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Giving in Balance

Over the course my career I see a common theme with people who want to help their spouse, family member or friend. That is that we don’t like to see people suffer. We do our best to make people happy and often break our spiritual backs in the process.

The nature of being alive is that we will suffer. We will have joy and we will have tears. It’s completely natural. We have decided that suffering is bad and happiness is good. But in order not to suffer as much, contrary to popular belief we have to accept both suffering and happiness as equals. There are no get out of jail free cards in life. We lose our children; we lose our parents, spouses and best friends. We have to live our life the way it is, rather than the way we have it in our minds eye.

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