They say: you are either growing or you are dying… but how do you go from dying into growing again?

You can plan for survival, or you can plan for growth

The most important difference, from your point of view is this:

When you plan for survival, every setback threatens you with death, or poverty, or lack, or illness.

When you plan for growth, every setback is a new opportunity to use your skills to now grow from this new level.

The natural tendency is to want to shrink when you feel threatened. To withdraw, to cut your losses, to run. every fiber of your being wants to run, or return to the fetal position.

Like in many things, the natural tendency is not what works.

If the natural tendency has always won, there would be no intelligent life on the planet… only maybe bacteria.

All growth, all evolution, all advancement is the result of overcoming the natural tendency.

Shrink until it is comfortable again.

Sabotage, lie, pretend…

Comfortable. The opposite of growth. The first step of living life for survival.

It feels so natural, you don’t even notice until you almost hit bottom.
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The similarity between organized religion and medicine… is there any? or Is it the mind or is it the Ego that is holding you back, that is not allowing you to change?

During a recent coaching session, the student was giving the mind 1 all the credit for her issues: fear of making a mistake, fear of doing anything new, fear of trusting anyone or anything, etc.

I was listening, and the more she said the clearer it became to me, that she is actually talking about the Ego that uses the Mind as its spokesperson.

My brother is dealing with health problems and he is guided by medicine people, aka doctors. He is getting worse and he is getting more and more sure what he is supposed to do, how he is supposed to eat, how it is… He has the best teachers: doctors.

Medical doctors, organized religion, and Ego have a lot in common.

Let’s examine the commonalities:

A: the doctors

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