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The Power of Letting Go: How to drop everything that's holding you back

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His teachings around mindfulness are generally oversimplified and cover only a subset of known mindfulness techniques used in buddhist practices and in mindfulness psychology. The former he seems to not really like even though he reuses the classical anchor meditation in different versions in his exercises (selling each as different or not understanding the common denominator). The latter he obviously has no clue about. He seems to be largely into a very spiritual and traditional hinduism Vedic practice and transcendental meditation. His explanations for why those practices and classic meditation techniques work are largely useless and oversimplified. Then, try to recognize those beliefs until they won’t hurt you anymore, emphasize them. As someone who tried another method to let go of whatever event that was strenuous to forget, I think this book gave me so much refreshing insight. Pretty recommended.

The way this book affirmatively pointing out that humans aren’t fixated individuals, that humans could be selfish, could also be nice in meantime. It inherently validates humans’ feelings, I think. Why can’t I let this go? This book told me that it could be started from something that I thought wouldn’t be a problem or a regret that could be irrational and hopeless like: “I am useless.” I felt like this was a Cliff notes version of many types of self-help with a heavy emphasis on Transcendental Meditation. While the concepts are good, the author oversimplifies the effort needed to make significant change. For example, he says if you simply relive a traumatic experience several times (relive to relieve) it will eliminate the pain pattern from your life. If an opportunity passed you by, it didn’t really want to stop at your station, if someone let you go, they didn’t really want to stay, if someone else got what you were praying for, this blessing was not written for you to begin with and you will be blessed in another way.”If you want to appeal strongly to some people, you have to be prepared to scare some other people off. I noticed that many of the people I met were trying to market themselves (to me) but didn't know how. Having become a partner, I co-founded a new firm and began writing books. The first was 'How To Be Headhunted'.

I shouldn't fight against the huge waves, as they would always be stronger than me and push me under. I should just collaborate with them.I'm not talking about flattery. I'm talking about looking for what we appreciate in people and then focussing on that. It helps them feel good about themselves and to flourish" The truth is if you reach a point where letting go is the only option, it usually means that this thing or someone already let you go. You are trying to stay in a place where you are not welcome anymore.”

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