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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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Same As It Ever Was

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The Empathy Circuit

via JoshKornbluth.com.

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happy

Outlook by Rupi Kaur from Milk and Honey ©2015 i have what i have and i am happy i’ve lost what i’ve lost and i am still happy

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So we decided

In this excerpt from Amy Tan’s short story The Joy Luck Club ©1989, the narrator’s mother explains why she founded a mah jong dinner club while a refugee in war-torn China: “It’s not that we had no heart or eyes for pain. We were all afraid. We all had our miseries. But to despair was …

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The Hedonic Treadmill

From Wikipedia:  The hedonic treadmill, also known as hedonic adaptation, is the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes.

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