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Al’s Lamp

We’ve all heard about Aladdin’s Lamp . . . you know, you rub the lamp and out comes a Genie who grants you three wishes. I want to tell you about a similar lamp, but it’s Al’s. Yes, you still rub it, and a genie does come out, but 1) he’s dressed a bit more …

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Stop Pursuing, Start Being

On the heels of yesterday’s post, I thought this would be a good follow-on. * * * Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire Happiness is really just a feeling-state. We have different names for it: peace-of-mind, cheerful, cheery, merry, joyful, jovial, jolly, …

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Schedule Nothing

Make sure you take the time to regularly schedule nothing. If you’re in the habit of always scheduling something, of filling your schedule, make sure you take time for nothing. Not “nothing” in an absolute sense, but times where you just relax or practice being present, with no particular agenda, maybe with a certain (restorative/renewing) …

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The Three Things

In terms of dreams/goals/desires there are only three variations: 1) Things You Want 2) Things You Don’t (Really) Want 3) Things You Think You Can’t Have *  *  * Just stating that’s there’s a mere trinity of “things-we-want” is likely to rub some the wrong way. But it’s true. Let’s take #1: Things You Want. …

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