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Barry Mack's Blog – May 2009 Archive (4)

Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions

Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive by Barbara Fredrickson

Positive psychology pioneer Fredrickson introduces readers to the power of harnessing happiness to transform their lives, backed up by impressive lab research. The author lays out the core truths and 10 forms of positivity—joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement,… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on May 11, 2009 at 11:31pm — 2 Comments

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Lin Yutang

Simplicity is the outward sign and symbol of depth of thought.



Clement Mok

Very often, people confuse simple with simplistic. The nuance is lost on most.



Vernon Howard

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.



Elizabeth Seaton

Live simply that others might simply live.



Confucius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.



Hans Hofmann

The… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on May 10, 2009 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

Loving-Kindness Prayer Practice From Buddhism

Metta or Loving-Kindness Prayer Practice From Buddhism





Sit down, quiet your mind, and beginning with yourself, say:



May I be free from fear.

May I be free from suffering.

May I be happy.

May I be filled with loving-kindness.



Next, focus on someone you love and say the same prayer on that person's behalf.



Then pray in the same way for a neutral person, someone you don't know.



Finally, pray for someone you dislike. In… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on May 10, 2009 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

Living in Our Right Brain is The Key to Bliss

If you haven't watched Jill Bolte Taylor's amazing presentation on TED.......I feel it's one of the most interesting, profound, relevant and important speeches i have ever seen. I know we're all super busy but I believe this will be more than worth your time. It's about 18 minutes, but is the key to being happy. Truly happy ALL THE TIME. I think it's life changing stuff.



It's based on her book My Stroke of Insight.



I couldn't get the hyper link to work, but if you Google… Continue

Added by Barry Mack on May 2, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment


        

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