Labeling sets up an expectation of life that is often so compelling we can no longer see things as they really are. This expectation often gives us a false sense of familiarity toward something that is really new and unprecedented. We are in relationship with our expectations and not with life itself.

Rachel Naomi Remen in Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal by Rachel Naomi Remen


To Practice This Thought:
For one day consciously give up labeling everything. Monitor how this changes the way you respond to new experiences.


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