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The secret to a successful life - Watch what you feed your mind

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 10, 2019 Mind

Have you ever had a day when you simply couldn’t focus on your work because your mind was fixated on something terrible that had happened in another part of the world? Or maybe you got into an argument with someone on social media and it left your mind in a bitter state, making you unable to do anything productive? If you can relate to these scenarios, then you are not alone. Millions of people from all over the world face a similar predicament in today’s hyper-connected and hyper-active world. Thanks to the internet and social media, more information is available at our fingertips than we could possibly consume in an entire lifetime. On top of that, the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma has shown how social media platforms are designed to trap you inside a rabbit hole of extreme content that hacks your mind, habits, and thoughts. At a time...

Insights of Perception vs Reality

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 9, 2019 Mind

Whether it is the business world, the political arena, or marriages, there is always disagreement or conflict: “Perception is the truth.” This proverb is often used to justify an opinion that is not objectively justified or unrelated to reality. It is used as a catalyst to win over others in accepting one’s preferred reality. At the most philosophical level, this proverb creates a sense of relativity (think thinly) in absolute contexts (think the world is flat). The relevance of feeling in our daily lives has always been a topic of debate, with one percent arguing that this is about 30% of what we consider our reality. In contrast, others seem to be more comfortable with figures above 50. Ultimately, it all depends on the individual, collective knowledge, facts and experiences, all of which have a creative influence on the mind, the ability to perceive its reality. Stages of Perception vs...

Steps For Dealing With Betrayal

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 8, 2019 Social

When we think about betrayal, we instantly consider the affair. However, betrayal comes in many forms. It can be as simple as a gossip or a business betrayal that cost you millions. There are many types and all of them can cause a lot of pain, but there are steps you need to take and recover yourself. They can be used for all types of betrayal and you will be surprised how effective they are. Leave or stay with a person who betrayed you The first thing you must do when dealing with betrayal is to make a clear and simple decision. Can you live with the same person who betrayed you? When it comes to an affair, odds are high you will leave that person. After all, this isn’t something easy you can forgive in a matter of hours and this isn’t something many people can live with. This...

The Four Burners Theory - A Guide To Right Balance In Life

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 7, 2019 Success

We all have heard millions of advice regarding balance in life. Sometimes, it feels as if life is a tightrope, and we must learn the art of balancing on it. So what’s the right recipe in life? How do you achieve the right balance between work and personal life? With a limited span of hours in a day, we need to focus on work, career, health, family, and friends. The Four Burners Theory suggests the solution to this work-life balancing dilemma. What is the Four Burners Theory? The Four Burners Theory posturizes life as a stove with four burners. Each burner symbolizes each key area of life. The first quadrant is the family. The second burner is your group of friends. The third burner is health. The fourth burner is work life. The Four Burners Theory says that you have to cut off one burner to be successful in life....

Tao Te Ching

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 6, 2019 Life

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese book, more like a remnant of the past, written many centuries ago by Laozi, also known as Lao Tzu. It is a book of wonders and inspiration and can serve meditation purposes for benefiting our lives. The knowledge and author of this book has raised many intense debates in the readers. Tao Te Ching is part of Taoism, an ancient tradition of philosophy, belief, and religion. Taoism will help you in realizing the true meaning of life. As a part of Taoism, this book has introduced the modern era to the ancient Chinese customs and viewpoints of the world. The Origin of Tao Te Ching The Tao Te Ching is a book of the Taoism philosophy and was published centuries ago in the 4th century BC. It can be considered as a handy guide to the philosophy of Taoism. The book was discovered...

The ‘Magic’ behind superstition

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 5, 2019 Mind

Have you ever instinctively said ‘bless you’ to someone who sneezed around you? Or noticed that your heart skipped a beat when someone told you that your flight was scheduled for the ‘13th’? Think about these instances for a moment, and you will quickly come to the conclusion that there is nothing logical about saying ‘bless you’ to someone who sneezes, or about being anxious that your flight is on the 13th day of the month. Yet, many people continue to do both of these things. Superstitions like these are more common than we might think, and even though we may not realize it, most of us tend to indulge in superstitious practices in some areas of our lives. What are superstitions? A superstition is a belief that two seemingly unrelated events have some kind of causal relationship between them. For example, many people believe that it is a harbinger...

What is Stoicism?

Darryl Bachmeier Aug 4, 2019 Life

We all know about philosophy. Most of them are not practical; that’s why people generally do not bother much about philosophy. But if you have explored the world of philosophy, you might come in contact with the term Stoicism. Stoicism is very different from all other types of philosophy. It teaches us to value ethics and more. What is Stoicism? Stoicism is also known as Stoic philosophy. It is a philosophy of practicality. It is a method of seeking personal ethics and practical wisdom in our lives. It’s more like a personal operating system that helps us to understand our actions and help control them. Principles of Stoicism Stoicism divides everything in the world and beyond into two categories. Things that can be controlled by our actions and things that are not affected by our actions. One key principle of Stoicism is that we do not react to the events...

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