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paradigms

I love good quotes. I love sharing them and stumbling upon them, and finding them buried in text as I read.

This week I shared a Seneca quote with my friend that kept echoing in my mind.

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

I kept wanting to reread it. And sit with it.

Everyone has challenges. Obstacles come and go. There’s always something that needs work.

But for me it’s really mental. Everything is in my head. Life is really perfect as it is, yet I — key word,  I — am making things difficult. Why?

I have to ask myself: Where am I stuck/challenged in my mind? Why am I making things more difficult for myself by holding on to old thought patterns? How can I completely release my outdated and unhelpful paradigms?

After I wrote those questions, I felt like I should be asking better questions. But those are the questions coming out of my current paradigm and mindset. Ha! Do you see the pickle I’m in?

A few minutes after I wrote the above text, I found this video:

And then this one:

I’m sure I’ll find lots more on the topic, but this is a good start.

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