Thinking Outside the Box

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Cassandra Carlopio
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This story reminds us that we always have multiple options to us, if we are willing to think outside of the box.
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Allyssa
Thinking outside the box
I learned that you have various options at every situation you encounter, it’s up to you to best strategize
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Linda
Thinking outside of the box
I wish I was better at this! I’ve spent a lifetime thinking I only had two choices - one good, the other bad, in every situation. After listening to this story, I think I’ll try something different.
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Soleil
Think outside the box
This story is a very important thing to know in life. I feel very moved by this story because it came to my attention that you don’t always have to follow the only choices you thought of or were giving. You could think outside the box for a better choice
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liv
Think outside the box
I learned that things are not always as they seem. If you are approached by a problem that are first seems like there are only two solutions, there is always a hidden message behind it. Look beyond the surface before making a meaningful decision.
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Jordan
Thinking Outside the Box 📦
This was perhaps my favourite meditation I have done thus far. Such a creative story illustrating how there is always a way to think outside the box and be smart about things. Another important lesson I learnt was that sometimes there are actually more options out there than we realise... sometimes we just have to invent the solutions ourselves. How deeply inspiring and clever this story was! I shall revisit!
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Marylou
Letting go lightens me and I have much more energy.
I don’t have to feel trapped by someone else’s intent or manipulation. I may be able to think outside the box finding a solution allowing the manipulator to save face yet retreat.
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Lauren
Loved it
This story makes me feel like I can overcome anything! The outside of the box thinking needs to happen in my life more. I need to assess the situation and not back down.
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Alex
I always have options
I have a problem that I’m slowly working on and that is always choosing options that aren’t good for me over ones that are best for me. I know there are better paths for me to make me happier but I always take the opposite hoping to be the right one in the end
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Tracy
Always a way
Even when options seem dire you can still overcome a hard situation by thinking outside the box. Do not choose resentment, do not choose to give up.
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James
Critical thinking
We always have multiple choices when faced with with decisions. It’s when we think we have no way out that often times the salvation we seek is there right before us. Such a powerful lesson in a wonderfully short story.
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Christina
Thinking Outside the Box
I really liked this one, I was surprised by the end too, wouldn’t have thought of that!
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Matthew
Creativity will out
The daughter’s quick thinking saved herself and her father, AND provided an equitable solution for the loan shark. To quote Jurassic Park: “clever girl”! My life and career is all about solving issues for clients with fun creative solutions! I LOVE helping people, especially in unique creative ways! I CAN’T hardly wait for the opportunity to get back to my chosen job, soon!
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Gaia
Story
Again, not sure this idea of ‘meditation’ is the one I’m looking for when I’m sad or stressed..but I concentrated on the story..so let’s say that it worked this time maybe?
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Kennedy
August 8 | new start
This was so interesting, it made me want to think outside the box because I’m not limited. I have a million different options and I just need to know that anything is possible. The situation that I have is: I’ve been best friends with this guy for so long and basically I’ve hurt him emotionally, and he doesn’t trust me anymore, because I’ve promised him so many times that I wouldn’t hurt him anymore and he just can’t trust that things will change this time and for the last time. I feel so stuck like no matter what happens he will never believe me. Then I watched this and I need to think of other ways to show him, I’m not limited to always saying stuff rather I could actually do something about it....i just don’t know what yet
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Gabe
Thinking outside the box
This story explained that the best way isn't always the most obvious one and that if you think outside the box you can come up with a solution that might be the best of them all.
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Rebecca
Thinking outside the box
I learned that sometimes although it may seem like the choice is not ours to make, there is always another solution..
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Colleen
Nothing is impossible
Listening to this story, I thought the girl had no good choices. I never imagined what she actually did. This was a good reminder for me to think outside the box especially when you don’t think any of your options are good.
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Danielle
Wow
I never would’ve thought of that solution. Whenever I face problems I try to stop and breathe for a moment before I decide what to do. Stress will trick your brain into thinking you have to solve the problem right then and there. Sometimes you do, but most of the time if you relax and think of everything you could possibly try to fix something instead of picking the first thing you think of, the result will be much better. I say to myself, “what’s the WORST thing that can happen if I don’t find a solution RIGHT AWAY?” Pause then think outside the box.
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jess♥️
Outside the box
I learnt that thinking outside the box can be a better option than choosing from the options you are given
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Kaylie
Amazed
How interesting it was to hear of the way the daughter thought. How she responded and thought outside of the box.
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Irene
Open-minded
Day after day I keep thinking that being open-minded is the best thing in every situation.
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Elena
Smart Girl
The author has a good point. We don’t always just have the options that we’re given, if we think hard enough or as she says, think “outside the box” we can always add more options to fix any obstacles that may come into our path!
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Charli
Clever story
I enjoyed listening to a story with a clever moral that is helpful during life. "Thinking outside the box"; so simple, yet a difficult skill to develop, but knowing there is always another path to take on a situation, is helpful on having confidence and courage to conquer a challenging problem.
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Zoha
gud i shud focus on important and big things tgat matters for my happiness not the little thing that
I m going to focus on the things that matters for my happiness that will make me happy not the little things that make me serious and cry .
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Debb
Thinking Outside the Box
I learned that not only can you think outside the box and come up with another solution, you can do so with grace and humility.
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Caitlyn
Thinking outside of the box
Lately I’ve been feeling very stressed. The story help me relax and calm down. It also reminded me not to stick to the only ideas I think that I have. It reminded me too step outside my comfort zone and do what I need to do to fix things. Always remember there’s always another way.
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Merryl
Thinking outside of the box
I resonated with this. This is the way I think but too often I feel I should stay in the box. But I should stay true to myself above all else.
