BE LIKE a MOUNTAIN…. The Practice of EQUANIMITY

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Oleh: Soufiarina Sofie

Ketika mendengar berita buruk, jantung kita langsung berdebar, nafas menjadi pendek, wajah kita berkerut.
Ketika mendengar berita gembira, hati kita melonjak, wajah kita tersenyum.
Dari kedua contoh di atas, tercermin bahwa pikiran kita selalu bereaksi/ bergejolak terhadap situasi dan kondisi yang terjadi dalam kehidupan kita sehari-hari sehingga kita kehilangan —“center“ (kondisi bathin yang balance).
Ini menggambarkan kebiasaan reaksi (mind)kita bekerja secara automatis, terkondisi dan tak menentu, sudah terprogram.
Di sinilah kita perlu melatih kondisi mind kita agar selalu berada dalam kondisi Equanimity. (Bagi saya pribadi inilah meditasi yang sebenarnya). Continue reading “BE LIKE a MOUNTAIN…. The Practice of EQUANIMITY”

Rahasia si Untung

Untung Bebek (Gladstone Gander)
Untung Bebek (Gladstone Gander)

(dari posting di salah satu milis)

Anda pasti kenal tokoh si Untung di komik Donald Bebek. Berlawanan
dengan Donald yang selalu sial. Si Untung ini dikisahkan untung terus.
Ada saja keberuntungan yang selalu menghampiri tokoh bebek yang di
Amerika bernama asli Gladstone ini.

Betapa enaknya hidup si Untung. Pemalas, tidak pernah bekerja, tapi
selalu lebih untung dari Donald. Jika Untung dan Donald berjalan
bersama, yang tiba-tiba menemukan sekeping uang di jalan, pastilah itu
si Untung. Jika Anda juga ingin selalu beruntung seperti si Untung,
don’t worry, ternyata beruntung itu ada ilmunya. Continue reading “Rahasia si Untung”

10 WEEKS OF “TEN”: SONGS FROM PEARL JAM’S DEBUT ALBUM “TEN” AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO VERIZON WIRELESS CUSTOMERS

Pearl Jam TenWhoa, Pearl Jam goes mobile through Ring Back Tone!

Ini kayaknya yang dibilang massive campaign of their back-catalog.
Awalnya Ten (package) re-released. Lalu Ten dirilis di Rock Band. Lalu sekarang Ten dirilis di Ring Back tone Verizon Wireless!
Bayangin semua album back-catalognya ditreatment kayak gini!

PJ’s going to be big!

“Got me a big wave, ride me a big wave, got me a big wave!”

(through: http://tinyurl.com/9hbcnw) Continue reading “10 WEEKS OF “TEN”: SONGS FROM PEARL JAM’S DEBUT ALBUM “TEN” AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO VERIZON WIRELESS CUSTOMERS”

Big Albums in 2009

(Excerpts from this blog article)

In the coming year, there is also much to look forward to on the recording front, including major releases by U2, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam.

In one of the biggest album rollouts in memory, U2 is making its upcoming “No Line on the Horizon” available in five versions, among them a $96 box set with 60-page hardcover book, as well as a poster and DVD of the new Anton Corbijn film about U2.

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U2 (members Bono, left, and The Edge are pictured) is making its upcoming “No Line on the Horizon” album available in five versions.

Also available the first week of March are a standard CD, a double-vinyl package, a digi-pack version in folded sleeve (with 36-page booklet, poster and the Corbijn film as a download; $35.98), and a magazine version (with a CD enclosed in a 60-page, soft-cover magazine-style book and downloadable Corbijn film; $49.98).

One of the songs, “Crazy Tonight,” features will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. Continue reading “Big Albums in 2009”

World’s Richest People: The Rich Get Richer

Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet

After two years of falling fortunes, the collective net worth of the world’s wealthiest jumped half a trillion dollars in the past year, to $1.9 trillion. The biggest gainer in sheer dollars was Warren Buffett, who added $12.4 billion to his net worth and now is only a few billion dollars shy of ending Bill Gates‘ ten-year reign as the richest person on the planet. Continue reading “World’s Richest People: The Rich Get Richer”