Rules of Life

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Psychology is my true love. I love to learn how to understand myself and others better. I have been doing it for a while now: reading, observing, reflecting. Today I can say that I have specific set of rules that I follow in daily life and when dealing with people.

The meaning of life is to be happy

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Happiness is the Path

 

or My Reasons to Travel

Some time ago, Viet – my friend from Vietnam asked me why I am so excited about travelling. At that moment I could not give him complete answer, I just said that it changed me a lot and made me a better person. Now I want to tell you why:

1. Places

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Natural spots: hike in Himalayas or enter volcanic crater, swim in natural hot spring in the middle of the rice fields or take shower in the waterfall in the middle of the jungle. This reminds that I am a child of the Mother Nature: careless, young and free. Continue reading

The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama

the art of happiness It was my first book about Buddhism recommended by friend who I met in India. After visiting Dharamshala and participating on Dalai Lama’s lecture in summer 2012, it was essential for me to read something about one of world religions that I see more as philosophical tradition.

The book is written by American psychiatrist Howard Cutler. During years he had conversations with Dalai Lama about ways to have a better life. I love the writing style of the author and the language he uses as it is very easy to understand. Also combination of interviews and quotation of Dalai Lama’s opinions with his own reflection from conversation and views of western scientific thought on particular topics. Here are my favorite quotes from the book:

The very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. Continue reading

Consumerism as the way of oppression

What is a system? It can be defined as a structure that consists of the set of elements that are connected and cooperate with each other. A system, as a sum of the elements, has more characteristics than each of its components by itself. The society is a system. It is hard to identify what is initial a whole or a part from which the whole is formed. Nowadays we live in the surroundings that are based on neoliberal ideas that penetrate every part of our lives. We believe in the ideals of democracy, natural human rights, capitalistic model of economics. Continue reading