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☉ Week 32 | 08-08-2019

Hi <<First Name>>, 

Despite having lived abroad for the past ten years, I'm still wrapping my head around the idea of seasons, particularly summer. See, I grew up in Singapore, where it's tropical weather all year round. Trust me when I say it's not nearly as nice as you might imagine. 

One of the things I appreciate about seasons is that it's a signpost for movement. A reminder that things are changing. Life is flowing. I find it ever so easy to get lost in the daily grind. To forget to look up, stop, and smell the flowers along the way.

Where are we rushing towards that isn't already here? 

Enjoy now, 

"When you bump your knee into a table, you must understand that the pain is not in the table." 

Anthony de Mello
" God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr
"He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened."
Lao Tzu
"The essential inner core of yourself must remain intact as relationships begin, change, or end. The journey never violates our wholeness. When you are clear about your personal boundaries, the innate identity that is you is not bestowed by others nor do you let it be plundered it by them."

David Richo
"Every time you judge someone you are punishing that person for not following agreements they never made."

Don Ruiz
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon at Stanford University, who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. 

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What does it mean to nurture a young child as your life fades away? These are some of the profound questions the author grapples in this moving memoir as he wrestles with his mortality. 

There is a moment, a cusp, when the sum of gathered experience is worn down by the details of living. We are never so wise as when we live in this moment.” — Paul Kalanithi

In addition to his many talents, Kalanthi was a great writer, the book was eloquently written and a page-turner. This book left me in tears. 

☝️Being alive is a miracle. Don't forget to live. 

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