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By Sheldon Kopp

ISBN-10: 0671768387

ISBN-13: 9780671768386

Day-by-day meditations conceal id, lifestyles overview, ambitions, vainness, worry, danger taking, humility, and freedom.

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If you want to live your own life, you have to create your own story. January 28 ALL OF us have thoughts and feelings that we don’t approve of, and have done things we think we shouldn’t have. Those who deny this must also deny their humanness of being part animal and part angel. Our paradoxical human nature is illustrated in the life of the infamous Marquis de Sade. Sade was a dangerous criminal and scandalous pervert, yet he was a man with strong personal convictions, strongly opposing the artificial codes imposed by collective morality.

Since this was to be a time of self-discovery, the boy was not told what he might expect to encounter. No socially approved image was offered to him. Rather, he was given the understanding that he would have a vision, his own vision of who he was to be and what he was to do with his life. The boy going through this initiation rite was told that whatever this vision was, whatever he learned about himself and the world, should be trusted and accepted. When he returned, his vision would be honored by the tribe, simply because it was his and because he had discovered it for himself and claimed it as his own.

If you are naturally resistant, then you feel like doing the opposite of whatever you’re told. When you’re told to keep doing what you’re already doing, if you stop, you’re giving up the behavior; if you don’t stop, you’re giving in and no longer resisting. Either way, you win. Stubbornness is a source of strength waiting to be freed. February 19 A STORY in Hindu mythology tells of Krishna dancing with many women in a way that expressed emotion overflowing from a full heart. If we learn what this tale has to teach, it frees us from the assumption that there is only so much love to go around.

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