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What is the most useful piece of advice anyone has given you?


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    maggs224 3 years ago

    That is the truth Alecia it is more trouble than it is worth

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    That is, if you choose to be an employee-slave in a sick system, stay in a negative environment, play the boring old competition game where there are winners and losers, and live by your wanting rather than by who you are in the core of your being.


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    maggs224 3 years ago

    My dad use to say the same thing Lisa :D


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    Taleb AlDris (Taleb80) 3 years ago

    One of the ridiculous things in the life, that we give up many thing we learned when we was kids, and after so many years we recognize that they were great.

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    It says a lot, in a metaphor.

    Your writing, 'The amount you apply yourself to your work...,' reminds me of another saying, 'It is not what you do, but how you do it.'

    That is, the quality of attention given to the mundane can make it noble.

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    Yes, following one's intuition, the inner voice of wisdom - and staying one's ground when one knows by intuition the way - are beautiful ways to self-completion.

    And what greater gift can we give to ourselves and the world than to be self-complete?

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    Gaining an understanding of others first often requires that we humble ourselves, let go of our self-importance, and feel empathy for another being - even someone we have resistance towards. We can see more deeply, and say to another, 'I see you.'

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    How true!

    It is not 'what happens to me,' but how I respond to it.

    I can accept responsibility, let go of resistance, blame, judgment, etc., and expand beyond the feeling of loss.

    It seems especially in these times, all of us have a full deck!

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    MizBejabbers 3 years ago

    Wow! that is empowering yourself. I love it.

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    Poon Poi Ming (WalterPoon) 3 years ago

    Was Alexander the Great tough? Was Julius Caesar tough? Where are they now? Okay, okay, just pulling your legs. I think that statement, "Tough times don't last long, but tough people do", was made by Norman Vincent Peale.


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    It is good advice to give centered attention to one's every action. Even if it is simply to be more fully in the present moment, thus more fully alive. Being present and not in a hurry also prevents 'lack of attention' accidents so is safer!

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    Marvelous answer. It would be interesting to know how each person here views what it means to be oneself.

    If I am fully who I am, there is no place for me in the world. I am already on the outskirts!

    Courage to you in being your complete self.

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    MizBejabbers 3 years ago

    That was the favorite motto of a guy I used to work with. He was middle-age and I was real young, and he would say it to me when I was upset. I didn't appreciate it one bit. Now I look back and laugh because he was right.

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    Yes, employment generally is a sick system of enslaving workers to make the owner richer. Better to chase one's dreams, unless employed from a heart of service. I have learned much but not yet found even this balance to be possible in the job market.

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    Poon Poi Ming (WalterPoon) 3 years ago

    When I was in deep trouble, my best friend pointed to me the way to Timbuktu. Since then, I never ask. Pack your own parachute.


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    Yes, so much of our life experience is in our own control if we accept the responsibility for it.

    When the control of angry outbursts is refined further into being aware of one's own slightest reaction or resistance & shifting it in the moment.

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    Poon Poi Ming (WalterPoon) 3 years ago

    Well, but you did listen to bad advice, right? So what's it? By definition, the very fact that you listen to any advice, good or bad, is because it is useful to you, right?

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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 3 years ago

    Dory the fish from the movie 'Finding Nemo,' met over our 2 year old grandson, speaks to us like a wise guru with her words, 'Keep on swimming, keep on swimming. Swimming, swimming...'

    And when faced with hard choices, we look for the middle way.

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