Confucius

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

 

Confucius
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My two cents: One of the greatest gifts we can teach our children, is the discipline and courage to get back up when life knocks us down.

 

 

Anyone can celebrate and enjoy success and accomplishment.

 

 

Success, accomplishment or loss are not constant.

 

 

Loss is the test which will decide our fate.

 

 

How do we react when life kicks our butt?

 

 

Practice, get ready for the inevitable loss.

 

 

Learn to focus, learn to let go, then keep moving, keep risking, keep living with the same passion.

 

Matthew Ricard says:

 

 

 

 

“It is therefore always better to familiarize ourselves with and prepare ourselves for the kind of suffering we are likely to encounter, some of which will be unavoidable, such as illness, old age, and death, rather than to be caught off guard and sink into anguish.
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A physical or moral pain can be intense without destroying our positive outlook on life.
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Once we have acquired inner well-being, it is easier to maintain our fortitude or to recover it quickly, even when we are confronted externally by difficult circumstances.
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Does such peace of mind come simply because we wish it to?
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Hardly. We don’t earn our living just by wishing to.”
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2 responses to this post.

  1. “A physical or moral pain can be intense without destroying our positive outlook on life.”

    That resonated with me. Thank you.

  2. Posted by Anonymous on May 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Matthew Richards book on Happiness moved me

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