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I don’t know if it is a popular saying, but “That which you focus on becomes your reality” is certainly popular with me. It ties in with how our expectations can become self-fulfilling predictions. The French say, “Beware of your dreams…”, in English we say “Be careful what you wish for…”.

Both these point to the idea that we might unconsciously create our secretly held desires, but it works both ways.

If our expectations are that everything will go pear-shaped, then we shouldn’t be surprised or feel let down when it happens. “Follow your dreams” is great advice, but beware of what lurks deeper down. It’s great to have a positive outlook, but that’ll do no good if your underlying beliefs say the opposite.

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Maybe they stick doggedly to their own position, as in a disagreement or conflict, or maybe they are simply unable to see things from another perspective.

It has taken me a long time to learn to let others live their lives in the way of their choosing, without getting upset when they won’t see it my way.

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Voices Speak Louder Than Words

Who do you believe? I suppose it depends on who you trust.

Sometimes though it is a case of the loudest voice being the most persuasive, so it’s handy to know where the volume control is.

There’s also an on-off switch.

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Forgetting is a Gift – Use It

We are blessed with the ability to forget things. It’s a gift, but we often overlook its central importance in how we function.

Remembering is valued,. Not remembering is judged, criticized and diagnosed. Rightly so in some cases, but should we jump to the conclusion that forgetting is de facto some sort of failure?

The ability to forget is a gift that we generally fail to unwrap. If we could remember to forget more often it might free us up for other things.

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