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3 weeks ago
Marc de Bruin

If you want to spend time by yourself, but not use a cheap excuse, use this one.

#LiveStream #Mindfulness
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If you want to spend time by yourself, but not use a cheap excuse, use this one.

#LiveStream #Mindfulness
4 weeks ago
Marc de Bruin

If You Want To Have More, Give More | Simplifying Life

There is this classic -economic- notion that once you give something away, you have that "something" no longer. The aim, according to that notion, is to accumulate as much as possible, and not give "it" away (or at least as little as possible).

What if giving something away actually grows your possession of that "something"? What if by giving something away, you actually get MORE of it? And what if the form/content of what you get back might be different -so money out might not mean more money back? Yet what if the idea behind the form ("generosity", "abundance", "prosperity") actually increases in size? Then you have more of "it", regardless in what form!

It seems a radical idea, yet we know it to be true in many situations: give happiness to others (for instance), and you often get more happiness back! So now you have more of it! You didn't lose any of it.

And mind you: this also goes for things like anger, frustration, etc. The more we give THAT away, the more we often get back, no matter in what form.

This -more spiritually orientated- video discusses this radical idea and puts it in the context of "oneness". The aim is not to convince you of anything; it's merely intended to make you think and ideally put it to action to your benefit (and to mine!).

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Great advice, great video

1 month ago
Marc de Bruin

Such a topical video, about 16 years after it was first recorded.

We under- or overestimate odds, and we under- or overestimate value, depending on context. Consistently and structurally.

It makes us come to the most interesting decisions, that sometimes really make no sense when we look at what the decision making criteria are.

Odds? Value? Decisions about our health in times of a pandemic are ruled by the same thinking, and potentially by the same thinking errors. Critical thinking and deliberate decision making are key.

Have a look, and let me know what you think.

#DanGilbert #OddsAndValue

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2 months ago
Marc de Bruin

Sneaky Universe. I like your sense of humour.

#CosmicJoke
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Sneaky Universe. I like your sense of humour.

#CosmicJoke
2 months ago
Marc de Bruin

"Getting over it"
"Moving past it"

The Most Stupid ways to describe the process of grief.

I like the below one.

My personal favourite is "growing rings around our tree of life". The ring of grief remains part of it; we merely grow more rings around it that take some of the sharp edges of grief off, over time.

#Grief #Counselling
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Getting over it
Moving past it

The Most Stupid ways to describe the process of grief.

I like the below one. 

My personal favourite is growing rings around our tree of life. The ring of grief remains part of it; we merely grow more rings around it that take some of the sharp edges of grief off, over time.

#Grief #Counselling
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