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The opponent of peace of mind is not something external, but within us.


The opponent of peace of mind is not something external, but within us. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Everyone I know is looking for peace of mind. If they have none, they want some. If they have some, they want … Continue reading

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True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.


True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote is about relaxing and being ‘in the moment.’ How often do we hurry to get here or there? How often … Continue reading

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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. – Colin Powell What does that mean? Well, this one pretty much says it on the level. People are always looking for the magic bullet, … Continue reading

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Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.


Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done. – Amelia Earhart What does that mean? I like this quote, because it reminds us that we do not know everything. I have seen this before, and it can be fun to … Continue reading

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The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.


The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured. – Cicero What does that mean? This is another saying based on the concepts of agriculture. Harvesting is what you do at the end of the season, … Continue reading

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Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice.


Everybody wants a happy life and a peaceful mind, but we have to produce peace of mind through our own practice. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote starts out with a fairly straight-forward premise. We all want to be … Continue reading

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Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.


Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. – Henry Ford What does that mean? It’s like the old expression which asks how one eats something that is way too big to eat. The answer is usually something like … Continue reading

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