Going Solo, Kind Of!

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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu Dear Ask readers, I wanted you to be the first to know, (other than Tim Aten, the best “web guy” guru ever!) Askinyourface.com will be moving this week, into a brand new and much smaller home. It’s time, […]

Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s Kind of Amazing!

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“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I was visiting a friend in New York City this past weekend as we discussed various elements of all things spiritual.  Discussion of teachers, techniques, paths and so forth culminated into […]

Letting Go: How to Live With the Loss of a Loved One

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Note from Leo: This is a guest post from my friend, Suraj Shah, who wrote this post as a favor to me after a reader asked about how to deal with the loss of a loved one. Suraj writes regularly about dealing with loss on his blog, Live With Loss. I’ll hand it over to […]

Zen Habits: The Way to Be

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“The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes. ” […]

6 Ways to Let Go and Achieve Happiness

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We are all on a quest for happiness, but often times we have no direction on how to get there. But instead of trying to obtain something you don’t have, have you ever tried letting go? Here are 6 tips, on letting go, that will assist you on your quest for happiness. I personally have […]

Let Go or Be Dragged

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This quote appeared to me today. Not a surprise. It’s been an interesting time since I returned from India last week. I’ve had numerous people contacting me regarding things that have finally come up for them and that need to be released. We’ve been told for the past several years that with the coming of […]

The Art of Letting Go

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“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” – Thich Nhat Hanh “Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not […]

Letting Go and Keeping It Simple

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Not so easy. Face it, we are attached to our stuff. I know when I had to clean out my clothes closet a few years back to make room for a new me, I was really faced with an emotional attachment I had to my clothes that I never ever knew! What? throw that away? […]

Soul-Talk: Are You Suffering Unnecessarily?

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Suffering seems to be evermore commonplace these days — we see it in those impacted by the economy, in the virtually-daily tally of tragedy, and in everyday personal and interpersonal upset. The sad thing about suffering is that those of us who do suffer, and I have certainly done my share, seem to be the […]

The Wisdom of Allowing Things to Happen

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The Master allows things to happen. She shapes events as they come. She steps out of the way and lets the Tao speak for itself. ~The Daodejing This has been what I’ve been learning over the past couple of years. Allowing things to happen. It goes counter to our usual instincts in Western society – […]