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The Wisdom of Insecurity | Alan W. Watts

If happiness always depends on something expected in the future, we are chasing a will-o‘-the-wisp that ever eludes our grasp, until the future, and ourselves, vanish into the abyss of death.

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The Wisdom of Insecurity | Alan W. Watts

... for the more we are able to feel pleasure, the more we are vulnerable to pain...

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The Wisdom of Insecurity | Alan W. Watts

BY ALL OUTWARD APPEARANCES OUR LIFE IS A SPARK of light between one eternal darkness and another.

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100 Days of Happiness | Fausto Brizzi

If I were a rich man, I‘d spend most of my day lying comfortably in an overstuffed armchair thinking about death. But I‘m poor, so I can only think about it in my spare moments, or when no one‘s looking.
—Cesare Zavattini

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As Karl Weick of Cornell University explains: "Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction."

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Pessimists see a problem behind every opportunity. Optimists see an opportunity behind every problem.

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The reason is that opportunity is not some living entity out there. Opportunity is in you. You are opportunity. Only you can create opportunity. Only you can develop your capacities to make use of opportunities. Only you can discover opportunities and turn failure and frustration into success and fulfillment.

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The great English novelist George Eliot once wrote: "The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone."

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I had the blues Because I had no shoes Until upon the street I met a man who had no feet.

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But is this something you demand from others or is happiness on the job something you achieve for yourself? You can wait and hope someone else will make you feel good about yourself and your work.

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It's not so much what the Job gives you. It's what you bring to the job.

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It's not that we couldn't ultimately achieve a set goal; it's that we attempt to do it without preparation and without persistence.

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The master seventeenth century Dutch painter, Rembrandt, once wrote of his secret of self-discipline: "Try to put well in practice what you already know; and in so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know."

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The trouble is that most of us spend our time practicing our bad habits rather than our good ones. We are relentless in our expertise at becoming accomplished losers.

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You've probably heard it many times: practice makes perfect. Practice, practice, practice. And when you're done practicing, practice some more.

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Self-discipline is holding your ground when you'd rather run away. Counting to ten when you'd rather lash out. Keeping a smile on your face when you'd rather cave in. Working hard when you'd rather give up.

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Most everyone wants to be a winner, but few are willing to make the effort to pay the price, to do what's required.

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Perseverance does not always mean sticking to the same thing forever. It means giving full concentration and effort to whatever you are doing right now. It means doing the tough things first and looking downstream for gratification and rewards.

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No wind blows in favor of a ship without a destination.

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The joy of working comes from the secure feeling that you have the necessary ingredients within you.

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In fact, if you don't clearly know where you are going in your life, you probably won't recognize it when you get there.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

Si la paix devait se payer par une réduction de la conscience et le calme, par un manque de vitalité et de vigilance, elle n‘en vaudrait pas la peine.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

Derrière le plan des apparences physiques et de la diversité des formes, vous ne faites qu‘un avec tout ce qui est.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

Personne ne peut se déclarer être l‘unique détenteur de l‘Être, car il s‘agit de votre essence même et que celle-ci vous est accessible immédiatement sous la forme de la sensation de votre propre présence, de la réalisation de ce « Je suis » qui précède le « Je suis ceci ou cela ». Le pas à franchir entre le terme « Être » et l‘expérience d‘« Être » est donc plus petit.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

Le mot « Dieu » est devenu un concept fermé. Dès qu‘il est prononcé, une image mentale se crée, mais qui reste encore et toujours une représentation mentale de quelqu‘un ou de quelque chose qui se trouve en dehors de vous.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

Puis les pépiements d‘un oiseau devant la fenêtre me réveillèrent. Je n‘avais jamais entendu un tel son auparavant. Derrière mes paupières encore closes, ce son prit la forme d‘un précieux diamant. Oui, si un diamant pouvait émettre un son, c‘est ce à quoi il ressemblerait.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

Il le perçoit de façon totalement déformée, car il le regarde à travers les yeux du passé. Ou bien il le réduit à un moyen pour arriver à une fin, une fin qui n‘existe jamais que dans le futur projeté par lui.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

Une croyance peut certes vous réconforter. Par contre, seule l‘expérience peut vous libérer.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

Le philosophe français Descartes a cru avoir découvert la vérité la plus fondamentale quand il fit sa célèbre déclaration : « Je pense, donc je suis. » Il venait en fait de formuler l‘erreur la plus fondamentale, celle d‘assimiler la pensée à l‘être et l‘identité à la pensée.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

