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Learning to Sit Alone, in a Quiet Empty Room

‘All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.’ ~Blaise Pascal Post written by Leo Babauta. Think about some of the problems of our daily lives, and how many of them would be eased if we could learn to sit alone, in a quiet empty room, with contentment. If [...]
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19 Ways To Make Your Next Bathroom Break Better

Entertainment / Humor : Huffington Post: Comedy (last year)

Blaise Pascal once said: "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." While Pascal never specified which room, exactly, he was speaking of, you may find that bathroom time is the only quiet time in y... Read Post

Three Little Habits to Find Focus

Lifestyle / Productivity : Zen Habits (3 years ago)

‘Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.’ ~Blaise Pascal Post written by Leo Babauta. I’ll be the first to admit that I fall victim to the trap of the Internet —... Read Post

The Fear of Being Alone

Lifestyle / Productivity : Zen Habits (12 months ago)

‘All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.’ ~Blaise Pascal By Leo Babauta A surprising number of people fear being alone. Maybe just about all of us do to some extent. We fear being without a partne... Read Post


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