HERE’S WHAT YOUR BIRTH DATE REVEALS ABOUT YOU

Numerology has its root deep in history. very early philosophers believed that numbers were a universal language offered to humans by ‘the divine.’ They believe they represented an ultimate truth. This of course became more of a lost art once the Christian church rose and suddenly this was seen more as a black art. The church also went on to classify astrology and other forms of magic as evil and having no place in society.

Life Path Number

I’ve had a number of astrology readings from my friend Carmen, both for myself personally and for CE, and I can’t tell you how crazy accurate and helpful they are, especially when they can provide information that helps you navigate upcoming decisions. No, I’m not talking about opening the newspaper and looking at the cheesy astrology section, I’m talking about a real science here where you will notice truths about yourself and your life that ONLY apply to you.

Let’s talk about numerology quick here. One of the things that has fascinated me the most about numerology is the lifepath number. A single number based on your date of birth that can tell you a lot about yourself and begin to explore the code behind your life and your path.

This isn’t meant to project and predict your future, that would destroy the mystery of life, this is meant to help you understand more about yourself. It’s useful, simple and powerful.
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I’ve used deep numerology readings to discover and reflect on myself deeper many times. It’s a great tool to go along side meditation, journaling, self reflection and so forth. It’s made differences in how I approach things in my work as well.

Use the calculator below to find out your life path number, let us know if your lifepath numbercorresponds with the description by leaving a comment below:

Your LifePath Number

NO: 1
The Life Path 1 drive in this life is characterized by individualist desires, independence, and the need for personal attainment. The purpose to be fulfilled on this Life Path is that of becoming independent. This is a two part learning process; first, you must learn to stand on your own two feet and learn not to depend on others. After you are indeed free and independent, you must learn to be a leader. Many of our Generals, corporate leaders, and political leaders are men and women having the Life Path number 1. The 1 always has the potential for greatness as a leader, but they may fail as a follower. Many 1’s spend most of their lives shaking off their dependent side. When this happens, there is little time left for enjoying the rewards to be gained through independence. The individual with Life Path 1 has to overcome an environment in which it is very easy to be dependent, and difficult to be independent.

Positive Traits : A person with positive 1 traits abounds in creative inspiration, and possesses the enthusiasm and drive to accomplish a great deal. Your drive and potential for action comes directly from the enormous depth of strength you have. This is both the physical and inner varieties of strength. With this strength comes utter determination and the capability to lead. As a natural leader you have a flair for taking charge of any situation. Highly original, you may have talents as an inventor or innovator of some sort. In any work that you choose, your independent attitude can show through. You have very strong personal needs and desires, and you feel it is always necessary to follow your own convictions. You are ambitious, and either understands or must learn the need for aggressive action to promote yourself. Although you may hide the fact for social reasons, you are highly self-centered and demand to have your way in most circumstances.

Negative Traits : When the 1 Life Path person is not fully developed and expressing the negative side of this number, the demeanor may appear very dependent rather than independent. If you are expressing this negative trait of the number 1, you are likely to be very dissatisfied with your circumstances, and long for self-sufficiency. This is defined as the weak or dependent side of the negative 1 Life Path. On the strong side of this negative curve, the 1 energy can become too self-serving, selfish and egotistical. Over-confidence and impatience mark this individual.

NO: 2
In many ways, you are a creature of habit and routine, and you like to your path and pattern well-worn and familiar. A natural collector, you rarely dispose of anything that may have a shred of value. The positive attributes of the number 2 Life Path produces extremely sensitive people who generally have the most delicate ability to be balanced and fair. You clearly see the full spectrum of viewpoints in any argument or situation, and because of this people may seek you out to be a mediator. In this role you are able to settle disputes with the most unbiased flair. There is sincere concern for others; you think the best of people, and want the best for them.

Positive Traits : You are totally honest and open in thought, word and deed. You are apt to excel in any group activity where your expertise in handling and blending people can be used effectively. Manners and tact mark your way with others at all times, and you are not one to dominate a group or situation. You are the master of compromise and of maintaining harmony in your environment, never stooping to aggravate or argue.

