The Book of Faeces Keeps Growing

They’re Setting Up Shop in Augmented Reality, Negatively Impacting Peoples’ Health & Wellbeing, and Figuring Out How to Read Your Mind

Facebook is fas­ci­nat­ing. The tech jug­ger­naut has made a tremen­dous impact on west­ern soci­ety in a very short amount of time. It wields an incred­i­ble amount of influ­ence on our lives and cul­ture.

Now, it seems, it is look­ing to dom­i­nate aug­ment­ed real­i­ty before the mouth-breathers under­stand what “Augmented Reality” is. Snapchat is look­ing to do the same. If Yelp has a clue, it would be invest­ing in this space as well.

Hey! Did you know that Facebook also caus­es a decline in people’s health and over­all life sat­is­fac­tion?

It’s also becom­ing the chan­nel of choice for sick and vio­lent peo­ple.

Oh yeah, Facebook is fig­ur­ing out out how to read your mind.

But, still, it’s a real­ly good tool for stay­ing in touch with peo­ple.

Feed Your Demon(s)

For many of us, for many rea­sons, the old adage rings true: we are our own worst ene­my. Despite our best efforts, we can get in our own way in all areas of our lives, putting up bound­aries to our own heal­ing, pro­gress and hap­pi­ness.

Ignoring our inner-demons leads to com­pla­cen­cy and stag­na­tion at best. Even if we rec­og­nize them, fight­ing the­se demons head-on can be a frus­trat­ing, coun­ter­pro­duc­tive expe­ri­ence. So what is one to do?

In this Lion’s Roar arti­cle, Lama Tsultrim Allione shares an inno­v­a­tive tech­nique for work­ing with our inner-demons, based on the Tibetan Buddhist prac­tice of Chöd.

A guid­ed med­i­ta­tion using this tech­nique is here (it takes about 45 min­utes):

Lama Tsultrim Allione offers more in her book, Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict.