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At Home in the Muddy Water by Ezra Bayda
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May 11, 12

Read from May 09 to 11, 2012

I really learned a lot from this book. Much of it resonated with issues I'm going through recently. One is my tendency to fill in gaps--sort of creating a set of expectations for others to follow, that I want them to follow, and then becoming disappointed when they don't follow them. In the end I'm the one who created this "person" out of someone else. This idea made me think more about really listening to who people are and accepting them for who they are and not putting other things on them. Also the idea of living in the present moment and not allowing future "stories" to dictate actions in the present...this is a big one I really struggle with, and the book talks about that a lot. There were a lot of things I marked to go back to, and I especially like the message that "Time is fleeting. Don't hold back." I think my future fears often hold me back in the present, and I'd like to be more present-minded and lower my anxiety level about the choices I make and just live with my choices, for good or for ill. Overall a good book that helped me clarify some things in my mind.
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