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In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.
-- Schlegel
 

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Peaceful space

It is okay to be bored sometimes, good and useful even. You do not need to cram every minute of every day with impressive, stimulating activity.

Occasionally the best stimulation is no stimulation. On a regular basis, you must allow time and space for life to sink in.

You cannot make meaning of anything when everything is coming at you nonstop. True richness comes not from a random stream of sensations, but from aligning your experiences with a coherent purpose.

Just because a topic is trending doesn’t mean it will add anything of value to your life. Don’t let your fear of missing out on the latest buzz cause you to miss out on what really matters.

Choose to spend some time away from the endless onslaught of sounds, images, information, drama, opinions. Give yourself a peaceful space to think, to feel, to wonder, to catch your breath.

Let go of the exhausting need to be constantly entertained and up-to-the-minute on everything. With what you know, with who you are, devote yourself to living life, richly, and deeply.

— Ralph Marston

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