Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast!

Posted on February 3, 2011

“One can’t believe impossible things,” Alice said. “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”[1]

We’re all Alice. We can’t believe what we cannot yet believe. But that can change. So here are six impossible things you can imagine before breakfast:

  1. You can be happy today. And every day.
  2. You don’t have to be aggravated, worried or sad.
  3. Instead you can you can question your beliefs and realize that you are aggravating and worrying yourself, and stop.
  4. Instead of feeling bad, you can treat negative emotions are not as a threat but ‘a part of you that needs help.’
  5. You can give that part of you some love and attention and watch the emotions melt away.
  6. You can be free!

Now if you’ve practiced the Skills for awakening for a while, you know all that—but at times we forget. Then it’s good to believe at least these six impossible things every day before breakfast.

[1] Lewis Carroll. Through the Looking Glass, Chapter V

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