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Create Exquisite Focus Amidst Chaos

Create Exquisite Focus Amidst Chaos

By Leo Babauta I’ve worked with lots of incredible people who want to create something — whether it’s art, a book, a business, or some impact on the world. One of the stories we often have when we want to create is that we’re too busy, pulled in too many direction, or need to clear […]

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Essential Zen Habits of 2022

I’m publishing this a bit late (I usually post by the end of the year) but that is a good summary of 2022 for me: chaotic and messy, but still amazing.

Installing Acoustic Panels

One project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while was to add acoustic panels to my home studio and office. Acoustic panels absorb sound, so they can greatly help to reduce room echo. Some rooms in my house are very echoey, which can be noticeable when doing recordings or live calls in an…

What It’s Like Being Me

What It’s Like Being Me

I love asking people this question: What is it really like being you? We can see how people speak and behave on the outside, but what do we know of their interior perspective? What I love about this question is that it invites real intimacy and empathy. It’s an invitation into trust. I feel honored…

Seeing the Gift

Seeing the Gift

By Leo Babauta There are a number of common blockers for creating powerful change in your life: Each of these can derail your efforts to create something new. And to be clear, there is nothing wrong with any of these — they’re wonderfully human traits. But to create powerful change, we have to learn to work […]

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A Mindfulness Practice for Holiday Stress

A Mindfulness Practice for Holiday Stress

By Leo Babauta The holidays can be stressful, with shopping, travel, family gatherings, extra busyness, winter storms, and more. The chaos of our lives plays out in sometimes heightened form over the season. In this post, I’m going to share the practice I’ve been using to deal with whatever stress has been arising in my […]

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Frequencies of Experience

Frequencies of Experience

I often think of life as summation of different experiential frequencies, much like different musical instruments can combine to create a song. Some frequencies combine harmoniously while others would sound discordant if you tried to merge them. What about I find most interesting about this model is that it helps me discover when some frequencies…