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Tiny Buddha
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Simple wisdom for complex lives.
Simple wisdom for complex lives.

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I'm excited to share that Tiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal is now available to pre-order! Including questions, prompts, and coloring pages, this journal will help you write and color your way to a happier life. Pre-order before the June 13th launch date and you'll receive three free bonus gifts! http://tinybuddha.com/Gratitude-journal/
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“The fact is that humans aren’t used to being so alone. We’ve had literally hundreds of thousands of years of programming for living in groups. Groups were important in keeping us alive. Our children were reared by the group. Meal times were a group affair. Groups were crucial in protecting us from predators and finding food. Groups played a part in helping us to advance as a species over our distant cousins, the chimpanzees. We were really good at hanging out, chewing the fat, having some intergroup fighting, and making up with group hugs. About 250 years ago the industrial revolution changed all that. Machines replaced the things we could do by hand. Stuff could be produced in mass quantities, which meant that we didn’t need to go down to Mrs Grumblebutt’s cottage for butter, or Arg Arg Arg’s corner of the cave for mammoth meat. Two hundred and fifty years is not long time if we consider that modern humans hung in groups for at least 100,000 years. This short, sharp change started to cause the dissipation of communities, as we no longer needed to rely on each other but on the system to meet our needs. We could live further apart, raise the height of our fences, and function as independent but separated beings. So there it is. It’s simple stuff, I know. We all know that it happened, but when we are crying in our houses we just need to remember that this has only just happened. Only just a little over 250 years ago things were different.” ~Kaylia Dunstan

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Being single isn't a curse. It's a chance to be there for yourself.

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"You can operate by the default of hurting others—or, worse, seek revenge—and mimic the harmful and negative habits you witnessed growing up, or you can actively take different steps and make different choices... You can be the conduit who transforms pain into healing, not only for yourself but for everyone around you. You can show others who are hurting that forgiveness, understanding, love, and compassion are possible even after you’ve been hurt. And in doing so, you can help make the world a less hurtful place." ~Vishnu

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What's your happiness archetype?

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“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.” ~Natalie Babbitt
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