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"Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« on: April 21, 2015, 08:52:16 AM »
I recently came across Doug Brown's books and I noticed a similarity in tone to the stuff I've read procured from the "Self Help" section of my local Barnes 'n' Nobles. His work is about improving one's life, and I think all of us can agree that this is a "good thing". It gives me a lot to think about and take with me through the day and it's become an important part of my daily meditation regiment.

I've decided to use this thread as a sort of "repository of nowness" for everyone hanging out in this forum. Each day, I'll drop one of Doug's quotes up in here to be used as a sort of touchstone for starting your day. A place to come, focus, and then go out and be "other".

Doug's book, "Looking Glass Self - Hope, Optimism and the Journey Within", was published in 2012. A lot has happened between then and now, but the timeless nature of the wisdom contained therein has got to be good for at least another six years or so. And judging from the rave reviews online, I'm not the first to have been impressed by his unique insight regarding this big blue marble we call Earth and this crazy thing we call life.



My hope is that it will give all of you the same boost in transformative morale, impactful spirituality, incentivized vigor, actionable sexuality, seamless spunk, synergistic can-do and disruptive nowness that it's given to me.



In no way am I taking credit for any of the quotes I'll submit here on a regular basis. This is Doug's work, and I'm simply bringing it to a wider audience. Although I haven't been given permission from Doug to quote his work here, I can't imagine there being any issue. I'm only quoting his work the way I'd quote Einstein, Neitzsche, Maya Angelou, Martin (both the comedian and the fantasy/fiction writer), or Abercrombie & Fitch.
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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 08:56:34 AM »
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

"It really is all we have, the here and now. This single moment in time. Embrace it, cherish it, enjoy it. In life we tend to invest so much time in all the what if's and the shoulda, coulda, wouldas." - p. 11 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown
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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 11:53:54 AM »
That's fucking beautiful. And so true.

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 12:13:34 PM »
please make this a sticky thread.
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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 09:08:21 AM »
please make this a sticky thread.

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I recently came across Doug Brown's book...




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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 09:15:52 AM »
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

"When does the point of a dream become reality? Do we dream solely with our eyes closed in the midst of the night? Where does the energy to put a dream into action come from? These are questions that come from the mind. Imagination is more important than knowledge in the birth of a dream." - p.50 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown


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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 08:58:22 AM »
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

"My skateboarding is judged a great deal of the time while I'm at public skate parks. I have many stories but I don't think I can beat the one where I was told I'm better than myself. I'm skating my favorite half pipe at an indoor skate park near my hometown. After a few runs on the ramp this adolescent skater approaches me with his thoughts 'Man you're really good. You look like Doug Brown but you skate way better than him.' I replied with 'Ya he's a sell-out.' I continue skating with a strange satisfaction. Later in the passing moments he was rejoined with his friends with a slight look of embarrassment. After his friends telling him who I was I completed the dialog assuring him it was fine. We had a good laugh and a good future story to tell. So apparently that day I was better than myself at skateboarding." - p. 82 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 09:21:43 AM »
He never stops learning about himself

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 10:35:20 AM »
Not only has Doug brown touched the hearts of you, me and the whole SLAP community.

Doug Brown has touched this entire soccer team

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 10:46:27 AM »
Not only has Doug brown touched the hearts of you, me and the whole SLAP community.

Doug Brown has touched this entire soccer team



Somebody needs to tell ms.boopz that it's "you're", not "your". smh

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 10:50:32 AM »
She wants Doug to put the 'E' into her possessive pronoun.

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2015, 11:01:16 AM »
She wants Doug to put the 'E' into her possessive pronoun.

pssssh...women are such slutz

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2015, 11:05:54 AM »
She wants Doug to put the 'E' into her possessive pronoun.

Doug tells all his fans "You're my awesome." So we always sign 'your awesome' when addressing the Doug.


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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2015, 01:00:24 PM »
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

"My skateboarding is judged a great deal of the time while I'm at public skate parks. I have many stories but I don't think I can beat the one where I was told I'm better than myself. I'm skating my favorite half pipe at an indoor skate park near my hometown. After a few runs on the ramp this adolescent skater approaches me with his thoughts 'Man you're really good. You look like Doug Brown but you skate way better than him.' I replied with 'Ya he's a sell-out.' I continue skating with a strange satisfaction. Later in the passing moments he was rejoined with his friends with a slight look of embarrassment. After his friends telling him who I was I completed the dialog assuring him it was fine. We had a good laugh and a good future story to tell. So apparently that day I was better than myself at skateboarding." - p. 82 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown
Holy shit this is inspiring. I'm totally gonna work to be "better than myself" today.

