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u/bombeater · 15 pointsr/ZenHabits

If you aren't being facetious... start with these books:

  • The Compassionate Life, by Marc Ian Barasch

  • Never Eat Alone, by Keith Ferrazzi.

  • Anger, by Thich Nhat Hanh.

    These are all easy books to blow off. You can dismiss The Compassionate Life as a guidebook for letting other people take advantage of you. You can dismiss Never Eat Alone as the egotistical scrambling of a sleazy salesman. You can dismiss Anger as a hand-wavey tome of feel good nonsense. If you're tempted to do so, I urge you to suspend your judgment and pour yourself into them. Here's why:

    From Anger, I learned not to let my fear of feeling and sharing emotions prevent me from opening myself up to other people. The book is about anger, but it applies to everything: jealousy, fear, anxiety, confusion, even joy. It taught me to treat my negative feelings as a part of myself that deserved compassion and nurturing just like anything or anyone else I care about.

    From Never Eat Alone, I learned the value of trust and openness. The point of "networking" isn't to collect business cards and shine your teeth at people; it's to establish an extended family of people who you genuinely care about, and thus, through inevitable cause and effect, who genuinely care about you. You don't have to be married to someone or see them every day to love and care about them. You just have to treat them like a human being, and not hide the truth of your human-ness out of fear of being judged.

    Finally, from The Compassionate Life, I learned that I'm not the only one walking this path. It gave me the determination to continue walking, even in the face of judgment, ridicule, and skepticism from many people around me. It solidified my hunch that, in the right hands, compassion is a great strength, and not a weakness. It helped me learn to forgive myself and others, even for what felt like irrecoverable wounds or betrayals. More than that, it helped me learn from those wounds, and it helped me learn from the forgiveness. It gave me strength.

    That's all I've got for the moment!
u/Lightfiend · 1 pointr/ZenHabits

I'm definitely not denying the usefulness of skepticism or epistemology (or philosophy). I'm a habitual devil's advocate - I think strongly challenging and testing beliefs plays an important role in discovering where a belief fits in our "scope of truth."

However, when I mention the Matrix, I'm thinking specifically about the brain in a vat problem ("We're all in a simulation!"). It's an interesting idea that plays off of an "obvious" truth (we can't step outside of our minds), but it doesn't provide much practical value beyond intellectual fancying (which is fine, but it's nothing more than that). I feel a similar way about David Chalmers philosophical zombies too.

Don't get me wrong, I think thought experiments can be valuable (I like many of the ones Daniel Dennett describes in his book Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking), but they also have a tendency to come off more insightful than they really are.

I recognize philosophy as very important and very practical to know (in general), but some philosophy is definitely more practical than others. That's the lesson I gain from pragmatism.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/ZenHabits

I've read 59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman, the psychologist who conducted this experiment. It's a fantastic and an entertaining book. If you like to read stories more like the one in the post, give this book a shot.

u/NotFromReddit · 2 pointsr/ZenHabits

I'm currently reading Feeling Good. It's great. It helps you kind of debug and rewire your thought process.

u/rutterkin · 4 pointsr/ZenHabits

Feeling Good. This book has been making the rounds in my friend circle. It's billed as a "treatment for depression" but I think the thought patterns it teaches are useful for pretty much everyone.

u/sacca7 · 1 pointr/ZenHabits

Unfortunately, The Goenka groups tend to be a bit exclusionary, which is a bit off the point of the Dharma. Hence, you are not aware of the extensive number of vipassana centers around the world.

"The" Dharma Organization? You may want to consider a very good book by Joseph Goldstein called One Dharma.

There are countless vipassana centers that are not Goenka based around the world. I cannot name them all, but here are a few:

Great Britian: Sharpham; Gia House.

New Zealand: Bodhinyanarama

Australia: Buddhist Society of Western Australia

Ecuador: Centro de Meditación

Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, etc: International Meditation Centres.

And here are more within and outside the US..

u/60secs · 3 pointsr/ZenHabits

Thanks for the list. I also recommend Search inside yourself. It explores meditation, emotional awareness, mindfulness, attention and unlearning. It's from a Google employee who created their mindfulness program.

u/ctolsen · 1 pointr/ZenHabits

While I may agree with her conclusion – taking time with things is definitely healthy – her premise is flawed.

> One flight was around 65$ at that time. I simply felt the urge to procrastinate with that task, so I chose to wait. [...] Some weeks later, I remembered I should buy those tickets after all. So I went online and found that the prices were close to 30$ per flight. I felt a very strong urge to buy them and I did.

Confirmation bias all the way. If you do this over and over, statistically, you will lose money. No way around it. I'm betting she's lost money herself this way, but that's not what she subjectively remembers.

> Because if the timing is wrong, then all efforts are in vain. He gives the example with agriculture: if you plant the seeds in winter, then you will get absolutely no crop, even though you may do the most amazing job at planting them.

This is not intuition. This is logic. You're quite stupid if you plant seeds in the winter, because it doesn't work. However, taking time with decisions, "sleeping on it", lets your intuition get a stab at things. That doesn't necessarily mean that now is never the right time, that you should always feel motivation when you work, or that just waiting will improve your results – as opposed to gaining more knowledge, for instance. Your intuition, or whatever we should call it, can work while you browse reddit, but only with what you already know. It definitely does not magically find cheap plane tickets or know when to plant seeds without looking outside.

Procrastinate all you want, and let your subconscious do the job for you. There's no reason to be voodoo about it, it actually works and it's well proven scientifically. But proper literature like Thinking Fast and Slow gives you a much better understanding of it.

u/sylvan · 2 pointsr/ZenHabits

See books like Your Money or Your Life.

The story he references at the beginning gives examples of what you can do with that money. Invest in your own business(es), real estate, or a portfolio.

By choosing to live frugally, you can build up assets that generate income, until your comfortable living expenses are lower than your investments generate. At that point, you're financially independent, and can just keep investing a growing portion of the returns back into more investments.

u/reigorius · 1 pointr/ZenHabits

> It is not from a bestselling book — indeed no publisher would want it: even the most eloquent management thinker would struggle to spin a whole book around it.

I'm quite positive a lot of publisher and writers do it and did it. Per example. Another life changing short sentence: 'Feel the fear and do it anyway'.

I like the article. Fits well with the journalling I'm occasionally doing, but put of because I always want to capture all the details.

u/BigMucho · 0 pointsr/ZenHabits

Save yourself years of meds and conflicting diagnosis: and just drop gains from your diet:

u/Beanyurza · 1 pointr/ZenHabits

Not sure if I agree with everything this article is saying or even if it is possible to "know" your subconscious. Biases "bubble up" from your subconscious that your conscious hardly ever notices. Unless your spending a gigantic amount of time rooting out and finding biases, your subconscious runs you and your conscious doesn't even notice. Source: Thinking Fast and Slow.

u/proper_vibes · 7 pointsr/ZenHabits

Yes, and I was completely baffled to see the link gives no reference or credit to the man who has done much of this research. Just because his name is damn near impossible to spell is no reason not to credit the author. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Flow