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The law of attraction in action: survey says!

Since I had no idea what to expect from the Peaceful Planet Reader Survey, I was a little surprised with some of the results at first. But after a little thinking, I’m not so surprised after all. When I started Peaceful Planet back in May of 2010, I made a conscious decision about a few [...]

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Start your own personal peace project with these five steps

If we are afraid to touch our suffering, we will not be able to realize the path of peace, joy, and liberation. —Thich Nhat Hanh The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching Many of us worry about wars, terrorism, and violent crime. And we might think we have to join the Peace Corps or the United [...]

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Observing or Evaluating–What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

To observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence. ~J. Krishnamurti Unless we’re gazing in a mirror all day or are otherwise preoccupied with ourselves, most of us do a lot of evaluating, particularly when it comes to friends, neighbors, and family members. But how often do we simply observe? When we see someone [...]

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Men Get the Short End of the Stick: 10 Common Assumptions

This country is in trouble because men have given up the debate….Women say things like “We’re more spiritually evolved,” and we just go “Yeah, I guess that’s right…” Bill Maher Politically Incorrect: Women/ Feminism-Part 2 While checking out the forecast on The Weather Channel this morning, I was struck by how differently the male meteorologists [...]

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The Zen Master’s Unexpected Lesson: 10 Tips For Empathy

Most people don’t know how to listen because the major part of their attention is taken up by thinking. Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now A few years ago, during a personal interview with a Zen master, I had an interesting experience. Seated face to face on our mats, I told him my answer to [...]

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