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Eternal Sunrise

Having been married awhile, my bride and I know each other’s tendencies. She rolls her eyes at me when she sees me watching YouTube videos of faraway places. I’ve got a regular playlist of places I’d like to go that I visit regularly, and virtually tag along with friends as they sail around the world….

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Be Whole

To be great, be whole;Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.Be whole in everything. Put all you areInto the smallest thing you do.So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendorBecause it blooms up above.— Fernando Pessoa, Poems of Fernando Pessoa An early morning. Out the door long before the dawn brought me deep…

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What to Do With Our Time

you will never catch up.Walk around feeling like a leafknow you could tumble at any second.Then decide what to do with your time.― Naomi Shihab Nye, The Art of Disappearing I’ve fallen in love with the bullet journal again. It’s not so much because of a love of organization, it’s more a need for organization…

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Selective Watering

“Research increasingly shows that what is important doesn’t necessarily get our attention, but what gets our attention becomes important. This mirrors a concept in ancient Buddhist psychology that is often referred to as selective watering. In short, the mind contains a diverse variety of seeds: joy, integrity, anger, jealousy, greed, love, delusion, creativity, and so…

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Something Meaningful

Every day I die again, and again I’m rebornEvery day I have to find the courageTo walk out into the streetWith arms outGot a love you can’t defeatNeither down nor outThere’s nothing you have that I needI can breatheBreathe now— U2, Breathe When you settle into a conversation about the best U2 songs, well, it’s…

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One’s Way

“The important thing is never to let oneself be guided by the opinion of one’s contemporaries; to continue steadfastly on one’s way without letting oneself be either defeated by failure or diverted by applause.” — Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler was an Austrian composer who’s work is familiar to us whether we know it or not….