I was watching Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith last night and was amazed at the depth of wisdom and good advice that comes out of some of those characters. Yoda is like an old Buddhist master, Obi-Wan Kenobi is like an experience Samurai warrior and so on. There is also a lot of political pundit banter that goes on between the Council and the Dark Side. Inspired by this re-run I went through some of the old movies and found some of the best quotes and lessons that can teach us a thing or two about life and politics.[Read more…] about 7 Things Star Wars Can Teach You About Life and Politics
Life Lessons From Famous Mothers in Art History
Throughout history, countless female artists and writers have blazed their own trail and impacted our society for the better with their artistic contributions. With Mother’s Day around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate the legacies of female creatives.[Read more…] about Life Lessons From Famous Mothers in Art History
9 Lessons You Won’t Learn In The Classroom
Finishing school is probably the first serious milestone a lot of people set as a goal. Going through two decades of education is no piece of cake, hence why graduations are some of the most exciting and anticipated events in life. Once you do graduate though, you will probably appreciate all the prodding, strictness, and spats your parents had to go through with you just to compel you to go to school. However, upon entering the “real world” as in the adult world, you will find that there are lessons you won’t learn in the classroom.
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The Three Truths I Learned While Meditating
One of the first times I successfully meditated, it was so uncomfortable that I drove home and vowed never to try again.
I understood that it wasn’t supposed to be comfortable. Other people fidgeted. Other people struggled. But I had been determined not to be one of them. I would become enlightened. [Read more…] about The Three Truths I Learned While Meditating
It’s Okay to Quit Sometimes
No one likes a quitter.
Never give up.
The chances are you grew up with these tenets. We’re taught to keep our eyes on the prize, to persevere until we reach our goals, and that giving up is not an option.
But guess what?
Sometimes, it’s okay to quit. Depending on the circumstances, giving up IS an option. And sometimes, it is the smart thing to do.
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5 Simple Ways to Learn How to Go With the Flow
Why go with the flow? Isn’t standing out and going against crowd mentality the smarter thing to do?
As with everything else in life, it’s all about context.
In this case, I am talking about how life “messes” with us. Like this week – I had everything all planned out so that I would be inspired and at 110% productivity. Then the San Antonio Spurs got wiped out – again – by the Golden State Warriors. Then I got news that there is a legal thing I have to deal with ASAP. Things just went downhill from there. And so did I.
Still, there were (are) moments when I remember inspiring words.
All you can do is plan to go unplanned, prepare to be unprepared, make going with the flow part of your agenda, for the most successful among us envision, plan, and prepare, but cast all aside as needed, while those who are unable to go with the flow often suffer, if they survive.
– David W. Jones
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