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The Middle Path: An Act of Balancing

19 Aug, 2013 0 comments All life areas

“It is just this Noble Eightfold Path, namely: Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration.”

The Buddha, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

The Middle Path or Middle Way of life is one of the most central themes of Buddhism. Propounded by Gautam Buddha and expanded over centuries by his followers, the idea of finding the right balance in life with the Noble Eightfold Path is applicable to a wide range of actions which transcend religion. Religious beliefs define the Middle Path as an enlightened path, one which lies between the two extremes of self-indulgence and self-denial. These are said to unenlightened lifestyles, being hedonistic and ascetic in nature. In general understanding, this path of life is all about leading a balanced lifestyle, one which is grounded in reality, is mindful and peaceful. You don’t have to be striving for enlightenment in order to incorporate principles of the middle path into your life. The act of balancing out your life can in fact be achieved through 7 key ideas associated with the concept of Middle Path:

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Planning an Adventure Weekend: Things to Look Out For

13 Jun, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Every once in a while, we all want to try something different and challenging, and doing adventure sports can be a great way to test your limits and explore yourself. Here’s a quick look at what you need to keep in mind at various stages of your planning, to get the best value for money and an experience that will change your life:

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Working When Less is More: Simple is Powerful

06 Apr, 2012 0 comments All life areas

More and more people are beginning to explore the minimalistic, simplistic side of productivity to try and find a style of working which is less taxing, but more efficient. Less is More. Normally, we associate increased productivity and results with extra hours at work. The more you work, the more you get done. Recent studies however have shown that the key to increased productivity might not always be working more, but working less. The simpler, hassle free path to life can help you get the desired results, while maintaining health and peace of mind. Here are some great ways to work simple, work less and transform your lifestyle:

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