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Melli O'Brien



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Intelligence & Wisdom

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Hi, and welcome to your daily mindfulness.

Today I'm going to talk about

intelligence and wisdom.

So there are many people in the world

who have great intellectual intelligence,

but they don't necessarily feel happy.

There are people with extraordinary

wealth who have everything they

want in the material world, but

they don't have any inner peace.

And there are many people who have

achieved incredible things in their

lives, but they don't have what

they actually want most of all,

a sense of lasting fulfillment.

So I think one of the biggest challenges

in living a mindful life sometimes

is navigating life in a way where

there's this balance between enjoying

achievement, success and having nice

things and experiences while also

having the wisdom of keeping the

bigger picture in mind, knowing what

brings us closer to actual fulfillment.

But that is the invitation of mindfulness,

really to keep that big picture in

mind and to get really, really clear

on what it is that gives us a rich,

full and meaningful human life.

And to keep choosing the actions,

the thoughts and the habits

that will support that aim.

If we truly want to cultivate that

kind of lasting, deep happiness, then

the best place to start is within.

Because when the mind is agitated,

anxious, and discontented and restless

changing things on the outside cannot

give us the sense of freedom and

ease within, no matter who we are,

what we have or what we've done.

So if we want life to be a life of

happiness and peace, then there really is

a great wisdom in practicing mindfulness

because in it we're training ourselves

in cultivating these qualities within

ourselves, in a lasting way that is

not dependent on outer circumstances.

And in this way, we can enjoy

all the other pursuits of our

lives as we carry our happiness

with us within wherever we go.

So as always thank you for your

practice and your presence here with us.

And now let's settle in

for today's meditation.

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