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2015, 07:24:23 PM »
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

"My skateboarding is judged a great deal of the time while I'm at public skate parks. I have many stories but I don't think I can beat the one where I was told I'm better than myself. I'm skating my favorite half pipe at an indoor skate park near my hometown. After a few runs on the ramp this adolescent skater approaches me with his thoughts 'Man you're really good. You look like Doug Brown but you skate way better than him.' I replied with 'Ya he's a sell-out.' I continue skating with a strange satisfaction. Later in the passing moments he was rejoined with his friends with a slight look of embarrassment. After his friends telling him who I was I completed the dialog assuring him it was fine. We had a good laugh and a good future story to tell. So apparently that day I was better than myself at skateboarding." - p. 82 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown
Holy shit this is inspiring. I'm totally gonna work to be "better than myself" today.

it warms the heart to know that every "adolescent skater" has both heard of and can recognize doug

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2015, 09:16:02 AM »
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

"In the 1990s skateboarding became a desolate passing fad. I kept skating for fun and fitness. I never stopped. I remember while having dinner at the local Pizza Hut seeing some of my old skate buddies. They asked if I still skated, to which I replied, 'Of course. When we said skate or die I meant it.' They continued with their meal having maniacal laughs under their breath. Well, I got the last laugh." p. 52 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2015, 10:10:05 AM »
"Was I a hero? Maybe to Hero, I was a hero." - Doug Brown

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2015, 12:03:42 PM »
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

"In the 1990s skateboarding became a desolate passing fad. I kept skating for fun and fitness. I never stopped. I remember while having dinner at the local Pizza Hut seeing some of my old skate buddies. They asked if I still skated, to which I replied, 'Of course. When we said skate or die I meant it.' They continued with their meal having maniacal laughs under their breath. Well, I got the last laugh." p. 52 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown

HOW THE FUCK DOES THIS ASSHOLE MAKE A LIVING
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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2015, 12:15:00 PM »
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

"In the 1990s skateboarding became a desolate passing fad. I kept skating for fun and fitness. I never stopped. I remember while having dinner at the local Pizza Hut seeing some of my old skate buddies. They asked if I still skated, to which I replied, 'Of course. When we said skate or die I meant it.' They continued with their meal having maniacal laughs under their breath. Well, I got the last laugh." p. 52 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown

HOW THE FUCK DOES THIS ASSHOLE MAKE A LIVING

That's what I find inspiring about Doug - You can have a career doing what you love though you're not very good at what you love.

Just self-promote the shit out of yourself. 

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2015, 12:34:19 PM »
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

"In the 1990s skateboarding became a desolate passing fad. I kept skating for fun and fitness. I never stopped. I remember while having dinner at the local Pizza Hut seeing some of my old skate buddies. They asked if I still skated, to which I replied, 'Of course. When we said skate or die I meant it.' They continued with their meal having maniacal laughs under their breath. Well, I got the last laugh." p. 52 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown

HOW THE FUCK DOES THIS ASSHOLE MAKE A LIVING

That's what I find inspiring about Doug - You can have a career doing what you love though you're not very good at what you love.

Just self-promote the shit out of yourself. 
By eating at pizza hut
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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2015, 06:11:25 PM »
The more I read these the more I'm convinced that Doug writes his own reviews.
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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2015, 10:19:52 PM »
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

"In the 1990s skateboarding became a desolate passing fad. I kept skating for fun and fitness. I never stopped. I remember while having dinner at the local Pizza Hut seeing some of my old skate buddies. They asked if I still skated, to which I replied, 'Of course. When we said skate or die I meant it.' They continued with their meal having maniacal laughs under their breath. Well, I got the last laugh." p. 52 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown

HOW THE FUCK DOES THIS ASSHOLE MAKE A LIVING

That's what I find inspiring about Doug - You can have a career doing what you love though you're not very good at what you love.

Just self-promote the shit out of yourself. 
By eating at pizza hut

You really get what's going on, I'm thinking you're a full grown baby genius

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2015, 11:21:11 PM »
he just gained another follower on instagram

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2015, 06:10:11 AM »
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

"In the 1990s skateboarding became a desolate passing fad. I kept skating for fun and fitness. I never stopped. I remember while having dinner at the local Pizza Hut seeing some of my old skate buddies. They asked if I still skated, to which I replied, 'Of course. When we said skate or die I meant it.' They continued with their meal having maniacal laughs under their breath. Well, I got the last laugh." p. 52 - Looking Glass Self - Hope Optimism and the Journey Within; Doug Brown
Don't like to question Doug, but how do you laugh maniacally under your breath? Other than that, text book, life affirming stuff as usual.
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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2015, 07:11:13 AM »
Doug Brown didn't have skate buddies.


Also, it would be nice to run his book through Turnitin or something, just to check how original his "thoughts" are...
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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2015, 08:40:55 AM »
GAY, please tell me you aren't taking the weekends off. I can't go a day without a DB quote now.
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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2015, 04:25:29 AM »
GAY, please tell me you aren't taking the weekends off. I can't go a day without a DB quote now.

same  :(

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2015, 09:14:53 AM »
GAY, please tell me you aren't taking the weekends off. I can't go a day without a DB quote now.

same  :(

Sorry fellas. I'll try to get that kink in this spiritual flow we got going on here worked out.

Back to nowness!

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

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Re: "Daily Reflections" with Doug Brown
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2015, 10:10:31 AM »
keep on doug'n everybody
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