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Me? I used to be a very black and white thinker and it make me miserable. It was only when I started to ‘think in the gray’ that life became much better. Use these strategies to feel happier. Source: How Flexible Thinking Leads to Greater Happiness
I like this thought and this blog…
I hope you can live your life with slightly less firmly clenched fists and slightly more open hands. Slightly less control. Slightly more trust. Slightly less I need to know everything beforehand. Slightly more take life as it comes. It does all of us a world of good. Life doesn’t have to be lived with constant anxiety about things not turning out the way we want. We don’t have to make ourselves smaller than we are. We have a choice. Do we want to grab life by he throat or do we want to embrace it?
Relax that fist as often as you can.
Bjorn Natthiko Lindeblad, I May be Wrong, and other wisdoms from life as a Forest Monk.
Thomas is my hero! Why? He always puts himself at the service of the team…
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“Most of us would agree that cats and humans are vastly different. We tend to think of ourselves as more developed, as a higher species, not just because of our superior intelligence but also because we gave ourselves the gift of morality and ethics. Unlike cats, weknow about what’s good and evil, right and wrong, and we aspire to transcend our animalistic tendencies to improve morally and make the world a better place. Cats, on the other hand, don’t care about morals. They don’t have ambitions to improve the world either, nor themselves.Continue reading “What Cats Teach Us about Happiness”
Two people attend a house party, where they socialize with the same guests, drink from the same beer tap, and are exposed to the same music and atmosphere. They decide to share a taxi and drive home when the party is over as they live closely together. “That party really sucked,” one person says. “The beer was terrible, the DJ was really bad, and the guests were insufferable.” Then the other person says smiling joyfully: “Really? I just had the best party in years. It was awesome.”Continue reading “We Worry About Problems We Don’t Even Have”
“Aut inveniam viam aut faciam” (or “Aut viam inveniam aut faciam“) is Latin for “I shall either find a way or make one.” The first word “aut” may be omitted, corresponding to omitting the English word “either” from the translation.
The phrase has been attributed to Hannibal; when his generals told him it was impossible to cross the Alps by elephant, this was supposedly his response. The first part of the sentence, “inveniam viam”, “I shall find a way,” also appears in other contexts in the tragedies of Seneca, spoken by Hercules and by Oedipus, and in Seneca’s Hercules Furens (Act II, Scene 1, line 276) the whole sentence appears, in third person: “inveniet viam, aut faciet.”
Source: Inveniam viam – Wikipedia
“Dear Mom and Dad, thank you for the hard lessons. Thank you for creating me. Thank you for being who you were or weren’t to me.” Read on: Dear Mom and Dad, Thank You for the Years of Trauma – Tiny Buddha
Just an exploration of ideas and topics, which hopefully inspires, resonates and entertains. Einzelgänger provides analyses, reflections, and elaborations with a dose of “as I see it.” The purpose of the material provided by Einzelgänger is to entertain, inspire, resonate and share the love of ideas with others. This isn’t a clinical/medical service or replacement of mental health professionals, nor an academic resource. Source: Einzelgänger
Rewriting the stories you tell about yourself can make for a better future. Source: How to Make the Baggage of Your Past Easier to Carry
In the last millennium, there was a character on SNL called Father Guido Sarducci and one of his favorite thoughts was the 5-Minute University. Watch here…
While humorous, there’s great truth in that concept. In a similar fashion, Brian Johnson has applied this concept to some of the world’s great books. He calls them philosopher’s notes and they are available at no cost on his site http://optimize.me — you only need to create a free account to access them. Here’s an example:
Here’s an audio commentary on Marcus Aurelius’ meditations as an example. There’s a video, audio and text version (see below) of every Philosopher’s Note and Brian always delivers on his tagline: more wisdom in less time.
I don’t know why I find this so humorous but I do!
“Epictetus wrote, “So, what should each of us say to every trial we face? This is what I’ve trained for, this is my discipline!” Hey, a boxer who gets punched in the face won’t leave the ring, it’s what he prepared for, it’s his discipline.