I love this: we need not be special!!!!!!

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Yasuní National Park, Ecuador
Photograph by Steve Winter, National Geographic

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From Buddhas Brain;
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“Believing that you need to be special in order to deserve love and support sets a really high bar that takes much effort and strain to clear—day after day after day.
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And it sets you up for self-criticism and feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness if you don’t get the recognition you crave.
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Instead, try wishing yourself well in these ways:
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May I be loved without being special.
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May I contribute without being special.
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Consider renouncing specialness—including being important and admired.
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Renunciation is the antithesis of clinging, and thus a radical path to happiness.
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Say phrases like these in your mind, and notice what they feel like: I give up being important. I renounce seeking approval.
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Feel the peace in this surrender.
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Love the person you are, much as you would care about any person dear to you.
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But don’t love the self or any other mere mind-object.”
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on May 8, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Really beautiful.

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