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#776 What a control freak learns

#776 What a control freak learns
“Years later, I’d fall in love with a guy who, like Suzanne, stored his belongings in heaps and felt no compunction, really ever, to fold his clothes. But I was able to coexist with it, thanks to Suzanne. I am still coexisting with that guy to this day. This is what a control freak learns inside the compressed otherworld of college, maybe above all else: There are simply other ways of being.

  • in "Becoming" by Michelle Obama   
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From the archives (2017)

159/365 Busy with everything except living

159/365 Busy with everything except living
The busy man is busy with everything except living; there is nothing that is more difficult to learn how to do right.

from On The Shortness Of Life: De Brevitate Vitae by Seneca

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158/365 Stretched to its limits

158/365 Stretched to  its limits
"The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. Optimal experience is thus something that we make happen." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

from Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

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157/365 Over and over again

157/365 Over and over again
The brain learns and remembers best when focus is greatest. Video games focus attention and get us to repeat moves over and over, and so are powerful tutorials. That presents an opportunity for training the brain.

from Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman

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156/365 This is your life

156/365 This is your life
This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.

~ Tyler Durden, Fight Club

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155/365 Familiar

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. Familiarization is so important in meditation that the Tibetan word for meditation literally means “to become familiar.”

from "Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within"
by Chade-Meng Tan

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