Negative Traits : The negative side of the 2 is hardly a problem. The biggest obstacle and difficulty you may face is that of passivity and a state of apathy and lethargy. The negative 2 can be very pessimistic and accomplishes very little. Needless to say, the negative 2 doesn’t belong in the business world and even the more positive individual with the 2 Life Path may prefer a more amiable and less competitive environment.

NO: 3
The number 3 Life Path is one that emphasizes expression, sociability, and creativity as the lesson to be learned in this life. Here we are apt to find the entertainers of the world, bright, effervescent, sparkling people with very optimistic attitudes. A truly gifted 3 possesses the most exceptional creative skills, normally in the verbal realm, writing, speaking, acting, or similar endeavors. Typically, the life path 3 gives an above-average ability in some art form. This can encompass painting, interior decorating, landscaping, crafts, writing, music, or the stage, or all of the above. You are apt to be a happy, inspired person, constantly seeking the stimuli of similar people. Your exuberant nature can take you far, especially if you are ever able to focus your energies and talents.

Positive Traits : The bright side of this path stresses harmony, beauty and pleasures; of sharing your creative talents with the world. Capturing your capability in creative self-expression is the highest level of attainment for this life path. The characteristics of the 3 are warmth and friendliness, a good conversationalist, social and open. The approach to life tends to be exceedingly positive, however, and your disposition is almost surely sunny and open-hearted. You effectively cope with all of the many setbacks that occur in life and readily bounce back for more. You have good manners and seem to be very conscious of other people’s feelings and emotions. Life is generally lived to the fullest, often without much worry about tomorrow. You are not very good at handling money because of a general lack of concern about it. You spend it when you have it and don’t when you don’t.

Negative Traits : On the negative side, a 3 may be so delighted with the joy of living that the life becomes frivolous and superficial. You may scatter your abilities and express little sense of purpose. The 3 can be an enigma, for no apparent reason you may become moody and tend to retreat. Escapist tendencies are not uncommon with the 3 life path, and you find it very hard to settle into one place or one position. Guard against being critical of others, impatient, intolerant, or overly optimistic.

NO: 4
The Life Path 4 produces the most trustworthy, practical, and down-to-earth of individuals; the cornerstone members of society. The goal of this life path is learning to take orders and to carry them out with dedication and perseverance. You always demand as much from yourself as you do from others, and sometimes a lot more. You have the kind of will power that is often mistaken for sheer stubbornness. Once a decision is made, it will be followed through to the conclusion, right, wrong, or indifferent; you are very set in your ways and determined to handle things the way you are so certain that they should be handled. Your tenacity of purpose and ability to get the job done borders on obsession.

Positive Traits : You are an excellent organizer and planner because of your innate ability to view things in a very common sense and practical way. You are a wonderful manager with a great sense of how to get the job done. Loyal and devoted, you make the best of your marriage, and you are a dependable business partner. Friends may be few in number, but you are very close to them and once friendships are made, they often last a lifetime. The number 4 is solidly associated with the element of earth from which it gains it strength and utter sense of reality. You are one of the most dependable people you know. If patience and determination can ever win, you are sure to achieve great success in life.

Negative Traits : The negative side of the 4 can prove dogmatic to an excess, narrow-minded, and repressive. A lot of skin-deep people turn you off, and you lack the tact to keep your feelings from being totally clear to all around. Additionally, the negative 4 has a bad tendency to get too caught up in the daily routine of affairs and often misses the big picture and major opportunities that come along once in a while.

NO: 5
A Life Path 5 person is usually very versatile, adventurous, and progressive. With a 5 life path, you are one of those people who is always striving to find answers to the many questions that life poses. You want to be totally unrestrained, as this is the sign of freedom and independence. You abhor routine and boring work, and you are not very good at staying with everyday tasks that must be finished on time. You are, however, a good communicator, and you know how to motivate people around you, perhaps inclining you to be a teacher of some sort. A love of adventure may dominate your life. This may take the form of mental or physical manifestation, but in either case, you thrill to the chance for exploration and blazing new trails. You are apt to be multi-talented, but just as likely to suffer from some lack of direction, and there is often some confusion surrounding your ambition.

