In Bali, riding freely on the back of a scooter, wind in my hair, breeze on my face and the beauty of the open road, I found myself present, connected, and one within me and everything around me. No thoughts, nothing; emptiness, or complete fullness if you will. That is until, I remembered I was supposed to be the one directing the driver, staying alert and letting him know when to turn right. So, we missed the turn. I looked down at my phone and it took me out of this precious present moment.
I call this practically present.
by Hana Sykorova
by Coby Hadas
‘No’… it’s such a simple sound to make and yet often so hard to say. Those who have difficulty making this simple sound are the yes-men of the planet. Saying ‘no’, they fear, may make someone not like them. If they say ‘no’ they may be perceived as unkind or mean. Due to this fear, a yes-man will often put other’s needs before their own. Generosity and kindness, they feel, is more important than their own wellbeing.
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