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The Newspaper Vendor and your Attitude

Attitude and the Newspaper Vendor   A businessman walked by the same newsstand everyday along with his colleague. Each day he would give the newspaper vendor a big smile. The Vendor ignored him mostly. One day his colleague asked him why he does that, given that he is generally being ignored. He replied :  "I am not going to let that vendor determine how I want to act and feel through the day ." How is that for keeping a cheerful attitude !
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We are all on our ways …..

A wonderful song, presenting an eternal truth which we all ignore. With a presentation which makes it all the more powerful ! Hope you like it too ! On Our Ways Time always unwinding, all these dead lines in my mind. Seeds and dreams we planted, took for granted, didn't prove. Walking down this road will my pulse beat slow, hope to have you close at hand. When this cycle ends, will it start again, will we recognize old friends?  Here is the  "Official Video" with  a simply GREAT  animation / interpretation by  Ainslie Henderson  :  And James performing the…
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The True Joy of Life

The True Joy of Life ! " This is the true joy of life. The being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. The being a force of nature instead of a feverish and selfish clod of ailments and grieving senses complaining that the world will not  devote itself to making you happy." - The Joy of Life ( George Bernard Shaw ) So what is YOUR purpose ?
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Good Morning !

Smile- a new day is here ! Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand-new hours are before me. I vow to live fully each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of - Thich Nhat Hanh ( From Peace is Every Breath ) What a nice determination to make every morning ! Thích Nhất Hạnh (born October 11, 1926) is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He lives in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France,traveling internationally to give retreats and talks. He coined the term…
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Anger !

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”  Largely attributed to Buddha. it is actually not  a Buddha Quote ! The closest seems to be  : “Develop the meditation of equanimity. For when you are developing the meditation of equanimity, irritation will be abandoned.” (MN 62) BUT is good anyway, to remember !
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The Human Conundrum !

The Human Conundrum !   " Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future, that he does not enjoy the present moment. As a result, he does not live in the present or the future, he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never truly lived "
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Why is the World Dangerous ?

Why is the World Dangerous ? The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.   Indeed. Paraphrased from : Einstein's tribute to Pablo Casals (30 March 1953), in Conversations with Casals (1957), page 11, by Josep Maria Corredor, translated from Conversations avec Pablo Casals : souvenirs et opinions d'un musicien (1955).
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