Positive Traits : The number 5 personality is rather happy-go-lucky; living for today, and not worrying too much about tomorrow. It is important for you to mix with people of a like mind, and try to avoid those that are too serious and demanding. It is also important for you to find a job that provides thought-provoking tasks rather than routine and redundant responsibilities. You do best dealing with people, but the important thing is that you have the freedom to express yourself at all times. You have an innate ability to think through complex matters and analyze them quickly, but then be off to something new.

Negative Traits : In the most negative application or use of the 5 energies, you could become very irresponsible in tasks and decisions concerning your home and business life. The total pursuit of sensation and adventure can result in your becoming self-indulgent and totally unaware of the feelings of those around you. In the worst case situations negative 5’s are very undependable and self-serving.

NO: 6
The Life Path 6 indicates that very prominent in your nature is a strong sense of responsibility. You are idealistic and must feel useful to be happy. The main contribution you make is that of advice, service and ever present support. This is the Life Path related to leadership by example and assumption of responsibility, thus, it is your obligation to pick up the burden and always be ready to help. The Life Path 6 is one who is compelled to function with strength and compassion, a sympathetic and kind person, generous with personal and material resources. Wisdom, balance, and understanding are the cornerstones of this Life Path. Your extraordinary wisdom and the ability to understand the problems of others is apt to commence from an early age allowing you to easily span the generation gap and assume an important role in life early on. While the 6 may assume huge responsibilities in the community, the life revolves around the immediate home and family, for this is the most domestic of numbers.

Positive Traits : Most with Life Path 6 are the positive types who willingly carry far more than their fair share of the load and are always there when needed. You are very human and realistic about life, and you feel that the most important thing in your life is the home, family and friends.

Negative Traits : Avoid a tendency to become overwhelmed by responsibilities and a slave to others. The misuse of this Life Path produces tendencies towards exaggeration, over-expansiveness, and self-righteousness. Imposing one’s views in an interfering or meddling way must be an issue of concern. The natural burdens of this number are heavy, and on rare occasions, responsibility is abdicated by persons with this Life Path 6. This rejection of responsibility will make you feel very guilty and uneasy, and it will have very damaging effects upon your relationships with others.

NO: 7
A Life Path 7 person is a peaceful and affectionate soul, and by nature rather reserved and analytical. The overwhelming strength of the number 7 is reflected in the depth of thinking that is shown. Intellectual, scientific and studious, you don’t accept a premise until you have dissected the subject and arrived at you own independent conclusion. This is a very spiritual number and it often denotes a sort of spiritual wisdom that becomes apparent at a fairly early age.

Positive Traits : You are very thorough and complete in your work, the perfectionist who expects everyone else to be a meet a high standard of performance, too. You evaluate situations very quickly and with amazing accuracy. . You aren’t one to have a wide circle of friends, but once you accept someone as a friend, it’s for life. You really aren’t a very social person, and your reserve is often taken to be aloofness. Actually, it’s not that at all, but merely a cover up for your basic feeling of insecurity. You actually like being alone, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Negative Traits : In the most negative use of the 7 energies, you can become very pessimistic, lackadaisical, quarrelsome, and secretive. A Life Path 7 individual who is not living life fully and gaining through experiences, is a hard person to live with because of a serious lack of consideration and because there is such a negative attitude. The negative 7 is very selfish and spoiled. If you have any of the negative traits they are very difficult to get rid of because you tend to feel that the world really does owe you a living or in some way is not being fairly treated. Fortunately, the negative 7 is not the typical 7, at least not without some mitigating positive traits. This number is one that seems to have some major shifts from highs to lows. Stability in feelings may be elusive for you.

NO: 8
With the Life Path of the number 8 you are focused on learning the satisfactions to be found in the material world. The Life Path 8 produces many powerful, confident and materially successful people. You are apt to be very independent, forceful and competitive. Your routine is involved in practical, down-to-earth affairs, and there is relatively little time for dreams and visions. You will want to use your ambitions, your organizational ability, and your efficient approach to carve a satisfying niche for yourself. Most of your concerns involve money and learning of the power that comes with its proper manipulation. This Life Path is perhaps the one that is the most concerned with and desirous of status, as an accompaniment to material success.

