15 Love Quotes That Will Open Your Heart Wide

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Below is a collection of some of the most inspiring quotes about love that have ever been uttered by some of the greatest people to have walked on Earth. Absorb them and let them open your heart wide.

1. “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” ― Osho

2. “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.” ― Erich Fromm

3. “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” ― Max Muller

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16 of the Best Buckminster Fuller Quotes

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Here is a collection of some of the best quotes from the great scientist and inventor Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller:

1. If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.

2. There is no joy equal to that of being able to work for all humanity and doing what you’re doing well.

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This Infographic Will Show You Exactly What Happens To Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

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Research had shown that a good night’s sleep plays a crucial role to the healthy function of our brain. However, statistical analysis by the Institute of Medicine has shown that an estimated 50-70 million adults in the United States suffer from sleep deficiency.

Here is a well created infographic that explains the negative effects of not getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep at night, including hallucinations, food cravings, heightened anger and loss of memory.

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How to Re-Wire Your Brain: The Incredible Benefits of Neuroplasticity

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It was long believed that our brain is hard-wired and immutable. New scientific research, however, has shown that in reality this is not so. In fact, studies suggest that humans can actually consciously re-wire their brain (this is simply incredible, isn’t it?). The packed-with-information infographic below will show you exactly how neuroplasticity works and the ways you can make use of it for your own benefit.

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25 Terence Mckenna Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind

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Here are 25 mind-blowing quotes from one of the greatest modern minds – Terence McKenna.

1. You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.

2. The cost of sanity, in this society, is a certain level of alienation.

3. Personal empowerment means deconditioning yourself from the values and the programs of the society and putting your own values and programs in place.

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This Is How Being Too Nice Can Make You Depressed

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There is such a thing as being too nice, too giving and too caring.

To overcome depression you must stop the habit of bending over to gain people’s approval. I know, it’s easier said than done. But no one said it’d be easy…

Those who are affected by depression tend to be people-pleasers. And yet, ironically, quite often they are viewed by others as selfish and self-centered…

For over three decades I believed in that crap myself. I believed I was selfish and self-involved. I was convinced I had nothing to offer. I also thought that it didn’t matter what I thought. That my opinion was less important than anyone else’s.

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Powerful Tips to Help You Stay Positive in a Negative World

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“Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” ~ Ralph Marston

Do you ever notice how easy it is to mistake the negative thoughts, energies and beliefs of those around you as your own? And how easy it is to allow these low, toxic and unhealthy energies to come into your life, influencing the way you think, the way you feel and the way you perceive yourself and the world around you?

When you are in a negative, toxic and unhealthy environment, a place where people are sad, anxious, dwelling in fear and constantly complaining about everything and everyone, you tend to feel a heavy energy pressing down on you, making you feel uncomfortable and very unhappy. But if you change the environment, going to a place where people are at peace, cheerful and positive, chances are that you will start to feel full of life and energy. Why? Because energy is contagious, and we tend to adapt our own energy to the energy of the things, places, people and experiences that we encounter.

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6 Ways to Find Out if Your Friend is Actually a Friend

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“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” ~  Thomas Aquinas

I got to a point in my life where I understand that you shouldn’t expect much from those around you, and that you shouldn’t make anyone responsible for your own happiness, health and well-being. And even though that’s the ideal way of living a happy, balanced and harmonious life, because there are people in our lives who call themselves our friends, people who say that they love and adore us, and people whom we ourselves love and care about, we inevitably start expecting to receive a “special treatment” from these people. We inevitably expect them to be there for us when the rest of the world is not, and we inevitably expect them to keep us company not only in our good, prosperous and happy moments, but also in our darkest and unhappiest ones. And that’s exactly why I decided to write this blog post.

Here are 6 ways to decide if the people in your life, the ones who call themselves your friends, behave as true friends. 

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10 Clever Ways to Deal with Toxic People

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If you look at all of the personality profiles that can be considered as “toxic people”, in essence there are 2 general types of toxic people:

  1. A person that is blissfully unaware of the negative impact they project on the people that surround them.
  2. A person who purposefully extracts a twisted satisfaction from creating mayhem, pushing other people’s buttons and/or testing how far they can get away with extreme negative behaviors before they skillfully charm your pants off.

Both types are difficult to handle, because having them around leads to the accumulation of worthless complexities, discord and worst of all – stress. Stress has a dreadful effect on your success – personal life or career life. Exposure to even a few days of stress can impact the performance of neurons in the hippocampus – an essential brain area responsible for memory, learning skills and reasoning ability. Weeks of stress can result in a temporary loss of neuronal dendrites, the connectors that brain cells use to communicate with each other, and months of stress can permanently destroy neurons. The theory that brain cells do not regrow is a myth, but no person who purposely causes you stress is worthy of your piece of mind – literally.

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How To Ruin Your Entire Life (Without Even Realizing That You Are)

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Understand that life is not a straight line. Life is not a set timeline of milestones. It is okay if you don’t finish school, get married, find a job that supports you, have a family, make money, and live comfortably all by this age, or that age. It’s okay if you do, as long as you understand that if you’re not married by 25, or a Vice President by 30 — or even happy, for that matter — the world isn’t going to condemn you. You are allowed to backtrack. You are allowed to figure out what inspires you. You are allowed time, and I think we often forget that. We choose a program right out of high school because the proper thing to do is to go straight to University. We choose a job right out of University, even if we didn’t love our program, because we just invested time into it. We go to that job every morning because we feel the need to support ourselves abundantly. We take the next step, and the next step, and the next step, thinking that we are fulfilling some checklist for life, and one day we wake up depressed. We wake up stressed out. We feel pressured and don’t know why. That is how you ruin your life.

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