We are all defined by something we can’t change

I think people would be happier if they admitted things more often. In a sense we are all prisoners of some memory, or fear, or disappointment—we are all defined by something we can’t change.

Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness (Oneworld Publications, 2013)

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There is no rush to live

Many people believe every age marks something significant, that you should accomplish a certain something by a certain time. Your first kiss, losing your virginity, getting married. Learning to drive, knowing what you want to be, succeeding in your goals. But that’s not true. Let things just happen. Make sure you’re ready. Stay wise. Give yourself time to develop. There is no rush to live.

— Unknown

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Here’s what you do: Crawl

When the moment comes to stop running from your past, to turn around and face the thing you thought you could not face―the moment when your life teeters between giving up and getting up―when that moment comes, and it always comes, if you can’t get up and you can’t give up either, here’s what you do: Crawl.

Rick Yancey

Whether it’s trying to stop the years racing past, or speeding up time when we’re stuck in a queue

We construct the experience of time in our minds, so it follows that we are able to change the elements we find troubling — whether it’s trying to stop the years racing past, or speeding up time when we’re stuck in a queue, trying to live more in the present, or working out how long ago we last saw our old friends…Time perception matters because it is the experience of time that roots us in our mental reality. Time is not only at the heart of the way we organize life, but the way we experience it.

~ Claudia Hammond