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There Are 8 Types Of Empaths: What Kind Of Empath Are You?

Have you ever felt that your soul or personality often attracts people that need to be helped and guided through life? And after many similar experiences, have you wondered, if that could be the true purpose of your existence?

If you’ve found yourself somewhere between these words, it’s likely you carry the psyche of an empath.

Empaths are extraordinary human beings that give an impression like they bear the weight of this world. Their souls are among us for a simple reason, to create the perfect balance in this universe.

They’re the people who care and listen to us. The people whose halo shines the brightest and attracts everyone. The ones who are well aware of the environment around them and can’t bear witnessing cruelty.

Being a deeply empathetic soul in this world has many upsides and benefits but sometimes it can seriously weigh a person down and leave them empty and disoriented.

That is why it’s very important to find a way to define and put a name to what we experience in order to understand our nature better and recognize others who share the same abilities with us.

These are 8 types of empaths that are identified everywhere around us.

1. Claircognizant Empaths

Related to clairaudience (clear hearing) and clairvoyance (clear seeing), claircognizant is perceived as clear knowing. These kinds of special souls have the ability to simply know something, or find the suitable answer to a question that often leaves others puzzled.

Claircognizant empaths have their imaginative light bulbs easily ignited with sudden vivid ideas all the time. Claircognizance is the intuitive ability of clear-knowingness.

2. Physically Receptive Empaths

These people are known to be highly sensitive and perceptive of other people’s physical suffering. They feel our illness and physical pain. Empaths of this kind are easily exhausted around hostile people. The stress, pain, and emotions of others can be washed over them and easily manifested through the empath’s body.

3. Fauna Empaths

An empath of this kind is recognized by their ability to understand the mental state and feel the emotions of an animal to a degree where they can interact and positively influence the animal’s behavior.

Fauna empaths have a special connection with the animal world and because of that, they’re capable of picking up the energies sent off by all animals. They ‘re generally known to like animals better than people and feel a deeper mutual understanding with all animal species.

4. Geomantic Empaths

Geomantic empathy is also called environmental empathy. It represents the ability of a person to feel the presence in certain places and be miraculously drawn to them. People that are considered Geomantic Empaths can feel the sorrow or happiness a place holds.

They can be often drawn to old houses, graves, or churches without any reason. They feel the spirit of a certain location and the events that happened. This kind of empath is highly connected to the natural world and grieve the damage others inflict upon it.

If you find yourself to be a Geomantic Empath, you need to learn to recharge your batteries by spending time in nature.

5. Medium Empaths

Mediums are empaths that have established a profound connection with the deceased and the supernatural. They have the ability to hear or feel the thoughts or mental impressions of the spiritual world.

Medium Empaths are known to have an extrasensory perception of high-frequency energies that some people hold.

6. Precognitive Empaths

Precognitive Empaths have a strong sense of intuition. This type of Empath is known to have a future vision about events that are bound to eventually happen. Precognition is having the ability to foretell an upcoming situation. The power to have a glance at something that isn’t even there and predict it.

These future occurrences are most likely presented to them through their dreams. They dream of their realities. You could say they’re even the creators of their realities.  

The dreams they experience could be of two types: The ones where they can exactly see what’s going to happen and the ones that hold signals relevant to some future events.

7. Telepathic Empaths

The Telepathic Empath holds the power of reading and deciphering someone’s unexpressed thoughts.

8. Psychometric Empaths

This kind of empathy is shown in the ability of a person to receive energy, memories and significant information from physical objects such as jewelry, clothing, photographs.

Having and nurturing these abilities will often leave an Empath to feel worn out and exhausted.  However, it’s very important to acknowledge that the extraordinary abilities these people cultivate are making this world flourish.


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This Is Why Intuition Should Be Considered As Our Greatest Superpower

Intuition, gut feeling, sixth sense… you can add any name you think of to this gift that we all possess but not many decide to use and nurture in the right amount. We tend to underestimate the power of intuition in crucial moments, and this often leads to catastrophic results.

