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 “Man has falsely identified himself with the pseudo-soul or ego. When he transfers his sense of identity to his true being, the immortal Soul, he discovers that all pain is unreal”  [Yogananda]. 

I always cringe when I hear the phrase “I was disappointed.” In my opinion disappointment is as useless as expressing pity, in that this sentiment does little to help the other person or to alleviate the problem. Although the conveyor of disappointment most likely thinks that his/her judgment is discernment in disguise, the phrase “I’m disappointed” imparts a condescension of sorts that puts the receiver in a one down position. The deflated purveyor of dreams dashed probably has not however contemplated his or her role in the creation of this gloomy state of affairs.  Before letting someone else know that he/she  “disappointed you,” think about what you could have done differently to avert the situation. Turn the page…

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