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About two years ago, I read Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain, and I wrote down some quotes and took some notes on the book.

"Little [another author] believes that fixed traits and free traits coexist... we can and do act out of character in the service of "core personal projects." In other words, introverts are capable of acting like extroverts for the sake of work they consider important, people they love, or anything they value highly."

Psychological tricks to feeling calm in stressful situations:
  • Pay attention to my body when I am feeling genuinely confident --> adopt those positions when it's time to fake it.
  • Smile.

Questions to help identify my own personal projects:
  • Think of what you loved to do as a child. How did you answer questions of what you wanted to be when you grew up? Pay attention to the underlying impulse: What did that profession mean to you?
  • Pay attention to the work you gravitate to.
  • Pay attention to what you enjoy. Jealousy tells the truth.
  • Mood: Content
  • Drinking: Coffee and milk

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About two years ago, I read Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain, and I wrote down some quotes and took some notes on the book.

"Little [another author] believes that fixed traits and free traits coexist... we can and do act out of character in the service of "core personal projects." In other words, introverts are capable of acting like extroverts for the sake of work they consider important, people they love, or anything they value highly."

Psychological tricks to feeling calm in stressful situations:
  • Pay attention to my body when I am feeling genuinely confident --> adopt those positions when it's time to fake it.
  • Smile.

Questions to help identify my own personal projects:
  • Think of what you loved to do as a child. How did you answer questions of what you wanted to be when you grew up? Pay attention to the underlying impulse: What did that profession mean to you?
  • Pay attention to the work you gravitate to.
  • Pay attention to what you enjoy. Jealousy tells the truth.
  • Mood: Content
  • Drinking: Coffee and milk
I have always enjoyed collecting quotes, so here are some of those:

"When you feel your thoughts beginning to work against you, simply let them go. Look not at what you think you see. Learn to experience the awareness of what is really there." - Ralph S. Martson Jr. 
"When I was a a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." -Mark Twain

"In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing." -Ninon de L'Enclos

"Memory is what tells a man that his wife's birthday was yesterday." -Mario Rocco

"There is on such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person." -C.K. Chesterton

"The man in the cabbage field has seen nothing at all; but he is thinking of the things that unite men—hunger and babies, and the beauty of women, and the promise or menace of the sky." -C.K. Chesterton

On Love:
"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth."

On a slightly different note, here's a little lesson:
The difference between loneliness and solitude is purpose and contentment. 


I found some verses from Pablo Neruda's amazing "¿Quién Muere?" There are many versions online, so I decided to copy-paste the complete poem here. I don't know if this is the original version, but it certainly is beautiful. 

Muere lentamente quien se transforma en esclavo del hábito, repitiendo todos los días los mismos trayectos, quien no cambia de marca, no arriesga vestir un color nuevo y no le habla a quien no conoce.
Muere lentamente quien evita una pasión, quien prefiere el negro sobre blanco y los puntos sobre las "íes" a un remolino de emociones, justamente las que rescatan el brillo de los ojos, sonrisas de los bostezos, corazones a los tropiezos y sentimientos.
Muere lentamente quien no voltea la mesa cuando está infeliz en el trabajo, quien no arriesga lo cierto por lo incierto para ir detrás de un sueño, quien no se permite por lo menos una vez en la vida, huir de los consejos sensatos.
Muere lentamente quien no viaja, quien no lee, quien no oye música, quien no encuentra gracia en sí mismo.
Muere lentamente quien destruye su amor propio, quien no se deja ayudar.
Muere lentamente, quien pasa los días quejándose de su mala suerte o de la lluvia incesante.
Muere lentamente, quien abandona un proyecto antes de iniciarlo, no preguntando de un asunto que desconoce o no respondiendo cuando le indagan sobre algo que sabe.
Evitemos la muerte en suaves cuotas, recordando siempre que estar vivo exige un esfuerzo mucho mayor que el simple hecho de respirar.
Solamente la ardiente paciencia hará que conquistemos una espléndida felicidad.
Muere lentamente quien abandona un proyecto antes de iniciarlo, no preguntando de un asunto que desconoce o no respondiendo cuando le indagan sobre algo que sabe.
Muere lentamente quien se transforma en esclavo del habito, repitiendo todos los días los mismos senderos,
quien no cambia de rutina, no se arriesga a vestir un nuevo color o no conversa con desconocidos.
Furthermore, among my notes, these lines were part of the above poem: 
"Muere lentamente quien no comparte sus emociones, alegrías y tristezas, quien no confía, quien no lo intenta." 
  • Mood: Content
I found this quote among some papers and notebooks I have been organizing these past few days. I guess this is from Fall 2008, and this was from a talk I attended concerning relationships. 

Our lives are filled with seasons. Do I believe that this season will last forever?
In this season, some amazing things can happen, not the least of which is leaning far heavier into the reality of Jesus Christ. Let this season be spent with Him.
There is a way of honoring the seasons you experience. 
  • Mood: Content

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Shawn-Reed Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Dear Bundle, 
  Happy 4th of July! It was one year ago today that you left the last comment I received on my deviantart page- I want to return the favor and leave you a little comment to brighten your day. :)
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Shawn-Reed Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
I haven't had much time today at ALL- I've been playing cards with friends all day, and was up all night last night playing cards, and I'm fall-asleep-sitting-up-tired, but I want to say:

No matter what ambitions, hopes, dreams, or disappointments or heartbreaks today has been for you, I hope that you've grasped it and made it the most possible within your power. I hope that you've been able to seize this Valentine's Day by the reigns to make it a wonderful day for yourself. :)
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there.  I appreciate you faving Call it Fall.  Thank you much.  :highfive:
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Candlemind Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Buena galería. Me encantará perderme en ella en cuanto tenga más tiempo :)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
I just wanted to come by and thank you for faving It's Not Love.. I really appreciate the support this poem's recieved. Made me feel less crazy for having those thoughts and feelings to share them and have them appreciated!
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thanks for the favs!
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Thanks for favs. It's nice for me ... :)
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Amazing works :rose:
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