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Stephen Mayo | "He Doesn't Do That Anymore"

"He Doesn't Do That Anymore"

Oct. 4, 2020

Have you noticed that it’s common to label people only by the contributions they’re making right now, but we affix transgressions like a moniker that endures forever?

We might describe someone as a former Broadway performer or former surgeon (former because “she doesn’t do that anymore”).  But I’ve never heard someone describe another person as a former liar or former murderer (“he doesn’t do that anymore”).

Why are we so quick to move on from the things worth celebrating, yet eager to cling to the things we judge?

Perhaps it’s because we do the same thing with ourselves. 

If you could embrace more fully everything you love about yourself, and more easily accept and release the things you don’t, how much more satisfying would your life be?

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