jan
2014

21 Useful tips for any traveler on any trip

This list was originally published on Eye and Pen When you’re a seasoned traveler, there’s a few things you pick up that make just about every trip you take a little bit easier from here on out. And there’s also plenty of mistakes you can still make along your next trip, no matter how seasoned you are, […]

15 Jan
2014

Quora Question: What have been the most influential books which increase awareness and/or understanding of how the world operates?

Click to see the list of influential books.

15 Jan
2014

LP Wrap Up: Langkawi, Malaysia – Average Daily Cost $29 Per Day

LP Wrap Up: Langkawi, Malaysia – Average Daily Cost $29 Per Day: We had heard great things about destinations in Malaysia including overwhelming reports about an island located off the northwest of the country called Langkawi. Langkawi is offically known as “Langkawi Jewel of Kedah.” It is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off […]

14 Jan
2014

1/14 Art: Every Click (video)

Korean artist group Shinseungback Kimyonghun made a video of every time they clicked their mouse. It’s mesmerizing. Via Kottke

14 Jan
2014

Deaf Seahawks fullback stars in commercial that will give you chills

This gets me pumped up for Sunday’s playoff games. I have taken a liking to the Seahawks due to their holistic approach to wellness and conditioning.  Via USA Today: The above commercial is from Duracell and stars Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who is the first deaf offensive player to ever play in the NFL. After […]