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When Things Don’t Work

Frequently, when faced with a problem, we may attempt to solve it in a particular way. When that way doesn’t work, we may continue trying to solve the problem in that same way.

We may get frustrated, try harder, get more frustrated, and then exert more energy and influence into forcing the same solution that we have already tried and that didn’t work.

That approach makes us crazy. It tends to get us stuck and trapped. It is the stuff that unmanageability is made of. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on 2012/06/28 in Language of Letting Go

 

    “What could be greater than to be Wakan-Tanka’s mind, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, arms, hands, legs, and feet here on Earth?”
    — Fools Crow, LAKOTA

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Posted by on 2012/06/27 in Spirituality, Wellbriety

 

Relax, you’ve arrived

We spend so much of our time trying to get somewhere.

Part of this comes from our biological nature. To survive, animals – including us – have to be goal-directed, leaning into the future.

It’s certainly healthy to pursue wholesome aims, like paying the rent on time, raising children well, healing old pain, or improving education.

But it’s also important to see how this focus on the future – on endless striving, on getting the next task done, on climbing the next mountain – can get confused and stressful.

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Posted by on 2012/06/26 in Attitude, Zen

 

Step 2

    God is near me (or rather in me), and yet I may be far from God because I may be far from my own true self.


— C. E. Roll

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Posted by on 2012/06/26 in FB alternative, personal

 

Managing Desire

    Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of good luck.
    — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Posted by on 2012/06/25 in Attitude, Surrender, Trust

 

Detachment

Detachment doesn’t come naturally for many of us. But once we realize the value of this recovery principle, we understand how vital detachment is. Read the rest of this entry »