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Why Being In Your 20s Is Awesome

Once again, Thought Catalog comes through with Why Being In Your 20s Is Awesome:

“I’m going to be a twentysomething because that’s what I am and all I know how to be.  And you should too. You should love every single moment of this hot mess of a decade. Chances are you’ll miss it before you even get to say ‘I’m 30’.”

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Food for thought…

A friend recently shared this with me and I felt that it was profound enough to pass along. Enjoy!

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Happiness cannot be found through great effort and willpower,
But is already present, in open relaxation and letting go.

Don’t strain yourself,
There is nothing to do or undo,
Whatever momentarily arises in the body-mind has no real importance at all,
Has little reality whatsoever.
Why identify with, and become attached to it,
Passing judgment upon it and ourselves?

Far better to simply let the entire game happen on its own,
Springing up and falling back like waves-
Without changing or manipulating anything-
And notice how everything vanishes and reappears, magically, again and again,
Time without end.

Only our searching for happiness prevents us from seeing it.
It’s like a vivid rainbow which you pursue without ever catching,
Or a dog chasing its own tail.
Although peace and happiness do not exist as an actual thing or place,
It is always available and accompanies you every instant.

Don’t believe in the reality of good and bad experiences;
They are like today is ephemeral weather,
Rainbow in the sky.

Wanting to grasp the ungraspable,
And exhaust yourself in vain.
As soon as you open and relax this tight fist of grasping,
Infinite space is there- open, inviting, and comfortable.
Make use of this spaciousness, this freedom and natural ease,
Don’t search any further.
Don’t go into the tangled jungle looking for the great awakened elephant,
Who is already resting quietly at home in front of your own hearth.
Nothing to do or undo.
Nothing to force,
Nothing to want,
And nothing missing-

Emaho! Marvelous!
Everything happens by itself.

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Quoteable

I want to start a new tag. This new tag will be for when I’m too tired/lazy/ uninspired to write, and will consist of quotes that have either affected me in some way, caused me to think, or they could be quotes that I just think you should take a moment to ponder.

Now if I start doing this too often, give me a little nudge to get my behind in gear. Capiche?

Without further adieu…

“Get educated first, before you get opinionated. Not the reverse.”

(Wish I had the author)

“Decisions made or positions taken without the benefit of perspective will only occasionally be correct, more often will be wrong, but mostly will be dismissed.

Terry Bean

G’night all, xo.

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