Is there any criteria that can I use to see if the advice works? It turns out that the answer is pretty simple -− I try it on and work it. And if it works, I use it.
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I have been watching my own black and white thinking and the difficulty I often have in holding ambiguity for long. I started asking myself, " How did this happen?"
For me, it was finding what worked and what didn't. It was learning that my ego was what was fragile, not me. And it was my beliefs that were holding me back, not my mistakes or failures.
How many times can we watch the same footage of oil-soaked birds, commandos mounting an assault or refugees living in squalid conditions before we begin to believe that our world has tilted out of orbit?
The truth of our strength is in what we have already overcome and that we are searching for new and better ways to manage our lives. You have already taken the first steps.
Take a few minutes each day to look into a mirror and tell yourself simply, "I love you." Even if you don't believe it, or don't believe that it will have a positive effect.
As long as I avoided experiencing my emotions, I resorted to addictive patterns. And even though I have maintained a 200-pound weight loss for nearly a decade, I still do.
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