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Going Round and Round
December 14, 2015
Hello,

I have just watched again one of my favourite films – Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray and Angie MacDowell. It is a powerful allegory of the Buddhist ideas around reincarnation – repeating again and again until you learn how to do it right. In the case of Buddhism, this means entering Nirvana, while for Bill Murray it was to be with Andie. According to the Wikipedia entry it has been calculated that it took Bill 12,395 days to get it right, or 33 years and 350 days. So no time at all.

The most important part of Bill’s journey was to acquire the instinctive understanding to know what was the right thing to do and that this was utterly apart from any ego, manipulation and selfish and self serving action. So maybe Bill did really well – in just 33 years and 350 days. It might take most of us a little longer.



WINNING AND LOSING
by Sophia Yasmeen

    Winning and losing is such an illusion in life that people talk about it most of the time, in gross or subtle ways. Bank balances , ego trips, trying to win other's hearts and proving love are all part of the game of life that make the human soul believe that winning is not being a loser. Even the poor children are nurtured into the winning game that generates even more insecurity. Other's insults easily cut through their paper thin defences of self The answers in the word. It is free dom. You do not have to pay for it. Awareness of inner beauty is real success whose connection with it makes it's presence grow again. Parents don't do it so the children don't know either. It's lightness makes you feel as though you can fly away home.

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

best wishes
Andrew


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