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PE POSITIVE EXPERIENCE HAPPY ALTRUISM
That best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love
Wordsworth, William [Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey]
There is a great possibility that our loss of capacity for enjoying the positive joys of life is largely due to the decreased sensibility of our senses and our lack of full use of them.
Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living
"If you wish to instruct others, a positive and dogmatical manner in advancing your sentiments may occasion opposition and prevent a candid attention. If you desire instruction from others, you should not, at the same time, express yourself fixed in your present opinions. Modest and sensible men, who do not love disputation, will leave you undisturbed in the possession of your errors. In adopting such a manner, you can seldom expect to please your hearers, or obtain the concurrence you desire."
Franklin, Benjamin, his Autobiography
Pleasure is only the negative of pain, and pain is the positive element in life. ...The satisfaction of the will consists in nothing else than that it meets with no resistance. ... that which checks or arrests the will (pain, frustrated aims) is something positive; it proclaims its own presence. All pleasure consists in merely removing this check-- in other words, in freeing us from its action; and hence pleasure is a state which can never last very long.
Stress is nature's way of telling you to change something-- your reaction to what is going on in your life or... your job or some other activity or situation. The trick is to take these messages from the body and to turn them into positive choice points where you are forced to find new opportunities. The art and challenge is 1)to find the courage to face the facts that changes ahve to be made, and, 2)to take the effort and self responsibility to learn the stress regulation skills you need to clear your view.
POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, PLEASURE, GROWTH, EVOLUTION
Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation which which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great, unending experience, that is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and the glory of all knowing. And not our acceptance of it is bad; the bad thing is that most people misuse and squander these experiences and take them as a stimulant in the tired spots of their lives and as distraction instead of as a gathering together towards exalted moments. ...and all the deep, simple urgencies in which life renews itself have become similarly obscured.
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters To a Young Poet
OPTIMISM, ATTITUDE, POSITIVE, RECOVERY
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life: the evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
POSITIVE, WORRY, ANXIETY,
One joy dispels a hundred cares
POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, FUN,
All I wanna do is have some fun. I got a feelin, I'm not the only one.
FANTASY, IMAGINATION, CREATIVITY, LEARNING, EDUCATION,
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
FUN, POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, PLAY, ACTING, ROLES
Life must be lived as play, playing certain games, making sacrifices, singing and dancing, and then a man will be able to propitiate the gods.