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Choice 9Meditate for a Better Life

All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

—Blaise Pascal

She entered her office, quietly closed the door, and sat in a comfortable straight-backed chair. She knew this was a time in the work day that she would not likely be disturbed. And she had let her colleagues know that when her door was closed, unless it was an emergency, she appreciated their waiting until later to contact her.90

She closed her eyes and began to focus on her own deep breathing. Each breath was taken in through her nose and into the abdomen and exhaled through her slightly parted lips. Her belly expanded and retracted with each breath, but her chest moved very little. She gradually relaxed ...

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