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Freedom to Change Comes From Acceptance First

Carl Rogers once said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change.” A paradox indeed – and many of us fear that this kind of radical acceptance will de-motivate us from growing and evolving.

But it turns out to be just the opposite. When we can give ourselves love and tenderness for the light and the dark aspects of our nature, we provide fertile ground for positive change.

How to deal with “Monkey Mind”

“Monkey Mind” – that skittering, wandering, jumping, chaotic jumble of thoughts that constantly arises as we live our lives. Is it possible to stop Monkey Mind? Can we do anything to quieten and calm our restless, ever-changing thoughts?

Take four minutes and hear what Dr. Tara Brach teaches on this topic.