And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.
Gratitude helps heal perfectionism . . .
Because perfectionism is born of a sense of inadequacy, of lack, an attitude of gratitude counteracts it by tapping us into the experience of abundance. Gratitude makes our world feel complete and right. When we feel the fullness of gratitude, we accept life just as it is—however messy, complicated, and drawn-outside the lines that may be. Gratitude not only helps us accept that the world is imperfect, but that we are too—and that’s OK.
~M.J. Ryan from Attitudes of Gratitude
Good Enough is Good Enough (run time: 3 mins and 33 secs):
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Many of us are walking around stuck and not even aware of it, as we have gradually grown accustomed to living a life of imitation and falsity, often trying to measure up to a world outside ourselves. This discussion on "becoming free" begins with understanding the ego-mind and it's constant yearning for attention, approval, and appreciation. Anyone who has gotten wrapped up in a relationship pattern of needing constant reassurance, or the need to be a "rescuer" or "people-pleaser," knows all too well what it's like to be trapped in emotional jail. As the authentic self is whole and complete it does not have these needs. Developing ego-awareness helps us to shift away from these unpleasant behaviors toward a path of authenticity, one of joy and personal freedom.
Note: Codependency itself will be discussed in depth in a later episode.
As the old cliche goes . . . misery loves company. This is incorrect, as misery loves miserable company . . . The same is true with positivity, as good vibes tend to attract more good vibes. This episode continues the discussion on the insatiable "ego-mind" and how making even one seemingly small change can move us further along the path to personal freedom. Learn about the detriments of the "complaining brain" and how to stop this vicious cycle of dysfunctional egoic thinking for a much, much happier life . . .
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