One goal at a time

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One goal at a time

One goal at a time

When you get fired up, or just plain frustrated with your current life situation, it’s tempting to go all out and resolve to donate all of your earthly possessions, quit smoking, never touch a drop of alcohol again and ban chocolate from the house so that you can lose 20-30lbs.  Oh, and stay in touch with your childhood friends more.  And get yourself out of debt. And what happens, almost immediately?  You become deflated and feel overwhelmed and useless.  Because of course  there is no way you are going to be able to tackle all of those things at once!  The

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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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