Wisdom

Two Wolves’ Fight

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, […]

God’s Coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, […]

Having Guts To Do Nothing | Lera Mimizu

Quite often we praise those who have guts to take action, to take a leap, to go out there and create, show themselves, act regardless of their fears. And this is definitely true. I personally draw a lot of inspiration from those who do that. However, I feel that it also takes a lot of […]

Thus Spoke The Man | Lera Mimizu

There is an old ZEN Koan about the man up the tall tree. He is clinging to that tree with his teeth and his arms are tied behind him. Old Zen Master appears from the woods and he tells him: “Quickly say one thing that can save your life”. This Koan is given by Zen […]

Sequoia Trees

One of the ways to explain this is through sequoia trees in California. For those who don’t know, they look like this: they grow about 100 meters tall; their trunks are something between 60 or 70 feet wide; they live about 1000 years old – the oldest is roughly 3500 years old. They are massive […]

Forgotten Tomato | Lera Mimizu

I found this forgotten by everybody tomato on one of the shelves recently. My mum eats them, I don’t. So when she left one month ago this tomato got kind of lost in between the bags and other vegetables. And after one month of hibernating alone it sprouted from within. Our life and inner growth […]

Anything Anyone

Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience. Anyone who abandons you is for teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet. Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion. Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back. Anything you […]

Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared stuck. The man decided to help the butterfly and with a pair […]

The Meaning of Life

A man died… When he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand. Dialog between God and Dead Man: God: Alright son, it’s time to go Man: So soon? I had a lot of plans… God: I am sorry but, it’s time to go Man: What do you have in […]

Follow the Bliss

Often in actual life, and not infrequently in the myths and popular tales, we encounter the dull case of the call unanswered; for it is always possible to turn the ear to other interests. Refusal of the summons converts the adventure into its negative. Walled in boredom, hard work, or “culture,” the subject loses the […]