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Your Life Plan: How to set yourself on the right path and take charge of your life by Erica Sosna

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The Internal Battle

Often there will be nothing you need to do about your private feelings. They don't have to be acted on. Or run away from. Or turned into something else. They don't have to be turned on someone else. They are just part of what makes you human in your own unique way.

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The hardest, scariest battles are the ones we wage with ourselves. There is no bigger demon than our own fears and judgements. This is what the much misused word “jihad” or holy war, actually refers to. The battle between light and dark that rages inside of us. The head-on clash between our positive sense of self and our own negativity. This sense of limitation impacts almost everyone. And the more you care, the more your Quest matters ...

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