1. Zen: Zen is not a belief, it’s a way of life. You don’t have to be a Buddhist or have a religious belief of any kind. Zen originated in India, was taken to China by Bodhidharma, and later  to Japan. The word “Zen”, is Japanese but it is derived from the Chinese word “Chan”, the short form of “Chana”, which in turn is from the Sanskrit word for meditation,  “Dhyana”.  One way to use Zen in your daily life is to be aware of whatever you are doing at the moment. 
  2. Philosophy: (From RTP) Philosophy is simply the attempt to answer one or more of the following four questions:-
    1. Do we exist? If we do,
    2. How did we get here?  Now that we are here,
    3. What do we do about it? and 
    4. What, if anything, happens when we stop being here?
  3. Shahar Arzy of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne (Switzerland) studies how we feel that we live inside our body. This feeling is created by the interaction between two brain areas: the temporoparietal junction (TPJ), that creates the concept of the self, and the extrastriate body area (EBA), that recognizes human bodies and body parts.
  4. 7 Keys to Better Listening from stresscure.com

    1. Listening is NOT a passive activity!
    2. Listen for unspoken fears, concerns, moods, and aspirations.
    3. Good listening requires great wisdom.
    4. Listen to others with respect and validation.
    5. Listen without thinking about how you’re going to respond.
    6. Listen for tell-tale signs of impending trouble.
    7. Listen with positive regard for people’s strengths & abilities.
  5. ” Who really knows? Who will here proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation? The gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe. Who then knows whence it has arisen?

    Whence this creation has arisen  — perhaps it formed itself, or perhaps it did not  — the one who looks down on it, in the highest heaven, only he knows or perhaps he does not know.” Rig Veda 10.129.1, 6-7