The truth is, intuition is a strong and very important part of our day-to-day life, in which we have put too much emphasis on logical analysis and have forgotten how well we tend to know things before we jump into analyzing them.

Our intuition allows us to foresee the outcome of many situations to which we don’t have any clear material indicator yet, and those who have listened to that inner voice can tell you how successful the estimation has turned out to be every time.

Of course, reason is a very important trait that makes us excel in what we undertake, but if you don’t combine it with your fast-processing and very powerful intuitive abilities, you can easily become so reliant on logic, that things will start losing their sense.

We often make decisions based on logic fearing that we might end up making the wrong decision. However, our intuition already knows the outcome of these decisions, should you listen more closely.

The most successful decisions have been led by intuition, and your best choices have always been the result of your intuitive power combined with your reasoning abilities.

This is what Katrine Kjaer speaks about in her TEDxHSG talk that you should definitely watch. Intuition is a superpower you should never underestimate. Dive in bravely and follow your gut feeling. You already have the answers.

When You Have Suicidal Thoughts, But You Don’t Want To Die – The GRAY Area of Being SUICIDAL

Life can get so hard sometimes that it’s no wonder that you can find yourself losing any optimism left and start obsessing your mind with suicidal thoughts.

You may be suicidal – but you are safe. You are not trying to harm yourself. You don’t have a suicidal plan or anything of the sort. But, you are thinking of it. And sometimes you can feel this way for a long time.

People tend to see suicide as a black-and-white issue. We are so easy to judge others who admit to having these kinds of thoughts. However, for you, being suicidal is a gray area.

You can have the best day of your life and be in such a good mood, and still have suicidal thoughts lingering in your mind. You perfectly understand that having such thoughts doesn’t mean that your whole life is a wreck and that you are depressed. You can be surrounded by the people you love, doing whatever you enjoy doing most, and still have these thoughts.

And, on the other hand, you still can find yourself waking up in the morning and thinking that you would be better off dead. And then you scorn yourself for feeling this way when you see the face of your husband and the faces of your loving children.

You understand that having suicidal thoughts from time to time is not the same as planning on suicide and being suicidal overall.

It feels like there is a very dark black cloud surrounding you, or like you have an itch that you are not able to scratch. It’s a mix of emotions and states from anxiety to depression happening all at once.

It’s like there is no air and you are drowning. And coming back from this overwhelming state seems almost impossible to you. You know that you have to push through and go through your day without feeding this feeling and try to function as normally as you can.

There are days that are just harder than others. Days, when you wake up and think that your family doesn’t need you and they would be better off if you are not there. Then, you start thinking about money troubles, problems with your children, your parents’ health, and so on, and you feel like your heart sinks a little more every time.  

Then you start thinking about your husband and how he manages to do everything he sets his mind on, as opposed to you who can’t seem able to do even one good thing for yourself. And there’s the feeling of not being good enough to serve as an example for your children.

However, you know that these are just feelings and they are not a reflection of your reality. You are perfectly aware that there are many things worthy to be alive for. You have your family and your friends who love and support you.

You just have to learn how to make your mind and your body feel better.   

People with mental illnesses live their lives in grey and dark areas. And their condition is not something which can be shut off and on because their suicidal feelings come in waves.

They must understand that they are the only warriors of their mind and they have to protect their inner peace.

Some days may be harder than others, but that’s what will make you stronger only if you don’t succumb to the demons of your mind.



12 Effective Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Handle Toxic People

Dealing with toxic people is an experience we’ve all been through. They’ll find the perfect way to nest in our safe place, make a mess out of our lives, and eventually drain the energy out of us.

They will easily drag people into their hole of insecurity and unpredictability. Not only they will hold us back from growing and glowing, but they’ll never stop until they drag us deep down to their level and eventually turn us into one of them.

Emotionally intelligent people have gone through a difficult life challenge with them, survived and recovered by adopting these 12 simple but effective ways to handle toxic individuals.

