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The One Thing We All Need To Be Better At

by Dan Pedersen

Negative things will happen in your life, but don’t live them multiple times in your mind. What’s stressing you, is killing you. What you’re angry about, is killing you. Negative thoughts can produce a state of crises in our body and this can be damaging over time.

If there’s one thing we probably all need to be better at, it’s letting go of negative thoughts. This one thing, which can be so hard to do, could be the single most important thing we can do.

We all have negative thoughts. But trying to kick them out just puts us in a battle with ourselves — one part of yourself trying to overcome another. This actually gives the undesirable thoughts more power.

What we need is more mindfulness — turning our attention away from the negative thoughts. The potential effects of a world-wide revolution of people becoming more mindful is immeasurable. Peace in the world has to be won by individuals choosing to be more peaceful within themselves.

Life is best lived from a state of surrender. All the planning and striving in the world cannot match the peace experienced from an inner disposition of surrender. And the clarity of thought and humble attitude it produces can create unexpected opportunities.

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