Category Archives: relaxation

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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Anybody can become angry. But to be angry… at the right time and for the right purpose is not within everybody’s power.


Anybody can become angry. But to be angry… at the right time and for the right purpose is not within everybody’s power. – Aristotle What does that mean? This is a popular quote, but shortened for twitter. The longer version is: … 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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You can’t make footprints on the sands of time by sitting on your butt… and who wants to make butt-prints?


You can’t make footprints on the sands of time by sitting on your butt… and who wants to make butt-prints? – Bob Moawad What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, talking about making footprints in the sands of time. … Continue reading

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Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment.


Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment. – C.S. Lewis What does that mean? This is another age-old truth. It is easy to be benevolent when things are going your way. It’s easy to be … Continue reading

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Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues.


Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues. – Ida Cox What does that mean? This is a line from one of her blues songs, of the same title. A slightly longer chunk of lyrics are included at the end of the post. … Continue reading

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