1. They set their boundaries high

Life is hard enough as it is. Having a poisonous person who’ll make sure it’s properly contaminated with negativity is the last thing you need.

That’s why clever people seek shelter in creating their own “safe-place” far, far away from the claws of devilish people.

Consider distancing from every dysfunctional relationship with a person that is making your life miserable.Even if it means shutting someone off your life forever.

2. They don’t share their secrets with anyone

Clever people know how important it is to preserve their intimacy and life from toxic beings. They have a strong sense of who they might share parts of their lives with.

That is why they act extremely careful around these venomous snakes because they know that everything that is spoken in front of them will eventually be taken out of context and used against them.

3. They spend time with trustworthy and loyal individuals

The best way to restrain our corporal and spiritual being from these energy vampires is by just eliminating them from our lives. Clever people know that continuous clinging to these people can leave us severely bruised up or even worst, extremely injured.

We should refresh our surrounding with positive and honest people. People who’ll never even think to mistreat us or harm us in any way possible. People who are not intimidated by our personality and traits. Someone who’ll respect us praise us every step of the way.

4. They avoid drama at any cost

Toxic people feed on low-frequency vibration. The more you let them get in your way and affect your well-being, the more you level up with their own negative vibration.

And because of their tender and empathetic side, honest people can often mindlessly become a victim of a venomous person. But few of them out there, who’ve already been through the horrible consequences of letting a toxic person in their life, know how important it’s to avoid that drama at any cost.

5. They “kill” them with kindness

There’s a saying that goes like this: “Be good to your enemies. It’s the worst thing you can do to them.”

6. They ignore insults

Insults from toxic people can vary and come in different subtle forms, but the ones you should be very careful from are those in a form of a compliment.

Sometimes it can be a person you (thought) you’ve known the best. This kind of behavior is often associated with frenemies.

“With friends like these, who need enemies?”

7. They demand straightforward answers

Toxic people will go the extra mile only to avoid giving you a decent and satisfactory answer. They’ll do their very best to wrap the truth up and sugarcoat it nice for you.

But this kind of behavior is easily detected. Straightforward and honest people won’t allow putting their trust into light-headed people. The trick is to always present them a question which won’t allow them to meddle with the answer, but a one that would require a yes or no answer.

8. They’re in control of their emotions

Getting in touch with our emotions and learning to control them can take a great period of mental discipline and preparation. And because of our human complex nature, the majority of people often escape from dealing with their emotions.

But in order to protect themselves, clever people make sure they are conscious about the emotions they’re feeling and the root causes of why they’re feeling them. In that simple way, they’re always one step ahead and take full control over their emotions.

9. They forgive but don’t forget

Although some people have been through hell with these energy sucking vampires, they’ve somehow found the light and managed to untie and free themselves. At the end, they forgive them for doing it, but only for their own individual growth. The horrible experience will always be a part of their past life, but they’ll continue striving for happiness.

10.They avoid narcissists

They’ve been through all of it and they learned how to take care of their personality, as well as spirit and avoid all the negativity from people.

11.They focus on solutions instead of problems

As people, we’re often the best at throwing the blame on others.But it’s very easy to be hateful and blame others instead of putting that much effort. Clever people will always focus on a simple yet pleasing solution rather than just focusing on the guilty part.

12.They can’t be won over by false kindness

As people who got over some life devastating experiences, clever people stand firmly on the ground and will never allow to be tricked with someone’s tender words.They might not always reflect sincerity. Be careful with false kindness.


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This Is What It Means If You Wake Up Between 03.00 and 05.00 A.M.

Waking up in the middle of the night is not always the most pleasant of experiences and it always points to some kind of issue you might be going through.

This habitual waking up, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, has got to do with the flow of Chi through some of the more important meridians, and it is always related to a troubling issue.

Every meridian is active through a certain time of the day, depending on the time, so as to achieve balance in various aspects of our being. If there is some kind of obstacle in the energy flow, it will result in a disbalance which will manifest when the meridian is active.

