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“...the second we name what we are doing, the second we pay attention to it, we are no longer merged with it.”

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Saturday night reading 🎉🥰📖

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“My newfound awareness was both gauntlet and gift. The choice wasn‘t to see it as one or the other. It was to embrace it as both.”

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“...either all of us are accidents of history or none of us are. “

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“After listening to my entire story, he quietly said: “You can say, ‘This is impossible, terrible.‘Or you can say, ‘This is beautiful, wonderful.‘ You can imagine you are in exile. Or you can imagine that you have more than one home.”

Cinfhen I loved this memoir 1d
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‘“Do you know the three great spiritual questions?” he asked...

“Who am I?” I whispered and paused. I couldn‘t remember the other two...We were silent for a long moment.

Finally, he continued. “Why am I here?”
Tears ran down my temples into my hair. He paused before offering me the last question. “And how shall I live?”

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“I was exhausted from my week of making room for other people‘s stories when I hardly had the space for my own.”

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“You can talk about lightening up till you‘re purple in the face, but then you have the opportunity to practice lightening up with the outbreath, lightening up with the labeling.”

Crazeedi I can smell that...😍 2d
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“Every time your stream of thoughts solidifies into a heavy story line that seems to be taking you elsewhere, label that ‘thinking.‘ Then you will be able to see how all the passion that‘s connected with these thoughts, or all the aggression or all the heartbreak, is simply a passing memory. Even if for a second you actually had a full experience that it was all just a thought, that would be a moment of full awakening.”

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“The armor we erect around our soft hearts causes a lot of misery.”

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“The key is, it‘s no big deal. We could just all lighten up. Regard all dharmas as dreams. With our minds we make a big deal out of ourselves, out of our pain, and out of our problems.”

Crazeedi Beautiful photo of bird of paradise! 2d
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A little reading with my morning coffee ...☕️

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What can I say? It‘s Ruth Reichl...she‘s a wonderful writer. In her latest memoir she includes just enough food and just enough personality to make the magazine/publishing world interesting and relatable. The details she chooses to include bring the story of her time at Gourmet are just enough to give a well rounded and intimate understanding of her experience as editor in chief . I only wish I had a stack of her old magazines to peruse!

whatshesreadingnow Happy you enjoyed this one too! :) 3d
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‘ “How young you are.” He stared at the pot of rice pudding, considering his words. “When you attain my age you will understand one of life‘s great secrets: Luxury is best appreciated in small portions. When it becomes routine it losses its allure.” ‘

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‘“You like to cook?”Their fingers jabbed, their bodies rocked as they reeled off favorite recipes, desperate to share their secrets. They yearned to pass them on to the next generation, but their children didn‘t care for cooking. I was a last resort.”

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”‘Do we really want to be telling our children, ‘Just eat your nice chicken nuggets ‘? It would make so much more sense to say, ‘Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.‘”

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“Thank you, my dear. For me this was a fortunate encounter. I did not know what brought me here tonight, but now I see I wanted to try, just for a moment, to become the person I used to be.”
“Fortunate for me too, Monsieur. For you have made me, just for the moment, into the person I might have been.” 📸: my mom & some bubbly

Crazeedi She's beautiful ❤ 6d
MEGR Thank you @Crazeedi 💖 6d
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I really enjoyed this book on meditation and mindfulness. It was an easy read and easy to understand. It felt like talking to a friend, very comfortable and open. With the slew of meditation books out there, this would be a great pick for beginners and experts alike. I am really looking forward to reading more of her work. 📸: sake that I sipped mindfully with my sister 👯‍♀️

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”If my goal is happiness, I need to recognize the feeling ‘I‘m not heading in the right direction,‘ so I can initiate some corrective.”

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“May I meet this moment fully. May I meet it as a friend.”

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“I thought about how everyone carries their family and their work and the whole world around with them all the time and that saying ‘are you all right?‘ is like throwing someone a rescue rope that says, ‘Want to connect?‘ “

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“It‘s incredibly easy to become confused. The mind becomes overwhelmed— by a challenge or its impulsive response to challenge—and becomes confused, misreads what‘s happening, and frightens itself.”

