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Friday, June 19, 2015

Quotes of the day... 6/19/15

Wandering Mind Not a Happy Mind
Harvard psychologists
Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert

“A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind,” Killingsworth and Gilbert write. “The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost.” 

“Mind-wandering is an excellent predictor of people’s happiness,” Killingsworth says. “In fact, how often our minds leave the present and where they tend to go is a better predictor of our happiness than the activities in which we are engaged.” 

“Many philosophical and religious traditions teach that happiness is to be found by living in the moment, and practitioners are trained to resist mind wandering and to ‘be here now,’” Killingsworth and Gilbert note in Science. “These traditions suggest that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.”

This new research, the authors say, suggests that these traditions are right.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quotes of the day... 6/18/15

As soon as something stops being fun, 
I think it’s time to move on. Waking up 
stressed and miserable is no way to live. 
     ~ Richard Branson

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. 
Action breeds confidence and courage. 
If you want to conquer fear, 
do not sit home and think about it. 
Go out and get busy. 
     ~ Dale Carnegie

When you learn to listen to your fear, 
you’ve found a compass 
that can show you what matters. 
     ~ Seth Godin

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Quotes of the day... 6/17/15

We don't reclaim our personal power by attacking 
others but by discovering and appreciating 
who we are and our true capabilities. 
     ~ Ivan Kelly

To really be happy, we need 
to stay completely immersed 
and focused on our experience in the moment. 
     ~ Matt Killingsworth

Your “self-esteem” is simply an assessment 
of how you are spending this moment. 
     ~ Doreen Virtue

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Quotes of the day... 6/16/15

When you're more relaxed and attentive, 
the occasions that call for action 
become more obvious. 
     ~ Zen Moments 

The ideas we hold not only frame our view, 
they paint the landscape and inhabitants 
with the colors of our thoughts. 
     ~ Ivan Kelly

The Dalai Lama walks into a pizza parlor, 
looks over the menu, and announces, 
"Make me One with everything!" 
     ~ Anon., via Ivan Kelly ;)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Quotes of the day... 6/15/15

It is folly to say you know 
what is happening to other people. 
Only they know, if they exist. They have 
their own Universes of their own eyes and ears.
     ~ Douglas Adams 

The bird that would soar above the plain of
tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.
     ~ Douglas Adams