L‘illumination est un état de fusion avec quelque chose de démesuré et d‘indestructible. Quelque chose qui, presque paradoxalement, est essentiellement vous mais pourtant beaucoup plus vaste que vous.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

Ceux qui n‘ont pas trouvé leur véritable richesse, c‘est-à-dire la joie radieuse de l‘Être et la paix profonde et inébranlable qui l‘accompagnent, sont des mendiants,

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

Sans l‘intermédiaire d‘aucune pensée, je sentis, je sus, que la lumière est infiniment plus que ce que nous réalisons.

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Le pouvoir du moment prsent: guide d'veil spirituel | Eckhart Tolle, Annie J. Ollivier

En moi, je sentais qu‘un profond désir d‘annihilation, de ne plus exister, prenait largement le pas sur la pulsion instinctive de survivre.

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What Every BODY is Saying | Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins

C7: It‘s important to look for changes in a person‘s behavior that can signal changes in thoughts, emotions, interest, or intent.
C8: Learning to detect false or misleading nonverbal signals is also critical.
C9: Knowing how to distinguish between comfort and discomfort will help you to focus on the most important behaviors for decoding nonverbal communications.
C10: When observing others, be subtle about it.

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What Every BODY is Saying | Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins

C1: Be a competent observer of your environment.
C2: Observing in context is key to understanding nonverbal behavior.
C3: Learn to recognize and decode nonverbal behaviors that are universal.
C4: Learn to recognize and decode idiosyncratic nonverbal behaviors.
C5: When you interact with others, try to establish their baseline behaviors.
C6: Always try to watch people for multiple tells, behaviors that occur in clusters or in succession.

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What Every BODY is Saying | Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins

By examining what‘s normal, we begin to recognize and identify what‘s abnormal.

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What Every BODY is Saying | Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins

The problem is that most people spend their lives looking but not truly seeing, or, as Sherlock Holmes, declared to his partner, Dr. Watson, “You see, but you do not observe.”

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What Every BODY is Saying | Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins

Nonverbal communication, often referred to as nonverbal behavior or body language, is a means of transmitting information—just like the spoken word—except it is achieved through facial expressions, gestures, touching (haptics), physical movements (kinesics), posture, body adornment (clothes, jewelry, hairstyle, tattoos, etc.), and even the tone, timbre, and volume of an individual‘s voice (rather than spoken content).

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Léonard considère la terre comme une planète vivante dont tous ses éléments sont en mouvement perpétuel.

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Une seule figure ne peut guère être prise en compte: face à ces catastrophes naturelles, l‘homme est insignifiant, trop petit et désarmé pour mériter qu‘on se souvienne de lui.

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Dans d‘autres croquis, des tornades hélicoïdales implacables déferlent sur les feuilles comme si son imagination s‘était arrachée de la normalité de son esprit rationnel pour s‘exprimer en toute liberté.

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«La figure est d‘autant plus louable lorsqu‘elle parvient à exprimer à la perfection, par son action, la passion de son âme.»

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la sculpture, ...ne réclame que de simples efforts physiques, tandis que la peinture va au-delà d‘un processus mécanique pour incarner l‘art suprême.

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Toutefois, il existe une unité au cœur de ses différentes quêtes. En tout domaine, il recherche l‘essence de la «science» partagée qui confère toute crédibilité à ses activités intellectuelles et pratiques. La «science» en ce sens désigne un ensemble systématique de connaissances vérifiées par «l‘expérience», c‘est-à-dire émanant de l‘ordre divin de la nature.

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If you want to build strong relationships, you‘ll need to be accepting of beliefs and views you don‘t agree with.

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The region of the brain that‘s activated when you experience rejection is the same that registers emotional responses to physical pain

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Emptiness of identity seems to be not knowing who you are, what you feel, or what you want. It‘s a hollow feeling, a nothingness. It‘s as if you‘re a puppet just responding to what‘s expected or what string is pulled.

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If you view failure as an opportunity to learn, you can recognize that when you attempt a task but don‘t succeed, you usually still gain new skills and a better understanding of the situation

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If you assume others are against you, then you‘ll judge their actions differently than if you assume others have your best interests at heart.

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Acceptance isn‘t about agreeing with the way things are—it‘s simply an acknowledgment that reality is what it is