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Photographer Spotlight: Maciej Dakowicz

(8 hours ago)
A selection of work by Poland-born, Thailand-based photographer Maciej Dakowicz. See more images below.  

How to Be Calm

(18 hours ago)
By Leo Babauta I’ve often been described as a “calm” person. I’m not sure if they really mean “boring,” but I’m happy to be calm most of the time. When others are stressing out, I can help calm them down. When things aren’t going well, I calmly take appropriate action instead of falling apart. When […]

Creating Structure to Go Deep

(18 hours ago)
By Leo Babauta A friend of mine was telling me about two of the most successful times of his often very scattered life … and they both came when he was very focused on one learning project. Having a single focus really allowed him to grow — not only to deeply learn the topic he […]

The Craving for Wholeness That Drives Our Actions

(18 hours ago)
By Leo Babauta There’s a sense of incompleteness in our lives. We have felt it since adolescence, at least, if not since early childhood — it’s a feeling that something is wrong with us, that something is missing, or that we’re missing out on something in the world. It’s a feeling of disconnection or loneliness […]

The March Challenge: One Small Change, One Big Impact

(18 hours ago)
By Leo Babauta We’ve just started the third month of the year, and with the realization that this year is slipping past us so quickly … I’m issuing a challenge to all of you. My March Challenge is to pick one small change that will have a big impact on your life. One small change […]

How to Develop a Mind That Clings to Nothing

(18 hours ago)
By Leo Babauta It’s said that one of the great patriarchs of the Zen tradition, Hui Neng, was enlightened upon hearing a single verse of the Diamond Sutra (one of the key teachings in Buddhism). That verse can be translate in various ways, but the key line in it goes something like, “Develop a mind […]

Beautiful Practice Ground: The Secret to Training Your Mind

(18 hours ago)
By Leo Babauta I’ve been diving deeper into training the mind when it meets difficulty, stress, the urge to procrastinate, anger, pain, uncertainty, discomfort. And here’s the secret I’ve learned: what most people take to be bad news is actually the good news. Let’s take the example of Greg … he wants to start meditating, […]

A Practice For When You Find Yourself Annoyed by Other People

(18 hours ago)
By Leo Babauta It’s a common thing to be frequently annoyed by other people — added to our regular interactions with family, friends and coworkers are the online habits of people on various social media, and they can all irritate the hell out of us. What can we do when other people are being annoying, […]

One Simple Shift to Turn Life Into an Adventure

(18 hours ago)
By Leo Babauta When I was young, I would run barefoot through the jungles of Guam, being chased by bad guys, imagining I was on an Indiana Jones-style adventure. The world was filled with possibility, excitement, discovery, exploration, and a delicious sense of danger and the unknown lurking in the darkness. It was fun, play, […]

A Tea Trip for the Ages

(2 days ago)
“Tea is a religion of the art of life.” ~Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea By Leo Babauta Today I am finishing an unplanned around-the-world trip with my friend Tynan that featured some of the best tea experiences I’ve ever had. The generosity of the tea shop owners and tea enthusiasts I met have just blown […]

Artist Spotlight: Daan Noppen

(2 days ago)
Recent drawings by Amsterdam-based artist Daan Noppen (previously featured here). More images below. Discovered via our Submissions platform where our members publish their work. We highlight the best of these submissions as Editors’ Picks. Click here to learn more about becoming a member.  

Artist Spotlight: Matthew Dettmer

(2 days ago)
New paintings by artist Matthew Dettmer (previously featured here). Currently on display at c3 contemporary art space in Melbourne, see more images from “What the hell is with Stonehenge?” below. This project was submitted by Matthew Dettmer and selected as an Editors’ Pick. Our Submissions platform invites members to share work of their own with … Continued