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Jaro
One of the vest
Out of the box thinking give a hope in any and all situations. Just open the door to new possibilities. How freeing and peace bringing. Namaste
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Walter J
Amazing...
Amazingly insightful story!! Loved it!! My top 7 learns: 1) things are not always as they seem 2) never give up hope 3) stay aware at all times what is going on 4) pay close attention to business people 5) keep your wits about you & Think! 6) stay in the moment 7) think outside the box - especially when your future is directly involved! ❤️☮️🍀
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Kaia
outside
i learned that it i needed to give hope in all situations , no matter what.
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Y
Day 2
3 min too short? fhfhfjhfhfhfjfhfhf dhhdhdhdhdhdhdhd shshhdhdhdhdhd shshshhdhdhdhd
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lindsay
helpful
with alot going on i found it quite challenging but very helpful.
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Zain
peace
I should relax my body more since I'm a little stressed about school
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Emma
thinking outside the box
i learned that God would not place us in a tough situation if we were not able to overcome it
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Victoria
faith
this short story was the perfect reminder to have faith. It was a good way to remember that new paths can still show up late in the trail. you are never stuck and out of luck.
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Micah
Slow down
In this fast paced, hectic world we often lose sight of the larger picture. We're moving so fast so constantly that we forget there are always multiple ways to solve a problem. This story is a great reminder that you're never stuck in one path or another. You can always make change in your life.
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Erika
Dislike
A story describing women as objects to be sold is not calming.
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Sarah
Thanks
Even though I was expecting a breathing exercise to help me sleep, the story helped me take my mind off of the things that were keeping me awake.
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Elisabeth
Clever
I enjoyed this story and I admire the girl’s creativity and witty maneuver to achieve her goals (helping her father and freedom from an arranged marriage). It’s amazing to think about the potential of the human mind. Accomplishing goals are well within our reach.
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Tamara
I felt relaxed but she kills the vibe by ending so abruptly.
I can escape whenever I need time for myself. I feel free and I can block all the outside noise and focus on calmness and peace.
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lexx
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i learned about out of the box or innovative thinking and just how powerful it is. this is something that i have to remember and practice.
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Kevin
Out of the box...
Thinking is not always what it seems. Stop. Think. Reflect. Act. Do this more often then not and you will make good decisions
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Krissella
Learn
What a great lesson for me to have today! Very stimulating. I’ll try to think out of the box more often especially with some issues at hand that I feel stuck in
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maaz
soulful
i felt and learn soulful complete and relax after listening this
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luke
IT
"You are full of it" - erotic sounding woman, 2018 made me feel tingly
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Francisco
quite good
it didn't help me that much with my anxiety tonight but it was okay
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Fabiola
Thinking outside the box
I learned to overcome situations no matter how difficult it is.
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Angela
Thinking out side the box
It’s okay to think outside the box and being open minded to things
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Emily
Outsmarted
I learned that there’s limit. Just because you’re given a few options, doesn’t mean you can create your own
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Kayla
Out of the box
It is always beneficial to explore all of your options even the ones that might not be obvious to you at first.
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Asia
You have to think outside the box and don't thinkn you're stuck with only one option
I could do more to think outside the box! I could come up quickly with a way to get out of hard daunting situations.
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emre
pebbles
i learned that i have more than one choice and i can overcome anything.
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Candy
Always...
There’s always a way to skin that cat! you just have to be willing to look for it.
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Laura
Thinking outside the box
I really learned that there are other options if we think outside of the box to witty solutions. I do t think I would have thought of that solution, but glad I hear this story. Good lesson.
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Shivani
03.17.2019/18h04
There is always a way. You just need to think beyond the problem. Look in your toolbox. See which tools are available to you. Use them wisely and appropriately.
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Pawpaw
Other options
There are other options, not the obvious ones, that can be used for a problem. They may not be obvious but use your mind to think outside the box.
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Allison
it's not bad
this story is okay, but it could be better! it helped me a little bit!
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Kimmy
Creativeness
We may have endless options for whatever we face in life. A little creativity can go a long way.
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Abby
Wow
Honestly that relaxed me more than I thought possible. It was very calming and soothing somehow.
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Morgan
Me
I learned I need to think outside of the box more and think of my actions before I do them
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Gian paul
This inspired me
I learned that I should think outside of the box and be smart
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Aydan
Journey
Know that there are always more options. I am not confined to just what I see
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Malia
I noticed that there were also even more options she could’ve picked after she noticed the two.
There are many other options than the ones that you see at first
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Rachel
Thinking Outside of the Box
I learned that even though it may seem as you only have certain options to pick from, and none of them satisfy you, there is always another way of thinking outside the box. Have an open mindset, not a fixed one.
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Sherita
Learning
Although people may be dishonest and have evil intentions I’ve learned the thing to do is wish them well and move on to prevent harboring hate which can cause more damage to myself and those around me. M
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Oqim
Hope out side the box
I learned that sometimes never giving up hope will help you "think" more clearly.
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Linette
Thinking with your Mind
I learned that you need to think before you do anything and to choose the right thing always.
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Linette
Thinking outside the box
I learned that although people can be dishonest you need to ignore or you need to ignore The fact that they’re lying.
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Rachel
Out of the box thinking
What an interesting story! The girl was very clever. It's a challenge to sometimes find the out-of-box option in a situation. I like this idea, though.
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violeta
wtf is a loncha
I don't understand nothing seriously I mean l o n c h a what does that even mean. Also her accent is terrible I don't understand it
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Kayla
What I learned
I learned that you dont always have to choose between things,you can be creative and do things your own way.
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jess
made me calm
I learned that there can always be a way out no matter what❤
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Emily
I felt calm and relaxed
There is always more than one way to achieve a goal, and that if you really believe in overcoming something more options will become available to you, you just have to look harder for them.
