What we often forget is that no matter what, we’re creating our lives.
We can seek to find our self-worth from within.
In a sentence: be with everything in your experience, with an attitude of relaxed appreciation.
You can completely change how you feel, change the results you’re getting, and change your relationship to anything, by changing your story.
A lot of things isn’t inherently overwhelming — it’s how we view those things.
The victory I’m most proud of is cultivating stillness within and allowing life to flow through the sacred place I’ve made.
A process of deepening into the training of fearlessness, of getting intimate with fear and creating a new relationship to uncertainty.
The physical urges are not so hard: if you stay away from an old habit for a week, the urges die down.
You don’t have to do anything different to live life on this easy mode.
We might call it Effortless Effort (similar to “wu wei” in Daoism) — the idea of acting without a huge amount of tension or extraneous physical effort.
Set a reminder to go off in 30 minutes, and focus on something important.
What if every challenging person and situation were our teacher?
Catch yourself when you’re using the old pattern.
This is important to understand, because if you just stop doing the compulsive habit, you have removed your coping mechanism without finding another way to meet your need.
If we want to take our learning and our lives to the next level, we have to let go of that clinging to what we know.
Our bodies are a vehicle for living. They have nothing to do with our worth or goodness as a person.