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#Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times by Chris Matakas
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“It was my letting go that gave me a better hold.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“The possessions themselves were not the problem, it was my relationship with possessing.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“Your greatest attribute, that which allows you to accomplish most in life and the most treasured aspect of your being will often be the source of your greatest suffering.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“The only permanent aspect of creation is constant impermanence.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“The rare opportunity to exist, no matter how brief, is worth the pain left in the wake of its disappearance.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“I envision a world in which the vast majority of us are actively striving toward our potential by serving others through mediums we are most passionate.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“A life of joy awaits the man who sits alone quietly in a room and determines what he himself believes rather than simply adopting the values of another.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“Deep down I believe each of us is a well-spring of understanding and wisdom, but we simply never allow the space or time for this understanding to rise to the level of conscious thought.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“Everything is relative, including relativity.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“Empathy is a breaking down of the false constructs of division between the observer and the observed.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“We are just too busy trying to appear smart to realize how intelligent we actually are.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“As a culture we tend to feel great pride towards our strengths, and shame for our weaknesses. It is time we take notice that these are two pieces of the same whole.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“We forget that things can only be things when there is something which is not a thing, the space.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“It is important to realize that we so often define ourselves by what is in opposition to ourselves.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“We are only different because there exists something to be different from, and it is this difference that bonds us.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“We have this sort of false self we portray over the internet. It’s a facade of highlights we believe our peers will deem noteworthy.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“What greater fetter to anchoring ourselves to the false notion of self could there be than a selfie? It is named after an illusion!”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“We are very much at the mercy of circumstance, but it is how you choose to respond to circumstance that determines the quality of your life.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“When you define yourself based on things you have done, in order to maintain that self-image you must constantly look away from the present moment, as you search for a means of self-understanding through past experiences.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“This constant mental diatribe and the frustrations, worries, insecurities and muscular tension that ensues are the self.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“The very fact that you can observe this thinking mind is proof that you are not this thinking mind.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“This is what it means to be mindful. To watch the thoughts as they come and go without judgment while completely accepting what arises in the present moment.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“For many of us, especially being so fortunate to live in a first-world country, the vast majority of pain we experience is due to the seriousness with which we identify with our thoughts.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“Philosophy is then nothing more than properly directed questions made in an attempt to better understand the world in which we live as a means of improving the quality of one's life.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“We are all philosophers. The only question is to what extent is our philosophy sound!”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“He plays the same game, but for the first time in his life he is truly playing, rather than working, being a human, and this is a vast distinction realized by few.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“So by being created, you are automatically made manifest within a system in which you are directly associated with your creator, and it is this association that we define as a relationship.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“But, objectively, beyond the level of thought, the drunk on the street corner is equally a child of God.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“When you give your weakness permission to be because you understand that it is simply an expression of your strength, it tends to no longer be a weakness.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
“Nowhere in the history of man has there existed someone with your particular set of experiences and skills, which means there exists a mode of play that you are unequivocally predestined to succeed in more than any other.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times

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