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Daddy
Hi
I mean it wasn’t bad I gave it four stars🤷‍♀️I feel like this could help me with the way I look at life which is thinking that I’ll grow up to be a drone and have emotional trauma forever, but probably not.
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Loulou
💃❤️🖤🐴
Always think outside the box, even if u are a bit quirky💃❤️🖤🐴
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Shannon
Knee pain
I hurt my back an am battling tight IT bands on my thighs....hurts to walk
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Laurie
Outside of the box
There is always a way, you just have to be innovative. As my Grandmother would say”if there is a will, there is a way”
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Trent
My first time using the app
Even when going through a tough situation. You can always make the outcome something that will benefit you and the people around you
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Cole
First try
The narrator of the stories stumbles and the stories aren’t good. The story therapy types stuff is dumb
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Michael
May 13th
I learned perseverance is necessary in order to overcome a difficult matter, but you need to be creative with my solutions in order to solve my problems. Furthermore, my fate belongs to me when the odds are stacked in my favor or against me.
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Cameron
Interesting
I just realized that if I put a little more time into thinking, i wouldn't have it so hard.
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brianna
Hmm
I learned that I need to become a more creative thinker to solve my problems
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Jared
Creativity
I learned that I truly need to focus on a problem to come up with creative solutions.
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Mike
Today
I learned that tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us, tell the people in your life you love that you love them today! Might not get the chance tomorrow.
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Danielle
Outside the box
I learned that some situations might seem impossible to overcome but all u need to do is take a deep breath and think about ur problem at hand and there will always be a way to get through it
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Chloe
Thoughts
I learned that hold on to and Cherish the most important things in life not the little things we let have such a grip on our reality of what is important and what’s not.
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Stacie
Italian biz daughter
There is not always just one option or solution to a problem .
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Devin
yes
I am the one and only. cannot be stopped. I am YODA soooooo perfect and loving lil green guy with the ears talking backwords getting Luke crispy kicking it with build a bears
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Barbara
Day 16 May 2019
I learned that you don’t always have to sacrifice yourself for someone else, and if your determined you can over come whatever failure or hardship your going through.
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chris
5/5
I learned that you shouldn't have to sacrifice yourself for someone. Just think outside of the box and you wont have to!
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Lauren
Learning.
I learned that thinking outside the box is the best way to solve a problem sometimes. :)
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Anna
Good
We should always think outside the box sometimes and we may find better answers than to what our gut tells us to do
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Riley
Options
I learned that more options could be possible, rather than the ones visible. Always looks for better ways to improve the future, rather than what options people give you.
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Avery
Bad Thoughts
I learned that I need to stop only seeing the bad option when situations arise. There are always other solutions more positive!
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Mikayla
Story - Thinking Outside The Box
In tough situations you should think outside of the box and dont keep urself limited be the only options u think u have.
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Lin
I felt that I am notice and need
I learned that you should not be push to where you don’t wanna be or do
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Ella
Calm
I learned that you can always have troubles but finding a way to overcome them is the hardest part
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Rijeana
Love this!
I have thought about this story a lot since first hearing it. It is an amazing story and it really got me to thinking about certain life situations we get “stuck” in
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Abi
I felt clearer, my mind was taken elsewhere as I watched the tale unfold in my head.
If you have a clear mind and stay calm, it is easier to overcome a problem.
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Carys
Awesome Story
In all situations, there's always a positive way out. It's just your decision how you look at it.
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Charisse
Thinking outside the box
I think we need to be sharp & quick thinking , because there are so many people that will take advantage of you or a situation!
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Teya
I felt inspired
I learned that there are more ways to deal with things than it might seem
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Amber
better
I am moving around my heavy furniture and I've been having some trouble doing it so it has definitely helped me think about an easier solution on carrying and moving these heavy items around.
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Zippy
day 1 thinking outside of the box
I feel less trapped to my options on my actual reality now, feel little positive
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melodie
it's a start
I feel... better. idk how but I feel good. its suprises me. ok..ok let's see how this turns out. at first I was sceptical but I'm interested.
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isaiah
eye opening
this broadened my perspective on the choices brought upon me. don’t just go off of the obvious choices being given. think outside the box and come up with different alternatives.
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Nell’s
The moral of the story is something I can learn from because I tend to over think.
I learned that if I become overwhelmed by unfortunate and unfair situations by overthinking and make irrational decisions. Irrational actions and decisions making can cause an even more stressful outcome than taking that issue or conflict less overwhelming and come up with reasonable outcomes for the better for all parties involved but mostly for my own happiness because at the end of the day I have to live with myself everyday and to cause stress and unnecessary anxiety/drama/depression isn’t going to make my life better in any way.
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Lillian
Relaxing
I learned that I can relax better without moving and squirming a lot
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Shelby
What I learned
I learned that I don't have to pick from the obvious choices, but I can pick one that is outside the box
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Maddie
Deciding
I have trouble making decisions. I learned that, sometimes, I can make my own choices to choose from and get the outcome I want.
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Cora
Thinking outside the box
I learned to always think outside the box and not just going the easy way out x
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ayah
thinking outside of the box
i learned that there is always another way to do something. you just have to think outside of the box to figure it out.
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Neil
Limits
I learned that my own sadness not only would have blunted the kind of creativity illustrated in the story, but also the I would have either crudely exposed the deception or simply acquiesced to being trapped.
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Elona
Black/white pebble
I learned that there is never only one way to do things and that to be smart, u need to think outside the box
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Lauren
Pessimistic
Good story but knowing my luck there isn’t a third option
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Motlatso
Fear
I don’t wanna expose anyone but I also don’t want the same thing to happen to anyone. I would have refused to pick
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Lorraine
Fear
I can overcome anything if I think outside the box, and not let fear drive me.
