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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 […]
Cool Runnings – Being Enough
Feel the magic in the air.
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 […]
What, in your opinion, is the distinction between silence, meditation and contemplation?
You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
~ Guy Finley
Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves
Threads of Yoga: reading and interview (Video)
Threads of Yoga: reading and interview — Matthew Remski from her skin like summer on Vimeo.
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 […]
There is no right way to mediate by Yumi Sakugawa
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
~ Kahlil Gibran
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 […]
1/17 Destination: New Zealand Time-Lapse – Dark Cloud/White Light (Short Video)
Dark Cloud / White Light from Joseph Michael on Vimeo.
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.”
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, […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Anxiety Illustration by Yumi Sakugawa
Via Yumi Sakugawa
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
What Buddha gained from meditation
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
What a person truly believes isn’t what they think or say, it’s what they do.
We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.
~ Pema Chödrön
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.
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 […]
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, […]
The trouble is you think you have time
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.
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 […]
We accept the love we think we deserve.
1/14 Destination: Helix sidewalk and Spaceship Hotel, Singapore
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
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 […]
Yoga is the process of turning the impossible into the possible and then with a lifetime of practice making possible into easy.
David Foster Wallace – Enslavement and Lucid Thoughts
“That feeling of having to obey every impulse and gratify every desire seems to me to be a strange kind of slavery. Nobody talks about it as such, though.” If you’re familiar with his work, you know that David Foster Wallace was exceptionally and almost painfully aware of the finer details of both himself […]
Lessons from Dananjaya Hettiarachchi’s Story
This is a powerful performance by Dananjaya Hettiarachchi of Sri Lanka. Dananjaya shares a story about his path in life explaining his early troubles including failing out of high school at age 17. He says, “Mothers cry tears of joy, tears of sorrow, and tears of shame. After I was arrested, I saw my mother cry […]
1/13 Destination: Hong Kong
Thanksgiving – Thankful People Are Happy