Positive Traits : If you are a positive 8 you are endowed with tremendous potential for conceiving far-reaching schemes and ideas, and also possessing the tenacity and independence to follow them through to completion. In short, you are well-equipped for competition in the business world or in other competitive fields of endeavor. You know how to manage yourself and your environment. You are practical and steady in your pursuit of major objectives, and you have the courage of your convictions when it comes to taking the necessary chances to get ahead.

Negative Traits : The negative 8 can be dictatorial and often suppresses the enthusiasm and efforts of fellow member of the environment. Often, the strength of their own personality excludes close feelings for other people with whom they come in contact. Material gains and rewards often become issues of utmost importance, even to the neglect of family, home and peace of mind. Dedication to success can become an obsession. Emotional feelings are often suppressed by the negative 8, resulting in isolation and loneliness. All Life Path 8 people must avoid discounting the opinions of others.

NO: 9
The keys to the nature of a Life Path number 9 person are compassion, generosity, and a very humanitarian attitude.. Usually this number produces an individual that is very trustworthy and honorable. You tend to be quite sensitive, as you see the world with much feeling and compassion. The 9, being the highest of the single digit numbers, holds an elevated position and poses certain responsibilities. The purpose of life for those with a 9 life path is of a philosophical nature. Judges, spiritual leaders, healers and educators frequently have much 9 energy.

Positive Traits : Material gains are not overly important, although the quality of some life path 9 people is such that they are materially rewarded in very significant ways. Often, the number 9 life path requires a very selfless attitude and the giving up of material possessions for the common good. Even the very average of those with life path 9 possess extremely compassionate tendencies. The desire to help others, especially the troubled or underprivileged, is strong. You are apt to frequently find yourself being used and let down by others, as your generosity is misused and abused. The number 9’s very deep understanding of life is sometimes manifested in the artistic and literary fields .You have the ability to make friends very easily, as people are attracted to your magnetic, open personality.

Negative Traits : As do all the life path numbers, the 9 has its negative side, and because of the demanding nature of the truly positive 9, many tend to fail in this category. It is not uncommon for persons with the 9 life path to fight the realities and challenges of purpose imposed here because selflessness is not an easy trait. You may have difficulty believing that giving and a lack of personal ambition can be satisfying. It must be realized and accepted that little long-term satisfaction and happiness is to be gained by rejecting the natural humanitarian inclinations of this path.

Master Numbers

NO: 11
The number 11 Life Path has the connotation of illumination describing its general focus. This is the number associated with spiritual awareness. As one of the two master numbers, the 11 yields understanding and knowledge beyond the grasp of others. The attitude toward life of those possessing this Life Path is somewhat extreme; extremely intuitive, avant-garde, idealistic, visionary, and cultured. These extremes make you an interesting, if unusual person, with much to offer society.

Positive Traits : The Life Path 11 person is deep-thinking, and you are no doubt interested in understanding many of life’s mysteries and more intriguing facets. Your inventive mind and broad-minded views will permit you to succeed in life in any number of ventures. You can best serve society, however, in those endeavors utilizing your skills of counseling and guidance. Much of your idealism is people oriented and quite humanitarian in nature. You expect a great deal of yourself and of those to whom you are close.

Negative Traits : This is a Life Path that seems to feature broad mood swings between the elation and depression. You are likely to have trouble making decisions and getting your life in gear, so to speak. There is a tendency for the 11 to harbor feelings of uneasiness, and dissatisfaction with accomplishments and personal progress in life. Your grandiose schemes usually make sense, but you can get off the track and they can be very impractical. You have a very distinct side that lacks common sense, and you are quite often unable to distinguish between fantasy and reality. In this regard, you are perhaps more of a dreamer than a doer. When you do get on target, your ideas seem to have been inspired on high. Perhaps you are not a leader, but you are a visionary and a very talented idea person.