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Olivia
Thinking outside the box
I felt that story was a bit confusing. I kinda get how the moral was related, but the ending still confused me.
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David
Outside the box
think beyond the ordinary, there often are options nobody would normally consider
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Nehal
outside the box
I should not be bound by what society does have to carve my own path.
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Debbi
Outside the box day 1
I learned that there is always another option and to be calm and don’t let other people get the better of you
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Evelyn
I tried really hard to concentrate on this story really couldn’t focus
We must think outside the box and think more to get what we want
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German
Limiting believes
No matter what u think is your Path, you can always change it!...
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Megan
Sometimes I feel stuck in my situation.
I learned that I need to think of new ways to overcome my situation.
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Anjali
I felt calm during this and hopeful
I learned there will always be another solution to a problem if u chose to think outside of the box
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Haleigh
Hope
I learned that hope can come in unexpected ways. The choices you face do not have to be your answer and sometimes mistakes create opportunities.
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Bailey
This passage it was amazing to say
I learned it has known how to feel around what happens to you in you’re life time.
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Ken
Reminder
My first listening experience was very related to my experience as a buisnessman. I often feel trapped in certain thinking, but I can reframe my perspective and think outside the box.
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Bee
Stay Focused
I learned that it’s important to be calm rather than anxious in stressful situations so that your mind is free to see the solution and to be alert and observant of the conduct unscrupulous people.
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Jennah
I felt accomplished.
I felt like I finally meant something and now so knew that I could use more efficient problems to solve more harder problems.
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Rama
I didn’t really understand the story
I learned that u can always go thro a hard situation ur in and u don’t have limited amount of options and u can always think outside of the box but I coudnt sleep and that didn’t make me sleep
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Amaya
my mood today wasn't that good
i learned that there's always another choice when you think outside the box.
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Luis
Whelp...
Is anyone actually getting helped by this? I’ve been in bed for hours tossing and turning with this app on and still nothing...
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Elyse
The story helped me escape my space
I learned that, I need to stop focusing so much on my self and my bubble.
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Chantelle
Think outside the box
I learned be aware of the resources which surround you a don’t let someone else choose your fate
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Kaitlyn
Outside of me
I Learned that you need to compromise and tough situations like go outside of my comfort zone like thinking outside of me out of the box
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Brianne
outside the box thinking
l learned that you have to believe in yourself no matter what you're going through
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Kellie
What I learned
I learned that you should always be careful of your choices, whether they may be black pebbles or white pebbles. Make the right choice, make the white pebble choice.
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Kellie
What I learned
I learned that you should always be careful of your choices, whether they may be black pebbles or white pebbles. Make the right choice, make the white pebble choice.
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KK
What I noticed
This story helped me relax and feel better. It also made me calmer.
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Mila
I noticed that
This story was both fun and interesting( it also shows that you should not cheat)
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Alyssa
June 5th, 2019
I learned that during a stressful situation, sometimes there are more options than you think. It’s good to think outside the box.
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Elisabeth
Don’t settle
Go beyond your expectations and outside your comfort zone. Life’s too short, but amid the commotion, stop to think. I will take chances that may open doors to new opportunities.
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Kimberly
I love this one ❣️
This little story actually went with the title and it gave good advice 👍🏾👍🏾
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Noe
Thinking outside the box
You don’t always have to go with the option that your left with, it’s not the only option you have, there’s always other options or ways you can deal with a problem.
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Kaite
Options
There are always more options then meets the eye. what are my options.
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Natasha
You can get through any obstacle
You can get yourself out of difficult situations and outwit anyone who underestimates you
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Tricia
Think creatively
There are so many more options than you think... get creative. Find your passion.
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LaReina
Reflecting on thinking outside the box
I have the power to choose the way I approach situations in my life if I stop to think outside of the box.
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K
Great
Great I honestly felt that Idk how much I need to write to post this lol
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Happee
Thinking Outside The Box
One could overcome any struggle throughbthe power of the mind.
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Nicoll
Great Story Great Message
I learned that it pays to calmly think a situation through. There may be a good choice which isn’t immediately obvious.
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Dennis
Thinking outside the box.
The story tells us to look above the bothersome hurt or harm you are facing and search for a solution to the entirety of the problem. The solution in this tale took care of the honest ones and for that time, protected them from the dishonest person.
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Billy
Never stop brainstorming solutions
I learned that sometimes the best solution to a problem that seems cut and dry is one you haven’t thought of yet. It’s all too easy for me to get focused on something that’s stressing me and get locked into a single set of solutions, none of which I like. But sometimes the best solution to soothe my anxiety may be one I have yet to think of.
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Aly
how i feel
i learned that i liked this story. i also learned to think outside of the box sometimes
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Harun
Thinking Outside the Box
I’ve been thinking that I have a lot of opportunity out there. I’ve been caging myself in and I need to go out and do something about it.
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Harun
Thinking Outside the Box
I’ve been thinking that I have a lot of opportunity out there. I’ve been caging myself in and I need to go out and do something about it.
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Tara
out of the box
I should reflect in my options and my responses and see what I'm missing from my options.
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Bobi
Options
I learned that even in the toughest situations there maybe options you haven’t thought of yet so just go with it and see what happens. To me that seems better than not even trying to change the outcome. Also that overthinking can make you miss out on options right in front of you.
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Jake
Options.
Just because I see everything as darkness, maybe there’s some way to reach the light if I can think outside the box.
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Holly
Dan went to see Harley in hospital I feel confused to what is right and best for me to be happier
Dan went to see Harley in hospital I feel confused to what is right and best for me to be happier
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Dan
I could have done a better job reading and requesting a second take.
