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Even darkness and silence have wonders!

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Cornelius Fraenkel
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“Everything has its wonders,
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even darkness and silence,
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and I learn whatever state I am in,
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therin to be content.”
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-Helen Keller –
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How does a blind and deaf woman reach a state of acceptance and peace of mind, like this.
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My eyesight was good enough to play pro sports, my hearing exceptional, however my life had little contentment, peace of mind.
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Losing my sight would be devastating, traumatic.
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How does this deaf and blind woman do it?
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Content?
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We Americans always want more, our desires proliferate but our happiness does not grow.
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The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one. Elbert Hubbard

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All of us are perfect as our true self, flawed as our Ego (I), never meant to pursue perfection.
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We were not designed to be loss averse, it is not the goal of life.
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The goal of life is to live free and to pursue a happy existence.
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Trying to be perfect eliminates any possibility for being happy.
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Flaws, our daily mistakes, do not eliminate happiness.
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In fact, accepting our flaws, then taking action, enriches our lives and makes happiness possible.
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Having flaws sweetens the satisfaction of accomplishment.
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An underdog defeating a far superior team enjoys greater satisfaction because the accomplishment included overcoming flaws (big obstacles).
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Helen Keller had massive flaws but somehow found a happy existence.
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She once wrote, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
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If a blind and deaf woman can find meaning, happiness, it tells me our flaws are not barriers to a full life.
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We do not evaluate a life by how many flaws it had.
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Some of the happiest people had massive flaws.
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These flaws did not impact their attitude or effort.
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Happiness thrives in this space.
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Beginners mind, …… Wonderment!

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Choose to be as a young child –
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fully awake,
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eager for the next experience.
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– Jonathan Lockwood Huie –
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This is called beginners mind, everything we see and experience brings wonderment.
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When one of my grandkids witnesses something for the first time, their mind spends a brief moment of amazement.
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The computer side of the mind has no where to file this experience initially.
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Every new moment holds this type of excitement for us, also.
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Our minds race, speed through life in a hurry, way to fast to notice what lies in plain sight.
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Happiness surrounds each one of us.
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If that is true, then maybe we need to slow down, let go and bring awareness into our life.
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Attitude is everything. – Charles Swindoll .

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Life is a journey, not a destination.
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Results, those responsible, are way above our pay grade.
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Effort and attitude comprise our responsibility.
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Effort and attitude are internally driven and contained.
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Expend maximum effort exploring gratitude, then pivot to giving.
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Let go of judgment, then take action with intense effort.
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Smile while you live fully.
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Choices not ability decide life,,, , …… .. . …… . .suffering or happiness

  
Bowie, Brighton, Bailey
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It is our choices …
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that show what we truly are,
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far more than our abilities.
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– J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) –
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We are not our thoughts, surely not our judgments, and definitely not what we do (our careers).
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Who are we then?
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We are definitely not the character we call “I” (Ego).
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The “Ego is just an invented avatar, an identity to separate us from others.
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Actually we humans share 99.999999999999999999999999% of the same physical make up, almost identical to each other, separated by the smallest pieces.
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We journey together not in competition.
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Extra credit is always given for bending down, giving a helping hand to the needy.
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Some of the happiest humans ever, had minimal intelligence or capabilities.
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Happiness hides in places never contemplated by our cognitive engine.
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Sit today, focus, let go, discover your expansive, creative side.
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Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” . – Babe Ruth –

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Calculated risk is unavoidable, if we want to experience life.
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To win, we must risk loss.
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Without loss, triumph loses all value.
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If we refuse to judge, striking out is impossible.
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Again, “Life is a Journey”, not a destination.
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