NO: 22
The Life Path 22 is the higher of the two master number, and the most powerful of all the Life Path numbers. As such, it is also the most difficult to live up to and fulfill. The 22 individual in endowed with many powers from within and they can reach any heights in life. A truly positive Life Path 22 person, equipped with a suitable education, can be a master builder in society. An idealistic nature is grounded in practical terms, allowing you to conceive grandiose, far-reaching schemes and carry them through to the end. If you desire and are willing to work for it, you can achieve enormous success, prestige, and fame. Obviously, everyone with this Life Path does not become famous, but you may have realized early in life that you have the capacity to accomplish a great deal with relatively little effort.

Positive Traits : Several Life Path number possess special spiritual understanding, however, the 22 is unique in that this path has great understanding, but also the ability to apply knowledge in a practical way. There is purpose to your life and you view your tasks and obligations in a very emotionally controlled and determined way.

Negative Traits : Really negative 22 people are very rare. When they do show up, their power is similar to positive 22, but motivations are in a negative vein and they are very dictatorial, insensitive, and overbearing. The majority of 22 people fall into an average category who still have sufficient ability to reach great heights within their chosen fields. The ability to control emotion may help in the business world. This is a powerful Life Path, both for the material gain it can bring and for the higher good that is often achieved for mankind. SOURCE

Is Buddhism Compatible With Science? Here's The Answer!

Today we live in a scientific age in which almost every aspect of our lives has been affected by science. Since the scientific revolution during the seventeenth century, science has continued to exert tremendous influence on what we think and do.

The impact of science has been particularly strong on traditional religious beliefs. Many fundamental religious concepts are crumbling under the pressure of modern science and are no longer acceptable to the intellectual and the well-informed man. No longer is it possible to assert truth derived merely through theological speculations or based on the authority of religious scriptures. For example, the findings of modern psychologists indicate that the human mind, like the physical body, work according to natural laws without the presence of an unchanging soul as taught by some religions.

Adam and Eve Some religionists choose to disregard scientific discoveries which conflict with their religious dogmas. They choose to cling on to theories that grow increasingly ridiculous while insisting that it is scientific discoveries that are wrong. In the light of modern scientific discoveries, it is not difficult to understand that many of the views held in many religions regarding the universe and life are merely tribal myths and cultural traditions passed down through the generations but which have now been superseded and made redundant. It is generally true to say that religions have greatly contributed to human development and progress. They have laid down values and standards and formulated principles to guide human life. But for all the good they have done, religions can no longer relevant in the modern, scientific age if the followers insist on burying the truth, or encouraging ceremonies and practices which have been depleted of their meaning.
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Buddhism and Science

Until the beginning of the last century, Buddhism was confined to countries untouched by modern science. Nevertheless, from its very beginning, the Teachings of the Buddha or the Dhamma were always open to scientific thinking.

One reason why the Dhamma can easily be embraced by the scientific spirit is that the Buddha never encouraged rigid, dogmatic belief. He did not claim to base His Teachings on faith, belief, or divine revelation, but allowed great flexibility and freedom of thought.

The second reason is that the scientific spirit can itself be found in the Buddha’s approach to spiritual Truth. The Buddha’s method for discovering and testing spiritual Truth is very similar to that of the scientist. A scientist observes the external world objectively, and would only establish a scientific theory after conducting many successful practical experiments.

Buddha faceUsing a similar approach 26 centuries ago, the Buddha observed the reality with detachment, and encouraged his disciples not to accept any teaching until they had critically investigated and personally verified its truth. Just as the experiment of a scientist can be repeated by others, the Buddha’s experience of Enlightenment ca also be repeated by others following his instructions. Thus, in his approach to Truth, the Buddha was as analytical as the present day scientist. He established a practical, scientifically worked-out method for reaching the experience of Enlightenment.

Thus it is not a surprise that we cannot find in the Dhamma, a single doctrine that is in conflict with the discoveries of modern science. Buddhists have no problem believing that the universe is billions of years old, or that there were such things as dinosaurs and in evolution. Indeed, there is much common ground between them especially in the areas of physics and psychology; one concerns the workings of the universe and the other the workings of the mind.

Albert Einstein has this to say about Buddhism“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both natural and spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual and a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.”

