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Old 03-11-2011, 10:34 AM   #102
graham christian
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Re: Fighting Mind vs Warrior Mind

Lynn Seiser wrote: View Post
Prepared for what is.

If we only prepare for harmony we miss the opportunity and beauty of discord.

Stay externally aware without internal sorting principles.
Interesting. I would put it a different way although I think we would be saying the same or similar thing.

I always say to practice acceptance, especially to accept what is. I relate this also to center.

Through doing this and becoming good at it then you find you are prepared for any changes for they are just more realities to be accepted.

In this way you will be prepared for harmony.

On the other hand if you specialize in non-acceptance, you find you're always complaining and protesting, always stressing and harmony seems like a foreign concept.

Liked that concept of 'internal sorting principles' though.

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