What makes you happy? And are you? What’s your motivation to get out of bed every day? What’s the purpose of your life? What do you live for? Can you honestly look at yourself in the mirror and say you are who you want to be, you are where you want to be, and youContinue reading “The Secret to Happiness & Success – IKIGAI”
Sometimes it’s best not to ask why we are here, as there are many possible answers and some are just plain terrifying, soul destroying or depressing. In this video I explore quite a popular fringe (yet also ancient religious) belief which makes life just that little bit more terrifying, even after the constant bombardment ofContinue reading “Why Are We Here? Scary Theory 3 – Phobophages, Interdimensional Parasites (a contemporary allegory)”
It is not enough to merely want to do something, or dream about it, you need to actually focus your will onto achieving it. In this video I explain a very ancient technique known in esoteric circles for manifesting desired intention. This can be applied to your everyday life and can mean the difference betweenContinue reading “Achieve Your Goals By Using Focused Will And Intent (Do What Thou Wilt)”
Want to change your life? This is a follow up to my 10 Things Bucket List video where I explain how important it is to meet new people in order to get new ideas, which might ultimately change the life path you’re currently on. For those who feel like they’re stagnating, it’s really important toContinue reading “Seize The Moment – New People, New Ideas, New Life Path”
Chanting my favourite Buddhist mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, along with Om (Aum), in the Gelug style during a snowstorm in the Carpathian Mountains. Ancient Sanskrit philosophy. Throat singing. Impure mind, speech and body become pureThe jewel of enlightenment, compassion and loveThe lotus of wisdomIndivisibility, unmoving, that which cannot be disturbed BTW – The titleContinue reading “Meditations in White – Om Mani Padme Hum in a blizzard”
For those of you who think I’ve just disappeared after ceasing to maintain the carpathianadventure site, you can follow the adventure I call life at http://edwardotoole.com/blog/ I miss many of you and your comments so come over and pay me a visit!
The reason I didn’t buy a Land Rover in the past is that I’m a firm believer in the Second of Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths. They’re called wisdom for a reason. Now, my Earth-bound materialistic self is paying the price…. I just had to make a meme in case I ever forget about it….
This is the first time I’ve posted someone else’s picture on carpathianadventure.com but I felt it had to be done. This picture, created by Aik Art of DeviantArt, is one of the most powerful and self-encompassing images I’ve come across. It truly shows the essence of Zen. I find myself just staring at it forContinue reading “The Essence of Zazen”