Mark Desvaux

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To strive

Those who continually strive, never arrive.

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Trying to be better

Life is not about trying to be better than others. It about trying to be better than you used to be.

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Emotions

Emotions are our internal compass for telling us how far off true north we are.

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Follow the herd

If you follow the herd, you’ll always end up stepping in poo.

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Today…

Today, look for as many opportunities to let people in front of you.

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Feeling ill

When we are feeling ill, we promise ourselves we’ll never take feeling healthy for granted ever again. Once recovered, and back in the full swing of life we easily forget our promise. Then a little reminder comes by…

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Spiritual teacher

We can view any challenge we face as a spiritual teacher. Only then do we realise that every experience we have is simply helping us to become a better student of life.

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Teacher? Parent? Child?

Who is the teacher – the parent or the child? Children show up to help us remember how magical the world is,  by letting us see everything for the first time again.

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99%…

Ninety-nine percent of the thoughts we have are about the past or the future. Only one percent of the time are we living in the moment, which is all we have.

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60,000 thoughts a day

We have 60,000 thoughts a day. Ninety-five percent of them are the same thoughts we had yesterday.

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War and hatred

A belief we own, live by and defend is simply just a habitual thought we think over and over and over. Understand that and we rid the world of hatred and war.

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Grow your own

Trying growing your own tomatoes and you’ll never throw food in the bin again.

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Problems?

Our perceived problems are not really the problem. Our only problem is our perception.

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Miracles around us

We marvel at the latest technology, such as a robot that can make a cup of tea, but we’ve forgotten to marvel at the miracle of us. Yesterday, I saw a human being get on a two-wheeled contraption and pedal off down the road. Now that’s amazing!

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Enlightened people

Enlightened people appreciate the things that everyone else take for granted.

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Winning the lottery

There is a higher probability of being knocked down by a bus than winning the lottery. Be careful what you wish for!

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Talent for money

Some people have a talent for making money. Very few of them possess the talent for handling it.

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Good night’s sleep

If you want a better night’s sleep, fill your soul with good things an hour before you close your eyes. Better still, start filling it with good stuff from the moment you wake up.

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Sleep quality

The quality of your sleep is determined by the quality of your day.

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Glass half empty…

People say they either see the glass as half empty or half full. The enlightened are simply happy to have a glass.

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