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Best of Our Blogs: July 20, 2010

By Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
Associate Editor

Today, one door closed for me. Yet, last week another one flew wide open. Even with the happy news, this recent event could have put me on a one way street towards disappointment, pessimism and despair. And to be honest, it did for at least most of my morning. But something shifted in me. Maybe it’s all of the inspiring articles I get to read here. Like this week’s post on learning how to be mindful of all moments and accept them for what they are.

Still, it was difficult at first. Kind of like going to the dentist or grieving over a lost friendship, my impulse was to distract and detach. But I pressed on. Like you, I’m learning as I go along. Specifically, that life’s not about rigidity and always getting what I want. And that this closed door could be a sign of something bigger (and no I’m not psychotic-you’ll understand when you read this week’s post below). Also, that a rejection or failure could be a good thing, a signal that you’re going the wrong way and detracting from your true path. It’s a reminder to stay hopeful, have faith and learn to be open to the possibility of what can be instead of what is. It’s interesting that these are all things I would have missed had I not been fully present in the pain of losing something I thought I wanted, and accepting the situation for what it is.

On that note, I hope you’ll also reap significant rewards for our top posts. And if you have, please let me know here.

Are You Spiritual or Psychotic?

(World of Psychology) – Hearing voices? Believe in signs? That doesn’t necessarily mean you’re psychotic. In fact, what’s the difference between psychic and psychotic anyway? In this riveting post, Therese Borchard explores the fine line.

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Best of Our Blogs: July 20, 2010

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  1. The closing off of possibilities is harmful.
    Dale Carnegie said:
    “We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.”
    However, it is hard to believe that everything’s in our hands. We suffer to survive and we are limited from expressing ourselves, no matter how hard we try…it’s all about the willingness someone has to accept the other one, no matter how different they are. There is on one that can be as perfect as perfection. Conflicts happen due to the differences, but if we have the willingness of respect and communication, things would be easer.

  2. Thanks for sharing that beautiful quote!

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