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Why Life Sucks Sometimes! - Dance With The Elephant : Life's Cosmic Equatio

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Don Calhoun and Duane Kuss co-author the ground breaking book "Dance with the Elephant: Life's Cosmic Equation" filled with life-changing stories and personal exercises.

Don has been in the monument business for the past 30 years and one of the comments he'll make with clients that come to see him for the first time, many times within the first 5 minutes of meeting them is, "This is an experience you never really choose to happen. Coming in to buy a monument for a loved one is a difficult responsibility, in fact it sucks! It sucks to see me, it sucks to be here, but sometimes life just isn't fair. I'm here to help you through this shitty process and I'll do my best to smooth the path ahead as best I can. But I want you to know, I realize you most likely really don't want to be here right now."

Yes, sometimes life just isn't fair. Yet its through the trials and tribulations, the crap of life, we have the opportunity to break free from old patterns of life, and open our eyes to new ways of seeing the world. Most folks are creatures of habit and until they have the heart attack, until you have the cancer and until your loved one dies, nothing ever changes. We get stuck in the mud and stop growing in life.
In reality, a part of everyone's life sucks. Some more than others. In the dynamics of pursuing pleasure or avoiding pain, most people are far more motivated to avoid the pain. Ironically, if we can use the significant emotional events of life, the trials and tribulations, to dig deeper into our being, they can provide great opportunities for growth and greater meaning in life. As Don would say, "Without shit, we don't have ferti

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