how we think we should be

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Excerpt from the book “The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is”

“A common Zen teaching describes the sage as a person of no rank.

This is a description of someone who isn’t identified.

Again, that doesn’t mean the sage has no personality.

Awakened people can have powerful personalities that from the outside may even appear stronger than they were before awakening.

No longer restricted by their beliefs or ideas about how they should be,

or by worries about how others

think they should be,

they are free simply to show up fully and authentically as they actually are.”

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My two cents: Our goal is to show up empty of thought, focused like a laser, relaxed and aware.

We waste so much time worrying about how to fit in, be accepted, then gain approval.

Approval has nothing to do with happiness.

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