Sometimes it’s best to give things some space.

“Wanting positive experience is a negative experience; accepting negative experience is a positive experience.“ – Mark Manson

It’s the idea that the more you pursue feeling better all the time, the less satisfied you become, as pursuing something only reinforces the fact that you lack it in the first place.

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The Backwards Law - The Good Men Project

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The more you desperately want to be rich, the more poor and unworthy you feel, regardless of how much money you actually make.

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The more you desperately want to be sexy and desired, the uglier you come to see yourself, regardless of your actual physical appearance.

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The more you desperately want to be happy and loved, the lonelier and more afraid you become, regardless of those who surround you.

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The more you want to be spiritually enlightened, the more self-centered and shallow you become in trying to get there.

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It seems to me, that the less I care about something, the better I am at it. When I don’t care if the beautiful woman is into me, I’m more authentic and conversations are effortless. When I have enough work, I keep getting offered more work. When I’m not concerned about messing up during a musical performance and just let it rip, I play better than I thought possible.

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The most important thing we can give any situation is space, room to breath. In addition to lowering stress and expectations, it also gives our minds some freedom.

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