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Is the jar full?


This is a very important life lesson that a philosophy teacher taught his students.

The teacher cleared off his desk and placed on top of it a few items.

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    Now the teacher picked up a bag of sand and poured it into the mason jar.

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    Finally, the teacher pulled out two bottlers of water from under his desk and poured both of them into the jar filling the empty space between the sand. Now the students began to laugh wondering how far this was going.

    The teacher waited until the laughter stopped. Asics Heren “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life,” he started. adidasi new balance barbati pret Nike Air Max 2016 Heren zwart “The tennis balls represent the important things. Your family, children, health, friends, and passions. If everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

    The pebbles represent the other things in life that matter, such as your job, house and car. The sand—that is everything else. Adidas Zx 750 Femme The small stuff. Adidas Zx Flux Homme Noir Nike Kobe 11

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    Take care of the tennis balls first—the things that really matter.

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    Before the students left, one shouted out. “You never mentioned what the water represents!”

    The professor smiled and said, “Well I’m glad you asked.

    The Buddhist Ways to Manage Stress (2)

    Last week I wrote about five Buddhist ways to ease stress and I hope that you have tried them. UTEP Miners Under Armour UA Curry 1 Canotte Chicago Bulls This week, I have another five tips to share and it is important that we put them into action because every Dharma becomes a waste if we do not practice it.


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    8. Adidas Superstar Femme Rouge adidas uk store asics kayano 21 mujer Remember that every obstacle is a test that will make you stronger. The higher level of your executive position, the more difficult problems you encounter, so it is necessary to mobilize your capability, wisdom, and the power of your right brain to deal with them. nike air max 1 ultra moire femme SMU Mustangs Jerseys Fjällräven Kånken No.2 If we think of a problem as a positive challenge and welcome it, we will never be threatened by stress.

    On the other hand, sweet compliments and praise can make you arrogant and careless. nike tn homme 2017 Air Jordan 11 Kids A smart executive will be eager to listen to and solve problems rather than listen to compliments.

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