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155/365 Familiar

The more the mind is in contact with any mental quality (such as calm or joy), the more familiar it becomes with it, and the more familiar the mind becomes with that mental quality, the more quickly and easily it gets it. Familiarization is the other key aspect of meditation.[…]

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154/365 And then you win the day after

History is earned. You win the day. And then you win the day after. And then you do the same thing every day until you’re dead. And you’re remembered not for the winning, but because you never lost. Francis Underwood, “House of Cards” (US) Season 5, Episode 8.

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153/365 You win the day

History is earned. You win the day. And then you win the day after. And then you do the same thing every day until you’re dead. And you’re remembered not for the winning, but because you never lost. Francis Underwood, “House of Cards” (US) Season 5, Episode 8.

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152/365 An invitation to calm

The mind that is alert and relaxed sometimes gets creative, and when that happens, I’ll invite it to calm down so I can get back to my object of meditation, but if it doesn’t, I’ll just allow the creativity to run its full course while I observe the experience with[…]

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149/365 The green light

When second and third graders in a Seattle school are getting upset, they’re told to think of a traffic signal. Red light means stop—calm down. Take a long, deep breath and as you calm down a bit, tell yourself what the problem is and how you feel. The yellow light[…]

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