When I first started blogging, Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits blog was about a year old. I remember stumbling upon it and being drawn in not only by the quality of his content, but the way I saw him building his readership and his business.
This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks.
Happy anniversary to…well, all of us, I guess. This post marks my one-year (and five days) anniversary of being a contributor to Get Rich Slowly.
Let’s take a close look at how you can get the most out of your meditation practice. If you’re new to meditation, I suggest you read the informative post, “Powerful Reasons To Meditate And How To Get Started.”
Selecting A Meditation Technique
It’s essential to use a meditation technique that feels right and flows naturally.
As a Little Leaguer, I spent countless hours learning and mastering several pitching grips. For me, the grips to throw breaking balls or fastballs were akin to the grips of a secret society. I felt I was taking part in a secret baseball tradition that went back for generations and that by mastering them I would unlock an occult baseball power that would make me unstoppable on the mound.
Most of the time, when I talk about the implications of various debt repayment options on The Simple Dollar, I utterly ignore tax deductions.
This is not an oversight. Usually, it just makes a situation needlessly more complicated and takes the “simple” out of The Simple Dollar.
As is often the case, astute readers email me about this.
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One thing I’ve noticed about us men is that we love to collect short bits of trivia, facts, and life tips. I have friends who can spout off the World Series Champions going back 50 years and others who can recite long quotes by some dead guy from memory. Then there are the men who know thousands of short tips and pointers on how to do stuff quickly and more effectively.
2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month’s focus is Mindfulness. Last week’s resolution was a quiz, How mindful are you? Did you take that quiz? How did you do?
This week’s resolution is to Meditate on koans.