Life Hack for Getting Suddenly Awesome: Beware of Middle Age

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From a story I’m working on:

“I didn’t have any profound thoughts while spending time alone this week. I must be numb. Or maybe I’m just getting old and, for lack of a better cliché, a little jaded.

I think this is the very beginning of middle age. I never thought it would happen to me.”

The speaker in this quote, Francie, is right to be worried.

Middle age happens to everyone who gets old enough.

And so does mediocrity.

And actually, that’s okay. Sort of. At some point, we all realize that we can’t do all the things and be all the things we used to want to do and be.

It’s just that some of us give up a little more thoroughly than others.

So, my happiness tip of the day: know what is okay to give up and what is not. Then hang on to the things that are not as tightly as you can.

Hopefully you’ll find that those are the things that will make you most happy in the end.

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Inspiration from the other side.

You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.

You’re Getting Closer and The Power of Acceptance. Get them for an uplifting price on Amazon.

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More Stuff to Read:

Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.

There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)

These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday

Kids, here it is. Have at it.

I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.

Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.

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