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If you read my posts on mindfulness, habits and living in the present, read James Ward’s article ‘Who are you calling boring?’

Everything contains information so when we label something ‘boring’ we are giving ourselves permission to be unconcerned with it, to write it off. Bringing mundane things into the realm of ‘worth looking at’ opens up a whole new world of self awareness and discovery.

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One thing better

Getting things done is not half as satisfying as doing things well. This is because we get personal satisfaction from giving something all our attention, doing it to the best of our abilities, being absorbed in it while we are doing it, and looking back with pride at a job well done.
“Enough time” has nothing to do with it, as you’ll see.

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Keeping an Open Mind

Open mind good – closed mind bad; it is implied if not actually said.

The trouble is that even when the mind is open there is a sort of glass door just behind the opening that filters what comes in.

It’s no good having and open mind if it is only ‘open’ to what yo want to hear.

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