Inspiring Video: Wonderment

By David J. Dachauer | September 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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As I watched this video this morning while eating breakfast, it moved me to tears with its beauty and inspiration.  Lisa Smith, who is speaking in the video says:   “Animals have so much to teach us about true communication, if only we were willing to listen.“ As I pondered what Lisa said, a question…

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One of the most beautiful songs you may ever hear

By David J. Dachauer | August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now.  This song is actually a Sanskrit mantra.  Definitely one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard!   Learn more about the meaning here.   Last Updated: August 20, 2019

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​Is your creativity constipated?​

By David J. Dachauer | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
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a barren desert landscape

T​his morning I had a realization. For quite a few months now​, I’ve felt like ​I’m in a stagnant period where I haven’t accomplished much of anything and have felt very unmotivated, at least during the times that I can actually act. I’ve also been caught in a cycle where during the workday (my day…

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What is the best way to fall asleep fast?

By David J. Dachauer | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Sleepy fox on a stump

Do you have trouble falling asleep?  Like, no matter how hard you try, you often just can’t seem to fall asleep?  In this post, I’ll tell you about the best way I’ve found to fall asleep fast almost 100% of the time, regardless of what’s happening in my life. There’s a great quote from Conversations With…

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What is carnism? Are YOU disconnected from your rationality, your feelings, and your values?

By David J. Dachauer | February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
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In the first video below, a TEDx video, Harvard psychologist Melanie Joy succinctly articulates the structure of the invisible ideology called carnism that is responsible for most people eating the flesh of other animals despite it being counter-intuitive and wrong. Whether you are an omnivore, vegetarian, or vegan, this is a must-watch video.  I’ve often…

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Your Life Sucks! (but it’s beautiful, too!!!)

By David J. Dachauer | February 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Spider web with dew drops

Everything is connected, it’s all part of the same web. Image courtesy of Luc Viatour. Yes, at times your life sucks, and so does mine!  Welcome to planet Earth.  But you know what?!  Whether your life is sucking or your life is being beautiful, it’s the same life either way. As human beings, we live in…

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My First 36+ Hour Intermittent Fast

By David J. Dachauer | October 14, 2017 | 2 Comments
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I have a confession to make. This post was going to be named “My First Multi-Day Fast”, but thinking things over during the time when I was 24-36 hours in, I decided to end the fast this morning, and do intermittent fasting for at least a week before diving into a 4+ day fast. You see, I sometimes have a tendency to just dive into something new and in the process I sometimes expect too much out of myself.

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The Mental Universe

By David J. Dachauer | April 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The Universe is Mental

Image credit: Jonathan Pie This morning, while reviewing my email drafts folder, which I frequently use to save links, quotes, and other things I want to save or come back to later, I came across a quote: “Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.” – R.C. Henry, Professor…

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What the F*** Am I Doing Here?!

By David J. Dachauer | March 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Over the last week, since that day, many times, the more “rational”, more “calm” me wondered if I should actually publish this post or not. That part of me that is comfortable in my current job because it’s known and secure thinks it’s a bad idea to publish this post. It thinks it may be…

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My Discovery of Vipassana & Preparation for My First 10-Day Course

By David J. Dachauer | November 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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This post is about my discovery of  Vipassana, as taught by S.N. Goenka. According to Dhamma.org, Vipassana is one of the oldest meditation techniques in India, and the word Vipassana means to see things as they really are.  Vipassana is taught in free 10-day courses at centers all around the world. “Every human being is…

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Last Updated: September 30, 2018