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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
-- Tolstoy


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Be truly free

If you run away from a problem, you will soon encounter an even stronger version of it. Instead, turn to face the problem, work your way through it, and then it will never be able to hold you back again.

The path to freedom is not through avoidance and denial. For that strategy only ends up heaping more trouble on top of the trouble that’s already there.

The path to freedom is through truth, acceptance, effort and determination. There is no problem that can survive such a positive onslaught.

Though it is a pain, though it is an inconvenience, though it is messy and complicated, though it may be embarrassing, go ahead and deal with it. The sooner you deal with a problem, the less of your precious life it will steal from you.

The problems you ignore, avoid, and deny grow stronger. The problems you deal with disappear.

So which outcome would you prefer? Choose to promptly deal with it, and choose to be truly free.

— Ralph Marston

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