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“And the earth 🌏 itself greening and dying and greening and dying endlessly, exactly on schedule”

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“You are reminding your mind, diligently, to care—which is what it does naturally.”

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“We can‘t bless and simultaneously be imagining retribution and revenge.”

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“Being alive is a mysterious and precarious thing. That life is happening at all— however it is happening— is a miracle. You never really know what the next minute is going to bring, so living fully in this moment is the only constantly reappearing option for happiness.”

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“Replaying upsetting experiences keeps the mind inflamed. Soothing the mind by giving the argument a rest is a better idea.”

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“What I do matters, but I am not in charge.”

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Can I read it in two days before it is due??? We shall see...

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Starting Ruth Reichl‘s new book tonight! Not bad for a Monday 💖

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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I loved this book. I almost put it down in the first three chapters because I wasn‘t interested, but I am glad I didn‘t. It is beautifully written and by the end you can see how well thought out it was. I learned many beautiful things about the Muslim faith as well as how a family can love each other even in the face of addiction. A definite pick!

Reggie Nice review. It made me want to go learn more about the Muslim faith and their stories. 2w
MEGR Yes! I didn‘t know very much to be honest, but since each character in this book views religion differently you get what seems like a rounded, touching, intimate view of the Muslim faith. 1w
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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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It was dark and it was quiet and I was alone there. I could hear the beat of my own heart and it sounded like an animal inside my chest.”

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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“But I have looked up at this sky since I was a child and I have always been stirred, in the most secret depth of me that I alone cannot access, Andorra that is not the soul awakening to the majesty of my creator then what is?”

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“If we, just humans and entirely limited in our thinking, could break resources into smaller pieces so our children could feel the joy of scattering slices a little longer, then what generosity was our creator not capable of?”

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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”I was caught between thinking the world was changing around me and I was a changed man in it, or believing that nothing had changed, least of all my resolve to wave and smile at the neighbors.”

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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“And how miraculous it is to me that we receive in this world the very things we need from it, how tonight it is another stranger who has stepped forward to play that same part, help me get through this night until morning.”

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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“Maybe it was the exceptions we made for one another that brought God more pride then when we stood firm, maybe His heart opened when His creations opened their hearts to one another..”

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“Be careful who you point the blame at...remember that anytime you point your finger to accuse someone, there are three fingers beneath it, curled to point right back at you.”

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“Layla had begun to think lately that there was no real way to quantify the goodness of a person— that religion gave templates and guidelines but there were ways that it missed the mark entirely.”

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“Let this moment make it, she prays, let each of them remember it too.”

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“How many times has she stood, as she is standing now, and looked at her children as she is watching them now? A way of seeing that magnifies her attention, deepens her love at the sight of them, and she notices them in a way she otherwise might not, the way the sunlight goldens the profile of their faces, the way Hadia scratches at her nose, adjusts her scarf that always looks a little big on her.”

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“It was exactly what she had wanted to hear but now that she has heard it she only wants to cry.”

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“From Him we are and to Him we return. A phrase recited in Arabic when hearing of someone‘s death. Surely there is evidence for the line present in all aspects of life, not just in the face of death. This house, this table, this teacup she sips from, who is to say one day it might not all be taken? Our children‘s are not our own as our lives are not our own. All are a loan from God, His temporary gift.”

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“And nothing compares to the promise of stepping into a classroom knowing she would step out a different person. That she could learn something that would change the way she saw the whole world, and her place in it.”

SassyBookworm Beautiful photo!!! 3w
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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Keep busy/Get some rest while you wait for the miracle

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“Maybe the racial disparities in marijuana arrests are so overwhelming that every other factor pales. Maybe we should let people find pleasure where they can by using a drug that is only moderately dangerous to most adults, as we do with alcohol.”

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”...I believe most people smoke marijuana for the same reason they drink alcohol or use any other drug: because they like to get high. Because we like to get high. The impulse for intoxication and chemical euphoria lies at the core of what it is to be human.”

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Reading this because I have teenagers....

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Shoemaker's Wife | Adriana Trigiani
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“You don‘t owe me anything just because we come from the same place. It‘s just a thread, Ciro. I could snap the bond with my teeth.”

“I wouldn‘t want you to.”

💖💜💖

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