Being The Change

SUFFERING

What Does It Mean to “Welcome” Suffering?… [ Reading time ~ 4 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Why would anyone want to welcome something that is painful? (Well, because the pain usually comes from not “welcoming” it. Ouch!) In this piece, suffering might mean the following… anxiety, anger, confusion, defensiveness, disappointment, fear, frustration, hopelessness, overwhelm, and sadness …

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“DONALD”

We Need to Talk About “Donald”… [ Reading time ~ 4 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Is “Donald Trump” the real problem, then? (As well as those that are like him or support and value him?) Is the default reaction of destroy and discredit the only solution? Or, is it possible to listen to AND learn from …

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QUOTE #4 (FUNNY?)

Leaders, Followers, Oscar Wilde and Me – This Time, It’s Personal!… [ Reading time ~ 4 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Here are a couple of ‘funny’ (awkward) questions, you might never have considered before: You likely know that the answer comes from ‘within’, but what does that actually mean? Also, where is this ‘within’, and how …

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HAPPINESS NOW

How to Be Happy in a Sad, Mad World… [ Reading time ~ 7 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Can reading this blog post really make you happy? Hah! Probably not, but reading it can point you to where happiness comes from – and how it comes and goes. The following piece – that first started life …

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FEEDBACK

Learning to Listen to Others; Learning to Listen to Yourself… [ Reading time ~ 5 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Nobody’s perfect – obviously! – so why does ‘nobody’ seem to like being imperfect? (The very same ‘nobody’ that doesn’t like hearing about their imperfections from others.) Hmm. Also, why are we so bad at listening to …

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WHAT DO NEXT?

Stuckness: Simply Fear, In Disguise… [ Reading time ~ 5 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Plans are great. Plans are comforting. Plans give you an idea of what to do next. But a plan is just a plan – it does not come with any guarantees that things will work out as you – er – planned. …

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INVITATION

Could the Desire to “Fix” the Problem BE the Problem? [ Reading time ~ 3 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Is it possible to fix problems – whatever a “problem” looks like to you – without a DESIRE to fix the problem? For example, could searching for happiness, say, be what’s keeping you from being happy? Or …

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