THE PEACH WHO THOUGHT SHE HAD TO BE A COCONUT
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So I had a problem. I felt like a peach. But aspired to be a coconut. Unsurprisingly, I concluded I was ill-equipped for life, doomed to feel exposed to outside variables. It felt like an unstoppable blizzard was constantly blowing through me. My mind was full of long, dark winter days. And peaches don’t fare well in winter.
Then, one day, I realised I did not need to be a coconut. In the midst of winter, I found within me an invincible summer. I uncovered innate resilience. Innate health. It is my birthright. It is the birthright of humanity.
The one essential question is this: Where do we think our feelings are coming from? And there is only one answer. Our feelings are always coming from the power of Thought in the moment. Never from anywhere else. Ever.
Resilience is revealed when misunderstanding falls away. Realising the inside-out logic and wisdom of how our minds work reconnects us with what is true. And experiencing this truth is resilience.
In these powerful reflective essays, Terry Rubenstein, author of the ground-breaking book Exquisite Mind and a remarkable teacher of the human dimension, reveals the logic and truth behind the extraordinary genius with which all human beings have been designed. This knowledge, which is self-evident when realised, eliminates the false assumption that we are non-resilient. It carries with it monumental implications and answers one of the most important questions that we can ever ask:
Why would a peach ever want to be a coconut?