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184/365 Pursuing depth

To pursue mental operations to any depth, a person has to learn to concentrate attention. Without focus, consciousness is in a state of chaos. The normal condition of the mind is one of informational disorder: random thoughts chase one another instead of lining up in logical causal sequences. Unless one[…]

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178/365 A deeply uncomfortable unknown

Taking advantage of major opportunities often requires completely letting go of something safe and comfortable, and venturing into a deeply uncomfortable unknown. Doing so takes two things: the self-confidence to put yourself in very uncomfortable situations, and the self-awareness to clearly know your values, priorities, and purpose in life. from[…]

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160/365 Peace and joy

Peace and joy are the default states of mind. They don’t have to be created—they just need to be accessed. from Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within by Chade-Meng Tan

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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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