Sometimes there is a third choice. Things needn’t be binary
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Colleen
Journal Entry After My 1st Session
I learned that by taking a few peaceful minutes for yourself each day to listen to nature and interesting stories, you can become a much more peaceful, wise, considerate person overall. After just one session, I can tell this app seems very worth it.
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Malcolm
Israel at Benedict
There is often a more creative solution than meets the eye.
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Vee
Peace
I learned that you can find peace in the truth even when you think you can’t.
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Kelli
Work
I learned that I haven’t choices...don’t let others try to fool you into something you have to do so you can enjoy your freedom
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Lauren
There’s always another way
Even when things look grim there’s always a solution. Sometimes you have to trick the trickster
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Lauren
Thinking
Thinking outside the box can create opportunities you never knew about. Things are not as grim as they seem
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Laila
Thought
I didn’t fall asleep but nice story I never thought this might actually work 😊
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Lylah
Thoughts
There is always a way of thinking outside of the box and not getting trapped with the only choices you were thought to have. Look at the brighter side.
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Merrell
Inspiration
This really gave me the feeling that I can do anything I set my mind to! ☺️
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Dawn
i jumped out the box for 5minutes, a good start i think lol
I got up and wanted to do what i've been wanting to do for years. I dident make it... but i feel like i can overcome the worrys blocking my path. Haven't gotten this far in Months.
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Stacy
Outside the box
Sometimes my option isn’t always the one I think I see before me.
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Kylie
Tasks
I learned that sometimes in life you can come across difficult tasks that seem almost too complicated to understand or unsolvable. When facing a hard choice, remember to take a step back to think and choose the path that is best, maybe even abnormal.
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Rosie
July 2
I learned that there are not only two options for everything. We must seek the few ways that will help us out of some difficult situations we will have to face in life.
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Sam
I felt impelled to listen and it made me forget about everything else for 3 minutes
I learned that thinking outside the box can provide solutions in what can appear to be a difficult situation
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Mumba
TOTB
I leaner that life isn't always about two choices, you have more than two choices in life and it is your decision to pick the right one
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Allyson
This helped me overcome threw hard obstacles
I learned that I have to think outside of the box and observe difficult courses
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Allyson
This helped me overcome threw hard obstacles
I learned that I have to think outside of the box and observe difficult courses
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Christy
Alone
I feel so alone and just blah about life right now... just got a new job and have things going for me but my glass feels half full or not even half right now.... I do t want a relationship so like what am I missing
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Jerardo
Relaxed
I learned that no matter where I’m at, I can focus in just me and get lost with these amazing sounds of rain water, nature, and birds singing.
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Kim
Outside the box
I noticed when I listened to this story Thinking Outside the Box 📦 makes you feel like my life . Everything is out of balance and out of place.
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Lynn
life
I learnt that a person should be able to make choices according to his or her own liking not being forced and if you cheat the truth will always come out
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B
I feel accepting and trusting
I learned that there’s always a way to see fairness through even when people are trying to take advantage of your or manipulate to have their way. Stay clever and true and it will benefit you.
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Lily
Today
i learned that i don’t need to conform to what other people choose for me. i can pave my own way, and come out successful.
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Lisa
Daily Thoughts or lessons
There’s always another option if you think outside the box! Focus on the big win vs. embarrassing your foe
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lauren
confused.
a boy i really like keeps bringing my mood to more of a stressful tone than a happy tone. but i don’t want to leave, yet sometimes i think i should. any suggestions?
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Miazoell
Boys
A boy keeps on making me more and more stressed. I can’t sleep without thinking about him at night.
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Daniel
We only control ourselves
We cannot control the choices others give us, instead, we must learn that freedom is the ability to cope with those choices and to know that we can always control ourselves.
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Lisa
Choose Wisely
I should always think a higher thought before making a decision.
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Marley
Very calming
I felt calm, and I slept peacefully while listening to this.
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Lynn
It was wonderful just the Music and the Story werde making my day so much better
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Malin
That you can get thru every situation if you stay calm and focused.
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Jordan
July 20
I learned that no matter how difficult or uncomfortable things can get there is always a way to move past and over come it.
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Elisa
Options
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Mandy
It was interesting lost myself for a few
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Matt
You decide how to react.
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Keve
I learn never to give up on your problems.
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Terri
Stop repeating the same patterns think outside if the box for a new way
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Tanja
🙂
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Thalia
There are often more options than you think
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Cindy
Wonderful less tension and anxiety, negativity has flowed outward
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Hubert
Ok
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Raul
Think outside the box.
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Ari
It is better to be honest and karma will get you back when you aren’t looking.
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Bart
Amazing story! I learned that there is always another way
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Hania
To think outside the box, explore different options while i might be limited.
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Arianna
I found myself.
If you speak up loud enough for what’s right. Make amends. Forgive yourself. And forgive others. You can change not just you. But the world.
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Waterwoman
I learned that there are always move options than those that meet your eyes
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Kiki
Nothing
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Niah
Think outside of what you think you have. Create your own path by expanding your
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Isabella
Outside the box-thinking, I want more!
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Yonela
That in life we are not limited only to the obvious choices
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Julie
Don’t think you know all the options. Always another way.
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Mónica
Good
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Malina
I learned to expand my mind to discover new solutions
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Dominique
Step back and analyze, you can solve anything
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De
Felt ok
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Dina
Do what is right
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LaToya
I fell asleep so fast.
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Randy
To find a way to overcome the challenges of getting my work completed on time.
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Emanuel
Think outside the box
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Declan
You always have a choice, even if you feel cornered.
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Sreehari
Resolve the problem by seeing it from outside.
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H
Mmm
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McKay
think outside the box. don't feel limited to the options your given.
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Alexis
There is always another way in situations
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Andrew
That i could think
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sierra
you can always overcome a problem as long as you think creatively
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Nestor
Take more than the known approaches to a situation.
