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self-indulgence...

After about a 45 minute post-shift debrief at home – at 1am – where I deconstructed a suicide call I had just taken at the shelter (which ultimately went fine, but one always second guesses whether it could have been handled better), the conversation took a more macabre turn, and I was asked what 5 books would I take to the compound – after the apocalypse hits and it would be up to us to re-civilize the world (5 being the only number of books I could take). 398 more words

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“Life is a series of natural
and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them –
that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward…

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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” Lao Tzu

If you haven’t read the Tao Te Ching, I would suggest reading it if you like philosophy/eastern/introspective type things. 257 more words

Silence...

“Silence is a source of great strength.”

— Lao Tzu

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Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself. – Lao Tzu