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Marcus Aurelius on How Meeting Reality on Its Own Terms Helps Us Live Through Our Difficulties
Marcus Aurelius on How Meeting Reality on Its Own Terms Helps Us Live Through Our Difficulties

“Accept everything which happens, even if it seem disagreeable, because it leads to this, the health of the universe.”

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William James on Attention, Multitasking, and the Habit of Mind That Sets Geniuses Apart
William James on Attention, Multitasking, and the Habit of Mind That Sets Geniuses Apart

“My experience is what I agree to attend to.”

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William James on the Psychology of the Second Wind and What Enables Us to Transcend Our Limits
William James on the Psychology of the Second Wind and What Enables Us to Transcend Our Limits

“Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake… We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources.”

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William James on Consciousness and the Four Features of Transcendent Experiences
William James on Consciousness and the Four Features of Transcendent Experiences

“Our normal waking consciousness… is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different… No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded.”

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What Is an Emotion? William James’s Revolutionary 1884 Theory of How Our Bodies Affect Our Feelings
What Is an Emotion? William James’s Revolutionary 1884 Theory of How Our Bodies Affect Our Feelings

“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity.”

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William James on Choosing Purpose Over Profit and the Life-Changing Power of a Great Mentor
William James on Choosing Purpose Over Profit and the Life-Changing Power of a Great Mentor

“After all, the great problem of life seems to be how to keep body and soul together.”

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