True Freedom

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. Sermons in stones, storms, trees, flowers, and animals. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom...” John Muir

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RETRAIN THE BRAIN: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE       “Without our stories [believing our thoughts], we are not only able to act clearly, kindly, and fearlessly; we are also a friend, a listener. We are people living happy lives. We are appreciation and gratitude that have become as natural as breath itself.” -Byron Katie “Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” -Don Miguel Ruiz “You have to keep resting your mind on a positive experience for it to shape your brain.” -Rick...

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Spirit: What I Do

1. READ as much as possible! Reading for me is the ultimate way to input inspiring to output inspiring! 2. STUDY the most inspiring reading in order to retrain my brain for the positive 3. PRACTICE gratitude (noticing everything I am grateful for; listing everything I am grateful for; communicating when I am grateful for something; find gratitude even if not feeling grateful) 4. PRACTICE living one moment at a time (noticing when I start thinking about other things during activities like eating, driving, talking with someone...the more I practice this the faster I can recognize it and return to the moment) 5. PRACTICE separating myself from brain chatter (trying to watch myself like watching a movie; watching the way...

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