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Marshmellow Study on Willpower

Article from JamesClear.comIn the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies. During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children — most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old — and revealed what

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Willpower Affirmations

“The first step toward building willpower is to celebrate the fact that you’ve got it.” – Steve Chandler I nurture the habit of willpower every day. With every breath I take, I am bringing more and more control into my life. The more I exercise my willpower,

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Desiderata

Desiderata— Max Ehrmann, 1927 Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the

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Isvara Pranidhana (surrender)

Celebrate spiritual connection through surrender. Ishvara pranidhana, the last of the niyamas, means to surrender to god, or a higher power.  This type of surrender does not mean losing a battle or giving up in a negative sense. This is a surrender from the heart. It encompasses trust, devotion, and

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You Are One With All That Is

You Are One With All That Is Much of this world is your own reflection. People reject this because it puts the burden back on them. Criticizing an external world is so much more convenient. Deluded by ignorance into identifying himself with a specific body, a human

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Waiting by Leza Lowitz

I cannot express the depth of this poem. It moves me deeply. I feel like it tells my story. I floundered in my purpose and when I was younger I had no idea what I was capable of. I was surrounded by such great people and felt

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Superfoods to the Rescue, Brian Johnson

“Among the healthiest of the superfoods are the cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. (Cruciferous doesn’t refer to a property of the vegetables but rather to the petals of the plants, which grow in the shape of a cross.) High in fiber and antioxidants

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Asteya on the Mat

                Do not steal this moment from yourself This glory, this accomplishment. this shape that your body becomes. Do not steal the joy of your experience by saying: “but i wish i could do it better” Celebrate your wholeness the wonder, the shape of

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Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya is the fourth Yama (guidelines for living). Its literal translation is celibacy… but before you get concerned, understand that there are a variety of interpretations according to different belief systems. Most agree that a deeper understanding deals with remembering who we are, that we are spiritual

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Love vs. Attachment

The near enemy of love is attachment. Attachment masquerades as love. It says, “I will love this person because I need them.” Or, “I’ll love you if you’ll love me back. I’ll love you, but only if you will be the way I want.” This isn’t love

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