10 Ways This Blog Just Might Make You A Better Person

To be honest. I’ve been thinking how I could entice more visitors to this site.

Not just to get more hits. But to get more people to read and become more engaged in the content. I realize content is king, and so here I toil, continually expressing my thoughts, but hoping people get something out of the writings.

This is an attempt to get you to explore the archives and well, give you 10 ways in which this blog just might inspire you to become a better person.

How can this blog help make you a better person?

1

Peace

Morning Sky CloudsTeaching non-violence and non-aggression.

“Gandhi believed in fighting for a cause, though he believed in passive resistance and non-violent means to fight for what he believed was right…”

2

Diet

Japan Zen FoodInspiring you to eat a healthy, more mindful diet.

“It is this emphasis of eating in the Japanese style, and achieving a sense of Zen (through the balance and harmony of everyday eating) that makes up the Zen Diet…”

3

Coping

Twin Peaks HikeHelping you to cope in troubled times.

“The more one thinks about it, we are here today because we are survivors. Whether it’s because we are careful with what we eat, or how we drive, or even cross the street… the bottom line is, we are here today because we survived to live another day…”

4

Simplicity

Sky and CloudsHelping you discover the need for simplicity.

“I believe that, in the study and practice of Zen, simplicity is a goal. Not necessarily with an intent to keep things in life simple, but simple as a way of achieving clarity and enlightenment in our life experience…”

5

Investing

MoneyInforming you about investing in the stock market.

“It’s easy for the inexperienced to say, “You’ll lose all your money in the stock market”, but then again, tell that to Warren Buffett.

Yes, the truth is, the inexperienced will lose money. The impatient person will lose money. And those who don’t take advantage of the stock market will lose money…”

6

Wisdom

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGetting you to read an inspiring quote that teaches a Life lesson.

For me there is only traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly.Don Juan

7

The Web

Internet HTTPMotivating you to learn something new about the Internet.

“My recent whimsical journey through the Web brought me to various web design & development blogs. My reasons for discovering new Design & Development blogs were two-fold…”

8

Organization

iPhone 5Helping you to be more organized while on the go.

“I think it’s good to always have an overnight backpack (or travel bag). This is great for people who are more prone to being on the go, traveling on spur-of-the-moment notice; either for business, pleasure or emergency…”

9

Contentment

ocean sunsetReminding you to count your blessings and live with what you have.

“Another factor in Life is that we take too much for granted. Chances are, if we count our blessings we will actually be more grateful for what we currently have. Studies have shown that poor people in Third World countries are happier living with less, while others more affluent and wealthy aren’t as happy…”

10

Love

DaisiesTeaching you about the expression of Love.

“i carry your heart with me
i carry it in my heart

i am never without it
anywhere i go you go, my dear;
and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling…”

Conclusion

It is our hope that you will walk away with something positive. And if you have continued your exploration of this site, then we hope that stirs up seeds of inspiration, motivation, action, and perhaps some reflection.

At the Zen Garden, we always wish the world will become a better place for all of us in it. It is we, the individual, who has the ability to steer things in the right direction. We do have the ability to change the world.

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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