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“10% Happier” by Dan Harris: Part Three

When you lurch from one thing to the next, constantly scheming, or reacting to incoming fire, the mind gets exhausted. You get sloppy and make bad decisions. I could see how the counterintuitive act of stopping, even for a few … Continue reading

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“10% Happier” by Dan Harris: Part Two

Mindfulness is the ability to recognize what is happening in your mind right now—anger, jealousy, sadness, the pain of a stubbed toe, whatever—without getting carried away by it. According to the Buddha, we have three habitual responses to everything we … Continue reading

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“10% Happier” by Dan Harris: Part One

This is a powerful book. It struck me with the same impact that I felt after reading “Essentialism.” While I have never practiced meditation myself, this book made me want to start. I have always tried to be mindful and … Continue reading

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“A Short History of the World” by H.G. Wells

Noted an interesting perspective on the creation of Buddhism around 600 B.C. “There were three principal forms that the craving for life took and they were all evil. The first was the desire of the appetites, greed and all forms … Continue reading

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