Why We Need to Have Faith in the Unknown

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“Change is the only constant.” – Heraclitus How do you feel every time you look up at a clear, starry night sky? Does the dazzling sparkling spectacle bring up feelings of awe, reverence and wonder? Or does this vast expanse of dark nothingness incite a sense of eeriness, vulnerability and humility? If you’re like most… 

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5 Creative Ways to Increase Your Self-Awareness

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“To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” – Socrates I’ve always believed that I had higher than average levels of self-awareness compared to most people. Since I was a teenager, I have been reading self-help books, doing personality assessments, studying human behavior, and constantly reflecting on my actions and how I interact with those… 

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How to Let Go of Your Need for Validation

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“If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.” – Lecrae At the very core of our being is a deep longing to feel loved and that we matter. As social beings, we are wired to be in relationships and forge enduring bonds with each other, and consequently, our biggest lesson is… 

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Why Experiencing Wonder Can Change Your Life

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“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” – Albert Einstein If you have ever read accounts of what everyday life was like in ancient civilizations, you get the impression that most people, apart from the privileged, lived in a perpetual… 

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How to Turn Regret into Inspiration

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“No regrets. Just lessons learned.” Missed opportunities, losses, failures, giving up too soon, and words that you can’t take back – these are a few of the things that people commonly have regrets about in their life. So many of us secretly wish that we could hop into a time machine that can jet us… 

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The Role of Luck in Success

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“Luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparation” – Seneca Ever since the dawn of time, luck has been considered to be one of those elusive yet cherished ideals that could potentially transform the trajectory of our lives. Almost all of us would love to have a little pixie dust sprinkled upon us so that… 

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5 Simple Ways to Practice Mindfulness When You’re Too Busy

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Mindfulness: the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. –Merriam-Webster.com It was a sweltering summer afternoon in July on the day that I was visiting the magnificent temples of Wat Pho in Thailand. I experienced an instant sense of relief upon… 

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The Importance of Having Self-Control

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Having self-control could mean different things to different individuals. It could mean… … saying no to a night of partying with friends so that you can prepare for a big interview the next day. … declining an offer to eat the last slice of pizza to stay true to your weight-loss regime. … overcoming the… 

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How to Cope with Unfairness and Injustice in the World

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Throughout the history of mankind, there have been countless atrocities committed due to the cruel and irrational impulses of tyrants in power. This includes barbaric ways of torturing innocent civilians during the ages of monarchy and dictatorships, the bloodshed that occurred during horrific wars and political unrest, and the destruction of the environment due to… 

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