Will and Ariel Durant: The Three Lessons of Biological History

Human history is a fragment of biological history. If we are to learn enduring lessons it is best to go back in time. Our view of the world is fairly shallow. We look backward but rarely to a time before we were born let alone the 5,000 years of recorded human history. Organic systems, on the other hand, are about 3.5 billions years in age and offer an even more statistically relevant dataset. So, if we are to look for lessons, the organic systems bucket seems like fertile ground.

How to Build Your Legacy

IMAGINE YOUR FUNERAL. Not the brightest topic, to be sure, but one worth serious thought—no matter what your age. Your family and friends have gathered to honor your life. But what do you leave behind? Beyond the contents of your last will and testament, what part of you remains on earth even after you've passed away?

20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

Every business owner will have his or her own trials, but here are 20 lessons you don't want to learn the hard way…….

The Best Jobs Require Social Skills

Jobs that require social skills are growing faster and paying more than ones that do not require social skills. Business is not a 'one-person' endeavor. Occupations that require strong social skills have grown much more than others since 1980, according to new research. And the only occupations that have shown consistent wage growth since 2000 require both cognitive and social skills. The findings help explain a mystery that has been puzzling economists: the slowdown in the growth even of high-skill jobs.

Mindfulness leads to being more open-minded

Keeping an open mind, even for the most free-spirited among us, is harder than it sounds. Our minds have evolved to identify, discern, and judge in order to make sense of the world around us. When thinking about a specific task or your career as a whole, you’ll need to make decisions, and some outcomes are certainly more preferable than others. By bringing a little mindfulness to the process, you can cultivate a flexibility and openness that will benefit you in all areas of life.

What Does Non-Judgmental Awareness Really Mean?

left alone the brain will automatically judge things as good or bad, right or wrong, fair or unfair, important or unimportant, urgent or non-urgent and so on. This happens so fast that our experiences are automatically colored right when we get to them, so mindfulness is about being aware of that and taking a fresh perspective.

Mindfulness Atitude, non-judging

When practicing mindfulness, it is important to recognize this judging quality of mind when it appears and to intentionally assume the stance of an impartial witness by reminding yourself to just observe it. When you find the mind judging, you don’t have to stop it from doing that. All that is required is to be aware of it happening. No need to judge the judging and make matters even more complicated for yourself.

Getting Unstuck With Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness is popular and a very old practice. Science is now unpacking the benefits of mindfulness across many life areas. The idea of being present just where you are and just as you are is a liberating notion. And, it is also difficult to do. Minds don't like being in the present. They prefer to dwell in the past and the future. You can see for yourself if that is mostly true of your experience. It sure is for me. Minds have a hard time being just where we are. But coming back to the present can be enormously beneficial. After all, that is where we are anyway.