Spiritual Reflections on “The Four Noble Truths” by Gautama Buddha

Spiritual Reflections on “The Four Noble Truths” by Gautama Buddha

There were many ascended masters that have come and gone. There was Jesus of Nazareth, Lao Tzu, Saint Germaine, and countless other prophets and truth-sayers. One of these ascended masters was Gautama Buddha. Though many of the ascended master have not written their teachings, preferring instead to voice their teachings to their disciples. And no medium of recording (audio or video) existed then, therefore many of their teachings, written and re-translated, could have become detached or veered from the true essence of their master’s intention. The Four Noble Truths is…

5 Things I Like – Issue #4

5 Things I Like – Issue #4

Flowers are starting to bloom marking springtime and the end of winter. It also hails the upcoming summer season, so this TIL is devoted to warm weather and fitness. The summer season should be jam-packed with lots of sunshine, beaches, and poolside relaxation These are the tools, tips, and apps that I think could help anyone dive into a fitness lifestyle,  summer fun, and healthy living.   1. Tech: Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate There’s no other tool that’s more helpful in helping us become more habit-aware for our health…

8 Tips To Becoming Smart About Money (and Personal Finance)

8 Tips To Becoming Smart About Money (and Personal Finance)

Schools mold us to become model employees. Sooner do we start our careers as working professionals do we realize we have no clue how to manage our hard-earned money. Personal finance was never taught in schools. And perhaps our parents were never great role models for good money management. The task of learning about personal finance is left up to us.     This is a guide to nudge those who are willing to learn. It is a kick-starter to a journey of self-learning to how to manage money. Did you…

5 Things I Like – Issue # 3

5 Things I Like – Issue # 3

I feel like this week’s TIL theme could be called “The Writer.” Somehow I collected things that are about the craft of writing, artistic tools, and everything in between.         1. Book: “Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story” by Ursula K. Le Guin   This recommendation is for the budding writers. There are few writers I admire, Ursula K. Le Guin holds a special place in my mantel of writers I love. When I discovered the “A Wizard of Earthsea” series,…

The Power of Slowing Down (A Mindfulness Practice)

The Power of Slowing Down (A Mindfulness Practice)

New York City is a metropolis filled with tall skyscrapers, home to wealthy elites, major finance corporations, and technology startups. One word describes this city: “fast.” Every day there is a sense of rush in the air. The energy moves quickly. This same energy can be felt in most major large cities similar to New York. On the other end of the spectrum, I can compare growing up in a quaint farm of my childhood. On the outskirts of the Pacific Ocean in Southeast Asia, I lived in a village…