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Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it-for good.

Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves, we can step out of our own way and into our potential.

For centuries, the mountain has been used as a metaphor for the big challenges we face, especially ones that seem impossible to overcome. To scale our mountains, we actually have to do the deep internal work of excavating trauma, building resilience, and adjusting how we show up for the climb.

In the end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves.

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The Mountain Is You by Brianna Wiest

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In order to grow and become our best selves we must be willing to let go of our past selves, our vision, and our thoughts pertaining to who we are and what we want.


We see this reflected back to us in every part of life. Species reproduce, DNA evolves to eliminate certain strands and develop new ones, and the edges of the universe are expanding forever outward. Likewise, our ability to feel the depth and beauty of life is capable of expanding forever inward if we are willing to take our problems and see them as catalysts. Forests need fire to do this, volcanoes need implosions, stars need collapse, and human beings often need to be faced with no other option but to change before they really do.



What Does Having A Mountain In Front Of You Mean?

What Does Having A Mountain In Front Of You Mean?

It does not mean you are fundamentally broken in some way.

Think about it- Everything in nature is imperfect, and it is because of that imperfection that growth is possible.

If everything existed in uniformity, the gravity that created the stars and planets and everything that we know would not exist.

Without breaks, faults, and gaps, nothing could grow and nothing would become.



The fact that you are imperfect is not a sign that you have failed; it is a sign that you are human, and more importantly, it is a sign that you still have more potential within you.



Point of Mountain

Point of Mountain

Someday we all we realise the mountain which we are facing will be very far away.

What will be us forever ? The lessons and we will keep growing with the lesson


Your new Life is going to cost you your old One.

Your new Life is going to cost you your old One.

It is going to cost you your comfort zone and your sense of direction. We donot have get out of comfort zone.

"We have to gradually and slowly build our new comfort zone


Raise Your Standards

Raise Your Standards

Don't believe the sky is the LIMIT. If we observer carefully everything is infinite, we don't have to create LIMITS for our personal growth. Be Mindful and Selfaware.

We have to raise our standards too high


These ideas make ME want to live again, to the fullest. Okay, maybe not the "fullest". But atleast try and live without worrying about my past and future and focus on present. In calm and positive manner. (Hopefully) :)

"It Can Feel As Though We've Hit Rock Bottom"

"The objective of being human is to grow."

we grow and we learn, sometimes the learning part may stop for us but we gather our thoughts and remember the times we really used to think, for real. Think real things, that are productive and were helpful towards us....

So, it's okay for people to stop growing for a moment (or as much time as one need) to gather their thoughts, take a deep breathe and remind yourself of all those things that makes you wanna go on. Even if those things are as little as one's habit of procrastinating but getting their job done or having negative thoughts but smiling.


"Nature Is Imperfect And Because Of That Growth Is Possible."

life won't be the same each and every passing year, to learn and to accept is what some may find hard or difficult.

The fact that you are imperfect is not a sign that you have failed; it is a sign that you are human, and more importantly, it is a sign that you still have more potential within you.

Having potential or not is not anyone's business to judge, but one's business to find out about it. Accept it and move on with it. Make it a part of yourself. Embrace it with grace and convenience. Savouring every moment into the imperfect gestures makes it more human-like. More normal.


Absolutely love this book! It helped me heal

Positive Disintegration

"Much like nature, life is very often working in our favour, even when it seems like we are only faced with adversity, discomfort, and change.

Our minds also go through periodic episodes of positive disintegration, or a cleansing through which we release and renew our self-concept.

The breakdown is often just the tipping point that precedes the breakthrough, the moment a star implodes before it becomes a supernova. "


Do The Dirty Work

You can't achieve the greatness you badly desire without doing the dirty work of sorting through your thoughts and feelings.


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