Archive - November 2016

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How To Get Rid Of Disappointment
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Where Does Confidence Come From?
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What My Mind Is Like When I Meditate For 10 Minutes

How To Get Rid Of Disappointment

A few days ago, I needed to transfer money from my Spanish bank account to my U.S. one, to ensure that my debt monsters received their monthly feeding.  I’d done this a few times last year, and didn’t foresee it taking longer than ten minutes. Two hours later, I found myself waiting in line at the bank, laptop in hand, so that I could physically show someone the error message I had received.

As I stood in line, I became more and more frustrated with what I perceived to be each wasted minute of my day: “I should have already gotten groceries, gone to the gym, and cooked lunch by now. Instead, I’m standing in this fucking bank”.

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Where Does Confidence Come From?

Confidence was never something that came naturally to me, and I could never understand why.

I remember trying to reason it out in high school: “How is that kid on the football team so cocky and certain? He’s not even that good on the team and I’m captain of the varsity soccer team. He’s not that smart academically and I’ve got straight A’s in my AP classes (note to self, do not use that as a pick up line). He hardly says anything that funny and I’d like to think I’m a witty guy. Even on the scale of attractiveness (although this is a hard one to be objective about) I’d say we’re about even.

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What My Mind Is Like When I Meditate For 10 Minutes

Okay. Ten minutes of meditation. You’ve got this. Let’s settle down in the corner of the backyard where it’s nice and tranquil. The sun feels warm on my face, there are lots of flowers around – nice, you are one with nature. Let’s set the timer for ten minutes and begin!

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