“Shan Shui” by Photographers Sébastien Tixier & Raphaël Bourelly

(2 days ago)
A stunning new series by French photographers Sébastien Tixier and Raphaël Bourelly. Taking its name from a style of painting that pays tribute to the path of mountains and water (immobility and motion), “Shan Shui” offers two perspectives on the same territory. As Tixier and Bourelly observe, while China’s growth has skyrocketed over the last thirty … Continued

iOS AR App of the Day: Weird Type Lets You Draw Typography in Space

(2 days ago)
Zach Lieberman and his partner Molmol Kuo have been making work together under the name YesYesNo, which specializes “in the creation of engaging, magical installations that combine creativity, artistic vision and cutting edge R&D.” The two spent the last year exploring artistic ways to use augmented reality (AR) and their latest creation is an AR … Continued

Photographer Spotlight: Nikki Krecicki

(3 days ago)
Nikki Krecicki is a fashion and portrait photographer who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Nikki tends to photograph scenes that are familiar to her, ones that remind her of home. In Nikki’s bio she states “I’m always searching for the quiet moments in this city – it is here that I have learned to look … Continued

Illustrator Spotlight: Lindsay Stripling

(3 days ago)
Some recent work by San Francisco-based artist Lindsay Stripling. More images below.

“Landlord” by Photographer Akkara Naktamna

(3 days ago)
You may recall photographer Akkara Naktamna from his brilliant collection of ominous urban foliage, “Signs” (check it out here if you haven’t already!). This time around Naktamna turns his attention to the various things casually displayed on the public sidewalks of Thailand. Ranging from mundane to bizarre, “Landlord” offers a subtle exploration of ownership and small … Continued

Saint Joseph, priez pour nous

(3 days ago)
  Saint Joseph, priez pour nous.   Lumière des Patriarches, priez pour nous.   Époux de la Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous.   Gardien de la Vierge, priez pour nous.   Nourricier du Fils de Dieu, priez pour nous.   Chef de la sainte Famile, priez pour nous.   Joseph très juste, priez pour […]

A te, o beato Giuseppe,

(3 days ago)
A te, o beato Giuseppe, stretti dalla tribolazione, ricorriamo, e fiduciosi invochiamo il tuo patrocinio dopo quello della tua santissima sposa. Per quel sacro vincolo di carità, che ti strinse all’immacolata Vergine Madre di Dio, e per l’amore paterno che portasti al fanciullo Gesù, riguarda, te ne preghiamo, con occhio benigno la cara eredità che […]

Glorioso San José

(3 days ago)
Glorioso San José Glorioso San José, Hacedme trabajar en conciencia, haced que trabaje con agradecimiento y alegría, poniendo todo mi empeño y honor en aprovechar y desarrollar, por medio del trabajo, todos los talentos que he recibido de Dios. Inspiradme a menudo la cuenta que he de rendir del tiempo perdido, de los talentos malgastados, […]

Oração a São José

(3 days ago)
  Senhor, meus braços e minha fé, são toda a minha riqueza . Eu te peço, Senhor, para não me deixares sem casa e sem trabalho, e me conserves com saúde para ganhar o  meu sustento. Eu peço também, Senhor, por todos os trabalhadores que neste momento se encontram desempregados sem nenhuma perspectiva para o […]

Saint Joseph’s Day

(3 days ago)
  Oração em portugues AQUI Preghiera a San Giuseppe   I will be with my wife in a small village, and I will pray at 8:30 PM the prayer below. Plase fell free to join me in this prayer, or – what is better –  to find one in your mother tongue and to pray […]

Becoming a Master of the Time-Scarcity Demon

(6 days ago)
By Leo Babauta It’s something most of us deal with every day, often without realizing it’s there: a feeling of time scarcity. We know it well: the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time to do it all. This is true not only of work — where we have too many […]

Do not question the search

(7 days ago)
Sri Ramakrisna tells the story of a man who was about to cross a river, when master Bibhishana came over, wrote a name on a leaf, tied it to the man’s back, and said: – Don’t be afraid. Your faith will help you walk on the waters. But the minute you lose faith, you will […]

Photographer Spotlight: Aeran Squires

(7 days ago)
Aeran Squires is a gardener, photographer, artist and outdoor enthusiast currently living in Boulder, Colorado. Included are photographs she has documented during her ever-lasting desire to adventure outdoors.  
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