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DailyOM: Moving in Real Time

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  • LaJoya Johnson
    Sistah s United for Change Founder/President sistahs_united_for_change-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Making your dreams happen takes endurance and imagination. It
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2009


      Sistah's United for Change
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      "Making your dreams happen takes endurance and imagination. It means using your fears and frustrations as the fuel for your transformation"-Monique Greenwood

      --- On Mon, 8/31/09, DailyOM <today@...> wrote:

      From: DailyOM <today@...>
      Subject: DailyOM: Moving in Real Time
      To: beautaufulfemme@...
      Date: Monday, August 31, 2009, 7:31 PM

      Today's DailyOM brought to you by:
       

       
      August 31, 2009
      Moving in Real Time
      Fast-Forward Button
      We all go through times when we wish we could press a fast-forward button and propel ourselves into the future and out of our current circumstances. Whether the situation we are facing is minor, or major such as the loss of a loved one, it is human nature to want to move away from pain and find comfort as soon as possible. Yet we all know deep down that we need to work through these experiences in a conscious fashion rather than bury our heads in the sand, because these are the times when we access important information about ourselves and life. The learning process may not be easy, but it is full of lessons that bring us wisdom we cannot find any other way.

      The desire to press fast-forward can lead to escapism and denial, both of which only prolong our difficulties and in some cases make them worse. The more direct, clear, and courageous we are in the face of whatever we are dealing with, the more quickly we will move through the situation. Understanding this, we may begin to realize that trying to find the fast-forward button is really more akin to pressing pause. When we truly grasp that the only way out of any situation in which we find ourselves is to go through it, we stop looking for ways to escape and we start paying close attention to what is happening. We realize that we are exactly where we need to be. We remember that we are in this situation in order to learn something we need to know, and we can alleviate some of our pain with the awareness that there is a purpose to our suffering.

      When you feel the urge to press the fast-forward button, remember that you are not alone; we all instinctively avoid pain. But in doing so, we often prolong our pain and delay important learning. As you choose to move forward in real time, know that in the long run, this is the least painful way to go.

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    • LaJoya Johnson
      Sistah s United for Change Founder/President sistahs_united_for_change-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Making your dreams happen takes endurance and imagination. It
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 1, 2009


        Sistah's United for Change
        Founder/President
        sistahs_united_for_change-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

        "Making your dreams happen takes endurance and imagination. It means using your fears and frustrations as the fuel for your transformation"-Monique Greenwood

        --- On Mon, 8/31/09, DailyOM <today@...> wrote:

        From: DailyOM <today@...>
        Subject: DailyOM: Moving in Real Time
        To: beautaufulfemme@...
        Date: Monday, August 31, 2009, 7:31 PM

        Today's DailyOM brought to you by:
         

         
        August 31, 2009
        Moving in Real Time
        Fast-Forward Button
        We all go through times when we wish we could press a fast-forward button and propel ourselves into the future and out of our current circumstances. Whether the situation we are facing is minor, or major such as the loss of a loved one, it is human nature to want to move away from pain and find comfort as soon as possible. Yet we all know deep down that we need to work through these experiences in a conscious fashion rather than bury our heads in the sand, because these are the times when we access important information about ourselves and life. The learning process may not be easy, but it is full of lessons that bring us wisdom we cannot find any other way.

        The desire to press fast-forward can lead to escapism and denial, both of which only prolong our difficulties and in some cases make them worse. The more direct, clear, and courageous we are in the face of whatever we are dealing with, the more quickly we will move through the situation. Understanding this, we may begin to realize that trying to find the fast-forward button is really more akin to pressing pause. When we truly grasp that the only way out of any situation in which we find ourselves is to go through it, we stop looking for ways to escape and we start paying close attention to what is happening. We realize that we are exactly where we need to be. We remember that we are in this situation in order to learn something we need to know, and we can alleviate some of our pain with the awareness that there is a purpose to our suffering.

        When you feel the urge to press the fast-forward button, remember that you are not alone; we all instinctively avoid pain. But in doing so, we often prolong our pain and delay important learning. As you choose to move forward in real time, know that in the long run, this is the least painful way to go.

        Featured DailyOM Courses:
        Explore the beautiful words of the world's greatest mystical poet, with A Year of Rumi from acclaimed Rumi scholar Andrew Harvey. You will receive a hand-selected poem from this incredible visionary's life work every day for the next year (365 poems total.)
        Click here for free shipping on orders of $25 or more from the DailyOM Gift Shop
        What do you think?
        Discuss this article and share your opinion
        Want more DailyOM?
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         Fast-Forward Button
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