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IN THIS MOMENT AND EVERY MOMENT, I AM ENOUGH

If we are unduly absorbed in improving our lives we may forget altogether to live them. -Alan Watts The other day, my client shared with me this Alan Watts quote. It generated an interesting conversation about how difficult it is to accept and relax into a true sense of personal knowing that, as we are, we are good, we are enough. Our conversation reflected on how so often we become entrenched in working toward personal goals or self-improvement in such a way that we fail to stop, look back, and see as well as enjoy the progress we’ve made. We reflected on how we tend only to look at the areas in which we still need or want improvement, which keeps our eyes set on flaws and failures instead

THE PRIVILEGE OF FAILURE

I am presently reading a book called, Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion, selected and edited by Diane K. Osbon. The following is an excerpt I read the other day that struck me deep and hard. So, I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy. The psyche knows how to heal, but it hurts. Sometimes the healing hurts more than the initial injury, but if you survive it, you’ll be stronger, because you’ve found a larger base. Every commitment is a narrowing, and when that commitment fails, you have to get back to a larger base and have the strength to hold onto it. Nietzche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life, the idea came to him of what he

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