Radical Happiness - Gina Lake

Gina LakeGina Lake is a spiritual teacher who is devoted to helping others wake up and live in the moment through her books, counseling, and intensives. She has a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. She is the author of eight books. For more info, visit her aptly titled site: Radical Happiness
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Surrendering to the Now PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 28 March 2009 21:36

 

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Surrender is really just acceptance: You surrender to, or accept, the way things are—the way life is showing up right now. From the standpoint of the ego, surrender and acceptance seem so difficult.

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Waiting PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 March 2009 00:10

 

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The ego is always waiting for something—a relationship, news about something it wants, a vacation, a promotion, a meeting, a move, or some other anticipated change. There’s always something just around the corner that it is looking forward to or hoping to experience that will presumably make life better.
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Unnecessary Thoughts PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 March 2009 22:38

 

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It’s obvious that some thoughts are unnecessary. Many come out of nowhere and have nothing to do with what you’re doing or experiencing. We are like radio stations, picking up signals that come from who knows where, and some thoughts are like that. But even thoughts about the past and future don’t contribute to what you are doing.

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Work and Play PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 21 February 2009 22:54

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Work and play are both concepts. They are creations of the mind. There is really only experience.
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Making Peace with Life PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 February 2009 21:58
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The ego is at war with life. It is afraid of and angry at life, it doesn’t trust life, and it doesn’t like life. This is how we feel too when we are identified with this part of ourselves, the false self.
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Staying in Essence in an Ego-Driven World PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 27 January 2009 21:57
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It’s not easy to stay in essence in an ego-driven world. Being around egos can pull you into your ego. Being in the world means not only being around egos but also being around advertising, television, and other media that reinforces the ego’s values: Be beautiful, be rich, be powerful, be sexy, be young the media tells us, not just once a day but many, many times throughout our day, through pictures and words.

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