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Storm
What you see in front of you is not the only thing you can act on.
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Ozzy
Feeling in peace
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Hannah
there’s more than we think
in life it is not all black and white, things we don’t always notice are happening against us some way and we may not be able to realize it until we see it. there are more options than what you may think at first. truly push yourself to think bigger, examine situations deeply when you feel against yourself. this meditation made me really happy discovering the fact that we have more than what meets the eye, or mind at first.
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Kailyn
When in tough situations, try thinking outside the box
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Michele
There is more then just obvious choices to every situation. Be calm your choices
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Thozi
There is always an option outside of the result created in your mind.
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Denise
Expose the cheater
I wouldn’t have thought to think past the three options and would’ve chosen the one exposing the man as a cheat. I don’t see what would’ve been wrong with that
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Karina
Always something more
There will always be more options to anything in life we just have to let our mind be opened to the countless possibilities
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Samantha
Find a way
I learned that if I focus on the negative then it’s hard to see other options. If you’re positive you can always find a way!
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Sabrina
I learned that
I learned that just because I am presented with with three choices I can always creat my own path to make a fourth choice and so on never feel stuck to always make my own way to get through tough situations to push through
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Jesse
Peace
I’ve been dealing with a lot of stress when it comes to making really tough decisions and it’s been what has been keeping me up. This story really helped me find peace that there is another way to find peace with people and myself.
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Monique
Conformity
It is not necessary for one to conform to be happy. Happiness is a state of being, not simply a societal norm.
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Rene
More choices
I learned that there are always more choices to overcome difficulty if you don't focus solely on the options presented as the only ones. Be creative.
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Arash
Hi
l learn that and so nice thanks she told me things and showed them that i didn’t think
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Kiera
Thinking Outside the Box
I learned that even when it seems as though you don’t have another way to turn or “a better choice”, you can make one!
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Chris
Thinking out of the box
There are more solutions to your problems. Think more of your situation but think positively
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Peyton
Wonderful
I felt relaxed and able to sleep better.It is true to think outside the box.
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Chrissy
Been doing this
I liked the moral of the story. I think I’ve recently been really thinking outside the box in terms of starting the new practice
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Savannah
I loved it!
Thinking outside the box is a really good story and I love it it tells you that you can make more choices than you think you can!
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Robert
To always look for more than one option
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Chris
Nothing is impossible
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Andrew
Great story
Inspiring story. In the face of a frightening event she used her intelligence to escape a seemingly impossible trap.
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Kristina
You always have a choice
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Ruby
Life is what you make of it. Stay vigilant and don’t let anyone else decide your fate. They might not have your best interest at heart.
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Amy
Think outside the box, don’t give in to undesirable solutions
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Gabriela
Think outside of the box
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Austin
That she was very quick witted and thinks much quicker than me.
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Alison
There’s always another option.
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Julie
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Uzair
There’s always hope
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Linda
Think “MacGyver”
There are more ways to solve a problem than the obvious. Creative thinking can get you out of a lot of difficult situations.
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Dave
nothing
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Dela
Be wise to utilize other options
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Malia
That you have to be clever about your choice
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Selene
There is always a better outcome.
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Lucas
Good
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Jasonlucas
That it made me sleepy
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Jay
There’s always a better way
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Greg
Think first
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Lynn
Very Good! Great Thinking
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Kieran
To think outside the box
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Robin
Be creative in your thinking.
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Mike
I’ve learned that in life, there are not just one option, but there is more for us to choose
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Jesse
A story
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Denise
Always options in life
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Max
Yes
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Karina
Be creative with solutions
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Jayden
It was weird I would just like the music that’s all
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Leon
Nice
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Abree
U can out smart tough situations just don’t give up
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Adrian
Nothing
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Veronika
Never give up
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Matthew
Never give up
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Jennifer
Always think outside the box
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Ryan
That sometimes if you think outside of the box instead of thinking you only have certain choices then you can sometime come through into something better
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Nicole
Don’t box your thoughts in
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Elda
Everything is fixable
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Dan
When facing a tough situation, be patient and think carefully inside and outside. Patience will give me more time. Courage and logic give me power. Spend less time thinking of failure before it really comes. Yes. That is hope.
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Dorothy
I have a choice.
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Allison Danielle
When things are tough you don’t need to confine yourself to the options you think lay before you. There are always other ways to go about things as long as you think outside of the box.
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Francesco
I really understood the moral of the story. It’s so relaxing. I’m in love!
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Sam
You can find another way to overcome an obstacle.
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Angelle
I realized that sometimes it’s the simplest answer to the most challenging decisions/situations.
I learned that we don’t need to see obstacles as a challenge, but simply a puzzle in need of one more piece in order to accomplish completion.
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Angel
I learned that I should start thinking bigger
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Suzanne
Even the seemingly most dire situations have a solution.
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Delila
I learned that you can smart yourself out of hard situations and you just really need to push yourself. This was a great story
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Dave
Awesome
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Kai
Always look for a silver lining, and have an ace up your sleeve
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Judd
Always an option to what you are dealing with
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Caoimhe
That I don’t have to settle , that there’s more options / solutions then the ones that are given / can be seen .
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Amylouise
There are more options than the obvious
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Olivia
I love it. Suddenly I fell calmer, more relaxed. I fell as if all my troubles have washed away.
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Meg
I have more options in front, not just the ones that I want to see
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Jason
Be unorthodox in your way of thinking when trying to solve a problem.
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Erick
Possibilities are endless....
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Thomas Francis
Open your mind
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Karol
Pay attention to your surroundings and weigh all options. Keep a level head for quick and smart decisions especially when put in a unconventional situation.
