A civic-minded citizen seeking the singularity

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how to relax - thich nhat hanh

Date: 2015-12-05
Status: release
Tags: booknotes

harmonize your intentions and actions

we need a small space where we can take care of our nervous system and restore our tranquility and peace. p35

people say sometimes, "don't just sit there, do something". but we have to reverse that statement to say, " don't just do something, sit there." p39

trying is not mindfulness p41

realize that your idea of happiness is making you suffer one day, when you're strong enough and determined enough, you'll let go of the afflictions that make you suffer. p52-3

a smile makes you master of yourself p67

an internal war facilitates other wars p72

if we haven't been able to be happy and joyful, it is because we're caught in our ideas. p82

peace is more precious than any pursuit p85