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    On Mar 11, 2014 Cindy Wilson wrote:

     I am a massage therapist and have been practicing for 21 years. Yes, I did say practicing.  I have used the results of my clients to determine whether or not I am good at what I do.  I have a very busy practice and many people who have been seeing me for years.  That alone, one would think would be enough to determine a successful practice.  During this 21 years I just now realize and accept that I make up stories around the successes and so called failures to determine my self worth.  Just like the brick story above, I focus on the imperfections and not on the areas that I love about myself.  I am now letting go of the stories I have been telling myself that always point to the self belief that I am not good enough. I embrace the imperfections and let go of the story telling to confirm beliefs that no longer align with who I am.  I soften and show up in the mystery of it all. 

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    On Mar 11, 2014 Arthur wrote:

    After many years of toiling to achieve "perfection", I am now beginning to find the joy in life, the everyday life. When I look at who authorized me to be able to determine what is perfect and what is not perfect? When I can see life just the way it IS, a  joy emerges and I can see that there is a Greater Hand at play and I can be thankful and truly grateful  for all things as they turn out. The funny thing is when I look back in every case what happened was just what was needed and designed that I can learn something which enables me to grow and enlarge and I am a better person for it and I can laugh with life a little bit better equipped to serve.

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    On Mar 11, 2014 Mish wrote:

     Beautiful, my friend.  Love & Laughter.

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