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Practice

Enthusiasm is more important to mastery than innate ability, it turns out, because the single most important element in developing an expertise is your willingness to practice.

From - The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

 

Two Puberties

Immanuel Kant believed that we humans, because we are so emotionally complex, go through two puberties in life.

The first puberty is when our bodies become mature enough for sex; the second puberty is when our minds become mature enough for sex.

The two events can be separated by many, many years...

 

Soul Mates

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants.

But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.

 

Being True to Yourself

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Parenting

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

- Marian Wright Edelman

 

Suffering

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Freedom

Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice. No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take...

- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

My True Belongings

My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Karma

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

- Wayne Dyer

 

Happiness

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

- Mark Twain

 

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