As the Zen Koan Says…

Be awake!  Be alert!  Do not be fooled by anyone! This includes the monologues from IC, MM and G*!

They are said in many ways: slowly, quietly, loudly, persuasively, somatically, clipped, authoritatively, wisely…even happily!

Yet no matter how they are said…
Remember to Be awake!  Be alert!  Do not be fooled by anyone!

Here are a few to be aware of…

  • You just aren’t good enough yet.
  • This is another one of your follies.
  • You are out of your league.
  • Who do you think you are, anyway?
  • There is no way you can succeed.
  • You are too old. You are too young. You are just too much!
  • You don’t know how to do this.
  • What if _________ happens?
  • You need to wait until __________.
  • You tried before and it didn’t work.
  • You’ve abstained from _______, now you deserve to have just a little. One (drink, toke, dose, bite) won’t hurt. Go for it!

Being awake and alert are the first steps…more to follow on Friday!

*IC = Inner Critic
*MM = Monkey Mind
*G = Gremlin

Remember: No guts, no glory!

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