Hence, waking up in the middle of the night is one of the signs that you are experiencing a disbalance in the energy flow. Read on to find out what each time of the night corresponds to and what waking up at that time means. 

9 – 11 p.m. ~ Grumpy mode

This is the usual time to go to bed for most people after a strenuous and active day. It is also the time when the psychological load from our obligations and pressures is mostly felt, hence the anxious thoughts that arise from them.

During this time, the active meridian called the “Triple Burner” starts ruling over most of our natural functions. This meridian governs the endocrine system and the Hypothalamus, so if you wake up shortly after you’ve fallen asleep at this time might suggest a certain disbalance in these areas.

Moreover, this is the time when anxiety kicks in at its strongest, and having trouble sleeping during this time is associated with an overload in the Yang energy (the active energy).

The question you should ask yourself is: Do you need more pleasure in your life?

What you can do: Try doing the balancing Hatha Yoga breathing technique, which helps in calming down your Chi. Do meditations that focus on peace, and do dedicate some more quality time for yourself. 

11 p.m. – 1 a.m. ~ Anger mode

This is the time when most are already asleep and dreaming. However, many find it hard to fall asleep or may even have problems with waking up repeatedly, thus losing sleep. Are you one of them?

In these hours, the active meridian is the “Gall Bladder,” which is related to persistent headaches and migraines. Do you have these problems?

Which is more, waking up at this time of the night may be related to anger you may be holding on to.

The question you should ask yourself is: Why do you feel angry?

What you can do: Take a nice relaxing bath before going to bed. Also, letting go and making peace with whatever you may feel angry with will do you more good than it will to whatever you are angry at. And if you are angry at yourself, remember this: your decisions (regardless of the outcome) mean that you acted in accordance with your true self and your current wisdom. Accept them.

1 – 3 a.m. ~ Hate mode

In this time, you should be on your snore-bus to dreamland. But if you keep on waking up at this time of the night, it might be related to some kind of hatred that is holding a grip on you. And it’s most usually self-hatred that causes this problem.

The active meridian in this period is the “Liver” meridian. Suffering from problems related to your stomach, liver, as well as arthritis or sexually-related issues may also cause the disbalance you are experiencing. Any of these sounds familiar to you?

The question you should ask yourself is: Why is it hard to forgive yourself?

What you can do: Do some healing meditation and start directing love and forgiveness toward yourself and your heart. There is nothing you should hate yourself about. Everything happens in life – don’t beat yourself up.

3 – 5 a.m. ~ Fight mode

In this time of the night, our bodies reach their lowest temperature and we should be in a deep state of sleep. However, if you keep waking up during this time, things might get tricky.

This time of the night, also known as the “Witching Hour,” is usually associated with mysterious energies that you might sense, or with the state of spiritual awakening. Furthermore, it might mean that you are being under attack by some malevolent energies.

The active meridian at this time of the night is the “Meridian of Lungs,” which is considered to be the most ‘magical’ one and it is related to the sense of freedom. Waking up at this time of the night may point to the fact that something may be blocking your path to that freedom or that you are trying to break free from something.

The question you should ask yourself is: Is there a reason you’re alert? Are you afraid of something? Do you think you’re under attack? If yes, why?

What you can do: Grounding can help you solve this issue, as it gives the excess energy back to Earth to repurpose and it clears you from any negative energy that might be lingering in your system. A prayer for protection and guidance is also a good technique that might help.

5 – 7 a.m. ~ Confused mode

Now, most of us are woken up by our alarm clock at this time of the day, as we usually get up to get ready for the day and get on with our stuff. However, there are some people who can postpone this and wake up a bit later.

If you’re one of these people but you can’t help waking up even though you don’t have to, then some kind of toxicity might be the underlying cause for the disbalance you’re experiencing.

The active meridian at this time is the “Large Intestine” meridian, which is responsible for the detox system of our body. Do you have problems with constipation, hemorrhoids, or allergies?

