Be Aware of Self-blame

It’s not easy to live from the inside-out. It’s not easy to be aware that I always have the final word about how I feel, that I can always decide to feel a different way from the way I feel at a certain moment.

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Two Main Conclusions About Peace (part 2)

In a previous post, I shared some of my thoughts about how to live a life in peace. In the second part of these series, I will share the rest of my thoughts about this topic.

Summarizing my points:

  • Our mind relates to stories not to reality, but to stories we make up.
  • We experience our lives through the filter of those stories.
  • Change the story and you will feel differently.
  • The question is: what story will give you more peace?
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Use Wisely your Train of Thought

Have you ever heard the expression “train of thought”?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, its meaning is “a series of thoughts or ideas that someone is having.”

I like the metaphor of the train because it beautifully explains how our thoughts work.

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On the Finitude of Life

A friend of a friend died today. She was only in her 40s, and cancer took her away in fifteen days.

So, today I want to write about the finitude of life. Or, at least about the finitude of our personal lives.

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Don’t Push the River

I always loved the expression: “Don’t push the river, it flows by itself.” It’s so true and such a beautiful metaphor, but it’s a truth we forget about all the time.

Life flows on no matter what we do. We can play on its banks, wade around in its shallows or dive deep, or even just watch it go by. But swimming against the current will exhaust you; trying to stop it is useless, and pushing the water won’t affect the river at all.

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Nothing is personal

You are the only one who experience your thoughts. Or, to say it a different way, your thoughts create your experiences.

Between the world and your experience, there’s always a thought.

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