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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

 September 8-9-10, 2023

The focus for today (and the weekend) is:

I am learning to see the nuances in Life
and that things are rarely all good or all bad.

Today's inspiration was written by Robert Jennings:

As humans, we tend to see things in extremes. We think in black, white, hot, cold, simple or complex. However, most things in life are not so cut and dried. We might assume that a relationship is either good or bad, with no gray area. But the truth is that most things are somewhere in between. They fall somewhere in between the extremes. 

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that things are either one way or the other. This way of thinking can hold us back from achieving our goals, causing us to either shy away from challenges or attempt things that are too complex.

So how can we break free from this cycle of extreme thinking? The key is to learn to see the gray areas in life. This means recognizing that most things are not so simple or so complex. It means being willing to take on challenges just outside our comfort zone but not so far outside that they are impossible. It means seeing the nuances in relationships and understanding that they are rarely all good or all bad.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     How To Supercharge Your Life without Going to Extremes
     Written by Robert Jennings,
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of seeing the nuances in Life (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
Judgment is so ingrained in us... we either love or hate a particular food, or place, or person. Refraining from judgment or from declaring whether we love or hate something or someone is how we will learn to see the nuances in life and discover a life of inner peace and balance.

Our focus for today: I am learning to see the nuances in Life and that things are rarely all good or all bad.

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About the Author

jenningsRobert Jennings is co-publisher of with his wife Marie T Russell. He attended the University of Florida, Southern Technical Institute, and the University of Central Florida with studies in real estate, urban development, finance, architectural engineering, and elementary education. He was a member of the US Marine Corps and The US Army having commanded a field artillery battery in Germany. He worked in real estate finance, construction and development for 25 years before starting in 1996.

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