What if there were no good and no bad?

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What if there were no good and no bad?

What if there were no good and no bad?

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”  — Hamlet At first glance, this idea seems silly.  Of course there are bad things.  Tragic, horrific, terrible things that one would not dare to label as anything else. And then there are wonderful things.  Lucky breaks, opportunities and successes that seem nothing but positive. But Eckhart Tolle, and many Buddhist spiritual teachers, speak a lot on this subject. The idea is not to deny that life has its ups and downs, but simply to point out two things: 1.  That the impact of the event is dependent

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What is acceptance? And why is it so hard?

What is acceptance?  And why is it so hard?

I think that acceptance is one of the hardest concepts to grasp.  And certainly one of the hardest to put into practice. But part of that difficulty arises because we misunderstand what acceptance actually means.  We mistake it for passivity or fatalism or apathy.  We believe that we must fight or struggle against life in order to ‘show it who’s boss.’ Certainly, there is nothing wrong with picking up the reins and guiding your life in the direction you want it to go.  But, as Eckhart Tolle says, “Whatever you resist, persists.” It’s not that you can’t make changes.  It’s

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