Olympic List #1: Building A Shadow Of Happiness

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All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

I have been thinking about my "Olympic" list.  These are the things I would be willing to practice my entire life in order to have an opportunity at greatness. 

#1 Building A Shadow Of Happiness
To me, this starts with a choice.  Crap happens every day.  I think the happiest people know how to control their thoughts and perceptions to create this happiness trailer.  I can't imagine ever being perfect at this practice, but each step forward could yield exponential results. 

I will attempt to freak people out as I handle situations with pure thought.  I will reflect negativity with pure thought.  Even when I am unsuccessful, I will be successful.  Just me and my shadow.  As cliche as it sounds I think the Buddha had it right.


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