A metaphor, model, image, or story can be useful for breaking down an old misunderstanding. But every metaphor, model, image or story will need itself to be broken down when the initial clarity or freedom it brought is outweighed by its inherent limitation.

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It is brilliant that you saw something differently, that you did something differently, and that your life changed. But if you are now going to share that something as a way to change other lives, go canny.

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thinking too much?

I was taught, and maybe you were too, that unhelpful thinking can be ignored, if I understood the power of Thought to create my experience.

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the myth of the self

Self-esteem, self-doubt, self-confidence, self-disgust, self-development, self-inflicted, self-esteem, self-sacrificing, self-motivated . . .All focused on the idea of a self, who can be hurt or helped. A self that doesn’t exist.

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shouting love at the world

As we begin to explore who we are, it can seem we need to choose a particular teacher or school. Our essence, however, is reflected back at us in all experience and is found laid bare in the most surprising of places. The opening lyrics to “The Flood” by Take That provide an excellent illustration.

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mending hurt feelings

Have you ever caught yourself making something up in an attempt to justify a situation? To make yourself feel better about circumstances you really don’t like?

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Calming a Busy Mind

If it seems that a busy mind is a problem, then it will likely appear obvious to look for a calm mind. But why is it said, “Want a job done well? Ask a busy person”? In fact, what is a busy mind?

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