Therefore, follow the Noble One, who is steadfast, wise, learned, dutiful and devout. One should follow only such a man, who is truly good and discerning, even as the moon follows the path of the stars. ~ Dhammapada 208

Is Buddhism Outdated Or Relevant Today?

Today, Buddhism continues to gain ever wider acceptance in many lands far beyond its original home. People throughout the world, through their own careful choice, are adopting Buddhism’s peaceful, compassionate and responsible ways.
The Buddhist teaching of the law of karma offers people a just, incorruptible foundation and reason for living a moral life. It is easy to see how a wider embracing of the law of karma would lead any country towards a stronger, more caring and virtuous society. The teaching of rebirth places this present short lifetime of ours in a broader perspective, giving more meaning to the vital events of birth and death. The understanding of rebirth removes so much of the tragedy and grief surrounding death and turns our attention to the quality of a life, rather than its mere length.


From the very beginning the practice of meditation has been at the very heart of the Buddhist way. Today, meditation grows increasingly popular as its proven benefits to both mental and physical well-being are becoming more widely known. When stress is shown to be such a major cause of human suffering, the quieting practice of meditation becomes ever more valued.
Today’s world is too small and vulnerable for us to live angrily and alone, and thus tolerance, love and compassion are so very important. These qualities of mind, essential for happiness, are formally developed in Buddhist meditation and then diligently put into practice in every day life.
Forgiveness, gentleness, harmlessness and peaceful compassion are the well-known “˜trademarks” of Buddhism, and they are given freely and broadly to all beings, including animals of course, and also, most importantly, to oneself. There is no place for dwelling in guilt or self-hatred in Buddhism, not even a place for feeling guilty about feeling guilty.
Teachings and practices such as these are what bring about qualities of gentle kindness, unshakeable serenity and wisdom, identified with the Buddhist religion for over 25 centuries and sorely needed in today’s world. In all its long history, no war has ever been fought in the name of Buddhism. It is this peace and tolerance, growing out of a profound yet reasonable philosophy, that makes the Buddha’s message timeless and always vitally relevant.
“Well expounded is the Dhamma by the Blessed One, a Dhamma to be realized by oneself and gives immediate results, a Dhamma which invites investigation and leads up to Nibbana, a Dhamma to be understood by the wise each for himself. ~ Dhajagga Sutta”

If You Take A Nap Every Day, THIS Is What Will Happen To Your Body

We often times underestimate the power of what a nap can do for us after we have been running around all morning without rest or a break to catch our breath.
If you are able to find a little bit of down time out of your very busy day, you'd be surprised what else a nap could do for your mental as well as physical health.
It is important that we treat our bodies right and allow it the chance to rest whenever we have the time to lay down and shut our eye's.
Here are some of the amazing benefits that come with taking a nap every single day!
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1. Helps With Exercise

Napping may seem like the opposite of what you would think it would do for our physical experience when it comes to exercise. However, naps restore the spent energy that you have already exuded throughout the morning as well as mid-day.
Not only do you replenish spent energy but you are also improving your motor reaction skills that help you speed through your workout.

2. Moderates Food Cravings

Napping also gives us the ability to moderate our excessive food cravings that we have throughout the day.
As a consequence to our body when we are lacking sleep, we are constantly snacking on things to keep our energy levels high so that we do not pass out while standing up.
So, if you are feeling like you need to snack to keep yourself awake, consider taking a power nap instead. Your body will love you tremendously for it.

3. Reduces Anxiety

Naps are a perfect way for us to extremely reduce our anxiety as well as our stress. If you do not get enough sleep, your body will begin to develop a lot more cortisol in your system which can make you feel very on edge.
Naps are able to reduce the amount of cortisol that is pumped through our bodies and allow you to feel a lot more rested, relaxed, and refreshed. No more stress for you!

4. Improves The Health Of Your Heart

Napping has the capability of improving the healthiness of your heart. According to a Harvard study, they were able to show that subjects who napped frequently had a much lower risk of them developing any kind of cardiovascular problems in the future.
To assure this kind of success, it is important that you take a half hour nap in the mid-afternoon for about three times a week.

