Cyber-Life vs. Real-Life

New technology like social sites or Google Now, the new »mind-reading« personal assistant, are to be used by us and not vice versa. If they take away all one’s real-life interaction with people, one cannot blame them. If one’s battery is empty and one is so reliant on Garmin or Google Now that one does not even know which part of the city one is in, one should not blame technology either. Before Facebook, Twitter, Garmin and Google Now there was TV that could totally occupy somebody and even before TV there was the phantasy world of books. There are many things you can do to avoid new...
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Love

When it is freshly found, it is like a sprout shooting from the ground. No matter how hard at first it seems, the fears burst like a bubble in dreams. A passion burning is all one can feel and to the greatness of it one will kneel. When the sprout becomes a plant and can see from one to the other end, many unpleasant hues come to sight. The passion ceases to make everything bright. This is the point of making it or breaking, patience is the answer in times of angry shaking. Soon they both become sure of one thing: each their own luggage from the past did bring. They can either help each other...
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The Road Less Travelled

Do you ever take the road less travelled? Or do you always do what the majority of people do, because it is easier? It is easier to read many books on meditation and even lecture about it than to actually develop a habit to meditate daily. It is easier to write a book on compassion than to actually be compassionate. Of course it is not difficult to be compassionate to visitors for that one hour they stay at our place. But let’s try to be compassionate to the partner, when we come home from work totally tired and (s)he has forgotten it is our anniversary. It is easier to preach to teenagers about a...
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Age of Aquarius

The basic characteristic of the age of Aquarius is the fact that one should be the change one wants to see in the world. Today we can see an interesting paradox. On one hand the old institutions and isms that were so typical of the old age of Pisces show more and more malfunction and corruption. Yet the media still give the majority of publishing space to them, because we are all used to think that changes come from the top. On the other hand there are numerous bloggers and independent newsletters that write about saving the planet and the people on it, about re-introducing universal human values and...
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