Psychologically speaking, is there any kind of toxicity that is burdening you? Negativity, things that you can’t let go of, burdens, or toxic people that keep lingering in your mind might cause the disbalance you are experiencing.

The question you should ask yourself is: What’s poisoning you? Is there a toxic feeling or person that makes you feel trapped?

What you can do: Try peppermint scent and tea to abolish any psychic and emotional parasites.

Which Animal Did You See First? Find What It Reveals About Your Personality

Even though the majority of people nowadays live in cities, many people still find an immense connection with nature or with a particular animal per se.

What’s interesting is that animals can actually reveal a lot about your character and personality.

Look at the picture below and decide which animal you saw first. On a subconscious level, you will first see the animal that you are most connected with. Then read on and find out more about your true self.

If you saw the dove first, then you have a very peaceful and pure soul. The dove is a symbol of peace, connection, and hope – and this is true for your personality as well. You serve as an inspiration to others. You feel a deep and significant connection with everything around you, and you don’t care for wealth and any material possessions.

The butterfly is a symbol of beauty, pleasure, and hedonism. If you first saw the butterfly, this means that you live your life to the fullest, enjoying every moment of it. You don’t get bothered with trivial and unimportant things because you don’t want to waste your time and energy by doing something you don’t enjoy.

If you spotted the falcon first, you are a truly adventurous person at heart. Also, you are an overachiever and you won’t stop until you achieve your goals and fly higher than your colleagues. You are very proud of yourself and your self-esteem is high. You live your life the way you want it.

If you noticed the dog first, you are a loyal and selfless person because dogs represent loyalty. Your generosity and looking after people in need is something that only the truly genuine people possess. You want to make everyone happy because when others are happy – you are happy too.

The wolf represents your need for privacy. You probably have a very small circle of close friends that you can feel comfortable around. When it comes to making new friends, you get picky because it is much more important for you to have a small number of friends in your life with whom you can share your vulnerabilities than having a bunch of friends that will do nothing but drain your energy.

This creature is considered sacred in many cultures. If you first saw the mantis, it means that you hate small talk and you enjoy spending time alone. And even though you prefer your alone time, you are still getting along really well with other people. Plus, you are more intelligent than the ordinary person which makes you able to make the most of your surrounding to fulfill your needs.

If you first saw the crab it means that you are a very stubborn person. You put up walls around you to protect your overly sensitive nature. This is why you sometimes come across as abrasive and harsh. Also, you don’t want to leave your comfort zone because you don’t like changes.

The horse means that you value your freedom the most. Moreover, you want to make of others easier and you work really hard towards bettering your life and the lives of people that are close to you.

The hen represents your joy in spending time in your home. You are the most comfortable there, and you decorate it, so it can be a representation of yourself. Also, you love routine, you like being lazy and doing nothing, but you don’t like to be pushed out of your comfort zone – your lovely home.  

11 Phrases Intelligent People Will Never Use In A Conversation

There are times where all of us say something terribly stupid and we immediately regret it the minute it comes out of our mouth.

You blurt out some nonsense and you’re doomed to go through the following shameful minutes regretting and blushing.

It’s clear it happened to everyone at some given moment, but you can be sure you’ll never hear it in a company of an intelligent person.

So, here are 11 phrases that you should avoid uttering at any cost if you want to strengthen your communication skills, as well as be taken seriously by your fellow co-workers.

1. ”That’s not fair”

News flash guys! Life isn’t fair. But what can WE do about it except accepting that depressing fact and making the best out of every situation?

Referring to some situation that “it’s not fair” is likely to be considered as childish and whiny. You’ll most definitely be interpreted as a wimpy person who won’t do anything to change the severity of the unfair situation in the fair place.

Instead of tossing blame for the unfairness of a given situation, intelligent people tend to take matters into their own hands, fix the problem, and prevent mistakes from happening again.

2. ”Whatever/ I couldn’t care less”

Uttering this sentence usually equals that you’re feeling the opposite. It’s strange how people who are indeed very cautious about life and care deeply are often the ones who feel the urge to justify themselves with “I don’t care.”

