Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown. Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie The world is vague and we cannot do anything about it. The future is unpredictable. Therefore, our whole life is a risk. On the one hand, we must plan… Continue reading Directions to work with fears.
The sage Takuan had many followers. Among them was an old man, whose name no one remembered. He was a bit weird. One day, this old man sent his servant to Takuan to invite the master to a meal after the ceremony. "However modest my food is, I want Takuan to taste my boiled rice… Continue reading Kindness
One peasant for many years every evening turned to God with the same prayer: "Lord, I suffer every day from the fact that there is no man more unfortunate than me on earth. Every day I ask myself the question, for what sins you made me the most unfortunate of people. All my life I… Continue reading Own burden.
One person certainly wanted to become a disciple of the true Master and, having decided to check the correctness of his choice, asked the Master this question: "Can you explain to me what is the purpose of life?" "I cannot," the answer came. "Then at least tell me - what is its meaning?" - asked… Continue reading A pie.
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. _ Gandhi What is fear? Fear is an internal state of a person, which is caused by an alleged or really threatening disaster. Psychology views fear as an emotional process that has a negative coloring. According to the theory of differential… Continue reading The top 10 fears of people.
One day the Teacher asked the disciples: "Three frogs sat on the beam. One of them decided to jump into the water. How many frogs are left on the log? "Three ..." - one of them answered hesitantly. "Of course, three frogs, - the Teacher smiled. - Because the frog just decided to jump but… Continue reading Three frogs.
One Zen master was asked: "What did you usually did before you became enlightened?" "I used to cut wood and carry water from a well." - said he. Then he was asked: "And now, when you have become enlightened, what are you doing?" "What else can I do? I cut wood and carry water from… Continue reading The difference.
Personal envy is more likely to be secretly tested and concealed, considered shameful. This is either an open aggression towards the object of envy, or other forms of rejection of this person. If we consider the stages of human life, it becomes noticeable that a sense of envy is present to some extent in the… Continue reading Envy (part2)
One day one Disciple asked the Master: "Tell me, Master, how not to be mistaken, distinguishing true knowledge from false ones?" "When walking in the desert, you see far, in front of you a beautiful oasis, what are you doing to find out if it's real or a mirage, in front you?" After thinking, the… Continue reading Wait or go?
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” _ Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken Every moment, we are all faced with decisive decisions for our future. Our life is influenced by the decisions we make in a more or less conscious… Continue reading Making a decision.
One day a disciple asked the Teacher: "Teacher, tell me, is there a day that is most favorable for starting a new business?" "Day? - The teacher was surprised. "Well, maybe the day of the week or the day of the month ..." - continued the disciple. "Ah, a day of the week ... -… Continue reading The day.
Many actions are dictated to a person, not for the sake of something, but out of spite. Envy is considered one of the seven deadly sins and the most secret feeling in the souls of people. Unlike other sins, which can be found rational justification, envy has always been considered shameful in all its manifestations,… Continue reading Envy (part 1)
In life, we constantly face situations when it is necessary to change something or even just to do something unusual and new, but the fear of the unknown often prevents us from acting. Our inner voice begins to convince us that everything is not so bad, but who knows if it will be good if… Continue reading The comfort zone.
1. The main task of man is to give life to himself, to become what he is potentially. The most important fruit of his efforts is his own personality. 2. We should not give anyone an explanation and report until our actions cause pain or infringe upon others. How many lives were destroyed by this… Continue reading 33 Erich Fromm citations about true love, happiness, freedom, anxiety and loneliness
Once Teacher asked his students: "Why, when people quarrel, they scream?" "Because they lose their composure," - said one. "But why shout if another person is with you? - The Teacher asked. - Can you not talk to him quietly? Why shout if you are angry?" The students offered their answers, but none of them… Continue reading Why shout?