Thursday, December 11, 2008

Frohe Ostern

It's too early to wish you happy easter, but this one can't wait...

Frohe Ostern

BTW, Andi Brehme (world cup champion 1990) used to play for Uli Hoeneß'es (BTW world cup champion 1974) team with greatest success.
Uli Hoeneß (Opel): Mensch Andi schön dich zu sehen!
Andi Brehme (the person sitting): Ja Frohe Ostern!
Uli: Na dir aber auch!
Andi: Was machst du denn so?
Uli: Na Eier suchen!
Andi: Viel Spass!
Uli: Werd ich haben!

"Hey Andi, nice to see you!"
"yes, happy eastern!"
"Yeah you too!"
"What are you doing?"
"Searching for eggs!"
"Have fun!"
"I will!"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Meditation Books

Favorite Meditation Books

1. Matthieu Ricard: Happiness - A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

2. Geshe Michael Roche: The Diamond Cutter - The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life

3. Ken McLeod: Wake Up To Your Life - Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention

4. Ajahn Brahm: Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond - A Meditator's Handbook

5. M. Williams, J. Teasdale, Z. Segal, J. Kabat-Zinn: The Mindful Way through Depression - Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

If I had to pick a single book to keep, it would be Ken McLeod's. But if you would like to read only one of these, go for Matthieu Ricard's (and then you will likely read the other ones anyway:).

Furthermore, Ken McLeod has an ongoing Recommended Reading list.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Gerd Müller

While Bill Russell is the biggest winner in sport history, no one has ever been more goal oriented than Gerd Müller. Literally. No matter how, he just got the ball in.

And no one understands how he did it. But he once told the trick (reciting from memory): "the ball needs to go into the goal - and not next to the goalkeeper." So now you know.

Gerd Mueller - goals and skills

After seeing this video, there is no need to go over his statistic, it's breathtaking anyway.