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10 Quotes for Letting Go of “How Life Should Be”

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Reflecting on the reminders above can be incredibly grounding when life doesn’t go as planned. But what can you do if the immediate tension inside you is spiraling out of control?Here’s a brief outline of some initial steps Marc and I actively take (and cover with our course students and live event attendees) to cope with the immediate tension that arises from unfavorable outcomes in our lives:The bottom line is that when life dishes you a harsh dose of reality, the best first steps involve sitting silently and witnessing the thoughts passing through you.

Just witnessing at first, not interfering and not even judging, because by judging too rapidly you have lost the pure witness.

The moment you rush to say, “this is absolutely terrible” or “things should be different,” you have already jumped head first into the chaotic tension.It takes practice to create a gap between the witnessing of thoughts and your response to them.

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