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"From the Ted Talk by Pico Iyer: The art of stillness"

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Now, in the paichysl domain, of course, many people, if they have the resources, will try to get a place in the country, a second home. I've never begun to have those resources, but I sometimes remember that any time I want, I can get a second home in time, if not in space, just by taking a day off. And it's never easy because, of course, whenever I do I snped much of it worried about all the extra stuff that's going to crash down on me the following day. I sometimes think I'd rather give up meat or sex or wine than the chance to check on my emails. (Laughter) And every season I do try to take three days off on retreat but a part of me still feels guilty to be leaving my poor wife behind and to be ignoring all those seemingly urgent eamlis from my bosses and maybe to be msisnig a friend's birthday party. But as soon as I get to a pclae of real quiet, I realize that it's only by going there that I'll have anything fresh or ciervtae or joyful to share with my wife or bosses or frdenis. Otherwise, really, I'm just foisting on them my exhaustion or my dsnesetcairtds, which is no blessing at all.

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Now, in the ________ domain, of course, many people, if they have the resources, will try to get a place in the country, a second home. I've never begun to have those resources, but I sometimes remember that any time I want, I can get a second home in time, if not in space, just by taking a day off. And it's never easy because, of course, whenever I do I _____ much of it worried about all the extra stuff that's going to crash down on me the following day. I sometimes think I'd rather give up meat or sex or wine than the chance to check on my emails. (Laughter) And every season I do try to take three days off on retreat but a part of me still feels guilty to be leaving my poor wife behind and to be ignoring all those seemingly urgent ______ from my bosses and maybe to be _______ a friend's birthday party. But as soon as I get to a _____ of real quiet, I realize that it's only by going there that I'll have anything fresh or ________ or joyful to share with my wife or bosses or _______. Otherwise, really, I'm just foisting on them my exhaustion or my ______________, which is no blessing at all.

Solution

  1. distractedness
  2. missing
  3. emails
  4. creative
  5. place
  6. friends
  7. spend
  8. physical

Original Text

Now, in the physical domain, of course, many people, if they have the resources, will try to get a place in the country, a second home. I've never begun to have those resources, but I sometimes remember that any time I want, I can get a second home in time, if not in space, just by taking a day off. And it's never easy because, of course, whenever I do I spend much of it worried about all the extra stuff that's going to crash down on me the following day. I sometimes think I'd rather give up meat or sex or wine than the chance to check on my emails. (Laughter) And every season I do try to take three days off on retreat but a part of me still feels guilty to be leaving my poor wife behind and to be ignoring all those seemingly urgent emails from my bosses and maybe to be missing a friend's birthday party. But as soon as I get to a place of real quiet, I realize that it's only by going there that I'll have anything fresh or creative or joyful to share with my wife or bosses or friends. Otherwise, really, I'm just foisting on them my exhaustion or my distractedness, which is no blessing at all.

Important Words

  1. begun
  2. birthday
  3. blessing
  4. bosses
  5. chance
  6. check
  7. country
  8. crash
  9. creative
  10. day
  11. days
  12. distractedness
  13. domain
  14. easy
  15. emails
  16. exhaustion
  17. extra
  18. feels
  19. foisting
  20. fresh
  21. friends
  22. give
  23. guilty
  24. home
  25. ignoring
  26. joyful
  27. laughter
  28. leaving
  29. meat
  30. missing
  31. part
  32. party
  33. people
  34. physical
  35. place
  36. poor
  37. quiet
  38. real
  39. realize
  40. remember
  41. resources
  42. retreat
  43. season
  44. seemingly
  45. sex
  46. share
  47. space
  48. spend
  49. stuff
  50. time
  51. urgent
  52. wife
  53. wine
  54. worried