Bruce Lee’s Previously Undiscovered Writings on How to Live a Fulfilling and Successful Life

Bruce Lee’s Previously Undiscovered Writings on How to Live a Fulfilling and Successful Life

Bruce Lee was much more than a martial arts expert and movie star. He was also a Zen philosopher, and some consider him one of the most influential people of the 20th century. Recently, one of his “pocketbooks” was discovered, which has given us a chance to delve more deeply into the mind of Bruce Lee. […]

Zen Master Alan Watts Explains Why You Need To Stop Trying To Improve Yourself

Zen Master Alan Watts Explains Why You Need To Stop Trying To Improve Yourself

I think we’ve all tried to improve ourselves at some point, whether through therapy, mindfulness, reiki or all manner of new age fads. In fact, self-improvement represents a $10 billion per year industry in the U.S. alone, and it’s growing. What if you found out that the whole idea of self-improvement was a futile undertaking? […]

Why Zen and Taoist Masters Recommend Against Saying “I Love You”

Why Zen and Taoist Masters Recommend Against Saying “I Love You”

Zen and Taoist Masters preach the importance of peace, love and compassion for all. So why do they recommend against saying the words “I love you” to someone? It’s tempting to think that Zen and Taoism are missing something important, perhaps reflecting some kind of emotional constriction from the Asian cultures that they came from. […]

20 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Inspire You to Make Every Second Count

20 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Inspire You to Make Every Second Count

You’ve probably heard of ‘mindfulness’ over the past few years. It’s become incredibly popular in the western world thanks to countless research studies showing its benefits. For those of you who don’t know, mindfulness is simply paying attention to the present moment in a non-judgemental way. While it can certainly get more complex than that, […]