Life Tools

December 23, 2011 by  
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One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop – G. Weilacher

1 – Learn to let go

Living in the moment requires releasing control of any outcome.  We are here in this moment and in this situation.  Where the future goes it’s not so important.  Where we are is.

2 – Keep your expectations in check

Having expectations on how things should be often robs us from actually appreciating things as they are.

We often have specific expectations and anything even a hair below the mark, to the right or to the left, keep us from enjoying the experience.

3 – Silence your inner judgment

Harsh self-criticism chains us down and keeps us from feeling light and free.  Life has many difficulties and obstacles and adding our inner chatter accomplishes nothing.  Psychology refers to this type of self-criticism as neurosis.  We don’t need it.

4 – Silencing harsh judgment of others

Judging others is mostly a reflection of our own insecurities.  It keeps us away from others and therefore “protected”.  If we could see others mostly by their qualities and not short-comings we would be much more interested in sharing with them.  One dimensionally labeling others keeps us all in our own cocoons.

5 – Let go of the past

Once something is done it is also finished.  Living in the past keeps us from experiencing a present and creating a future.

 

 

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