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At times, we may not even let ourselves feel happy without guilt, or derive
satisfaction from our accomplishments without also feeling doubt and anxiety.
These feelings turn us away from our inner resources, so that we look outside
ourselves for fulfillment. Attracted to the exciting events going on around us, we
grasp eagerly at them, believing they will bring us satisfaction. But by focusing
our energy outside ourselves, we miss the many internal messages from our
senses, from our ...
We may begin to postpone our chances for real satisfaction to some time in the
future. Perhaps when we reach our goals, or even after death, our reward will
come. But death will claim us, life will end— will we have experienced more than
a moment of true appreciation? Will there be a feeling of satisfied contentment for
the life which has passed? We do not have to accept the frustration and
dissatisfaction we feel about our work. We can enjoy every moment of our lives,
and demand ...
As we assert ourselves in each thing we do, learning to value our progress as
much as the results we work toward, we begin to know the satisfaction that comes
from working well. Working at the gut level is working intensely, with all of our
attention focused on our work, and all of our energy devoted to it. We are able to
concentrate, to apply our hearts to any undertaking. Our results are satisfying
when we work in this way; we look to the challenge that each task provides, and
meet it ...
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