On another note, displaying that kind of attitude will make you look irresponsible and careless of your actions.

Intelligent people care, a lot. They know how to get in touch with their empathetic side and enjoy problem-solving through consistent communication.

3. ”It is what it is”

There are times when a certain outcome is definite, and the meaning of this statement comes to life. But for some people, that doesn’t particularly mean caving in, on the contrary, it signifies facing the obstacle head-on.

An intelligent person won’t give up easily and most certainly will never dare to say “I don’t know how to fix this.” People with higher IQ’s choose to face their problems with creative and innovative thinking.

4. ”It’s not my fault”

People often believe that one of the most suitable ways to get out of a mess “safe and sound” is by simply pretending it’s not their fault, put the blame on others, and escape the consequences. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

Intelligent people take full responsibility for their own actions. Whenever a problem occurs that might involve them, intelligent people hold themselves accountable for the course of action and take an immediate effort to set things right.

5. ”You look _____”

No matter if you’re referring to someone’s physical condition or appearance, saying to a person they are heavy-weighted or tired, or that they don’t look their age is just ill-mannered and unpleasant.

Intelligent people will never allow their opinion to offend a person. Instead of letting a person down with your thoughtless comments, ask them how they are feeling, or if they need help with anything. They’ll respect you more.

6. ”I’m a smart person”

This statement reeks of insecurity and lack of self-confidence.

Basically, if you are an intelligent being, and you’re aware of your intellect as well as your abilities, you won’t need the validation from anybody. Simple as that.

7. ”I’ll try”

You’ll never hear an intelligent person blurt out “I’ll see what I can do”. It’s just something that is not a part of their nature.

The character of a brilliantly-intelligent person includes bending over backwards and giving their best effort in order to achieve the best outcome for a situation …or simply saying no.

8. No one else is doing it, neither will I”

If there’s a certain task that needs completing and every person in the room backs down on the challenge, you can rest assured that the smartest person in the room will always be there to rise up and accept the dare.

Additionally, their interest and broad-mindedness in a specific operation will contribute in the process of developing a new skill.

9. ”This might sound stupid, but…”

This statement might eventually bring your credibility to question. Even if there might be something unusually creative behind your words, it’s likely that will give you the opposite effect and will make people lose confidence in you.

It’s always best if you think before you speak. If you are not certain of the information you are sharing, you’ll leave others with the same confusion. At the risk of sounding interesting, you might accidentally drop your integrity.

10. ”I wasn’t asked to do that”

There’s no such thing as fear of a challenge to intelligent people.

People who are eager to create and grow mentally will get out of their comfort zones and will achieve even more than it’s expected of them.

11. ”I can’t”

I hate to break it to you, but a simple “I can’t” can be easily misinterpreted into “I won’t.” Nobody wants to hear “I can’t.” Suggesting that leaves people convinced that you won’t get the job done.

If this is really the case, it’s better to be honest about it and provide a quick solution to the case.

21 Facts About Left-Handed People That You Probably Didn’t Know

Left-handed people make about 10% of the population. And even though we know little about this phenomenon, researchers discovered that there is a link between the human genes and our environment. Moreover, many left-handed people already have family members that are lefties.

Plus, it has been found that the brain in the left-handed people works differently than the brain in the right-handed people. And left-handed people are supposedly more independent than their right-handed counterparts.

Below are 21 facts about left-handed people that you probably were not aware of.

1. Left-handed people use the right hemisphere of their brain.

2. Left-handed people can see more clearly underwater than right-handed people.

3. Left-handed people are late bloomers. They reach puberty 5 months later than compared to right-handed people.

4. Animals can be left-pawed.

5. Left-handed people are more prone to become addicted to alcohol (3% more than right-handed people).

6. Left-handed people are more susceptible to asthma and allergies.

7. There are more than 30 million people in the U.S that are left-handers.

8. One of the most famous killers in history were left-handers: Osama Bin Laden, Boston Stranglers, and Jack the Ripper.

9. Left-handed people are excellent in architecture, mathematics, and spatial awareness.

10. According to statistics, women who give birth in their 40s have 128% higher chance that their child will be left-handed.

