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A belief – defensively held – is the first act of war*

This short animation illustrates this reality. It could equally apply to having strong beliefs of ANY type e.g. atheistic beliefs, beliefs that there is only one ‘right’ way of doing things …

* More concisely, this attitude could be described as “Belief as offense” [Thanks for this Ben]

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Aphorism, Ego-threat

 

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To say that you are ‘spiritual, but not religious’ could simply mean: “I am good and not bad. Please approve of me”. But it could also mean something deeper e.g. “I am willing to undermine/let go of the beliefs I already have, as an alternative to continually reinforcing old beliefs and adopting new ones” or “I am willing to try ‘wanting what I get’ (accepting) as an alternative to ‘getting what I want’ (striving)”.

 

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‎’Integrity’ requires more than just good intentions. It requires a high degree of self-awareness, acceptance of imperfection and a capacity to work consistently toward a goal even in the face of negative emotions.

 

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To allow space between what happens and our reaction to it, is an act of love

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Aphorism

 

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