In modern life, there always seems to be a common problem facing us all: no matter how hard we try, no matter how successful we become, it's never enough. There's always someone richer, smarter, and better than we are. And we feel like a failure in comparison. So what do...
Mantak Chia is a Taoist Master, best known for training and teaching people to heal themselves with Taoist practices. He also studied medical science at university and has combined this knowledge with the principles of Taoism. He has opened a Healing Tao Center in New York and Chiang Mai and...
Love is one of the most focused upon topics in philosophy, and for good reason. It's an incredibly mysterious experience that is very difficult to describe to someone who has not "been in love". Yet in the modern era as the world becomes closer through the advent of communication technology, it's...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to witness your two favorite philosophers in conversation? For me, it's my dream to be having coffee with Alan Watts and Carl Jung, both of whom are two of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century (in my humble opinion). They've...
Not all of us are neuroscientists but we do know that meditation is somewhat good for the brain. How is it good for the brain though? What kind of benefits does it actually bring? And are they significant? So many questions yet little do we know. Having read some research...
Have you ever been told to just "be positive?" It's a common piece of advice that many people give. But is it really helpful? In spite of all the challenges negative emotions pose, there's nothing wrong with having them. According to the teachings of the Buddha, emotions are a fundamental part...
Carl Jung introduced the idea of synchronicity to strip off the fantasy, magic, and superstition which surround and are provoked by unpredictable, startling, and impressive events which appear to be connected. As Jung said of synchronicity, it invariably accompanies the process of individuation. According to Jung, this is a process...
Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is accurate. According to Buddhists, change is the only constant in the universe, which means that there is no such thing as a stable self. Neuroscience also says that the...