By Brian Johnson
The category We by no means Had isn't really it a piece strange that we went from technology to Math to historical past yet in some way neglected the category on the way to reside? For a few wacky cause "Optimal dwelling one hundred and one" did not make the schedule... yet think if that classification did exist and the academics integrated everybody from the old-fashioned philosophers like Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Emerson, Nietzsche and Buddha to trendy sages like Joseph Campbell, Paulo Coelho, Dan Millman, Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle and Wayne Dyer plus the world's prime optimistic psychologists like Sonja Lyubomirsky, Tal Ben-Shahar and Martin Seligman who're *scientifically* developing how we will stay with extra happiness, which means and mojo.Think of this e-book as a Philosopher's notes on that extraordinary category. From "Spiritual Farts" and "110-Year outdated You"s to "The Tolle seize" and "Blissipline," you should have enjoyable getting your knowledge on during this inspiring, playful, clever and useful little e-book as Brian Johnson stocks 100 of his favourite great rules on find out how to create a lifestyles brimming with a radiant enthusiasm basically stumbled on after we align with the basics of optimum residing.
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10 This metaphor is common throughout the self-dev literature. Two of my favorite sources: Robin Sharma’s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (fun novel all about creating an extraordinary life) and Pema Chödrön’s The Places That Scare You (great Buddhist wisdom). PhilosophersNotes on both. BRIAN JOHNSON | 31 CONCRETE GARDENS P ema Chödrön (a rockin’ Buddhist nun) tells us we need to catch ourselves the moment we fall into old, negative patterns. Failing to do so is like pouring concrete over that (potentially) beautiful garden that is our lives.
Take that drunk little poisoned monkey and make him crazy! THAT is how our minds tend to be. Psychologists actually have a way to describe this as well. Apparently somebody figured out how to count all those monkey-swings and came up with the stat that we have, on average, about 60,000 thoughts per day. ) Get this: 95% of those are *the same* thoughts from day to day to day. ) AND, 80% of those thoughts are *negative*! ” ANTs for short. Whether we see our minds as filled with crazy little drunk monkeys or equally crazy little drunk ANTs, let’s tame and sober ’em up!
Abraham Maslow “Everything—a horse, a vine—is created for some duty... For what task, then, were you yourself created? ” – Confucius “It is better to strive in one’s own dharma than to succeed in the dharma of another. Nothing is ever lost in following one’s own dharma. ” – William Shakespeare PURPOSE & SELF-AWARENESS What inspires you? What’s your dharma? Your purpose? Your highest calling? Living an authentically awesome life requires knowing thyself + an empowering vision. BRIAN JOHNSON | 43 HIGHEST GOALS & HOLY GRAILS B efore we jump into this whole Purpose thing, let’s get really clear on something.