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Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! (Anne Frank)

Instead of focusing on a behavior we wish to change or habits we may not like, it is much more effective and beneficial to strengthen and nurturing those parts of yourself that reflect your own basic goodness; a basic good that exists in each and everyone of us.

What is basic goodness?  Basic indicates a primordial, self-existing nature and goodness indicates a faultless aspect. In other words, we were born perfect, faultless.

There is an increasing body of empirical science which firmly indicates that basic goodness is part of our human repertoire. (Dr. Richard Davidson)  “We experience glimpses of goodness all the time, but we often fail to acknowledge them. When we see a bright color, we are witnessing our own inherent goodness. When we hear a beautiful sound, we are hearing our own basic goodness. When we step out of the shower, we feel fresh and clean, and when we walk out of a stuffy room, we appreciate the sudden whiff of fresh air. These events take a fraction of a second, but they are real experiences of goodness.” (Chogyam Trungpa)

Wishing you peace and wellbeing as you witness  and recognize, without a doubt, that you are good, that you possess inherent worth and value.

PS: Remember to hold the one’s you love just a little closer and tighter this week (without expectations).

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