Your Soul Food for Friday December 11th 2020: Navigating Covid, Teens and Sleep, Staying Thankful & Some Righteous Covid Humor

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This Week:

  • The World is In Here and the Mind is Out There
  • Teens glued to screens in COVID pandemic need sleep and reality checks, experts say
  • People Who Can’t Say They’re Thankful for These 7 Things Will Have a Very Hard Time in 2021 – Inc
  • Covid Humor

The World is In Here and the Mind is Out There:


“A monk decides to meditate alone.
 
Away from his monastery, he takes a boat and goes to the middle of the lake, closes his eyes and begins to meditate.
 
After a few hours of unperturbed silence, he suddenly feels the blow of another boat hitting his.
With his eyes still closed, he feels his anger rising and, when he opens his eyes, he is ready to shout at the boatman who dared to disturb his meditation.
 
But when he opened his eyes, he saw that it was an empty boat, not tied up, floating in the middle of the lake …
 
 
At that moment, the monk achieves self-realization and understands that anger is within him; it simply needs to hit an external object to provoke it.
 
After that, whenever he meets someone who irritates or provokes his anger, he remembers; the other person is just an empty boat.
 
Anger is inside me. “
 
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Terens glued to screens in COVID pandemic need sleep and reality checks, experts say
“Our kids weren’t built to live their lives chained to supercomputers,”
COVID depression: Teens turn to tech, social media as anxiety surges (usatoday.com)

People Who Can’t Say They’re Thankful for These 7 Things Will Have a Very Hard Time in 2021 – Inc.
This gratitude list is compiled with business leaders in mind, but it’s really applicable to anyone who wants to be happy and successful.
People Who Can’t Say They’re Thankful for These 7 Things Will Have a Very Hard Time in 2021 | Inc.com

Covid Humor:

Thanks this week go to Mehrad N and Larry H for contributions to this week’s missive
Pay it forward with purpose and gratitude!
Love,
Neville  

“ The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubt and the uneducated ones are full of confidence”

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