Category Archives: Today’s Reading

Today’s Reading – The Social Animal

Today’s Reading comes from the book The Social Animal by David Brooks: This is the happiest story you’ve ever read. It’s about two people who led wonderfully fulfilling lives. They had engrossing careers, earned the respect of their friends, and … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – Learn to see the problems in your life as gifts

Today’s reading comes from Chapter 81 of the book Inner Simplicity When I was 23 I married a brilliant Physician who, by his own diagnosis, was a manic depressive paranoid schizophrenic with delusions of grandeur. I spent the next four … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – Learn to laugh

Today’s reading comes from Chapter 68 of the book Simplify Your Life: Probably the best known study of the effects of laughter on our lives and on our health is Norman Cousins’s, described in his book, Anatomy of an illness. … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – Complaining, and using it as an indicator

Today’s Reading comes from Chapter 3 of the book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle. In this chapter, the focus is on separating your self from the stream of conscious thought that runs incessantly through … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – Don’t sweat the small stuff

Today’s reading comes from the Introduction to the book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Whenever we’re dealing with bad news, a difficult person, or a disappointment of some kind, most of us get into certain habits, ways of reacting to … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – Siddhartha

Today’s reading comes from the book Siddhartha. It is an interesting passage because it offers a different way to look at the world. In the developed world, humans think a great deal about possessions. Here Siddhartha presents himself as a … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – Building yourself a prison, and how to escape

Today’s Reading comes from Chapter 2 of the book “The Greatest Miracle in the World” by Og Mandino: “Now what would you judge has been the greatest miracle ever performed on this earth?” I thought for several minutes. “Probably those … Continue reading

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Today’s reading – The practice of non-judgment

Today’s reading comes from Chapter 1 of the book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: There is a prayer in A Course in Miracles that states, “Today I shall judge nothing that occurs.” Non-judgment creates silence in your mind. It … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – The six universal virtues

Today’s reading comes from Chapter 8 of the book Authentic Happiness: Led by Catherine Dahlsgaard, we read Aristotle and Plato, Aquinas and Augustine, the Old Testament and the Talmud, Confucius, Buddha, Lao-Tze, Bushido (the samurai code), the Koran, Benjamin Franklin, … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Today’s reading comes from Chapter 1 of the book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in … Continue reading

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