Skull Chapel | Czermna, Poland

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This extraordinary arrangement of bones is the work of parish priest Vaclav Tomasek, who resided in the town of Czermna in the eighteenth century. Along with a local gravedigger, he took it upon himself to excavate a series of mass graves for people who had died during various wars and epidemics and create, well, this. Everyone needs a hobby. The main chapel is made up of the remains of about 3,000 people, though the remains of 21,000 people lurk in a crypt below. The priest claimed his work acted as a reminder of the frailty of human existence and the salvation available should we follow the correct path. His and his co-worker’s remains were added to the display when the time came.


via 13 Spooky Places in Europe to SeeGap Year.

Discomfort Zone

Learning to be comfortable with discomfort.

If you learn this skill, you can master pretty much anything. You can beat procrastination, start exercising, make your diet healthier, learn a new language, make it through challenges and physically grueling events, explore new things, speak on a stage, let go of all that you know, and become a minimalist. And that’s just the start.

Unfortunately, most people avoid discomfort. I mean, they really avoid it — at the first sign of discomfort, they’ll run as fast as possible in the other direction. This is perhaps the biggest limiting factor for most people, and it’s why you can’t change your habits.


The way to master discomfort is to do it comfortably. That might sound contradictory, but it’s not. If you are afraid of discomfort, and you try to beat discomfort with a really gruelling activity, you will probably give up and fail, and go back to comfort.


Read the entire thing via Discomfort Zone: How to Master the Universe | zenhabits.