Hans Willmore is the lead scientific investigator at Oslo's Neuroconnectivity Institute, where the studies comparing a subject's ability to explain LinkedIn with his or her ability to break down the complexities of an apparently indifferent universe began.
In the west, we think of yoga primarily as a form of exercise. Although physical postures make up one branch of this philosophy, yoga in general is so much more. The Sanskrit word "yoga" means to yoke, or to unite. The purpose of yoga is to experience the connection we have with the divine.
It's the holiday season, and if you're like me, you're playing even more games of Angry Birds than usual. Along the way, I have picked up some sage wisdom from those self-sacrificing birds and their mortal pig enemies.
After decades of exploring the human potential movement and studying many methods of its gurus, I now believe that I have garnered enough information, instruction and experience to edit it all down to some simple guidelines that have proven invaluable to me.
I'd like to see if there is a vision that unites all versions of reality, East and West, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian, political and psychological. It's a huge task to unite the world's deepest conflicts, but there is a way to approach the problem.
I know, I know, it's disappointing to be just getting into something you really like and then learn how it comes out. It's as if all the excitement you have put into watching the show of your life has fizzled, and you can barely muster the energy you need to slog through the rest of the episodes.
We Americans are growing increasingly disenchanted with the institutions on which we depend. We can't trust them. They disappoint us. They fail to give us what we need. This is true of schools that are not serving our kids as well as we think they should.
I see you have let your own educational insecurities shine through in your latest rant in which you "bravely" attempted to decipher the "sad-sack story" of a Classical Studies scholar. If only you had taken a philosophy course about the Sophists, you might have been better at debating your point.
Amid the worsening economic picture, political leaders across the globe are under attack for their lack of leadership and failure to inspire confidence in their constituencies in the face of mounting global problems.
We're in a sense continuing our discussions of philosophy and beverages that bring a buzz. We've covered the bitter and frothy brews, coffee and beer. Now it's time to look at the buzz itself when it goes bad, and too far.
"Rene won't say anything until he can prove it, meaning that he'll pretty much always miss the news cycle. Let me tell you, if I had waited until I had facts to support everything I've said I'd never be where I am today."