What should be clear is that most events in our lives are, simply, beyond our control. The one aspect that we do control -- how we choose to react to what's occurring around us -- is the decisive factor as to how we will perceive and experience our lives.
Watching Complete, a new play written by Andrea Kuchlewska, directed by Jennifer Chambers and having its West Coast premiere at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, left me -- ironically enough -- with the experience of being "ambivalent and incomplete" which may be a more apt title.
The interesting thing about these ideas -- the things we most desperately want out of life -- is that they are all functions of mind, and it's clear that the human species can eat, live and reproduce just fine in the complete absence of them.
No matter who wins on Tuesday one thing is clear: the country can not afford to conduct its public business like it has done over the last four years. In other words, it's time for politics not as usual! Something has to change, and it must be change that we truly can believe in.
We have been given the ability to glimpse a sliver of reality and also to use our intellects to "see" beyond our limitations, but like small children, we cry out when we're in pain -- it's a function of our basic humanity.
Don't let anyone judge you for your past, least of all yourself. You may have made choices, even right up to today, that have led to needless suffering. All that is in the past if you choose to respond differently today.
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We've all experienced the strength of negative thoughts. If we are not aware in the present moment they can quickly sneak up on us and drag us down the rabbit hole of disconnection, despair and depression.
If you choose to focus primarily on the external, on what happens to you, then you may well wind up settling for the life that shows up. If you listen more intently to your Soul-Talk, then you will find that you can create more of the life experience you would prefer.