5. Improves Brain Functionality

More importantly, naps improve the functionality of our brains. Just by giving yourself a little power nap, you are letting your brain take it easy from thinking, from stressing, from overexerting itself, and much more that your brain goes through on a daily basis.
According to this study, results showed that people who took a 60-90 minute nap were able to increase their mental performance as well as increasing their mental capacity for 24 hours afterward.
There is a lot that can be said about napping, however, it is important to keep in mind that your brain needs a rest every now and then. Going full throttle from six in the morning until who knows when at night, your brain tends to get stressed very easily.
Let yourself rest when you can, take a nap, shut out the noise of the world around you, and drift off into a blissful slumber. source

THIS VIDEO SHOWING 9 MONTHS OF LIFE IN THE WOMB WITHIN MINUTES IS JUST BREATHTAKING!

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The evolution of the baby into the mother’s womb is one powerful and loving development which amazes many people. In this video is presented the miraculous development of one baby from the start, which is its conception until the end, which is when the baby is born. This is one amazing video, worth watching. Here is the real evolution of first 9 months life!

Here is the real evolution of first 9 months life in the womb:

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This Japanese Psychological "Cube" Test Reveals EVERYTHING About Your Personality

We may think we already know everything there is to know that involves our personality.

However, according to a famous piece of Japanese literature known as Kokology, a bestselling book that presents its readers with psychological games that are aimed to help them uncover the hidden traits to their personality that have to deal with work, family, sex, love, and life.
One of the psychological games that stands out the most is the 'Cube' test which entails a series of questions that are purposely designed to reveal parts of yourself that demonstrate where you are in your life at this moment in time.

The questions make you visualize what it is you wish to see most and that you are in complete control of painting your own picture inside of your head.
The quiz itself surprises many individuals because of how accurate the results are once they've completed answering each of the questions.
Even though the quiz seems very trivial at first, the quiz suddenly becomes way more in depth about what each answer you've given really means about your personality.
There are some certain things that we do not think about or we do think about them but never really address them the way we think we would. This quiz allows you to truly view the entire perspective that involves your world in this present time.
Of course, there are a variety of other personality quizzes wandering the giant abyss that is the internet, but this one should resonate with all of us simply because it brings pieces of our personality out in the open that we never thought we would be able to express.
There are also multiple outlets for us to express these emotions, however, can prove to be difficult when we do not have those specific outlets for our consolation.
Even if you weren't satisfied with the results of the quiz, the answers are more than true as to what you wish to see inside of your own head.
Everyone has different outcomes when they take this test. No one ever answers the same but also reveal as to what it means to be looking through your eyes, what you're thinking, and what you desire to see most.
Take this quiz once and realize just how much hidden truth there is to your personality that you never thought you'd be able to describe to anyone.
It's also a good idea to share this test with your friends and family to see what their results look like. They may be shocked or completely in denial as to what can float to the surface from your subconscious.

Want To See Your Life Change? Try This Buddhist Meditation

Philosophy of Buddhist Meditation

Buddhism is an interesting religion; there is no real “god” as the figurehead in the traditional sense like there is in Hinduism or Christianity.
However, just like Hinduism, they strongly believe in the concept of enlightenment and freedom from the chains of earthly existence.
But unlike many practices in Hinduism, their methodology rests on the concept that enlightenment doesn’t need the presence of faith.
This is really evident when you start taking a look at their approach to meditation.
Buddhist meditation focuses on mindfulness (the practice of being present to every sensation experienced), and is encouraged as the primary way to break from the normal routine of dwelling on the past or future, and therefore free the mind.
Once the mind is freed, the practitioner can begin to experience higher states of consciousness…and even enlightenment.

Technique

While the concepts of enlightenment and higher states of consciousnesses are great, the process of getting there is not always easy!
But it begins with small steps…and the first is learning how to meditate.

POSTURE:

  • First, sit-upright. You can sit in a chair or on the ground, but just make sure your spine is long. Visualize that there is a string attached to the top of your head, and someone is pulling it toward the ceiling.

