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Buddhist meditation as blueprint for an enjoyable life

28 October 2016 by Jim

 (Photo by Wonderlane)

After years of dabbling in meditation, and after having been inspired by the wonderful books of Daniel M. Ingram, Alan Watts, D.T. Suzuki and Culadasa, I’ve been getting more serious about it and meditating almost every day for close to three months. That might not sound like much, but to my personal life it has already made an enormous difference. I feel blessed to have discovered how powerful it is, and that is why I want to share my thoughts to inspire others.

What is so powerful about meditation? (more…)

July to October 100K Running Challenge (COMPLETED)

29 July 2012 by Jim

#Update: Since this challenge has been successfully completed and is over now, you’ll find hereafter an always up-to-date graph of the evolution of my average running speed to give you a glimpse into how my progress is after this challenge.

Since I need to stick to my newly found running habit and I desperately need to ramp up my activity if I want to loose the 3kg I’ve gained – I’m now at a never-heard of 76kg – I thought I might just setup a small running challenge. I want to run 100 kilometres by October 22 (don’t ask me how I chose that date). (more…)