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"Don’t rush through life."
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“…I’m realizing that in order to feel love – REAL LOVE — you can’t rush a moment. You have to let yourself go and fully drown in the moment. It’s the only way to experience things at a higher #frequency. It’s the only way to #experience joy at the highest level, love and deeper connections.
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You also have to learn to submit to the #moment.
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In the past, when I found myself worrying and asking questions like, “what happens after this, how long will this feeling last, and will this go away?” I knew that I wasn’t completely surrendering to the moment. I was living in the next moment. And that’s where most of our pain, anxiety and suffering in #life originates. Anticipating the next moment while trying to force our desired outcome.
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I don’t know what will happen in the next few days, months, or years. But I’ve allowed myself to stop rushing the process. I’ve detached myself from the desired outcome in order to #surrender to life and allow it to play out as it should.” - #hellonecole
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Full article: https://goo.gl/GpHrO8
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“Be a responsible leader.”
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“A responsible leader is someone who is open minded, respectful, flexible, but firm, inspiring, encouraging, strict but still has #love. Someone who has tolerance, but at the same time, protects tradition. Someone who is family orientated, someone who has the ability to turn strangers into friends, and friends into family. Someone that tries to protect the home, and builds bridges. Someone who is looking out for the #collective and not themselves. That's a #responsible #leader. - #iamwill
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Full interview: http://bit.ly/world-eco-interview
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“As soon as you accept your #flaws, the sooner you begin #living your #life. Don’t trip on that sh*t when you have bigger things to worry about. And eat your damn vegetables your intake means everything!” - Duckworth
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Full interview: http://bit.ly/duckwrth-flaws
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"We are the change."
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"I've scrolled through memes about moving to Canada; that Orange is the New Black; that everything half of this country has fought for will be reversed; and that #California will finally secede from the Union. Friends especially women, those of color and certain faiths—have painted a sobering, vivid reality that I hope never comes to them. So many feel like more than an election was lost—their existential identity has been challenged to its core.
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But fantasizing over alternative endings in what feels like a dream doesn't alter reality. More than—each toxic thought you relish in only digs a deeper mental grave that counters our ability to #BUILD. If I learned anything from the cancer that took my father’s life 15 years ago, that kind of toxicity can literally kill you. Make no mistake: I’m not discounting the very real pain that this outcome has created for so many; indeed, we're each born with, given, and interpret different realities; and I won't begin to pretend like I understand Universal Struggle--no one does.
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But instead of digging yourself into a hole and chastising half of the country that you didn’t realize “still existed” or shouldn’t exist simply because they don’t fit your perception of 2016, we need to #WORK. We need to WORK like we’ve never worked together to make some people’s dream and another’s nightmare WORK. We must guide and empower those across the aisle, across the freeway in counties we’ve never encountered to #collectively become the people that have grown this nation’s promise for more than 240 years. We make things better by first being better ourselves.
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I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little scared. I’m visibly not white and will be thinking even more carefully about getting into certain cars with certain drivers, or heading to certain parts of town--and I'm smart enough to know that my struggle is a fraction of the reality some of my friends experience every day. But I also know that we can disown this reality, avoid it until it doesn’t disappear, or can embrace it as our own. Because whether you like it or not, it's now yours.” - #bingchen

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“Create value for others.”
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“When we focus on creating more value for other people, it completely shifts our #perspective. We will #naturally start to move away from self serving motives as we increasingly consider the welfare of others. This causes our own happiness and success to become a byproduct of our efforts to contribute to the happiness and success of others.
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The more we focus on contributing in a worthwhile way to other people’s lives, the more our own #happiness becomes bound up with theirs. This kind of #community #consciousness elevates our existence to a much higher level. When we focus on adding #value to the lives of others it expands our world. When our focus is based on selfishness, our world shrinks.
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As our world expands, we become exposed to greater #opportunities. Acting on those opportunities brings greater value into our lives and that contributes to our #success.” - Jonathan Wells

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“Love without limits.”
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“Love rarely ever knows it’s own depth until it’s taken away. So don’t wait around. If you #appreciate someone today, tell them. If you love someone today, show them. Hearts are often confused and broken by thoughtful words left unspoken, and loving deeds left undone. There might not be a tomorrow. Today is the day to #express your #love and #admiration." ⁃Marc Chernoff

