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+Acting in spite of fear

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“We need to practice acting in spite of fear,

in spite of doubt,

in spite of worry,

in spite of uncertainty,

in spite of inconvenience,

in spite of discomfort,

and even to practice acting when we’re not in the mood to act.”


+Change is always tough

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“Change is always tough.

Even for those who see themselves as agents of change,

the process of starting a new thing can cause times of disorientation,


and insecurity.”


—Joyce Meyer
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Simplicity doesn’t change who you are…

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are.” —Courtney Carver

*Overestimating the pleasure of more stuff


People overestimate the pleasure they’ll get from having more stuff.

This does not apply to new rose bushes, crayons, or yarn stashes.


~Dr. SunWolf,


Seeing what is beautiful and divine in ordinary things

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“It would add very much to the pleasure of life and to its sanctity if we cultivated the habit of seeing what is beautiful and divine in ordinary things, though this is not easy, because our natural tendency is to think and talk most of what is extraordinary. Let there come a vivid flash of lightning, followed instantly by the roll of thunder and the crashing of hail, and we are deeply impressed by it; but how few of us comparatively think of God’s goodness in the deep serene calmness of an autumn day, when the leaves, beautiful even in death, drop one by one under the splendours of the cloudy sky.”


~Alfred Rowland

“The Clouds: God’s Angels of the Sea,”

in The Sunday Magazine (London), 1884

Reduce the Complexity of Life

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.”  —Edwin Way Teale

Look at your own life

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Look at your own life. Has it become overly complex?

Have you found yourself burdened by too many possessions or responsibilities?

Take a deep breath and ask yourself:

‘What steps can I take to reduce the clutter

so that I may live simply and joyously?'”

Douglas Bloch