Move beyond problems in order to end suffering.

Naming something as bad or as a problem causes an emotional contraction within you. When you let it be without naming it, enormous power is suddenly available to you. The contraction cuts you off from that power—the power of life itself. When you go beyond the habitual naming, the power of the universe moves through you.


Suffering begins when you name or label a situation as bad or as a problem. You resent the situation, and that resentment causes a reaction. Naming and labeling are habitual, and they are habits that can be broken.

  1. Start by practicing “not naming” with small things.
    If you miss a plane, break a cup, or slip and fall, try not to name the situation as “bad.” Instead, just accept the moment and watch what happens.
  2. Ask yourself, whatever the situation is, “What if I completely accepted it as it is right now?”


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