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Simplicity is in our core.

Simplicity is in our core. If we lose our appreciation for this, we lose our being.- +positive masters+, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 3/19/2018 - Cherish every little thing that brings value into your life. Be present with your loved ones and savor your time with them.  Pictured with me from left to right are my friends: Master 7, the Master of positive mindset; Monkey Mind, who has uh, well, a monkey mind - you know, anxiety and stuff; and Angry Explosion who gets angry over little things, driving everyone nuts. These designs are on various apparel and merchandise, available for you to purchase here within the +positive masters+ universe at !

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I seek savior in ages of critical thought.

I'm so lost.I have one foot in the living,while the other foot is out.I seek savior in ages of critical thought. - poem, +positive masters+, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 3/3/2020 - At times, you may have conflicting feelings that pull you in opposite directions. In this poem, I refer to your feeling of wanting to get away from everything; yet, you're still wanting to be a part of it. You're frustrated with the bad things in the universe; yet, you greatly appreciate the good. If you're feeling this, I understand. I go through these periods too. Critical thinking - philosophy has helped me to calm my racing mind and fears. For example, Stoicism and Buddhism has been beneficial for me when...

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Don't jump to negative conclusions.

Cognitive Distortions - Part 5 Don't jump to negative conclusions. Sometimes you mind read people when you're not a mind reader. For example, you may jump to a conclusion that a person doesn't like you when in fact that person finds you interesting. Neither are you a fortune teller. For instance, you may jump to a conclusion that no one will like reading your book before you even attempt at writing it. How can you predict that? You may have a masterpiece that people love. Enter the +positive masters+ universe at for mindset practices, motivational writing, and apparel with inspirational mantras and designs to boost your happiness and counter any stress, anxiety, sadness, or anger that you may be...

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The highest calling for a human is to live a virtuous life.

The highest calling for a human is to live a virtuous life. One can reach this way of life through mindset practices, psychology, philosophy, and/or religion. There is no single right way to reach a virtuous life. All that matters is that one is able to reach it. To be virtuous or morally excellent, one is compassionate, empathic, patient, and loving, among many other great qualities. Virtuous people handle adversity in a calm and collected way because of their heightened awareness of their every thought and every action. We can attain this by holding ourselves accountable, not because of fear of any repercussion, but because it is the right way to live. By working on ourselves daily, we can maintain...

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