July 31, 2022 | Issue #27
1 Quote. 1 Reflection. 1 Question.
There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself."
-From: Miyamoto Musashi
-Source: The Book of Five Rings
In the modern world, it is difficult to break away from the opinions of others. You have been told the solutions to your problems are found outside of yourself.
The new shoes will help you run longer.
The beachfront Airbnb will wash away your stress.
The new shirt will give you confidence.
The new streaming service will give you entertainment.
The new prescription will erase your pain.
You have been told this by friends, family, and industry experts. Regardless of what the crowd tells you, you already have the solutions to your problems.
Running more will help you run longer.
Mediation will lower your stress.
Working out will build your confidence.
Daydreaming in nature will entertain you.
Sleeping, breathing and streching will cure your pain.
Everything you are looking for is within yourself, you just have to search for it.
Looking within yourself, where are you struggilng? What action can you take to improve?
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Each issue contains 1 Quote, 1 Reflection, and 1 Question each meant to guide you on the next step forward in your life towards improvement.
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