Dan Harris Quotes

Who is Dan Harris?

Dan Harris is the author of the book '10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works'.

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Best 12 Quotes by Dan Harris

"10% Happier" Quotes

“Everything in the world is ultimately unsatisfying and unreliable because it won’t last.”

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“If you’re never looking up, I now realized, you’re always just looking around.”

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“Make the present moment your friend rather than your enemy. Because many people live habitually as if the present moment were an obstacle that they need to overcome in order to get to the next moment.”

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“Make the present moment your friend rather than your enemy. Because many people live habitually as if the present moment were an obstacle that they need to overcome in order to get to the next moment. And imagine living your whole life like that, where always this moment is never quite right, not good enough because you need to get to the next one. That is continuous stress.”

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“Meditation is not about feeling a certain way. It’s about feeling the way you feel.”

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“The best solutions often come when you allow yourself to get comfortable with ambiguity.”

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“The ego is never satisfied. No matter how much stuff we buy, no matter how many arguments we win or delicious meals we consume, the ego never feels complete.”

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“The fact that you exist is a highly statistically improbable event, and if you are not perpetually surprised by the fact that you exist you don’t deserve to be here.”

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“There’s no point in being unhappy about things you can’t change, and no point being unhappy about things you can.”

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“What mindfulness does is create some space in your head so you can, as the Buddhists say, 'respond' rather than simply 'react'. In the Buddhist view, you can’t control what comes up in your head; it all arises out of a mysterious void. We spend a lot of time judging ourselves harshly for feelings that we had no role in summoning. The only thing you can control is how you handle it.”

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“When you have one foot in the future and the other in the past, you piss on the present.”

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“Your demons may have been ejected from the building, but they’re out in the parking lot, doing push-ups.”

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