"Peter Alexander McWilliams" was an American self-help author who advocated for the legalization of marijuana.

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It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious.

In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.

The simple solution for disappointment depression: Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going.

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves -- at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others -- at what they did or did not do.

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves--at what we did or did not do.

The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.

Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from.

Stubbornness is also determination. It's simply a matter of shifting from 'won't power' to 'will power.'

Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: 'We would be more alive if we did more of this,' and, 'Life would be more lovely if we did less of that.' Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.

Resentment is anger directed at others--at what they did or did not do.

To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.

Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take.

Acceptance is such an important commodity, some have called it 'the first law of personal growth.'

Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?

For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction... A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three -- the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn't get you, the others are waiting in the wings.

If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.

If our early lessons of acceptance were as successful as our early lessons of anger, how much happier we would all be.

If you're not actively involved in getting what you want, you don't really want it.

Mistakes show us what we need to learn.

Nothing adventured, nothing attained.

All the things you think you should have done that you didn't do, and all of the things that you shouldn't have done, accept them. You did (or did not) do them. That's reality. That's happened. No changing the past.

To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here--with its gift of energy and heightened awareness--so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.