11. Left-handed people are very talented in boxing, tennis, baseball, and swimming.

12. College graduates that are left-handers have 26% more chances to become richer than the right-handed college graduates.

13. Doctors confirm that when left-handed people injure their left hand they learn to use their right hand very quickly which cannot be said for right-handed individuals.

14. In the past, left-handedness was associated with neurosis, homosexuality, and criminal. However, also it was linked to musicality and creativity.

15. Left-handed people are vulnerable to insomnia than right-handed ones.

16. Four out of seven states in the U.S are left-handed.

17. The word ‘left’ is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘lyft’ which means ‘weak or broken.’

18. One (out of the four) Apollo astronaut was left-handed.

19. Left-handed people experience emotions differently than right-handed people because they are more rapidly processing information.

20. Left-handedness runs in the family. For example, Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, and Prince Charles are all left-handed.

21. Left-handers’ special day is August 13th – the International Day of the left-handed people.



Adopting These 7 Buddhist Monk Habits Will Change Your Life Forever

Is there a key to eternal peace and happiness?

And if there is one, what can we possibly do to find it?

The answer to this question is taught and practiced by the Buddhist monks for centuries. Buddhist philosophy is passionately dedicated to teaching us how to find our inner happiness and reduce negative energy through learning to focus our minds on the beauty the present moment brings.

However, with happiness being impermanent, we need to learn a way to continuously renew it. As every other thing, happiness can cease to exist if we neglect to fuel its source.

In order to continue nourishing it, we need to focus on adopting the most important principles and rules on how to lead a serene and happy life.

Rule #1 ~ Outer Decluttering

The first rule Buddhism teaches us is how to achieve freedom with first decluttering our material life. It’s of great value that we don’t dwell on the material world. Although it is very real, it’s also very inconsistent.

Choosing to hold on to the superficiality in our life will make it harder for us to grow spiritually. Learning to let go of the things that are unnecessary for us in order to bloom is the first fundamental step in our spiritual journey of discovering our being.

As the great Dalai Lama once said, “Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.”


Rule #2 ~ Inner Decluttering

When we’re no longer a victim of our materialistic possessions, it is time to move on to our inner decluttering. Like our surroundings, when heavily disarranged, our minds can cause a mess and it can easily influence our energy flow.

When we realize we’re no longer slaves of the superficial, we’ll be less concerned about trivialities in life. As a result, our minds will become capable of achieving so much more in that divine state of calmness and serenity.

Buddhist monks are taught to do things greatly and genuinely with exceptional altruistic intentions. Whenever they meditate, instead of focusing on themselves only, they have learned the significance and power of meditation for the sake of world peace and general enlightenment.


Rule #3 ~ Meditating as way of Life

One of the most important rules, in order to bring peace as well as maintain it in our existence, is learning the ways of calming our busy minds through meditation or “present-focused awareness.”

Learning to take control of our perplexing mind with the help of proper breathing is a technique that is faithfully practiced for centuries by monks who’ve chosen their path of spiritual awakening.

If we only make up our minds to start practicing meditation for at least 10 minutes a day, instead of wasting our time surfing the Internet, it can undoubtedly change our lives from the very core.


Rule #4 ~ Follow the wisdom old people carry

Buddhist monks perceive older people as great, wise men. They see people shaped by their life experience and knowledge, not by their age numbers. Along their spiritual journey, the monks often seek elder spiritual guidance that can help them on their pilgrimage.

That is why it’s of essential significance to open our minds in order to understand clearly.

Every encounter along the way has a meaning. And every person knows something we don’t. Never forget to be humble enough to admit when you don’t understand something and always be eager to learn more.


Rule #5 ~ Listen closely and without judgment

People naturally tend to judge others. However, according to Buddhism, the most important benefit of communication is listening carefully and free of judgment in order to learn more and eventually free our minds.

