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Lissa’s book The Anatomy of A Calling The Website., is worth visiting at least yearly as it contains so many profound gems about being on purpose.
But first of all she suggests you need to give up attachment, what do we say about attachment across the airwaves and through time: Here is a selection I have chosen to illustrate it:
1. This is one I have struggled with over time, that the answer lies within not externally. Working on it daily.
2. Why do we become flustered when the world started operating in a different way to that we know it should be, this is what happens when we hold on too tight: Holding on to Broken Things.
3. What did Buddha mean by this, much to ponder in 7 simple words.
4. You can’t should’ve done something. Gold: It was a Good Day.
5. The Inner Universe, that’s where the healing lives and lies.
6. When we stop waiting to reply and genuinely listen to others, Its amazing how many of our judgements slip away: Crippled Inside.
7. How often do we battle with these thing in our lives – The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
8. Judgement often feels chaotic, It’s not your task, bring on the calm: A Thousand Years.
9. Love me a few of Pema’s wise words, get her books , they are magic.
10. Here’s a memory test: Out damn spot, think High School: Time to Let Go.
11. Lots of practice here, heart and mind, methinks.
12. Do we have the courage to give up that which has become toxic for us, I did it with alcohol over 3 years ago, feel so much better: Don’t Stop Believing.
13. Surfs UP, which are your favourite emotions to surf, which put you in danger. Perhaps it’s time to give up your attachment to those waves.
14. This is the one thing in life I wish for more than anything else, to fly unaided. I have not been willing to give up everything that weighs the possibility down: I’ll Fly Away.
15. The field of all possibilities: Has anyone ever reached this blissful state, or would it be so scary that we would implode?
Why is it difficult to detach from the beliefs and judgments that belittle us? Perhaps as Craig Hamilton says in his Integral Enlightenment series ” The ego as the part of you that has a need to see ourselves as a particular way” has a lot to do with it. Daily exercise in detaching what we know to be true sounds a great way to discover how to empower the purpose we were put on this planet for.
Namaste until next time , my dear friends.