What if I told you that you could liberate yourself to experience the world fully? Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living provides sound guidance that anyone desiring to live a happier more satisfying life should incorporate.
The approach is simple, lighten up, it's no big deal!
Having the rug pulled out from under you is the opportunity to change your fundamental pattern, to change your DNA. Let go, lighten up! It's no big deal ~ Pema Chondron
Now you don't need to be Buddhist, Christian, Pagan or any label associated with a personal religious belief. What you do need to be is open and willing to change, to become a gentler better person. One that people will be attracted to.
The author uses terminology known to those that study Eastern philosophy, such as Bodhicitta (to lighten up) and references other authors, Krishnamurti ( Liberation From The Known) which may seem foreign but the concepts are so simple and so familiar, it's a wonder why we are so challenged being happy and experiencing true freedom.
Highlights of these concepts are as follows:
- Don't make a big deal about anything – Everything is always changing. Accept that and learn to adapt and be flexible.
- Move away from your comfort and security – Relax and enjoy discovering new experiences.
- Stop trying to convince yourself that you are Ok. You are not and that's Ok.
- Learn that your beliefs are just thoughts. They are your perception and everyone has them. There is no right or wrong. There just is.
- Relax so that nothing phases you. Remember, it just is.
- When you accept that things are the way they are and you are not trying to change them, you become more accepting and peaceful. You learn to co-exist.
- Be curious about the world and less afraid. Become an observer, much like a traveler because you are.
- Learn to breathe in your fears, your pain and release them slowly. Allow yourself to experience it then release it.
Embracing pain opens the heart. We become more compassionate of others.
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Our thoughts are mostly derived from our memories, our past experiences and conditioning from our childhood and social environment. If we find ourselves unhappy with our lives, dissatisfied with our careers or our financial situation, we must take care to guard our thoughts. Learn to let them go and become open to discovering what you desire.
Take time to nurture yourself and your sacred space and time.
Find out who you really are by connecting with what brings you joy.
all the best,
P.S. If you would like to explore how to tap into yourself, explore your emotions and overcome fears and challenges then I invite you to dive in to The Deep Abyss.
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