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How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
-- Annie Dillard
 

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Thoughts in moderation

Think about what you experience. But don’t let your thoughts be so overwhelming that you ignore the experience.

Put thought into what you’re doing. But don’t let the thoughts hinder the doing.

Respond thoughtfully to others. But don’t get so involved in crafting your responses that you fail to hear what is being said.

As powerful as your thoughts can be, they are not everything. To use them well is to use them in moderation.

Keep your thoughts fresh and valuable by giving them a chance to rest. Enjoy and improve your thoughts by taking regular breaks from them.

If thoughts are getting you down or holding you back, do something other than just thinking. Use your thoughts, but don’t let them use you.

— Ralph Marston

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