How To Stop Striving To Be Like Other People

Why I’m tired of the b.s.

Louise Edington
4 min readFeb 11, 2018

“Thus Gotama [Buddha] walked toward the town to gather alms, and the two samanas recognized him solely by the perfection of his repose, by the calmness of his figure, in which there was no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

I’m tired.

Tired of the world of wanting more.

The six or seven figure brand world.

The focus on profits world.

The world of stuff.

The ‘Think big!’ world.

The ‘I’ll be happy when’ world.

Our society is based on seeking, desiring, imitating, and striving.

And then I did some work to discover my Super Power.

It’s Deep Acceptance

So what does that mean?

Does it mean not seeking success in my Astrology business?


It does mean defining what that success means for me though.

Since I discovered my Super Power I have been working on what Deep Acceptance really means for me and how to live it.

Here is what I have so far:

Three Steps to Living in Deep Acceptance

  1. Getting very clear on wants versus needs. What do I actually need? Food, water, shelter, family, clothing and an income that provides all of that. Am I suggesting that we don’t have nice things? No, I’m not. I’m suggesting that getting very clear on the difference between wants and needs is the the first step to living in Deep Acceptance.
  2. Core Values. Do some core value work that helps you to figure out what values really matter to you. Core values are fundamental beliefs and guiding principles that dictate behavior and can help people understand the difference between right and wrong. There are many examples of core values such as freedom, truth, loyalty and dependability.When I work with my clients to identify their core values I often get them to create a simple poster to put on their wall to remind them. Identification of…

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