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Sep
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House for Trees, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, via iGNANT

House for Trees, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, via iGNANT

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The teachings of Buddhism, and of Eastern spirituality generally, focus on the primacy of the mind. There are dangers in this way of viewing the world, to be sure. Focusing on training the mind to the exclusion of all else can lead to political quietism and hive-like conformity. The fact that your mind is all you have and that it is possible to be at peace even in difficult circumstances can become an argument for ignoring obvious societal problems. But it is not a compelling one. The world is in desperate need of improvement—in global terms, freedom and prosperity remain the exception—and yet this doesn’t mean we need to be miserable while we work for the common good.

Another excerpt from Sam Harris’ very interesting book, ‘Waking Up’.

Also from the wonderful Brain Pickings blog, Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

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Seeking, finding, maintaining, and safeguarding our well-being is the great project to which we all are devoted, whether or not we choose to think in these terms.
— 'Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion', by Sam Harris 
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Sep
20th
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At the end of each day, I write an “atomic sentence,” a single statement that summarizes the most vital lesson about that day.

At times where I flail, fumble, and otherwise seek a signpost, these sentences have helped — personal lifelines indicating a larger story. Each day, an atomic unit in a living network.

— I love Liz Danzico's idea of ending each day with an “atomic sentence,” inspired by Richard Feynman’s one sentence to be passed on to the next generation.  (via explore-blog)
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Sep
19th
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Recently read (and enjoyed)..

The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

Storyteller, by Zoe Daniel

Little Failure, by Gary Shteyngart 

The Good Children, by Roopa Farooki 

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Sep
17th
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Aerial Adria by Bernhard Lang… not quite my idea of a day at the beach..
Photo by Bernhard Lang, via iGNANT

Aerial Adria by Bernhard Lang… not quite my idea of a day at the beach..

Photo by Bernhard Lang, via iGNANT

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