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An Alternative to Ruination

I received a message (included in its entirety below) from a mentor of mine that I wanted to share. The idea that we’d rather be ruined than change is real for so many people (they just don’t know it, consciously). What’s happening with so many people is that, by playing it safe, they are quietly …

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*Nothing* Happens for a Reason

You’ve heard the saying “everything happens for a reason?” Well, nothing happens for a reason as well.* Just as there are no accidents in the Universe, and all effects have their causes, all lack-of-effects have their not-causes. Whatever we do or don’t have in our lives is the result of what we do or don’t …

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What Courage Really Is

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on — it is going on when you don’t have strength. – Napoleon Bonaparte Having the strength to go on is capacity. You either have it at any given moment, or you don’t. Want more capacity? Train… Whatever you’ll need when things get tough, develop greater amounts of that. Then …

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What Keeps You Small?

Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know. – Pema Chodron That which we resist, persists. What keeps coming up for you? “Causing you*” persistent, or recurring, or even occasional, angst, frustration, upset, overwhelm, anger or sadness? What in you must evolve to solve, or better yet make irrelevant, this …

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