Posts tagged 'Life'
It can be done: Buddhism 101: Suffering is an inescapable part of life. You can avoid some of it. Much angst stems from failing to be aligned with the present moment, as the mind cycles through anxieties about past and future. Meditation trains the mind to focus on the present.
"Your kitchen may not be the mirror of your soul, but it can produce a pretty accurate image of where you’ve landed on the time line of domesticity."
"[…] Then in your 70s and 80s, you’ll be like an ancient historian. Your mind will bob over the decades and then back over the centuries, and you’ll realize how deeply you were formed by the ancient traditions of your people — being Mormon or Jewish or black or Hispanic. You’ll appreciate how much power the dead have over the living, since this will one day be your only power. You’ll be struck by the astonishing importance of luck — the fact that you took this bus and not another, met this person and not another."
— David Brooks, The Credit Illusion.
(Source: The New York Times)
I have always had the following hunch of wisdom in my bones: The stuff that’s “best” for you can easily be the least attractive one, at a glance.
The “turd” burger, displayed above cartoonishly, is good for the human body, yet repulsive enough to make you not want to ever again contemplate the question of “What should I eat for the good of my health?”
Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda, has developed a burger in his laboratory made of steak sauce essence, soya and protein extract from human feces. The last item, many have said, is truly good for the human body. Years ago an Indian Premier Morarjee Desai was known to have prolonged his life and health by consuming extracts from his own urine.
If you wash down a hunky turd-burger with a generous serving of pee-cola, you could just be looking at a new rejuvinated YOU.