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"Say it before it's too late."
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“Say what you need to say before it’s too late. Be #brave. When you don’t speak up, there’s a lot of important stuff that ends up not getting said.
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The harsh #truth is, we never know. We never know when everything will change. When great #opportunities will pass. When everything we take for granted will be taken away. We don’t know when later will be too late.
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Don’t let this #reality depress you; let it #motivate you. Let it push you to say what you’ve been meaning to say all along, to others and to yourself…” ⁃Marc Chernoff
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Link: bit.ly/sayitbeforeitstoolate

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"Normal is an illusion." - Morticia Adams
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You never realize just how good you have it until you don't have 'it' anymore. Experiencing the Philippines at my friends hometown in the rural island of Camotes makes me so appreciative of what my parents sacrificed to raise my sisters and I in America.
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What I've learned so far is that this untouched land is full of some of the #happiest and #healthiest people. Despite not having an abundance of western amenities, they are #selfless, #welcoming, and #giving people. Their food is fresh and isn't chemically manipulated and they are one of the most #environmentallyfriendly places in the world, winning awards for their part in making their island produce less waste and pollution.
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What I've grown accustomed to in America has become my 'normal' but it will undoubtedly #change as I continue to embark on #travels beyond my bubble. Much can be learned from this #beautifulisland full of the kindest humans I've had the #privilege to meet.
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Note to self: Be #kind, be #humble, and remain #grateful.

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“Choose rejection over regret.” - Jia Jiang.
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“I think we’re born in certain ways, our #personality maybe, our #intelligence to a point, especially the way we look, but the thing is we all go through life meeting all kinds of #problems and #adversity. We have no control over that sometimes. Things just happen, but we have #control on how to respond to it.
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We can just make a decision. We can learn to do it, but it’s not easy. You have to really put a lot of thought into this. You have to make a conscious decision saying, “I have to take control of what I can control instead of worrying about other things I cannot control”.
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I used to think rejection is so negative, it’s so painful. That’s why you avoid it. Somehow by avoiding the #negative, it turns into a #positive. That’s actually not the case. The worst thing is you’re already rejecting yourself and the world is ignoring you. The worst thing that could happen is not asking, not the other person saying no to you.
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When you get rejected in life, when you are facing the next #obstacle or next #failure, consider the #possibilities. Don’t run. If you just embrace them, they might just become your gift as well.” - #jiajiang
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“When people #react, it seems to be defensive. We seem to be at a disadvantage. We are uncomfortable with what is being said or done, and we react. In our reactions, our #emotions take a central role.
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On the flip side is #respond. There is still an external spur to our response but responding is more #thoughtful. Responses contain reasoning and is guided less by emotion and more by #logic.
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Responding may be passive in #nature, as we are going second in a series. However, a response is more active, and it can change the direction of an interaction. A solid response is an engaging #conversation.
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We #learn. We #grow. We #listen. We respond. We act forthrightly and from within.
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To respond in a more #mindful way, these four steps may help:
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Step 1: #breathing – Maintaining evenly-paced breathing is essential, an in and out reasonable rhythm. By focusing on our breathing, we will bring our thinking under control and regain our concentration.
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Step 2: #awareness of body – With each breath, we become more aware of our body. We bring our heat of the moment under control.
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Step 3: Releasing #tension – With each breathe and raised awareness, we bring ourselves into control and release tensions. We let go and become more centered in who we really are and want to be.
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Step 4: Raising #attentiveness – As we maintain our inner calmness and strength, we listen to what is being said more intently, and we watch the way in which it is being said. Our raised attentiveness enables us to respond more thoughtfully.” #JonMertz

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“it’s about being our #unique own selves, because we each have something no one else has. and it would be so #amazing just to #embrace each other how we are.
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we put limitations on ourselves, we put limitations on each other, #society puts limitations on us, and in a lot of ways, i'm sick of it, i'm over it.
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I think the most #important thing is that you do what #feelsgood for you as opposed to trying to please every-damn-body.” - #aliciakeys

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"Practice #empathy, for it requires us to suspend our #egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound #purpose larger than the self kind of #understanding." - #billbullard
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“We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principal goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained. A culture where those in power too often encourage these selfish impulses.
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I hope you choose to broaden, and not contract, your ambit of concern. Not because you have an obligation to those who are less fortunate, although you do have that obligation. Not because you have a debt to all of those who helped you get to where you are, although you do have that debt.
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It’s because you have an obligation to yourself.  Because our #individual salvation depends on #collective salvation. And because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your #true #potential – and become full-grown.” - #barackobama

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