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We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
-- Edwin Markham
 

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Experience it

Instead of being concerned with fitting every new experience into a preconceived category, put your energy into living the experience itself. Instead of using your thoughts to place a judgment on each thing that comes your way, put your energy into being more fully aware of it all.

How many things do you miss completely because you think you already know what you’re looking at? How many new concepts do you fail to grasp because you’re trying to fit them into concepts you already have?

If your life seems to be stuck in one place, the most likely reason is that your thoughts are preventing anything new from coming into your awareness. Relax your need to judge and to analyze, and you’ll glimpse the abundant richness that is always available to you.

Let go of the need to know it all, and you’ll begin to experience more and more. Move beyond the desire to always prove that you’re right, and your eyes will open to profound truths.

What has it ever gained anyone to be cynical and closed minded? Choose instead to open your mind, to open your eyes to the astounding, ever-increasing richness of what is.

Let yourself out of the prison that your ego keeps trying to build. There’s a big, beautiful universe right here and now that’s filled with value for you to live.

— Ralph Marston

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