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If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.
Edith Wharton

If I hate where I am in life, and I hate what is going on in my life, developing a vision for more money and better toys may not necessarily address the issue in a way that will result in an abundant life. Instead, if I base my vision of life on a desire to feel connected, well, generous, and happy, my relationship to what is going on right now in life will become easier to accept--not because I have resigned myself to it, but because I see how everything is part of one awesome whole.

Instead of fighting life and trying to make it be something that it isn’t, I can start exactly where I am by looking for something in my life to appreciate. At the same time, I can practice imagining what it might feel like to be connected to all life, to feel well, to be generous, and to experience happiness.

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