Life Hack for Getting Suddenly Awesome: Feel Things Deeply

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“I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love this quote. In it, what is most notable is the word “wise.” Emerson doesn’t say “as happy” or “as carefree” or “as intuitive.” He says “as wise.”

Why? What does a newborn baby have to teach us?

Babies feel. That’s what they do.

Adult humans think.

I am a fan of thinking, and I don’t necessarily agree with all of the possible implications of Emerson’s words here.

But sometimes, it is important to just feel, deeply, rather than thinking so much. To appreciate things just as they are. To be “present,” as some like to say. To be living in the world rather than in the future.

And it is much harder than it sounds.

If you can do it, you may just be a saint.

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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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3 comments

  1. Your posts are a real blessing to me. You always seem to say something that I need to hear! You are wise beyond your years.

    Most cordially, Celia

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