Tag: acceptance

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Acceptance

When I accept, I can change. That’s the old mantra.  The worst part about mantras like this is that they become trite.  They get disconnected from their meaning.  They become words, detached from experience in spite of their relative truth. We don’t change what we refuse to accept about ourselves.  That is true.  If I …

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Letting Go

It’s funny how we can spend so much time thinking about our self-awareness and be willfully ignorant of the things that bother us at the same time. I have a tendency to bottle things up.  I do.  I try to let go of little stuff.  People tell me I’m very calm and “chill”, but I …

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Normal (Don’t Do It)

This could be a normal post about not being normal. I think that by now, most people have read plenty of quotes about not being normal.  Most (if not all) of our best stories, regardless of medium, revolve around people who go beyond the norm.  After all, normal is boring and stupid, right? And yet, …

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True Self

About a month and a half ago, I read a personal development book that changed my perspective on self. The author, as usual, depicted himself as a guru.  A business genius who meditated and did yoga and travelled and only surrounded himself with positive people and positive thoughts and as a result, was fabulously wealthy …