Category Archives: zen

The Art of Peace Begins with You

“The Art of Peace begins with you. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.” ~Morihei Ueshiba The Art of Peace was written by Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido (合気道) a modern Japanese … Continue reading

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This is Your Life, Do What You Love

“This is your Life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it.. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing … Continue reading

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Ikigai (生き甲斐) – Reason for Being

Ikigai (生き甲斐) is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being.” Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self-discovery and reflection. The word “ikigai” is usually used to indicate … Continue reading


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Realize You are the Earth – Thich Nhat Hanh

“We need a real awakening, enlightenment, to change our way of thinking and seeing things. To breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it, realise you are the Earth and your consciousness is also the … Continue reading

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