WW: 🏳️Reached a dead end? A monk advises us on giving up.

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Published on Jan 4, 2023

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You have placed your best effort. But the problems keep cascading in from all directions. Is this really the dead end? What can you do? Wasn’t this always the problem I have always tried to climb and solve? Giving up is tough, so knowing when to give up is key. Here are two stories to help you decide what’s best for you!

1. When obstacles come into your life, ask this question
2. It can be a great thing to give up.

When obstacles come into your life, ask this question

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What’s going on here & Why we like it

Mingyur Rinpoche, a famous Tibetan Buddhist monk, shares on how we may meet obstacles and dead ends in our lives. By asking the question of whether we have a solution, it shapes our next steps to deal with the challenges that lie ahead of us. Solving the obstacle sometimes requires us to go around, above, or under it. It might even be our teacher.

“Letting go is not giving up. If you are going somewhere and you meet a dead end… what can you do?”

Wise Steps

  1. Letting go is not giving up, if you know whether you have the solutions. What obstacles should you let go of right now?
  2. What past obstacles have you overcome in the past? What have you learnt from them?

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It can be a great thing to give up.

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What’s going on here & why we like it

Tori Press, an Instagram Artist, shares her experience of giving up through illustrations of climbing a mountain. We love her personal sharing of her dad telling her not to give up and acknowledging how past goals don’t always correlate with our current goals.

Her simple analogy of climbing a mountain that you no longer have joy in climbing hits home hard as young working adults. We may wish for a promotion/ dream job/ dream partner only to realise it is not what we wanted. It is okay to acknowledge that things change and give up.

“This may not be the right path for me after all.”

Wise Steps

  1. Ask yourself, “What mountain are you still climbing that is no longer the right path for you?”

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Author: Handful of Leaves

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