What gets the most space in your life?
(Space can mean a lot of things.)
What part is expanding?
If the fight for space is between the real You and the ego (and it always is), then as the ego (a.k.a junk pile) expands, the real You contracts.
The more junk added to your junk pile, the thicker and bigger and heavier it becomes… Continue reading
This was a Poet –
It is That
Distills amazing sense
From Ordinary Meanings
– Emily Dickinson
What is the real reason that you want something?
If you distill each of your wants to the “the essential meaning or most important aspect,” you’ll get to something important: the foundational desires, the simple, core-deep basis of each want/need/impulse. The desire that’s coming from the real You
Optional, of course, but helpful.
1. Be careful with your Yes.
A yes is an agreement. It’s a contract, and it’s a good idea to be careful – even hesitant – of who and what you attach yourself to in verbal contract. Casual agreement can be construed as you making a commitment when perhaps that’s not what you intend.
I have this rule because I like to make people happy… Continue reading
There are no people who hate you. There are no people who want you to harm you. There is no one out to get you. There is no battle you need to fight, except one.
There are no enemies separate from you.
There’s only the real You and your ego. That’s the only real battleground. The ego is your only real… Continue reading
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We were talking about the real You, and how it gets shoved deeper, compressed. Hidden. Ignored. Forgotten.
When you start out, and there’s no junk yet, it’s so easy for you to be you and send your Youness out into the world. There are no barriers, no filters, no screening… Continue reading
I was thinking about this idea of respect as the baseline again.
It’s like this:
- Respect is what we owe one another. It’s the basic price we (should) pay for human interaction.
- Kindness is what we give to each other. We can choose to give it or not.
When someone offers you kindness without first giving you respect, it’s insulting.
It’s… Continue reading