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Material Wealth vs Spiritual Wealth: Is There A Contradiction?

“Wealth is not everything, but it is better than one’s health. After all, it’s not as if you can go to the butcher and say, “Look what a beautiful tan I have, and not only that, but I never catch a cold!”, and expect him to wrap a fillet steak for you.” (Woody Allen) According to recent statistics, 1% of the world’s population enjoys 55% of total goods consumed and earns as much as 99% of the world’s population (Source OXFAM, 2019). These data testify to the enormous imbalance between rich and poor on planet earth. Defining wealth, however, can[…]

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Dunning-Kruger effect: the less one knows, the more he thinks he knows. Why?

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing”. Socrates Life “in the days of COVID-19” continuously and everywhere (news, social networks, TV) exposes us to people who impose their ideas and consider them absolute truths. They also address the others as ignorant and incompetent, even if in reality, that’s not true at all. This behaviour has been scientifically studied and has a name: Dunning-Kruger Effect. What is it? It is a cognitive bias that leads people with fewer skills and knowledge to think they know more than others. The less they know, the more they think they know.[…]

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The Native American Eagle Legend That Teaches Us How To Deal With Change

“Change is inevitable; personal growth is a choice.” (Bob Proctor) I think that Life, the authentic one, is a sum of changes. The absence of change, or immobility, generates a state of survival. A comfortable condition, more or less well-tolerated, yet not happy. I lived for years surviving, settling for what I had achieved until then. But at a certain point, I realized that I was dying out, I no longer had enthusiasm or passion. Then I understood that change is the key to a happy life, more complicated perhaps but more authentic! Why don’t we easily accept change? Because[…]

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Sleep Is Problem-Solving: Never feel guilty about sleeping again!

“Sleep is the best meditation.” — Dalai Lama Well yes…sleep is problem-solving. After all, the night brings advice: Did Grandma ever tell you that? Well, scientists have scientifically demonstrated this advice based on popular wisdom is true. For a study published in Psychological Science, the psychology scholars at Northwestern University assigned 57 people problems to solve, each associated with a different sound. During the night, while the participants slept, half of the sounds related to the problems, that had not yet been solved, were reproduced; those sounds reactivated the memory of the questions to solve. The next morning, participants were[…]

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Ascension Timeline Meditation: Wisdom or Madness?

Meditation, originally developed In Asian culture and countries, is booming in Western countries nowadays. It is excellent for our wellbeing and happiness —but does it carry any hazards? “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” (Michel de Montaigne) The origin of the word “meditation” can be traced back to the Latin terms “meditari” and “mederi”, meaning “to cure, to provide care”; a sign that the ancient peoples were clear about the connection between meditative practice and therapeutic effect on the physical, psychological, mental and spiritual level. The practise of meditation has a very[…]

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