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Realistic personal growth programs mirror life’s challenges March 10, 2017

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Concept of personal growth.
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By Dennis Mellersh

As noted in the song April Showers, “Life is not a highway strewn with flowers.”

Nor is following a serious program of personal development an unbroken series of wins against challenges – there will be losses in addition to the victories.

As a concept, undertaking a reality-based personal improvement program is like starting out on an odyssey.

Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within* puts it this way: “A spiritual journey inevitably includes low valleys as well as high mountains, dense forests as well as barren deserts, plateaus and plains. This is the landscape and territory of your own being. It is all-revealing and it needs exploration. Everything you experience along the way can be a way of helping you awaken the Buddha within.”

* Lama Surya Das, Awakening the Buddha Within, Broadway Books, New York, N.Y. 1997

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