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Being and Non-Being

We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space that makes it livable.

We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.

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11 Thoughts During Tough Times

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  1. Everything can and will changes – your story is constantly evolving. So, even if you’re not sure what to do to make things better right now, just know that you will not always feel stuck.
  2. You’ve overcome challenges in the past. You have the power, ingenuity and skills to overcome this one too.
  3. Even when you feel stuck, there’s something valuable to learn from your situation. It’s just a learning experience. What can you learn from this one?
  4. If you think back, you’ll be able to remember a time when not getting what you wanted led to something even better down the road. Sometimes, not getting what you think you want can be a blessing in disguise.
  5. Allow yourself some time to just have fun. Do something that makes you laugh, be playful and childlike, and spend time with people who know how to put a smile on your face.
  6. Being kind to yourself is the best medicine. Sometimes, just taking a day away from your obligations will be what you need to boost your resilience.
  7. Try to shut out the negativity of other people – whether it’s directed at you or the world in general, it’s not worth worrying about. Negativity is toxic, so close your heart to it and focus on your own reserves of positivity.
  8. You have lots of strengths as a person. Ask a close friend or family member what they appreciate about you, or simply make a quick list of the strengths you know you have. These are the precise attributes that will help you move out of any stuck situation.
  9. Anything is possible. The world contains limitless resources for you to work with, and the only thing limiting you is your imagination and self-confidence. Believe in the life you want to create, and know that you really can manifest what you desire.
  10. Truly great things generally take time to achieve or arrive. If you’re feeling stuck because you’re impatient to meet a goal, try to be patient. There will be a good reason why you’re stuck now, and all will be revealed in time.
  11. There is always something to be thankful for. Be grateful about what you have, and you’ll attract more positive things into your life in response.

20 Albert Einstein Quotes

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Albert Einstein was many things in his time – famous theoretical physicist, developer of the theory of relativity, father of modern physics. His name today is synonymous with creativity and genius, a man who was able to describe the workings of reality better than anyone since Isaac Newton.

What makes Einstein even more impressionable and fascinating was the fact that he was not just a scientist and deep thinker. Much more than that, he was awed and fascinated by life and retained a sense of childlike wonder through his lifetime.

He was a man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a man who cared about the human existence and sought deep within himself for answers to man’s most common and most searching questions. And he was extremely successful in his ability to provide answers where others couldn’t.

We still have a lot to learn from Einstein who turned the world upside down when he was alive and who continues to do so even when he is gone. His quotes are still as relevant today as they were a hundred years ago, and here are 20 of his most insightful quotes to help unleash the genius in you.

  1. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
  2. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
  3. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
  4. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
  5. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
  6. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
  7. A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
  8. Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution.
  9. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
  10. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
  11. Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.
  12. A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.
  13. What is right is not always popular, and what is popular is not always right.
  14. Education is not the learning of facts, it’s rather the training of the mind to think.
  15. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
  16. The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
  17. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
  18. I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
  19. There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
  20. I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.

Life is to Keep Looking Forward

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It’s a human behavior to look back at the things in life that we sometimes, if not always regret. Whether it’s a failing relationship, to getting to know someone, to date someone, to be with someone, we all have regrets, we’re not perfect.

So many people look back at life, at their regrets, saying how they regret doing this, or talking to that person, or getting to know that person. I used to be one of them, may be i still am, it’s a battle for anyone.

So, look forward, move forward, and think about what’s coming, and not what left.

No matter how old you are, we still have so much to look forward to in life, and whether you can’t see something good happen in the near future, it doesn’t mean it won’t. Each step we take, we slightly or dramatically change our future, each word we speak, we influence the people around us, the setting around us.

Remember, if we look back whilst we’re walking, we’ll crash or bump into things we could see coming if we were looking forward.

So, look forward, admire what is coming, face the challenges that appear, overcome obstacles and kick negativity in the butt.

Stay Active

We are living in the age of inactivity. How much time are you are wasting in front of a screen? What are you usually doing while you are in front of a screen? You are probably sitting and eating. Physical inactivity has its price tags and it is linked to the development of various diseases. It can make us feel bad about ourselves. Do you observe someone around you who have more energy, stamina, and an overall healthier lifestyle than others? This is the type of person we should strive to be. But how to become them?

Set the timer of your smart watch or phone to remind you to exercise hourly. The routine is up to you, it can be a mix of push-ups, planks and curls. This is the best way to get your blood circulating. You can exercise anywhere, don’t feel weird to do push-ups at the airport. The best form of exercise is to simply run. Run early in the morning. It is amazing what benefits this will bring and how good it will feel. If you only do one form of exercise other than running, planking is the one you should do. If you can’t hold the pose for 50 seconds, you may be prone to serious health problems. Stand while you work, purchase a standing workstation and refuse to sit down at work.

Drinking more water will instantly give you more energy, you will feel drained and fatigued if you are dehydrated. Get quality sleep in order to stay awake longer and have more energy. Stop worrying about things that do not matter. If you worry about too many things or try to spend your day pleasing everyone else but yourself, then you will lose energy. You will fail to get sleep and you will spend your entire day with low stamina. Why waste energy worrying when you can use the same energy to visualize success? Get a theme song, listening to music will provide you an instant energy boost. Try creating playlists for each mood you would like to put yourself in. Go outside often, you will be amazed at the energy boost by simply going outside.

Here are all the hints. Do or do not, the choice is up to you. But there is no try. The process will be challenging, but by breaking the challenges into smaller parts, they will be less overwhelming. In the end, you have to want it. You have to be willing to work hard and suffer some short-term pain.

Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.

The Story of the Eagle

The eagle has the longest life-span among birds. It can live up to 70 years. But to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision.

In its 40’s, its long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food. Its long and sharp beak becomes bent. Its old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, become stuck to its chest and make it difficult to fly.

Then, the eagle is left with only 2 options: die or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days.

The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out. After plucking it out, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out its talons. When its new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old-aged feathers.

And after 5 months, the eagle takes its famous flight or rebirth and lives for 30 more years.

Many times, in order to survive we have to start a change process. We sometimes need to get rid of old memories, habits and other past traditions. Only freed from past burdens, we can take advantage of the present.

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens. Not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life.

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.

When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.

You Are Very Much On Time

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Obama retired at 55, Trump started at 70.

Sydney is 3 hours ahead of Perth, but that doesn’t make Perth slow.

Someone graduated at the age of 22, but waited 5 years before securing a good job.

Someone became a CEO at 25 and died at 50.

Another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years.

Someone is still single, while someone else got married.

Everyone in this world works based on their time zone.

People around you might seem to be ahead of you and some might seem to be behind you.

But everyone is running their own race, in their own time.

Do not envy them and do not mock them.

They are in their time zone, and you are in yours.

Life is about waiting for the right moment to act.

So relax.

You’re not early.

You’re not late.

You are very much on time.