Mindful Monday: Give up being the star of your life
by Donna Pierce
"There are three renunciations you can practice, any one of which will dramatically change your life. None involves giving up your job, marriage, or sex life or even forsaking buying that new car you’ve been dreaming about. Yet if practiced diligently, these practices will bring you greater happiness and inner peace.The first of these renunciations is to surrender your attachment to being right—right in your opinions, judgments, or interpretations. The second renunciation is to stop measuring how successful your life is by how well your desires are met. The third renunciation is to give up being the star of your own movie.
"Reflection: Which of these renunciations can you most easily imagine embracing? Take it on as a project for three months and observe how you are changed by it."
--Phillip Moffitt, Emotional Chaos to Clarity
What are you noticing about your attachment to rightness, success, desire?