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‘Live’ she says

Death twitches my ear
‘Live’ she says
– paths of meaning

Chasing a paycheck, constantly checking our stocks, or emails,  worrying about some unimportant things…

We forget to enjoy ourselves, We forget to live.

With each day that passes by death creeps closer, but we push Lee further back until we have achieved somthing or paid of this or done that,

No matter what goes on in life there are always small moments to enjoy

Death twitches closer.
Live.

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The course of the future

Even The Smallest Person Can Change The Course Of The Future

Galadriel (LOTR)

The smallest goal
The smallest task
The smallest action

The smallest of anything can change the course of the future, it doesn’t have to be the future that affects the whole world but they can affect yours.

Good or bad that depends on your actions and choices the smallest bad choices made repeatedly will change your future in a big way the same with the smallest good

It all comes down to the actions you make daily.

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And another to eat them

It’s one thing to put bread and wine away in a store room and another to eat them

– Epictetus

Epictetus makes the point that eating bread and wine gets used and absorbed by the body whereas just leaving on the shelves does nothing until eaten and compares it to philosophy (and other studies)

What is the point in study if all you are going to leave what you learnt on the shelves to gather dust

When we study or even get an insite from a film or book we must use it and embody it

Otherwise what’s the point

To say you know something and maybe impress someone

When we embody something we have learnt we improve our lives and the time we spent studying was not wasted

Embody your studies

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Study what?

Study what?
if you don’t learn these things to put into practice, why learn them in the first place?
– Epictetus

Why do you read or take that course, or watch those how to videos and not implement what you have studied.

To say I know that?

Studying on it’s own is useless, knowledge on it’s own won’t do anything.

If the purpose of study is to collect knowledge then you can instead focus your time on something more useful that will impact your life

Because study without implementing is a waste of time,
Learn, but make sure you do something with it afterwards

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Plan all the way to the end

“Let all your efforts be directed to something, let it keep that end in view. It’s not activity that disturbs people, but false conceptions of things that drive them mad.” -Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 12.5

You’re suited up ready for action, ready to level up. You can see your target it’s locked in. You charge towards it, Boom It was an ambush and now there is no way out.

When motivation is high, when we’re ready to level up and our emotions are high, we need to steady ourselves, go back to the war room and check the battle plan.

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