INTENTION:

  • Once you’re comfortable, close your eyes. Take some deep breaths, shrug your shoulders. Make a conscious decision to let go of tension.
  • Bring your hands in a prayer position, and create an intention for your meditation. It can be anything you connect with: letting go, finding peace or happiness, or just connecting on a deeper level.

FIRST TECHNIQUE: 

  • Begin to notice your breath. Watch as it steadily flows in and out. Become deeply aware of that gentle rhythm.
  • It will be tempting to control the breath, but instead just watch it. Become a witness.

SECOND TECHNIQUE:

  • After you’ve practiced the breath technique, you can begin to incorporate some mantras.
  • With your lips sealed, begin to hum”ommm” continuously (this is a universal sound in both Hinduism and Buddhism). You can do this with or without verbalizing it.
  • Visualize the sound emanating from your navel; this is the center where we feel happiness.

THIRD TECHNIQUE: 

  • Once you’re present, shift your attention back to the breath. But begin to focus on the silence between the inhales and exhales- let it wash it over you and consume your thoughts.
  • Sit here in the silence for as long as possible. This is the most important part of the practice.
You can mix and match the first and second techniques, but stick with silence at the end.
And don’t be afraid to try different Buddhist mantras!


Practice

The most important thing about meditating is establishing a normal routine!
Morning, noon, or night, try and do something that’s sustainable.
You can start with 5 minutes, and gradually add 5 minutes per week or month until you reach your goal.
This will ensure that you feel comfortable with what you’re doing. source

5 Facts About Buddhism You Never Knew

1) Buddha wasn’t Fat!


Ok, so think about this: if Buddha spent most of his time meditating, fasting, living off vegetarian food, and hiking everywhere, how would he get fat?

Answer: he wouldn’t.
The idea that Buddha was somehow fat is actually a complete myth; not only that, but it’s also not even the same person!
The use of the fat Buddha seen everywhere in Chinese restaurants and Chinese culture is actually a zen monk named Budai.
Budai lived in the 900’s and was considered to be a saint.
He lived in a monastery and ate heartily, blessing the nearby town.

2) The Dalai Lama is Only for Tibet

Lots of people think that the Dalai Lama is basically the “pope” of Buddhism.
Not true!

The Dalai Lama is the leader of Tibet only.
While we have democracy here in the west, Tibet had an extremely unique form of government for thousands of years.
Basically, when their spiritual leader died, they would go out and try to find his reincarnation, so that he could continue guiding the nation.
It’s sorta like having an eternal leader; except he’s a lot nicer than most.
This would not be any different if we went out and tried to find the reincarnations of those who signed the constitution, and put them back in government again and again (except they’d have WAY better teeth this time around).


3) Buddha is just a Title

Lots of people refer to Buddha when talking about Buddhism.
But did you know that’s not his real name?

His real name is Siddhartha Gautama.
Siddhartha was born a prince and left his worldly riches in order to achieve enlightenment.
Once he had attain this final state, he became known as the “awakened one”, or “Buddha” in Sanskrit.
Anyone who attains enlightenment can be referred to as a Buddha, not just Siddhartha.

4) Buddhism Almost Failed in India

From the beginning, Buddhism had the interest of the eastern cultures.
However, it didn’t have the foothold like Hinduism did.
Though Buddhism started in India, it seemed to have trouble getting large amounts of people to stick to it.

This is for several reasons:
  • Hinduism and Buddhism share many similar traits, and so Hinduism simply called Buddha an incarnation of Vishnu and absorbed him into their pantheon. This was part of the new movement we see today in Hinduism, similar to reformation in Christianity.
  • Turkish and Arab invasions (over a period of hundreds of years) destroyed many temples and made it their mission to keep old masters from training new disciples.
These, combined with a inability to communicate effectively in those times, made it hard for Buddhism to flourish in India; even though cultures China, Japan, and Tibet embraced it nationally.

5) Buddhist Temples aren’t really Temples

Since there isn’t really anyone to worship in Buddhism, temples are generally just places where people come to study the teachings and meditate.

Sure, there are lectures and chanting…
But the most important aspect of Buddhist centers is their ability to give practitioners space to seek enlightenment, not worship. source

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