“Most people don't live aware lives. They live mechanical lives, mechanical thoughts -- generally somebody else's -- mechanical emotions, mechanical actions, mechanical reactions.”

~ Anthony de Mello

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“People go through life with fixed ideas; they never change. They're just not aware of what's going on. They might as well be a block of wood, or a rock, a talking, walking, thinking machine. That's not human. They are puppets, jerked around by all kinds of things. Press a button and you get a reaction.”

~ Anthony de Mello

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“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
~ Viktor E. Frankl

Reaction - a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.
~Victor Hugo

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P.S: Things happen…situations arise that are stressful and upsetting. However, to react or not is a choice.

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