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The Meaning of Halloween

Face and Embrace Your Inner Demons

Try to identify areas in your life that make you feel all rigid inside, ashamed, judgmental or angry. Under rigidities is where your inner demons hide and when you look them straight in the eye, they tend to disappear.

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The Meaning of Halloween

The Meaning of Halloween

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Face and Embrace Your Impermanence

Make room in this season to turn inward and become still.

Are you overcoming your fears and go after your dreams? When we can acknowledge your impermanence without letting feelings take over your awareness, such thought can also be inspiring.

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