You may notice that the advertising banners are gone. After reading Leo Babauta's post on advertising, I decided to eliminate the banners and go with a more direct approach that is more in line with my values. Leo so generously uncopyrights all of his work so I'll let him explain with an excerpt : ( full post here ) One of the biggest reasons people buy so much, and are so discontent with their lives, is advertising . Advertising creates false needs — all of a sudden we need an iPhone or a new car or a diamond ring , just because an advertiser put the need in our heads. What is advertising? It’s a company (or political candidate, etc.) paying a publishing platform (TV, newspaper, website, billboard, etc.) to get its message/brand in front of people. Companies are paying for our attention, and trying to get us to buy what they’re selling. And the publisher makes money by selling the attention of its readers/watchers/users. Of course, for us, the users … it sucks. Ads make the watching experience much worse. Ads make the reading experience much worse (imagine reading this article with 10 ads surrounding it). Ads make our lives worse. The purpose of Zen Presence was never to make money. I willingly contribute resources to maintain this blog. - time, money on books and research material, seminars, etc... and that is why I had a few banners on Zen Presence. Rather than make you suffer through ads, I'll simply sa...