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Have you ever noticed how small the rearview mirror is in your car? I noticed this recently, and it got me thinking. Compared to the windshield, the rearview mirror is tiny. Why do you think that is? Maybe, because what’s behind you is not nearly as important as what’s in front of you. It’s the same with our lives. Even though we had to go through a certain experience or take a certain road to get to where we are, our past is not nearly as important as our present and our future. Continue reading

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“That’s Just the Way I am”

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“That’s just the way I am”. Have you ever heard someone say this? Or, have you ever said this yourself? I think most of us have said some variation of  this. We use it to explain why we are shy, loud, angry, etc. But what are we really saying? Whether consciously aware of it or not, this phrase basically says, “I have no control over who I am or my behavior, and I cannot change.” Is this true? Is our nature and actions bound by something we have no control over? By genetic expression, culture, or the past? Absolutely not! Continue reading