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Book Inspiration: Are you reading books?

Book Inspiration: Are you reading books?

inspiring books

Since it’s my first post dedicated to reading inspiring books, I’ll start off with a short introduction.

I bet it’s everybody’s problem these days – when will I get to read all these books?!… An internet review, a friend’s recommendation, an eye-catching cover seen in a bookshop. Your list of ‘must read’ positions is getting longer, while your time disposal seems to be shrinking. Read more about Book Inspiration: Are you reading books?

ZEN At Its Purest – A Film About A Zen Temple In Japan

ZEN At Its Purest – A Film About A Zen Temple In Japan

Although I haven’t watched many films about ZEN meditation, ZEN – A Fabian Enzinger Film (Japan, 1999) is the most impressive ZEN film I’ve ever seen. Despite the work overload and the hectic try to allow yourself a quiet 30 minutes time and see it for yourself.

Hackschooling – Moving From Making A Living To Living

Hackschooling – Moving From Making A Living To Living

This week I’ve come across this stunning video on the web. It is about hackschooling — a movement of questioning the traditional education, re-considering its system and re-building it. And all these in order to be healthy, happy and creative. It’s only then that we can live well and not just make a living somehow. It’s quite a new term to me, but it’s has already won my heart.

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Book Inspiration: A New Earth – Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose

Book Inspiration: A New Earth – Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose

new earth eckhart tolleI have made this experience many times already – I got inspired either by somebody or by an event to read some book or to watch a particular film that turned out to be an answer to what I had been searching for. Those films and books have truly inspired me and turned my life 180 degrees. “A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose” by Eckhart Tolle is one of them. Read more about Book Inspiration: A New Earth – Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose

Film Inspiration: Samsara

Film Inspiration: Samsara

sand mandala
Samsara translated from Sanskrit means “the ever turning wheel of life”. It’s being born, turning from being a child to being an adult and then an elderly person, eventually dying in order to be born again. According to religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism our lives are never-ending. They stretch from previous existences to our future reincarnations and are deeply interconnected. Our actions determine how we live and who we are, thus shaping the path of where the future will lead us to.

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Film Inspiration: Black Gold – Documentary

Film Inspiration: Black Gold – Documentary

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A morning espresso and an after lunch latte are what makes European Union the largest coffee consumer in the world. According to International Coffee Organisation the latest available data from 2011 indicates that EU alone accounts for 31% of worldwide coffee consumption, followed by the US with 17% and Japan with 6%. Surprisingly, it is not the Italians who live on caffeine, but the Finnish. In 2008 an average Scandinavian enjoyed between 8 and 12 kg of coffee, what comes to some 3-4 cups a day. This is twice as much as the rest of Europeans drunk. Read more about Film Inspiration: Black Gold – Documentary