1. How I Started Practising Yoga and Meditation Everyday

    'For me, meditation is yoga for the mind and yoga is meditation for the body – they have become my close friends now. Whenever I feel not well, I pause what I do at that moment, whether in action or in thoughts, to sit down, meditate, do my favourite yoga positions to lift myself up physically, mentally – that will make me feel emotionally better as well.'

    How I started practising yoga and meditation everyday

    I was traveling in California last July. One night before sleeping I read a post from Zen Habits – a blog I have subscribed for a few years. The post is about choosing a ‘trigger’ when creating a new habit. He also shares in other posts he does the most important things in the morning after waking up: meditation, packing up lunch for his kids, writing etc. Thanks to him, I also get to know about…

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  2. lvndcity:

    Sail by michael marsh (2013)

    London, England, UK

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  3. humansofhanoi:

    - Cháu chào ông! Cháu có thể nói chuyện với ông một chút được không ạ?
    - Anh nói chuyện với tôi có mục đích gì?
    - Dạ không, cháu chỉ nói chuyện cho vui thôi ạ.
    - Tôi có mỗi chuyện hành quân ngày xưa để kể cho anh thôi. Ngày xưa hành quân từ 4 giờ sáng đến 4 giờ chiều, tổng cộng 12 tiếng đồng hồ mà cởi truồng lội sông đến chục lần. Cả đội 500 thằng cả 500 thằng cởi truồng, cho quần áo vào bọc lội sông lội suối. Không ngại gì kể cả có mấy bà con gái ở đó cười. Hành quân thế mà mỗi thằng có 5 lạng cơm to bằng nắm tay thôi.
    - Động lực nào khiến ông quyết định đi bộ đội ạ?
    - Lúc đó tôi đi bộ đội vì hồi bé nhìn thấy máy bay nó rơi sáng loáng ở nhà máy điện Yên Phụ, rồi máy bay mắc vào khi cầu hydro ở Hồ Gươm, biết sợ gì đâu, thấy đẹp thấy thích nên đi bộ đội thôi.

    - Hello sir. Can we talk to you?
    - You need to talk to me about what?
    - Just some friendly chat sir, if you don’t mind.
    - Well I have a story for you. When I was a soldier, we had to march from one destination to another. We marched from four in the morning to four in the afternoon everyday. Every time we crossed a stream or a river, all five hundred of us had to strip to keep our uniforms dry. That’s twelve hours a day of being buck naked for a dozen times. Some women saw us and laughed but I don’t think anyone minded. We also had to ration our food down to 500 grams of rice per person. That’s like five fistfuls of rice for all that marching.
    - What made you join the army?
    - I joined the army after I witnessed in person a fighter jet get shot down and crash near the Yen Phu electricity factory. Back then I was very young and undaunted. I also saw another one get stuck in a hot air balloon hovering above the Hoan Kiem Lake. To think of it, I only went to war because of those bright explosions. They fascinated me.