Vulnerability can sometimes make you nervous. It is uncomfortable to feel so real, so you want to numb yourself. You look for some kind of anesthetic, anything that will provide you with entertainment. Then you can forget the discomfort of reality. People don’t want to live with their basic rawness for even fifteen minutes.
— Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Smile at Fear.

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We are experiencing an epidemic of untruthfulness: a scourge of people who can only be kind when there is some interest in gambling. Otherwise, when they have nothing to gain or no advantage to be taken, they see no…


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When we look at our situation, we recognize that we desire happiness, peace and joy. We want to solve our difficulties. This is natural! This is human nature.

However, if we are truly honest with ourselves, we will realize that we keep looking for happiness in the wrong places… We continue looking for the wrong things… We place our trust in things that we only understand temporarily… We are always searching for something that we think that will heal us… We consider that we need one more condition, just one more thing…to be completely content.

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Have you ever wondered…


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About Impermanence

“People do not suffer from impermanent phenomena. They suffer because they desire the impermanent to be permanent.”
The Buddha.

The contemplation of impermanence of all phenomena is an excellent way to develop detachment. Buddha said that life is like watching a drop of dew on a leaf: when the sun rises, the drop dries and disappears as if it had never been there before. That is the true essence of all phenomena. They arise when the causes and conditions gather, they remain while supported and they naturally cease when they are no longer supported. …


The development of spirituality launches us toward the world; it makes us even more empathetic with others. To turn this into reality, we initially need to include an empathetic attitude towards ourselves in our daily activities.
Being emphatic is natural in humans: when we see someone suffering, the wanting to help simply arises in us, spontaneously, because in that precise moment, we recognize the sufferer as someone like ourselves, we identify ourselves with him or her.

The word empathy has its origin in the Greek term empatheia, which means enter or get into the feeling. Therefore, the first condition to…


I write a lot about authenticity and I try to promote this idea whenever possible. It is one of the particularities that I most value and I believe that living authentically is an integral part of creating a life which is true and complete. We live bombarded by a constant stream of information, values of our society. The external environment completely influences our way of living and our behavior. Most of the time we try to be aligned and compatible with, or in search of, the external environment set up as an ideal model.

Being yourself is the oldest problem…


The word emotion comes from the Latin term emovere that means to shake, to move. This word derives from movi, also from Latin, which literally means: set in motion, to move. Therefore, emotion, first and foremost, signifies movement, or, energy in motion. Accordingly, we must not lose sight of the fact that, without emotion, nothing advances. In Western psychology, the term emotion is still under discussion: while in everyday language the concepts are understandable, in the scientific language there is confusion.

Since there is no specific term in Tibetan for translating the word emotion, we can now find books in…


Grace is always with us. It flows like a river through our lives, artfully reminding us that there is magic and power beyond what our eyes can see. At times we catch its subtle beauty, like during chance meetings, near misses, and insights that seem to come from nowhere. Grace exists in all situations, in every moment, yet all too often we may overlook its presence.

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Sónia Gomes

CEO & Owner Spaso Zen - Wellness & Beauty , a dreamer that loves nature and art, and Zen Philosofy….

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