All posts under 365Project:2017

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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148/365 Time is not money

There’s a myth that time is money. In fact, time is more precious than money. It’s a nonrenewable resource. Once you’ve spent it, and if you’ve spent it badly, it’s gone forever. By Neil A. Fiore

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146/365 What life is about

There is no hope in the past. There is no solution to be found in the present. Nor will we be better off by jumping ahead into an imaginary future. The only path to finding out what life is about is a patient, slow attempt to make sense of the[…]

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144/365 Turn your attention inward

We’re used to seeing temptation and trouble outside of ourselves: the dangerous doughnut, the sinful cigarette, the enticing Internet. But self-control points the mirror back at ourselves, and our inner worlds of thoughts, desires, emotions, and impulses. For your willpower challenge, identify the inner impulse that needs to be restrained.[…]

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