Daniella Whyte

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Accidents Don’t Happen (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 354)

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“Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.”
— Elbert Hubbard

As human beings, we have a tendency to act as though our problems are the only problems in the world. We often make our issues much bigger than they really are simply because that is the only thing we can see at the present moment. When we are trapped in our own boxes of human self, we claw and scratch our way to hear only what we tell ourselves. And we miss out on all the insight and advice that could offer the solutions we need. Read more…

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We Shouldn’t Be Applauded for Hurting with Those Who Hurt…That’s Our Human Duty (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 353)

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“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is truly heartbreaking to see so many suffering people in the world. While I know that no one person can save everybody, I do think that we are all responsible for at least making the effort to alleviate some of the burdens that other people face. No two burdens are the same because no two people actually carry them or face them in the same why. That’s why we need uniquely collective empathy and compassion. Read more…

Remember Your Mortality (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 253)

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“Awareness of mortality exerts a unique power to focus the mind and heart on essentials.”
— Columba Stewart

It seems strange to think that we would ignore our mortality or even need to have it brought to the forefront of our minds. Death is the big, black, looming monster in the room that no one wants to talk about, let alone, acknowledge. But life itself proves that we clearly need to have such a conversation, if not with someone else, with ourselves. To acknowledge our mortality means that we embrace the dangerous state of existence we all are in every single day. Read more…

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