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So be careful!

“In truth, happiness is suffering in disguise but in such a subtle form that you don’t see it. If you cling to happiness, it’s the same as clinging to suffering, but you don’t realize it. When you hold on to happiness, it is impossible to throw away the inherent suffering. They’re inseparable like that. Thus …

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Time Travel

This train of thought makes me happy. From childhood, we in America are taught that the way to prevent war is to have an insanely powerful military and put a boot to the neck of all who oppose us; stomp out the seedling before it grows into a tree. But it turns out that’s not …

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Noah’s Ark Syndrome

Excerpted from If I Knew Then What I Know Now– So What? by Estelle Getty, ©1988: I’ve always felt that loneliness, not age, is the real killer. I get a lot of letters from women who tell me how difficult life is– they’re widowed and alone and scared and sick– and the show (The Golden …

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Less Seriously

“If we’re not too confused or hard on ourselves, we will discover the sanity beyond habitual reactions. Identifying less with habits and more with our basic nature lightens things up. With more space in our mind, we take our reactions less seriously. We can watch them the way we would watch children at play– knowing …

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Sea

“An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.”  ~Goi Nasu (via JulesOfNature) I couldn’t track down an original source for this quote; in fact, the only thing search engines could …

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…and

“To live means : to cry and shout, to love, to do silly things, to feel sadness and joy, to even experience horrible, frightening things… and to laugh.”  ~Genki Kawamura, from If cats disappeared from the world

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Same As It Ever Was

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Drug of Choice

I don’t know what it’s like in other places, but here in East Texas the anti-abortion activists are quite a spectacle. They begin by creating a tiny fake cemetery alongside a busy road, with foot-tall wooden crosses painted white. Then they kneel down in the center of it and begin to wail, to cry, to …

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The Empathy Circuit

via JoshKornbluth.com.

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