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I pass along my favourite Buddhist philosophy:

“Comparing is the root cause of suffering.”

Every time you say or think “I used to…” as in “I used to be younger, fitter, thinner….”, you are comparing. In addition, comparing your life to others will also cause misery.

Be happy with the reality of what is.

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Science has discovered that the brain is most at peace when we slow our breathing down to 6 breaths a minute. Surprising I am sure, because most of us breathe 12-15 times a minute. To experience how it feels, use a stopwatch, sit quietly, take a slow inhale, then hold your breath as long as you can, and slowly exhale. Notice that 10 seconds has quickly passed, and you’ve only taken one breath! Repeat for one minute. You will discover a feeling of calm and presence. With awareness and practice, you can extend the one minute exercise to one hour and beyond.

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