In est, (I did the est training 30+ years ago) there was a saying "coulda, woulda, shoulda," as a reminder that all three of those are mind-traps
Our words can really reflect our thinking Kathleen. I was thinking again about the 'grace' and 'serenity' differences. Serenity for me is when all is
calm / becalmed. If I think about it in the Serenity prayer it's asking for something that is not - grant me the serenity to accept that which I cannot change.
So .. (maybe even just for me) serenity is an expression of energy arising from
the bed, whereas 'grace' is
Grace is recognisably not 'generated' or desired - not by anything or one - but is the energetically recognisable 'is' under all the not calm or calm movement, and even under the serenity one might 'employ', if that makes sense.
Good catch on the 'if' Phil.
EST was a thing some of my friends did and some thought I 'shoulda, coulda, woulda' participated in it. It just seemed a little goofy and too prescriptive for me. I'd go into the mountains and come out far more 'awake' and 'peaceful' than my friends did from their EFT weekends they would be full of the 'drama' of 'it'
It was interesting reading your account Kathleen, because most I knew who did 'it' were still struggling with 'it'.
I tend to translate 'can't ' differently too - I feel can't is often used to mean I choose not to
or you should
choose not to. Instead ofI/you cannot
Such things come into awareness when one is considering Be Impeccable with your word
for instance. Being aware not just of what you are saying, but also what you are meaning.
Our rights start deep within our humanity; they end where another's begin~~ SmileyJen