“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” — Joseph Campbell
Message from Dr. B. (Linda Paulk Buchanan): Do you ever compare yourself to others? Do you ever lose in the comparison? When that happens, have you noticed what happens to your mood? During lunch at ACE, I asked people to make a grounding statement before the meal (a grounding statement is something that would be good to hear yourself say — it helps ground you in your wisdom, values or goals). One participant said, “Each of us is unique, so comparison is irrelevant.” I loved the use of the word irrelevant in that context. It is truly irrelevant and yet we all do it at times. The next time you notice yourself comparing, at least follow the thought immediately with another thought about something that is uniquely special about YOU!
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