Buddhist monks truly believe in understanding through conscious mindfulness, rather than criticizing and judging people.


Rule #6 ~ Change is the ultimate law of the universe

Change is the fundamental constant in life. Everything is eventually subjected to some kind of modification. Our life, our friends, our surroundings, our relationships. Yet, whenever we come across a slight alteration, we find it hard to swallow it.

No matter how terrifying change can sometimes seem, and regardless of the time we need to adapt, change is inevitable for us to grow. We need to embrace spiritual evolving and change as a part of our existence.

There was a quote I once read and stayed in my mind ever since:

“The bad news is nothing lasts forever,
The good news is nothing lasts forever.” – J.Cole


Rule #7 ~ Live in the present moment

It can be difficult for some people to let go and embrace the beauty the present moment holds. Our minds can easily drift away.

But practicing mindfulness can help us refocus and redirect our thoughts on the right path. Monks have enriched their lives through maintaining equilibrium as a result of learning to live in the present moment.

In order to understand the meaning of our existence and fill life with happiness, it is of essential value that we live and cherish the present moment.

Insisting on dwelling on the past only brings regrets, and longing for the future leaves us wondering every time.



According To Feng Shui, You Should Never Put These Things Under Your Bed

Feng Shui works on the principles of free moving energy and the idea that every object in your house has its own vibrational properties that influence the general vibe and thus your life.

There are many rules in how your living space should function, many of which are sometimes difficult to apply regarding the fact that our living spaces have not been designed following the basic rules.

However, many other rules that can make your quality of life are rather easy to implement and can bring a big change very quickly. For example, obstacles in the energy flow, such as objects that cause clutter, and items that seem to drag us in the past can easily be taken care of in a matter of minutes.

And which is more, there are some things that must be taken care of immediately – especially if these things interfere with your energy recharge you get during sleep.


Bearing in mind that you spend over a third of your life in your bed and that you are, energetically speaking, most vulnerable during sleep, it’s obvious that the bed should be treated as one of the most important places in your home.

If the feng shui of your bed is bad, expect your physical and mental health to deteriorate, as the negative energy flow directly affects your wellbeing. However, enhancing the energies is a simple matter, and it only requires you to pay attention to what you store on and underneath your bed.

Keeping things under it means allowing their vibration to affect your energy and they can affect different aspects of your life, such as your health, your relationships, your progress, and even your luck.

When space constraints require you to store things under the bed, make sure these things are extra clean and related to sleep. Of course, basic hygiene is essential (even if you may not often visit the place under your bed), as well as some energetic cleansing.

When you cleanse your home from negative energy, make sure you apply the same process to your bed – especially under it. Cleansing is especially effective when done with smudging with white sage, frankincense or basil.

Which is more, there are some things you should never store under your bed. Here’s what you should especially avoid:

Things that remind you of bad memories – their energy has been programmed with the negative emotions related to them, and this negativity will quickly blend in with your energy.

Gifts or pictures from past relationships – the past should stay in the past, and keeping these things under your bed will only cause a disbalance in your current relationships and your romantic life.

Old torn clothes and shoes, or anything dirty – you may think that some of those clothes could come in handy on a lazy day, and you may be right. But not under your bed, as they will drain your vitality.

Potpourri or other dead plants – dead plants spread dead energy, it’s simple. So, instead of a mild fragrance, you can easily attract illnesses.

Damaged or broken items – the fact that they are broken means that their vibration is also damaged, and thus damaging. These items will sabotage your luck, turning it into bad luck.

Old gadgets – not only because they are old and you don’t really use them anymore, but also because they correspond to metal, one of the elements in Feng Shui, and keeping it under your bed can bring you to uncontrolled situations and fears.

All in all, storing anything under your bed that is not directly intended for the bed (like pillows, blankets, you name it) will influence your energy with the vibration it possesses. Stay on the safe side and respect your bed, because it is the place where you replenish your energy and heal.