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Post by Evie on Sat May 14, 2016 2:40 am

"Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you've got." - Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

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Post by Evie on Sat May 14, 2016 6:18 am

“Things are as they are.”
― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh


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Post by Evie on Sun May 15, 2016 6:59 am

“I think, therefore I am... confused.”
― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh


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Post by Evie on Tue May 17, 2016 1:15 am

"When you try too hard, it doesn't work."
― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh


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Post by Glimmer on Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:59 am

“Things just happen in the right way, at the right time. At least when you let them, when you work with circumstances instead of saying, 'This isn't supposed to be happening this way,' and trying harder to make it happen some other way.”
― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh



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Post by Evie on Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:22 am


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The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
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Post by Glimmer on Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:49 pm

“You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are.”

― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

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Post by Evie on Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:15 pm

"Unpleasant feelings come from illusions:
fear from What Might Be
(which hasn't happened yet),
sadness from What Might Have Been
(which is not necessarily what would have been),
and so on. Piglets, living in fear of
What's Coming Next, What Can Go Wrong,
What If I Do Something Foolish, cannot enjoy and make
the most of the present moment. Later, they look back
and realise they didn't live it."



- Benjamin Hoff, The Te of Piglet



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Post by Evie on Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:04 am

“Sooner or later, we are bound to discover some things about ourselves that we don't like. But once we see they're there, we can decide what we want to do with them. Do we want to get rid of them completely, change them into other things, or use them in beneficial ways? The last two approaches are often especially Useful, since they avoid head on conflict, and therefore minimize struggle. Also, they allow those transformed characteristics to be added to the list of things we have that help us out.

In a similar manner, instead of struggling to erase what are referred to as negative emotions, we can learn to use them in positive ways. We could describe the principle like this: while pounding on the piano keys may produce noise, removing them doesn't exactly further the creation of music.”

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