Book Points: 10% Happier

- Most of us aren't aware of the voice inside our heads and how to differentiate
-Meditation to increase focus
-Measuring ourselves against others
-Getting depressed without being conscious of it
-Cutting off emotions from the body will manifest them
-War as a drug
-Worrying becoming counterproductive
-Ego as the internal narrator
-Ego is never satisfied
-Ego thrives on drama
-Law of attraction, think about things you want or need in a good way
-Unconscious thoughts create our reality
-Quarterlife crisis
-Clinging to things in this world that don't last
-Wisdom of insecurity
-Jew-Bus
-Our ancient fight or flight is being triggered too often
-Meditation is a rigorous exercise that requires rep after rep
-Using breath to jolt back to the present
-Three habitual responses, want It, reject It, zone out
-Squelching something gives it power
-RAIN ( recognize, allow, investigate, non-idenfication)
-Acceptance is not passivity
-Slow down and do some normal things more mindfully
-Culture conditions us that the more pleasure we have, the happier we'll be
-Balance of enjoying and getting carried away
-Living in anticipation
-Sympathetic joy
-It's ok to plot and plan but only to the point where it's useful
-Sculpting the mind through meditation
-Happiness is a skill
-Short mindfulness breaks throughout the day
-Meditation as software update for the brain
-Practicing compassion helps manage stress
-Tribes who sacrificed for and cooperated with eachother were more victorious over other Tribes
- When mindful, you’re more keenly aware, to everything
-Fear of annihilation can lead to great insight
-Be Zen, but not too Zen
-Care and not care
-Don't lose mindfulness during work sprints
- Just relax and be present
-Can't control results, do everything you can and then let go
-When not trapped in the ego, you can navigate situations better
-Brain sees something better, it's just a matter of time before it says, "WTF I want that"
-Can practice being the wisest and most compassionate versions of ourselves