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Meditations for the Coming Year



“When we don’t act from fear we aren’t nearly as likely to run out of resources.” – Martha Beck


I’ve had this list of meditations, words of wisdom, or whatever you want to call them, in my notebook for a while and wanted to share them as they’ve been kind of awesome for me this year. These are excerpted from an article I saw in Experience Life magazine. As we close another tumultuous year, I hope you find these helpful in the whole spectrum of possibility that is life...


CHALLENGES TO OVERCOME

  1. Believing you’re broken.

  2. Thinking you’re completely fixable.

  3. Believing you can think your way there.

  4. Having unrealistic expectations.

  5. Blaming yourself for failure.

  6. Assuming you’re supposed to feel a certain way.

  7. Equating success with happiness.

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

  1. Embrace who you are today.

  2. Accept what you can’t change.

  3. Focus on your response to life.

  4. Be mindful.

  5. Give yourself credit.

  6. Dream and do anyway.

These strategies can be excellent reminders if we leave our cynicism-fraught lives behind and focus on just this stage we are in today. It's not always easy, but as Ernest Hemingway said, "life breaks everyone, but some are strong in the broken places.”




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