“John lived in a boat turned upside down on the sands, Michael in a wigwam, Wendy in a house of leaves deftly sewn together. John had no friends, Michael had friends at night, Wendy had a pet wolf forsaken by its parents; but on the whole the Neverlands have a family resemblance, and if they stood in a row you could say of them that they have each other’s nose, and so forth. On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.” — J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan
A thoughtful reader sent me the link to her post on her great blog A Little of This, That, and the Other, in which she talks about applying the First Splendid Truth: that to be happier, we need to think about FEELING GOOD, FEELING BAD, and FEELING RIGHT, in an ATMOSPHERE OF GROWTH. It was so encouraging to see someone really understand what I was trying to express. She focused on “feeling bad,” which is also the prong that I spend the most time working on.
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