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    The majority of people find any silly excuse to be unhappy. It's just as easy to find any silly excuse to be happy.

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    The moments of your life when you felt truly alive were probably those few times that were willing to LET-GO enough to wander without aim.

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    Children are large vessels of joy.

    Adults are small vessels of joy.

    Children should be spoken to with reverence, not the common disdain we see in houses. Their mind may be flippant yet their heart is whole. Adults are the ones with decayed hearts.

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    Adults aren’t emotionally mature.

    Adults aren’t intellectually mature.

    Adults are just lethargic from the reproductive hormones circulating in their physical body. People mistake this lethargy for maturity. All adults are just lazier types of children with extra body hair.

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    Adults think that children are half-adults, with much development ahead of them.

    The Highest Intelligence seems to see the children as whole and adults as half-children.

     

    Spiritual atrophy will ensue from birth unless you master the delicate art of unlearning.

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    When you’re a boy, the teachers keep berating you until the charm falls out of your heart. As a man, all the women want from you - romantically speaking - is that alluring boyish charm that still resides in your heart.

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    Success depends on your willingness to take risks. Risk taking is more likely to be undertaken by those who have sufficient energy to carry an emotional load. That’s why success is fundamentally rooted in neoteny. It’s the “enterprise of youth” that is still extending well into the adult years. It’s a refusal to be sedated by normalcy nor numbed by the pull of moderation by maturity. It’s the energetic well-spring of youth continuing beyond the early years of biological youth.

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    There's no happiness found in making others happy. That's fool's gold. That's taking the easy way out. If you want happiness that is sourced from somewhere deeper than your own self-aggrandizement and virtue signalling, it's time to throw out all of your social programming as a good little moral robot and ask yourself as the individual that the Creator made you: what makes you happy? Abandon all pre-conceived notions of morality and goodness and pose this spiritual question to yourself.

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    Lasting happiness finally comes when you like yourself enough that you can stay out of your own way.

    You can stay out of your own way by eliminating enough of your thought-patterns of self-sabotage.

    Once your thoughts clear up, your positive emotions will look after themselves.

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    To sharpen the mind, clear the mind and let it sharpen itself.

    It sharpens best when you hold no intention to sharpen.

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    If you don't take yourself seriously, nobody else will either.

    Yet each day still needs a sprinkling of lighthearted moments of play.

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    Stop trying to convince others that you’re interesting and start convincing yourself.

    Boring yourself is a way of slowly killing yourself.

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    Each fake smile that you make will tarnish your soul. To polish again, accumulate enough real smiles.

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    Imagine if God is actually the spirit of Freedom.

    And imagine that spirit is always hidden deep in your heart, covered over by the drudgery of daily life.

    Slowly remove each sticky tentacle of concern from your emotional self to liberate that spirit of freedom.

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    What worries me is when a person doesn’t seem to have the intellectual horsepower to construct an joke spontaneously. That’s a critically low level of intellectual power. That means they are basically a dumb-dumb, a follower, destined to obsequiously follow protocol their whole life long without ever an independent thought to interrupt their trance of pristine ignorance. No matter which way you look at it, this ineptitude is somehow related to an ignorance of self. Ignorance of self could more accurately be referred to as an avoidance of self and that is always an outcome of some trauma in the person’s past. Until they face the wound and consciously heal it, their intellectual capacity seems to be speed-limited. Ample humour is a sign of psychological health.

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    Joke minds don’t have the IQ to make up jokes.

    Serious minds constantly make jokes.

     

    The class clown is not an idiot, he’s just acting like one, it’s a sign of raw intelligence.

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    Adults often think that their intellectual maturity compared to that of children justifies talking down to the children.

     

    Here’s another way of looking at it: children’s strong emotional health compared to adults means that adults should be the group to demonstrate some humility and remind themselves of the great beauty of the pure of heart. The pure of heart emanate a resplendent beauty. Most adult hearts are broken, of course some are more broken than others, yet broken nonetheless. When your spirit is emancipated from your body, upon the moment of death or during a deep meditative state, you’ll realize that your spirit deems your emotional well-being to be about 1000 times more important than any complexity of intellect.

     

    Becoming old is not the way to heal the young, from a spiritual perspective there’s absolutely nothing wrong with youth and hell-of-a-lot wrong when youth has been lost through a series of emotional traumas. Maybe your could ask children about how to heal your old adult heart. They’ll say things like “it’s okay to be silly, have fun”. The sage has healed his old grumpy heart and spends life playing like a child.

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    The people working on tantalizing projects think of food as fuel. They eat to fuel their play (that looks like work to others).

    The rest of the people tend to be foodies. They are playing with food. They're at risk of becoming fat, meaning they won't be able to find the energy to work at all.

    The downward spiral always works to trap you well away from ever engaging in an upward spiral.

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    A DEFINITION OF HAPPINESS

    when you want what you already have and find yourself considering only the smallest inflections of change.

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    The happiest people are happy because they know what they don’t need.

    Happiness springs more from a lack of trouble than an explicit gain of pleasure.

    Wisdom allows you to avoid most sources of trouble.

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    A new house may make you happier, but not happy.

    A new car may make you happier, but not happy.

    Only your perception of self can make you happy.

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    Alcohol is for chumps…

    trying ever so hard not to be chumps.

    A secure soul can be playful while sober.

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    You’re here to play and when you play you’ll automatically Create and when you create then it’s only a matter of time before Beauty is formed.

    When beauty is formed, God smiles upon its creator.

     

    If that blessing wasn’t enough, you’ll know that you’ve also worked to lessen the load on the Great Creator of Beauty in this universe.

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