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Devlynn
Think beyond your options
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Sheila
There may be another way...... I just haven’t figured it out yet. I have to keep looking for solutions.
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Maddison
Think outside the box.
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Danelle
There are many options, choose one
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Isaiah
Always ways to overcome a difficult situation.
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Samantha
To always think outside the box. There are always more options than you may originally think if your willing to be creative and open.
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Landon
That people are smarter than you may think
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jordan
nothing
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Kali
I learned that options can vary depending on mindset
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JoAnne
That we need to open our minds to more possibilities .
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Rachel
I have so many options that I’m not even seeing yet.
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Nina
Not what I needed
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Cash
I thin outside the box
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Emma
Think outside the box
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Michael
nothing
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Travis
not sure
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Michel
To look st things from other points of view
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Cyndi
There is always a solution to a problem
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Dewon
Thinking outside the box can lead you into a state of mind we’re you can overcome any obstacles you may feel is a challenge.
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Chelsie
There is always a way to overcome situations. You just have to think outside the box.
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Iresha
It’s very calming
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Malak
To think differently
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Shannon
I just want music
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Amanda
There are other options in life if you learn to think outside the box.
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Jim
Think outside the box
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Maliah
Pebbles
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Amanda
Not everything is black and white. Not every situation is the same. Before making any decision you always weigh you options first. The answer might not always be the most obvious one.
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Dillon
Think outside the box
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LeAnn
Options
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Lisa
Always another way of looking at things
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Tiana
There is always another way out of a difficult situation
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Savvy
Think outside the box
There is always multiple options to a situation, you just have to think outside the box
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Leslie
That you can find solutions to things that come up if you’re willing to take a step back and look for and at all the options that stand before you
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Jaddie
Not to limit myself
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Hannah
There’s always a choice. Even if there are choices, there’s always a way that leads to the path you seek.
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Ben
Look at something from all angles and don’t limit your solutions.
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Ice
Nothing
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Sylvie
I learned that I can overcome hardships and be glad I did it.
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Ari
I felt
I loved the story, specially going through a breakup and understanding that I have many ways for dealing with this. Thank you Aura.
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Kyle
Think outside the box
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Jessica
There’s always a better solution.
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Ophelia
I learned that you can always find a way through a tuff situation
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Owen
Think outside the box
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Elyce
Thinking Outside the Box
The main message I took was that the options presented to you are not always the only options. Others may be just be waiting to be discovered or thought of.
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Debbie
Think of all options
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Christy
To always have an open mind and think outside the box!
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Jack
Good recommendations
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Susan
There are always 3 options.....not 2.
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Ashley
With one problem comes multiple solutions.
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Meridith
To breathe
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Valerie
Think outside the box
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sophie
there are always more options
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Cristina
Wow great realization that there is always more than one way out of a tough situation as long as you are willing to see past the issue!! 🙂
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Khair
pebble thing
you gotta pick the right pebble. and dont forget to plug in ur earpiece before the session start.
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Brittney
Sept 12 at 930pm
I feel released.. open and hopeful. the story really opened my eyes and made me realize there's more than the only options we see. to think positive and things will work out
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Anya
I learned that
that you can always outsmart someone if your smart enough and know your way around your words
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Naomi
Day 1 pt.2
I realize that being open minded to all of the actual choices is a key point in life. if you only comply to what's given you won't live to your full potential
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Annie
Thinking Outside the Box
I felt unstuck after listening to this. Furthermore, it gave me a moment of peace that was extremely overdue.
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Amber
think outside the box
there is always more than one choice to get what you want. we don't have to make an instant decision.
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Ronja
I calmed down after 1 minute.
No matter how hopeless a situation may seem, there‘s a way to have more than one option. Think outside the box.
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Mo
I felt really overwhelmed with the way my life was going .
I learned that I needed to stop giving up when one thing doesn’t work and start just trying to try different avenues .
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Nysa
From the story
I learned that we can overcome a the problems by sometimes thinking out of the box 😊
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Rob
overcoming problems and stress.
I learned that not to only think on the possible solutions but think beyond that, think out of the box.
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Faith
Think outside the box 📦
You can do things different than from what others do but you don’t have to do what they are doing
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Jenni
I felt overwhelmed
I realized that difficult situations can easily cloud your ability to think clearly, knowing there are 3 sides to a story creates calmness and clarity to think and react correctly.
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Zayna Jibran
Never doubt yourself
You can overcome a difficult path with the right mindset, with patience and by believing in yourself and your capabilities to make the right choices
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Siarra
Never giving into the options in front of you
I really enjoyed this story about thinking outside of the box. Realizing that when you think you have no choices left, there is always a creative solution to consider.
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Ayodeji
It was mind opening....
I learned not to confine your options in Life.You can create a new option for yourself.
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Evelyn
Story Thinking Outside the Box
To have an open mind and never relate to others because you only know where you come from
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Savannah
Thinking outside the box
I learned that if thinking outside the box in a tough situation can lead to the light that shines in a dark room.
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Shammy Lammy
Moral of the story
No matter how difficult a situation may feel, there’s always a way out. Don’t let fear blind you.
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Amanda
There is always another option
I really enjoyed this story, all too often I find myself almost purposely putting myself in a box. Refusing to see that there may be other options because that other option may be a longer journey or may be an unknown scarier path. Essentially an excuse not to move forward and stay in my suffering.. what a lightbulb!
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Wydia
I felt intrigued, I noticed myself picturing how the pebbles looked on the ground & the bag’s look.
I learned to always remember that there are more options than what is presented to me as long as I keep my mind open.
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DeRae
Having choices!
Today I have learned that it’s ok to make choices outside the immediate options we think we only have. I always have a choice on how to let the things affect me.
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Samantha
Looking outside the box
It is possible to overcome a situation that seems to have only a limited amount of options by thinking outside the box. Use your imagination.
