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Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Fear of Suffering


Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes.
What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw


Further reading: More about Fear (One key to dealing with fear is being able to distinguish between the 10% of the time when danger is imminent, and the 90% of the time when unfounded fear becomes an impediment to success and happiness. ...read more...)

A life lived in fear is a life half lived

Why Me?

Overcoming Fear

How to be Happy in Life by Breaking the Cycle of Self-Inflicted Suffering

Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional. - Buddhist proverb

God Grant Me The Wisdom

Friday, January 30, 2015

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The Pain of Envy


Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house;
you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.
- Exodus 20:17

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
- Joseph Epstein

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates


Further reading: Comparisons are Odious

Burden of Jealousy

Zero-Based Gratitude

Disappointment (Unmet Expectation)

How to Be Yourself

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Lessons from Life


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors,
and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
- George Washington

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B.F. Skinner

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

The lessons of the past provide the path to the future.
- Anonymous


Never stop learning. Look for further education in all of life.

Further reading: The Book of Life: Mystery and Riddle

Question Your Questions

Joy Blooms Where Minds and Hearts are Open

Perspective on Tradition: An Open Mind

Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist Proverb

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Choosing Your Destination


If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about
and let that guide you to your destination.
- Diane Sawyer

All you need is the plan, the road map,
and the courage to press on to your destination.
- Earl Nightingale

A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final
destination and usually the best way to get there.
- H. Stanley Judd

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

One's destination is never a place
but rather a new way of looking at things.
- Henry Miller


Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Where does your path lead?

Why?

Creating Your Own Future

Purpose and Direction

How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Speaking while Angry


Speak when you are angry -- and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
- Cato

Laughter drives shouting away.
- Indra Devi

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another -
until we speak quietly enough so that our words can
be heard as well as our voices.
- Richard M. Nixon

An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
- Publilius Syrus


Further reading: Stop Anger Before It Stops You

Restraint

Frustration

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.

Moderating the Anger Response Through Training

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