Watch your thoughts

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The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.

Bruce Lee

Develop spiritual stamina

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We have to develop spiritual stamina so when a problem occurs we don’t react out of emotion but out of wisdom.

The benefits of training

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Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Strengthening body and soul

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Seneca

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Take good care of your enthusiasm

Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

Norman Vincent Peale

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Keep on partying!

Today I want to share some wise words from Andrew W. K. with you.

After being asked

Hi Andrew.
I’m dating a guy who refuses to give up on his dreams of rock stardom. While it’s admirable in a way, I need a little bit more stability if we’re going to make this work. How can I gently break this to him?

he replied

Don’t you dare say anything to him about giving up his dream.

You’re not the right person for him.

Never ask someone to give up on their dream just so you can feel more stable. It’s his choice and his choice alone, no matter how ridiculous his dreams may seem to you, or to society, or even to himself.

Dreams make humans into self-realized individuals. Your only responsibility is to love everything about him, including his dreams. The idea of “making this work” sounds more like a way to make his life more boring and predictable. At worst, it’s a genuine sadistic desire to control someone else because your own life feels out of control – or a cruel need to dominate and break someone’s spirit for the sake of your own peace of mind.

Look for stability and peace of mind inside yourself, and not in your relationships or in controlling the dreams of others.

Do what you want, never let down, and keep on partying.

Andrew W.K.

Well, if that is not an awesome response! (She might disagree though)

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Provide yourself with a warming fire

Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

Norman Vincent Peale

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