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Announcement: Want to share your story in the next Tiny Buddha book? Learn more here! 4 Things to Do When You’re Struggling with Your Dreams By Chantelle Fairburn

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama

Three years ago I was in the stressful process of applying to colleges. I had my heart set on this one particular school that, apart from being difficult to get into, was perfect.

I imagined myself wearing the uniform and feeling a sense of accomplishment. Finally I’d be able to prove to people that I was clever and worthy of going to this amazing school.

A few weeks later I got a letter from the school. I remember getting excited and grinning like a maniac—until I opened it. The school had declined me because my predicated grades were not good enough, while the rest of my classmates had been accepted or put on the waiting list.

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The Power of Silence: Free Yourself from Painful Thoughts By Patsie Smith

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.” ~Hermann Hesse

As a child, I hated when someone told me to sit still and be quiet, and rightly so. I was young and full of energy; every minute of being still and silent was a minute of missing out on this magnificent life.

Then, as I grew older and entered into teenage and young adult years, it grew into a fear with a capital “F” of being still and silent; for as soon as I was quiet and still, the noise in my head got increasingly louder and more powerful.

If the chatters of my head were beautiful, joyful, and empowering, that would have been uplifting. But they were voices of judgment, negativity, and self-loathing, nothing else.

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Trying Things That Scare You and Trusting You’ll Be Just Fine By Maggie Giuffrida

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” ~William Arthur Ward

They say traveling is the one thing you buy that makes you richer, and I couldn’t agree more. When my yoga instructor first told me about the retreat she was planning in Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica, I just knew I had to go. What I didn’t know, however, was just how much this trip would change my life for the better.

There’s something so magical about going somewhere you’ve never been before, especially when that place happens to be in the heart of the rainforest.

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Life Thoughts - Why Quitting Is Sometimes the Right Thing to Do

“Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We often think of quitting as failure. We commend people for carrying on when times get rough. The heroes in our action movies don’t just give up when things get difficult. When was the last time you saw Steven Seagal walk away from a fight?

As the saying goes, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Society expects us to fight back and battle on.

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HAPPY (original poem by Angeli Ruth Famas)

I have done many things in life
but why i am not happy?
i may have accomplished a ton
why am i not satisfied?

I go over stuffs I do everyday
i woke up in the morning, grabbed my brunch
went to school clean and nice
listened to lessons i never understand

i ate lunch at cafeteria with some friends
talking about other’s people’s life trends
i don’t actually care about them
but do i have any idea to talk about then?

i go to all afternoon classes
listening to every teachers in front
telling same old stories about life being busted
will that be my life when i get old?

i went to library and study
lots of students piled up their papers and pens
A war of numbers and letter in their heads
Yet that war actually has no end

i went to my favorite cafe alone
observing people chatting about stuffs in random
then a thought had come in motion
is this the life i ought to go?

i went to went home in the evening
ate my dinner, and continue studying
scanned the notes in need of memorizing
will i need them during job hunting?

i stopped at some point
looked outside the window and made a thought
is this the path i need to go through?
or just a trap people fooled me so?

i decided to go to bed
letting some wonders go through my head
will i have the answer the next day?
or make a second why i am still not happy?

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