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Patricia
Who am i
I felt at peace! I liked this meditation, we ask ourselves who we are and subconsciously we know who we are but consciously we doubt ourselves. This meditation helps take some of the doubt out of our consciousness.
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Rosie
Hopeful
This story gave me hope in my situation as a Frontline worker in Covid 19
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Kimberly
Taking a bath
I learned that I do this sometimes I love the black and white pebble example Also reminds me that not everything is black and white
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Madelynn
Another way
I learned there will always be another way to do things. It just takes creativity and out of the box thinking.
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Matthew
Life is full of choices
No matter what life throws at you there always options. You just have to be able to see to them.
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Simin
Very Beautiful
This was a pleasant experience. I had heard the same story many a times but never related to it in the way that conquering a tough situation is possible by thinking outside the box. Thank you, Cassandra!
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Sharon
Loved it
This is such a valuable lesson to learn. So simple but true for many situations.
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Kiko
Very true
It’s such a simple lesson that most people just seem to pass by. I always feel like there’s only one choice for me to pick, but thinking back I realize that there wasn’t just one. Life could be so much easier if we all learned from this story: there’s always another way.
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Mary
There’s always more than one choice
I can choose a different perspective on regaining my strength in recovery from COVID.
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Jolithia
Feeling great
I’m learning to let go and relax and always remain calm. Whatever issues come up continue to be strong and over come the issues
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kristina
choices
there’s always choices and options you can choose from for whatever life throws your way
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Naomi
Options
That there are more options then the one that are presented to us
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Jatin
An important lesson
There can be many ways to tackle any given situation , it may not be clear to us in the beginning
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June
I can only smile
I wonder if I can apply that the moral of that story to aspects of my life.
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Sandra
There’s more to every side.
I need to think bigger. Especially when I feel hopeless. Or as if the only option not available is the only one I want. Be creative and think holistically.
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Kimesha
Overwhelmed
I just feel all alone , like I have no one or like no one really care .
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Sibongile
I feel financially
Used by my boyfriend and he nceku loved me for me it’s all about me satisfying his needs only these never love
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Leah
Empowered
I have to get out of my self made box, to figure out some deep rooted problems.
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Amy
Options
There are always more options than you think; not just black and white. Going through a very tough decision right now so this was interesting.
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Mark
Debit
I Am lot of debit trying to sort it out it’s really hard going making me think about the pebble and I am thinking a away out it does take hard work and dedication and doing a lot medication can really help slow your mind down thanks for the quote of the day
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Erin
Staying Calm
When you stay calm in the midst of having to make choices, the real answer will reveal itself.
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Rachel
Choices
A good reminder that we are what we choose and how we respond to situations.
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Samuel
Its not that bad
Life is not as bad as we think it is. We need to take time out to reflect
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Monique
There is never only one option
There is never only one option in any situation we are in there is always a better way
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Brendan
It was an ok story.
There are always options. Just need to step back and ruminate on all possible solutions
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rachel
hidden options
there is at times a hidden option which will benefit you best
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Breana
Not always
Sometimes there aren’t solutions. Sometimes there isn’t an option at all. Just do your best to act with grace through it all and do the next right thing.
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Nicholas Mauro
I am going through a situation where my heart loves this lost soul but the lost soul can not tell
The truth even if you have her on video.now I’ve seen supernatural before and can believe it wasn’t her but wouldn’t she act not so defensive if she claims to know how real the supernatural is I try everything and it’s just lie after lie to talking me down saying I’m crazy well I know that’s not true
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Bright
It was different. But you gotta remember.
It's your story, your the only one that makes it. You gotta choose the road, nobody else. You live your life the way you want it to be. Positive vibes always.
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Chinedum
How do we know what to do next
In a situation where you can’t tell your next step where you feel like all hope is fading away try to find where it all started from maybe that would give you a firmer purpose to hold on
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Walter J
Thinking...
Good moral of the value of thinking outside the box. Also good sub-morals for: 1) quick thinking can save your life 2) staying in the moment and thinking can change your life for the better 3) do not borrow money you cannot payback, it may cost you more than you think. 4)it is wise to pay close attention when dealing with sharks, what you think & what they say they are doing may not be the same thing. 5) some people think better under pressure. There may be others but that is all I can ‘think’ of... ✌🏼😏🍀
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Thinking Outside the Box
Horrible story! It left me feeling angry and did not help me sleep. The daughter succumbed to deceit instead of revealing it. That’s not thinking outside of the box at all!! In fact she shrank the box by not thinking about the greater good for all which would have been to expose the old man as a liar and a cheat so others would not fall prey to him let alone her and her father. She could’ve pulled out both black pebbles instead of just one. Dumb story.
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Terri
Outside the Box
I didn't really learn anything. I was relaxed though. Just a different way of saying think outside the box.
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Jeff
Thinking outside the box
A relaxing 3 minute get away with a moral. It was okay. I liked the background sounds and noises. Wouldn’t want to listen again, though.
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Roxy
I’m so exhausted
To appreciate everything! And apparently I need to have time to myself.
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Kimberly
White Pebble
Understanding that to expose the man would have helped others as well as herself and her father, I also understand that that is not the point 😊! Sometimes I feel trapped in situations and think that I have exhausted all options, but I have the power to choose something different that will help me through these situations. Most of my struggles come through my relationships with family. I feel like the whipping post most of the time, even when I have no dog in the fight I still end up with the blame landing on me. My dog can lift her leg to the post and we can walk on! Loved the story 🥰
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Niya
What I learned
I learned that I don’t always have to give into nor, play along with things that won’t work out for me. I just have to think outside the box.
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Jackie
Choices
I have a choice how I react and it may not be the obvious choice.