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From Mary Lou

Let It Be

Opinions. We all have them. They are born from our beliefs, our experiences. I remember don Miguel Ruiz (author of “The Four Agreements”) telling us we all had too many opinions, that this kept us stuck in our own self importance, and our need to preserve our self image, keeping us from our Authenticity. Our egos are driven to protect these opinions - to attempt to be right and make others wrong if their opinions differs from ours. What if we just accepted our opinions as coming from our own personal perspective and allowed others to have their own perspectives? Don’t we...

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Do You Know Too Much?

We are built to learn. It is part of the human process of growing up, and expanding our knowledge of this world we are a part of. It is necessary to perform our daily tasks and interact with our world. It stimulates our mind and keeps us actively involved with life. In our spiritual lives, beyond that world of knowledge, there is a place where it comes time to step back from having to accumulate knowledge, to know the how and why of most things, and practice the spiritual aspects of what we have learned thus far. Our mind is...

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Emotion Objectivity

   Handling our EGO when in a stressed situation may be the key to handling situations in a manner that doesn’t explode over all involved, and sometimes people or events that aren’t even involved. Anytime we find ourselves in an stressed emotional state you can bet it is the ego aspect of our personality that is wanting to take center stage, It is its job to protect us (that is what it has been trained to do all our lives), so whether your ego reaction be for the better or not, it jumps in. Strong emotions distort our perception. We all...

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WHAT MATTERS

It doesn’t matter what you choose to do as your spiritual practice. The time you set aside to be in touch with that part of you that is non-physical (your soul, spirit, the name matters not). What does matter is that you do it daily. It can get hectic at times and is easy to put this part of our day aside for other things that pop up. Excuses can come easily. If it means getting up a bit earlier. taking a time out at lunch, or putting aside time before you retire for the night, this commitment is one...

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MOTIVES

  I would like to discuss what we might call our motives, or our agendas, the real reasons behind what we think, do, desire. It is our general intention (for most of us) to feel good, be happy and healthy. Good intentions. We try to do what we can to fulfill these intentions. Have you looked deeper into why you want these? Really deep into the conscious and unconscious programming that is our motivation to the seeking in the first place? I am not suggesting that we start judging ourselves and our motives. Just take a look. It can get...

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