Today I learned about the mixed effects of social-networking on self-esteem, about natural selection, about the architectural movement for functional housing in the 1920s, and about the life of this beautiful, courageous, wise person (be warned: I cried).
“The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles the sadness that exists. It is, rather, a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness… And when we devote our energy and time to trivial matters and choose to stress over things that ultimately are insignificant, from that point we perpetuate our own sadness, and we lose sight of the things that really make us happy and rationalize our way out of doing amazing things.”
Today I meditated for 18 minutes. I did a self-guided meditation medley of breathing, awareness, and mindfulness.