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Fear

The Real World

“The real world isn’t a place – it’s an excuse. It’s a justification for not trying. It has nothing to do with you.” (Rework, Jason Fried & David Heinenmeier Hansson) Okay, this is a hard one. Because as much as I adore this quote, this perspective, I know how it sounds every time I advocate…

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Resentment

“Resentment is the poison we swallow hoping the other person will die.” I’m sorry, because I know how compelling it is to think otherwise – but its true. Stop drinking the poison. It’s not working. Not in the way we want it to anyway. It is slowly eating away at us; slowly increasing the toxicity…

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Failure – or Success?

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” (Samuel Beckett) Beautiful, truthful and cynical. Perfectly Beckett. The other side of this enlightened coin reads: “Life is a successive unfolding of success from failure.” Think about it. Always before you can do something, there is a period of time in which you…

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Turning the Bed Around

I recently heard a wonderful lecture, as her lectures characteristically are, by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes (for info on Dr. Estes see Theatre of the Imagination in my Resources). In it, Dr. Estes tells the story of a boy, (and yes, later a man), whose godmother was the Goddess of Life and Death (if you…

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Our Deepest Fear: Part Two

Yesterday I posted the following quote from Marianne Williamson’s A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,…

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Our Deepest Fear: Part One

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” How eerily, how profoundly, how earth-shatteringly true. A dear friend sent this quote to me the other day, from Marianne Williamson’s A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. Here is…

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