24 posts tagged growth

Trapped In Luxury

Luxury can be a trap. It can be so comfortable to live in—that it can be so very hard to leave... Hard to stretch yourself beyond the sumptuous and secure life you've come to know. Most of the world isn't as comfortable as you are, and living with this truth can make it hard to leave your protective and pleasant container. Luxury is a trap—if you let it be. For when you have the ability to live self-indulgently, you also have the ability to not challenge yourself with the realities ...

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The First Step

The first step... It's the most exciting and scary moment. It's the moment when you become aware of the problem... And it's the moment when you begin to solve it. Becoming aware of the problem is the beginning of your solution. Awareness is your first step. In simply recognizing the dirt and muck, you're growing. There are so many who are not even yet willing to look there and recognize it. You, however, are. In seeing it, you're already working on rising above it. You're already taking ...

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Getting What You Want Without Knowing What You Need

In our Modern culture, we are encouraged to be unbalanced in our doing, in our esteem. We're taught to believe we have the right, and the entitlement, to do and have whatever we want. Yet we lack the love to know what we truly need, and how to get it. And so we find ourselves exerting our power, our esteem towards our Self, onto others, in hopes that we will get what we want, without having to do the work to know what we need. When did our wants become so important? Perhaps it was when ...

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Don’t Know How

Is there a way to know how to do something without first doing it? Can I know how to play the piano without first playing it? Can I possibly, truly know how to do anything without having done it first? I need practice. I need to learn how to do the thing I desire. I need to do it, to know it. I need to make mistakes. I don't know how. I've never done this before. I have to practice, and I have to allow for the mistakes I'll make while I learn. It feels fair to provide myself ...

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Addicted to the Pain

Do you ever get so addicted to the pain of something that you don't want to break out of it? Have you ever felt so much pain and so consistently that you start to feel you deserve it — that it's meant to be there? Have you ever stayed with your pain — not changing it, not empowering yourself? When we do this, we make ourselves a victim of our pain. It's selfish in the end. We're so overwhelmed by our feelings of despair and unfairness that we forget our responsibility... to our self ...

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