Saturday, August 9, 2014

Accepting whatever comes...

Mindfulness is "the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment", which can be trained by meditational practices derived from Buddhist anapanasati, but consciousness of this trait is shared by all of the world's major religions.

Mindfulness practice is being employed in psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and in the prevention of relapse in depression and drug addiction. It has gained worldwide popularity as a distinctive method to handle emotions.


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Sunday, August 3, 2014

What the world needs now is a lot more grace

Divine grace is a theological term present in many religions. It has been defined as the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses, and to impart strength to endure trial and resist temptation; and as an individual virtue or excellence of divine origin.



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Friday, July 25, 2014

'Singespiel' of Charlotte Salomon

Source Rebecca Schmid is a classical music and culture journalist based in Berlin. She writes for The New York Times,, Gramophone and many other publications. Link:


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