An Overview of Tao and Taoism

An Overview of Tao and Taoism

China is not only a great ancient civilization, but also a country of interesting cultures and faiths. There are numerous philosophical and religious that originated in China. Tao is one of the religious belief and philosophical idea very native to China. Tao and Taoism can be defined in many ways. Tao can simply be understood as the Way or Path, and Taoism means the Universal Way or the Path. Tao, which literally means the Way or the Path, in its subtlety, explores simple truth. Taoism is the philosophical and practical…

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What’s In a Man’s Mind?

What’s In a Man’s Mind?

If you search “What’s in a man’s mind” on Google, you will find an illustration of Sigmund Freud with a naked girl on the head. In the illustration, a woman’s folded leg is Freud’s nose and pubic hair is Freud’s eyebrow. It is a popular illustration of an optical illusion that demonstrates the main thesis of Sigmund Freud. Aforementioned optical illusion is available as a poster art with Sigmund Freud’s name written on it. Since the poster contains illustration of Freud and a naked girl, it is often associated with…

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Five Good Movies About Love

Five Good Movies About Love

What is your chosen genre in movie? Do you love romance movies, movies based on relationship, or the movies that explore passion? If you love movies thematically based on love, here are five good movies about love, perfect to watch with your partner/spouse/valentine. In The Mood For Love In The Mood For Love is a Chinese movie from a famed director Wong Kar-wai. The movie follows a platonic love story of a man and woman who are stuck with unsatisfying conjugal life. The movie was premiered in Cannes in 2000…

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Mental Health and Quality Of Life

Mental Health and Quality Of Life

What is Mental Health? More than seven million Australians have suffered mental health problems, and one in five will experience mental health difficulties in their life that is according to a report released by National Mental Health Commission (NMHC), Australia. The report reveals that Australians don’t feel comfortable to talk about their mental health. Mental health refers to how you perceive yourself, how you deal with people in your life, how you handle life and living, and how you address your emotional response. In other words, well-being of your mind…

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How to Learn From Your Mistakes

How to Learn From Your Mistakes

In your everyday life, you make mistakes of different kinds. You make a stupid mistake such as spilling tea on your friend’s T-shirt; simple mistake such as driving on one-way because you were talking on phone; avoidable mistake such as missing a deadline; or unavoidable mistake such as failing to meet the sales target. Some mistakes are accidental, they just happen. You can avoid some mistakes if you become more careful. Some mistakes are complicated, you cannot avoid them, however, the next time you are doing the same thing or…

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Why it is Okay to Fail?

Why it is Okay to Fail?

Before Bloomsbury Children Books published Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first Harry Potter book, a dozen publishers had already rejected it. They said the title was long, book was long, story was dark and it was not a traditional children book. The failures made the author J. K. Rowling utterly disappointed; however, she did not give up. She failed many times, but she kept on trying. If you think it is not okay to fail, you will never succeed. To become a successful man/woman in life, you have…

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50 Reasons Why You Should Love Yourself

50 Reasons Why You Should Love Yourself

Many people believe that there is a difference between self-love and narcissism. However, dictionary defines self-love as narcissism, and vice versa. In psychology, narcissism is a character disorder. Because of the myth associated with Narcissus, narcissism (self-love) is thought to be disapproving. However, psychologist and social thinker, Eric Fromm has argued that self-love is different from narcissism. Loving yourself, sometimes also called self-love, is associated with self-esteem, to have confidence in yourself, to respect your persona, and to be in love with your existence. You might have given gifts to…

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How to Practice Relaxation Meditation

How to Practice Relaxation Meditation

The essence of meditation is to stop thoughts, to make your mind empty. In the Buddhist and Hindu Worldview, this is called sunnyata, the nothingness. The ultimate destination of meditation is to reach Nirvana, or Mokshya. According to the Buddha’s Teaching, Nirvana is the state of liberation. Hindu God Krishna, in the Bhagavata Gita, describes Mokshya as the state where there will be an end to the cycle of birth and death. Not all can reach the ultimate level of meditation. However, everyone can use meditation to relax his or…

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