10 Uplifting Quotes for When Bad Things Happen

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  1. Love this, particularly #5 :)

  2. Theorema Egregium says:

    It is really interesting how most of these quotes are from people either Buddhist, or strongly influenced by it, or from similar religious/philosophical traditions.

    But then again, seeing as how those philosophies were developed with the expressed purpose of dealing with human suffering, it is not really surprising.

  3. Most of these are basic truisms. Something happened to me today and my mind immediately went to the negative, which the situation is, yet just as fast I recalled Ruiz, which is more real than my monkey mind just sitting there and chattering away. There are a zillion different wants needs and desires out there. You do your best, not planning on purposely screwing up, but I can guarantee you that whatever you do or don’t do someone will be quick to criticize either of what you chose. Is their view any more real than yours? No. But theirs may have consequences for you, so by default, I choose 10. In my experience being detached from the outcome and moving forward is the best way to complete this journey.

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