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There are times when we feel emotionally constipated – stuck on the same track of self-defeating thought that keeps us running in place. This tendency stems from egoic fixation, in which we only think of ourselves – as opposed to our higher purpose, connection to God, or service to others. We are consumed by an internal boogeyman, instead of trusting that the Unseen Presence has it under control. Turn the page…

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As for me, I lost everything: my wife, my book, my job, everything that I thought was important. But I finally knew where I wanted to go. [The Wonder Boys].

In class I discuss the plight of low self-esteems, and their tendency to be talked into professions that don’t mirror their strengths. This turn of events becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy when they perform poorly, and their shaky self-image erodes further. If they channeled all their abilities into their passion I think you would see a dramatic spike in their self-confidence. Turn the page…

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