Wisdom Books: The Word of The Buddha by Nyanatiloka Thero

The Word of the Buddha, published originally in German, was the first strictly systematic exposition of all the main tenets of the Buddha’s Teachings presented in the Master’s own words as found in the Sutta-Pitaka of the Buddhist Pali Continue Reading

Collectibles as an investment

Around here, “collectibles” can mean almost anything. Things just seem to collect, as I wrote about in Huffington Post.  Some is on purpose. For instance, all the snow globes my older daughter collects.  And the theatre programs.  And the Continue Reading

Roller Genoa – Little Liar Audio (Creative Commons) Video

Available For Download on Jamendo : https://www.jamendo.com/album/156032/little-liar-single Creative Commons license: cc nc Roller Genoa – Little Liar Audio (Creative Commons) Video was originally published on Music in The Rift Roller Genoa Continue Reading

You have the power

The way you carry yourself affects how you’re treated Every day you broadcast to the world how you want to be treated.  Your confidence, self-esteem and personal authority instruct those around you to treat you with dignity and respect.    You Continue Reading

How to Embrace True Power

True power is not a commonly seen or understood phenomenon. Most of what we're used to considering to be power is actually ego control. Ego control is where someone attempts to force situations towards desired outcomes. Desire is inherently an Continue Reading

Leaving the Abusive Relationship

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Which Is Better, Granite Or Quartz For Your Kitchen Countertops

If you are thinking of remodelling your kitchen but are stuck between quartz countertops and granite countertops, then, you know quite well, choosing one could be quite a daunting task. While the perspectives are bound to vary as per an individual, I Continue Reading

Always Moving Too Fast in a Relationship? 9 Reasons Why

Most of us know that one couple who rushed in and stayed together. But for the most part, moving too fast in a relationship and relying on sudden infatuation is an experience that ends as quickly as it began – and often with a bump. What makes Continue Reading

Stoicism: Epictetus’ Dichotomy of Control

Related posts: Use Stoic Philosophy to Achieve Total Joy and Untroubling Equanimity Wisdom Books: Discourses of Epictetus Wisdom Books: Lectures and Fragments by Musonius Rufus “The Roman Socrates” Enlightening Articles: 10 Things The Continue Reading

Teachers travel free

If you have the temperament for it, teaching can be a very rewarding career.  But did you know that one of the rewards can be free travel? It’s great to be a teacher. What an amazing career, with so many benefits. I’m not saying Continue Reading

KATTIE – Rainbows Video

Available for download on Jamendo: https://www.jamendo.com/track/1296612/rainbows Creative Commons NC Licensed KATTIE – Rainbows Video was originally published on Music in The RiftFiled under: Music Tagged: creative commons, intherift.net, Continue Reading

The power of your words

Think more and regret less Once your words are out, you can’t take them back.  Why start moving your lips before you’ve had the chance to listen and think? Resist the urge to get chatty before you know what to say. It insults your intelligence. Avoid Continue Reading

7 Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, people make New Year's resolutions as a way to set intentions about what they want going forward. A lot of times, these resolutions are the usual ego desires, and we rarely ever inquire as to where these resolutions come from. Continue Reading

Requested Repost: Betrayal

Betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope. ~ Steven Dietz Betrayal may be described as simply the breaking of trust. It’s when we trust someone and they break that trust (and usually our hearts at the same time). Betrayal is … Continue Continue Reading

7 Ways To Make Your Swimming Pool Safer For Kids

Swimming for kids is about having fun and boosting their confidence in the water. Owning a swimming pool might lead to the fun filled experience with your kids, however, it will take a tragic turn if you are not familiar with the safety protocols Continue Reading

New Year New You? Try This First

With all the focus on making resolutions for a ‘new year, new you‘ there is one crucial oversight. Progress doesn’t happen if we are stuck in a pattern, and patterns happen when we don’t resolve past experiences. If you find Continue Reading

21 Precepts on Self-Discipline by Miyamoto Musashi

Dokkodo or “21 precepts on self-discipline to guide future generations”, also called “The Way of Walking Alone” or “The Way to be Followed Alone” This work of Miyamoto Musashi was written in 1645, a week before his death, and Continue Reading

How to get car loans and mortgages on bad credit

I had a colleague who never paid for anything by credit card.  Why? Because he didn’t believe in credit cards?  No. Because he was allergic to plastic? No. Because he had bad credit. There is a stigma attached to bad credit. As this finance Continue Reading

Draco and the Zodiac – Shadows Video

Download Available on Jamendo: https://www.jamendo.com/track/1246474/shadows Creative Commons Licensed : cc-by Draco and the Zodiac – Shadows Video was originally published on Music in The Rift Draco and the Zodiac – Shadows Video was Continue Reading

Lose the ego

Listen and learn Even when you think you already know.  Stop.  Let go of the fragile ego that keeps telling you you’re smarter and better.  You’re not.  Knowledge can mean everything or nothing.  What you knew yesterday can impede you from making the Continue Reading

Online Talk: Spiritual Awakening and the Return of Inner Stability

When people awaken, the normal inner stability that they're used to tends to be thrown out the window. Even if someone felt very internally "messy," that mess tends to feel tens times worse. It's like a team of contractors marches into your home, and Continue Reading

Workbook V2

I’m releasing Workbook 2.0 in February. If you have any comments or suggestions for changes or additions, please let me know. Editing is going on now! Read entire story here. Continue Reading

8 Best Luxury Travel Destinations In Europe For 2017

Ever planning on heading towards Europe to spend your vacation? It doesn’t matter much when you plan to travel but it does matter where you are going to spend your days. In the case of selecting a destination to spend your vacation, you have to think Continue Reading

5 Reasons Your New Year’s Resolutions Never Work

Do you set the same New Years resolutions every January, but they never come to pass? There might be valid (and changeable) reasons why. 5 Reasons Your New year’s Resolutions Fail 1. You have Limiting Core beliefs. Core beliefs are deep-rooted Continue Reading