#90 Luck – Finding Extraordinary in the Ordinary!

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When someone wins the lottery or survives a head-on collision we call it luck. 

The human species has an interesting way to paint stories to tell a narrative of beating the odds. 

If you are reading this and not in the hospital trying desperately to beat cancer, you could also be beating the odds. 

If you had clean water, a hot shower, and a few meals today, then you’re lucky. 

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#89 Ego – Acknowledging Acknowledment

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The Ego. 

It’s sensitive, invisible, and invites itself without notice. 

It’s a derivative of our personality that seeks self-importance. 

In other words, the ego wants acknowledgment. 

It’s a puppy that does tricks and expects a reward. Everyone has this puppy. 

When I acknowledge others, wanting acknowledgment, all that really means is that their puppy needs more training. 

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#88 Beginners Mind – Flowing water never goes stale

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Ancient Aboriginals have a rich culture centered around family, nature and tradition. 

In Tasmania, Aboriginal warriors would often paint their faces. 

A painted line on the forehead represents the self. Lines on each cheek represent the knowledge one attains in life. The portion where the cheeks meet the nose is intentionally left blank. 

The blank area represents the knowledge one has yet to attain in this life. 

A researcher and Psychologist from the National Institute of Aging noted that personality traits change little after the age of 30. In short, people are set in their ways, and change of any kind is limited. 

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