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September 28, 2016

How to say “No.”

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Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents:

“No is usually followed by guilt.” ~ Ann Zur, an elephant reader commenting on how it feels to say no.

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“Growing up, my mom would tell me how Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, my parents’ Buddhist teacher (at least until they divorced, and my Old Man became a Jew for Jesus, briefly) would say that regret was great. Looking backward was invaluable. It helps you see problems, and then go forward in a new way.

But then he said “regret is great…for three seconds. Then…move on!” Fresh start.” ~ Waylon Lewis, “What’s wrong with me?” Or, 3 Seconds on Regret.

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