Commitment… the c-word

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When a crocodile slams its jaws shut, the energy it summons is powerful. But when the beast opens its jaws, the force it exerts is weak.

That’s because the muscles used to close the mouth are much more robust than the muscles used to open.

I’m wondering if an analogous story might be told about you these days. Are you more prone to close down than to open up?

Is it easier for you to resist, avoid, and say no than it is to be receptive, extend a welcome, and say yes?

If so, please consider cultivating a better balance. You need both capacities running at full strength in the coming days.

Humans shy away from commitments: Jaws open… allowing. Why?

Because commitment feels like bondage, like voluntary enslavement, like saying a lot of no’s to a lot of nice things… the end of a life of liberty. Life opening up, and you need to stay open.
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What makes soap operas addictive? What are YOU hooked on?

got-its-hooks-in-youVery “interesting” experience. I watched the first year of Dexter, and although I wanted to watch all episodes, the first year was not addictive.

But I had a premonition about the rest of the series.

Made up by skilled television writers, I knew it was going to be something dangerous to my well-being.

Unneeded complications, many different side-story lines, all dramatic and irrelevant, all stories I would not watch Netflix for. But all of these side-stories had a claw as sharp as the tiny hooks of burr… of velcro.

I felt myself getting hooked on the horizontal world, the irrelevant, the shallow, the dramatic nothing.

And I can feel the ego now clawing for me to return… as if I could not survive without that drek. I am serious. The pull is tremendous.

Now, why am I sharing this? Because this is how the horizontal, the family, the circle of friends, the news, the elections, social media hooks you. On the world or irrelevant, with tiny hooks like velcro.
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How to enter growth mode the easy way?

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In life you are either growing or you are shrinking. You are either moving or you are stuck.

When you grow, you feel wonderful, When you shrink, you feel horrible…

This article is about a method to to cause your own growth in a gentle easy way, little by little.

Below is my horoscope for the week.

In this article I will show you some thinking, constructive thinking moves that you could start practicing, so you can become closer to being a Human Being than you are now… mostly just having thoughts, automatic thoughts that drive you crazy, drive you to hiding, drive you to insomnia, drive you to drinking, eating, surfing, Facebook, and other activities that don’t serve you.

Here is the horoscope:
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