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The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty that you can comfortably live with.

The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty that you can comfortably live with. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? I think that this is an interesting quote. It links the quality of your life to the amount of uncertainty you can handle. I understand that if you have […]

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Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. – Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? This quote is classic Stoic (as one might expect). It urges us to reject your sense of injury. This, in turn, causes the injury itself to disappear. That might not make as much sense when considering physical injuries, but […]

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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now & then doesn’t hurt.

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now & then doesn’t hurt. – Charles Schulz What does that mean? So many of my posts have been kind of heavy of late, so let’s try something a little lighter in nature.  Chocolate, that wonderful gift from heaven. 😉 OK, I’ll admit it, I’m a […]

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I hear & behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.

I hear & behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. – Walt Whitman This is another of the Twitter friendly,  shortened quotes. The full quote goes like this: “I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – […]

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The root of joy is gratefulness… For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.

The root of joy is gratefulness… For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. – Brother David Steindl-Rast What does that mean? To me, it means most people have it backwards.  We are generally grateful for something joyous, rather than taking joy in a situation that we […]

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By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. – Democritus What does that mean? Once again, we start with a quote that has been translated from another language, and many liberties will be taken by this author as to what might have been the meaning behind the original words, as translated by another.  Your […]

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