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When We Stop Striving To Be “Someone” February 28, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Mindfulness.

When we stop striving to be “Someone” . . . we are free of the Ego’s incessant desire for accolades, applause, and attention from those around us.

We make choices and decisions based on the firm footing of the Essential Self, rather than on the shaky ground of the False Self.

We no longer give with the expectation of reciprocity.  

If we do something kind for others and the act is not acknowledged, we are just as pleased as we would be if the act were applauded.

We no longer act out of the desire for approval, constantly looking around to see who’s watching.

Our guiding light is love and compassion. 

We do not give to get. 

We give to give.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Quote to Ponder:  When the basis of our well-being is firm within, we can act with true courage and compassion for others, for we’re coming from a solid position of calmness and strength. ~ Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Artwork by Peter R. Gerbert ~ Spoonbill Lagoon ~ a portion of the proceeds from sales of this fine art print benefits AUDUBON OF FLORIDA’S  Roseate Spoonbill research projects and protection efforts.