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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Zen a Day Calendar

One of the few things that isn't quite packed up yet is the Zen A Day Calendar (it's present from my Dad to Alycia, so technically it's hers, but I ponder many of the wise words of wisdom). The quote from yesterday was fun. I'm not necessarily all about mantras or slogans, but sometimes things are said that are profound and are worthy of further introspection.

"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what want so that they will be happier.

The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you really want."

Margaret Young

Margaret Young was no critic of modern society, but a jazz singer from the 20's and 30's.

Sorry to get all thoughtful and pensive on you, just though I'd pass along.

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