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Absolutely wonderful writing.
I’ve sought long to seek answers to this desperate thirst, this aching pull towards companionship, towards other souls; the need to draw and be drawn to another human – brought out by the innate understanding that one’s burdens weren’t meant to be borne by oneself alone; that the cloak of loneliness was to be shed, once and for all, to seek warmth and safety in the embrace of a loved one.
There rests a deep-seated desire of belonging to someone and being accepted, even in the misunderstood heart of the misanthrope; there grows within the silent, observant introvert, a craving to bare heart and soul and get lost in celebration and conversation; there lies in the heart of the most neurotic, control-freak, a secret urge to be swept up the moment and lose all control… and in each heart beats a call for love, and the need to be someone’s…
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I have been home for a couple of weeks after backpacking in Colombia for 9 weeks. The weather here in Nova Scotia has been all over the place, which is to be expected I suppose for this time of year. The question I have is anyone else out there just a bit ...fed up with … Continue reading Trying To Make Sense Of It All
Stoicism speaks to me in a very profound way. Love this post.
For those of us who live our lives in the real world, there is one branch of philosophy created just for us: Stoicism.
A brief synopsis and definition on this particular school of Hellenistic philosophy: Stoicism was founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC, but was famously practiced by the likes of Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius. The philosophy asserts that virtue (such as wisdom) is happiness and judgment should be based on behavior, rather than words. That we don’t control and cannot rely on external events, only ourselves and our responses.
Stoicism has just a few central teachings. It sets out to remind us of how unpredictable the world can be. How brief our moment of life is. How to be steadfast, and strong, and in control of yourself. And finally, that the source of our dissatisfaction lies in our impulsive dependency on our reflexive senses rather than logic.
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“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
The nature of our thoughts determines the quality of our life whether it is sad, happy and contented. Happy, optimistic, positive thoughts, emotions, and feelings generate a zing in our system which makes the blood flow freely and heartbeat joyously. They create a spring in our feet and spur us to action. Let us remember the age-old saying that the mind- thoughts- can move the mountains. Pessimistic, sad and gloomy thoughts, on the other hand, create inertia and force us to stay bed-bound.
Our actions are the practical manifestations of our thoughts.
It is quite clear, therefore, that we must bring about a change in the way we think in order to create happiness and sense of fulfillment in our life. A good thing about our brain is that it willingly adopts any changes that we bring about…
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“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius Buddha Quotes That Will Make You Reflect And Think “Most people do not listen with … Continue reading 18 Powerful Life Quotes
Tiny living is more than just downsizing your house, it is a lifestyle change that can be a catalyst for positive change in your life and allow you to focus on what is really important to you. As a tiny house enthusiast, tiny living offers great benefits that can enrich and offer a new perspective in your life. Here are some great benefits tiny living can do to enrich your life!
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Wayne W. Dyer is one of the ultimate self-help gurus, and a man you would likely want to be best friends with if you had the chance to meet him in person. Dyer was heavily influenced by the teachings of Lao Tzu, Saint Francis of Assisi, Swami Mutananda, and Abraham Maslow’s concept of self-actualization. He melted the views of his philosophical and psychological role models together to create his own life philosophy and shared these thoughts with others via his writing. Many of which remind his readers that they are in control of what they feel and how they react to their lives and others in it. Even though Dyer has passed, his words continue to beam with a realism and positivity that will live on in the hearts and the minds of those who have been exposed to his work.
Wayne Dyer Philosophies
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