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  1. Thanks Tom and Happy New Year.
    I have been thinking a lot lately about conventional wisdom and how it doesn’t work for me.
    Like: “that’s the way it is”, “suck it up”, “don’t take it personally” and so on. These always seem to be engaging in a game with the ego. However; “relaxing in the ambiguous middle” has that smoothness of peace and love. I can sit with that. Mahalo

    1. Yes, I also love the way Pema expresses these wonderful insights, like this relaxing in the ambiguous middle. SO freeing! Take care my friend.

  2. Aloha and Happy New Year,
    I just want to say thank you for your emails.
    I appreciated hearing about generosity and forgiveness because I need to practice more of this in my own life. Not easy when I feel like I’m up against a wall. I get impatient for change especially when I think I’ve done everything in my power to improve a situation. Why can’t a positive change just happen? I think as you say it must be in the letting go.

    1. So sorry fro such a late reply. I do so much appreciate you taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment. As one of my first teachers told me “I didn’t say this work was going to be easy!” Adm I think he even had a glint in his eye, possibly adding in his mind — especially for you! (me). It’s in the letting go… again and again. Positive change comes when you don’t try to force them. Just hang in there and meditate when you can.

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