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134/365 Living the dream

Most of us are “living the dream”—living, that is, the dream we once had for ourselves. We might be married to the person we once dreamed of marrying, have the children and job we once dreamed of having, and own the car we once dreamed of buying. But thanks to[…]

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133/365 Between stimulus and response

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.” Quote of Viktor Frankl in “Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)” by Chade-Meng[…]

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132/365 Always choose now

Yet the awareness of true reality is an experience, not an idea, that in fact requires a “radical refusal of thoughts” in favor of a simple state of attending to the moment. “Your purpose—the fullness of life—is just to be here now,” he says. “To be the space for whatever[…]

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131/365 Pause, when insulted

Pause, when insulted, to consider whether what the insulter said is true. If it is, there is little reason to be upset. from “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy“, by William B. Irvine

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130/365 Two levels of emotion

As such preconscious emotional stirrings continue to build, they eventually become strong enough to break into awareness. Thus there are two levels of emotion, conscious and unconscious. The moment of an emotion coming into awareness marks its registering as such in the frontal cortex. from Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman

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