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    "The hardest battle you're ever going to fight is the battle to be just you."
    Leo F. Buscaglia, posted by Daniel

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“Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.”

—Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
 

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"We all long for someone to offer us unconditional love and support. But what if that person is us?"
 

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“It sounds romantic finding the meaning of life in Tibet, but enlightenment in Tibet is for Tibetans! The meaning of life for most of us is probably in the suburbs.”

― Andrew Matthews, Follow Your Heart
 

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"See if there’s a way to let go of the fight with reality, even when you absolutely despise your reality. Consider whether there’s anywhere or any way to relax with and within the reality that’s here, for now."
 

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"The Buddha described the core of our suffering as not remembering who we really are."

~ Tara Brach
 

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"In resisting trauma and in defending ourselves from feeling its full impact, we deprive ourselves of its truth."[7]

"I think it's so easy to extrapolate from this moment as if we know what's going to happen in a week, or a month, or three months, or six months, or a year. And this is one of those situations. The Buddha was always talking about it, of the importance of uncertainty. That really, we don't know what the next moment is going to bring."

"In this time when people are much more secluded than they're used to, when they're quarantined, when they're in the home, when they don't quite know what to do with themselves, there's a real opportunity to bring this quality of mindful awareness to the particulars of one's life. There's a real opportunity to be much more alive, and awake, and aware in one's day-to-day life."
 

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“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again.” ~Pema Chodron
 

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Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace.

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In nature, our brains enter a mode called “soft fascination.” Hopman described it as a mindfulness-like state that restores and builds the resources you need to think, create, process information, and execute tasks. It’s mindfulness without the meditation. A short daily nature walk—or even a walk down a tree-lined street—is a great option for people who aren’t keen on sitting and focusing on their breath. But turn off your phone—alerts from it can kick you out of soft-fascination mode.
 

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"Remember that all is opinion."

"Is somebody afraid of change? But what can take place without change?"

"We were born for mutual assistance, as the feet, the hands, the eyelids, as the rows of the upper and under teeth. So to fight each other is not natural."

Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, Roman EmperorMeditations
 
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Euripides
Ουδείς δε θνητών ταις τύχαις ακήρατος.
There is not a man alive who has wholly escaped misfortune.
Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient Greek tragedianHeracles
 

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