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With You in Mind, Issue #33 - September, 2011 -- Letting Go: The Way to Happiness
September 01, 2011

With You in Mind, Issue #33 - September, 2011
Letting Go – The Way to Happiness
A Newsletter about the Fascinating Way the Mind Works

In this Issue:
Way of the Mind's Article: Letting Go - The Way to Happiness
Mind Boggling: About Engagement Rings
Mind Games: Snail Speeding
Mind Tickle, by John Harricharan
What's on Your Mind? Your Questions
At the Back of My Mind - Next Newsletter


Summer is almost over and I have been busy working while others were on vacation. But don’t worry about me, I often cruise when everyone else is working!
September is a good time to reflect and to choose to let go of things that keep us from advancing. I am sharing with you an article that may help you in this process.
I have recently written many articles about hands, including one about the Royal Weddings and one about Kate Middleton if you want to take a peek.
Enjoy your reading and remember that back issues of this newsletter can be found here.

Way of the Mind's Article: Letting Go - The Way to Happiness

Letting go – or getting rid of emotional baggage – is something all human beings should endeavor to accomplish unless of course they are already in a state of extreme happiness that nothing can take away!
If you have difficulty understanding this concept, consider the following examples:
a. After losing her son, Esther buried herself in sorrow and decided she would spend her life in mourning, therefore denying herself any possible happiness.
b. Charles left Peggy 20 years ago. Peggy still refuses to meet Charles’ "new" wife, even though this behavior is hurting everyone, including her children and grandchildren.
c. While intoxicated, Oliver insulted his cousin John and hit him. A few months later, Oliver joined Alcoholics Anonymous, became sober and presented his apologies to John. Many years have gone by and John still shuns Oliver.
d. France finds her younger sister Sandra spendthrift, conceited and selfish. France, who was an only child for six years, deeply resents Sandra for taking their mother’s attention away from her at Sandra’s birth, and constantly quarrels with her.
e. No man can ever please Barbara, or maybe she subconsciously attracts men who can never give her what she wants. She continuously re-enacts the childhood trauma of her father abandoning her mother and herself when she was only five years old.
f. David and Harry are always attempting to outdo each other, in their jobs, accomplishments, houses, marriage, children, etc. The two younger boys of a large family, they desperately tried to receive their parents’ approval. As they grew up, the competition never stopped.
g. When little Celine was sad or upset, her mother used to give her cookies and cake to make her feel better. As an adult, Celine eats sweets to deal with her negative emotions, and she is obese.
h. Diego is very forgetful: he actually arrived one hour late at his wedding ceremony. Maeva, his wife, keeps hoping he will change. Every time Diego forgets something, Maeva takes it as a personal affront and becomes enraged.
All those situations that require some "letting go" have common elements. They all involve an original trauma, followed by the passing of time, often many years. But despite the passing of time, the emotional reaction occurring now is still based on the original circumstances. Read the rest of this article here.

Mind Boggling
About Engagement Rings
Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that that finger contains the vena amoris, or the "vein of love," that runs straight to the heart. The first recorded wedding rings appear in ancient Egypt, with the circle representing eternity as well as powerful sun and moon deities.

Mind Games
A snail is at the bottom of a well. The well is thirty metres deep.
The snail advances three metres in one day.
During the night, the snail slides back two metres.
Question: How many days will it take the snail to reach the top of the well?
You will find the solution in the next issue of With You in Mind but you still have time to think about it!

Solution of last newsletter's Mind Game:
1. When will the clocks next show the same time as each other?
Midnight after 10 days, which is 240 hours later. They both show 4 o'clock, one clock has gained 240 minutes (4 hours) and the other has lost 480 minutes (8 hours).

2. When will the clocks both show the correct time?
Midnight after 30 days, which is 720 hours later. They both now show 12 o'clock.

Mind Tickle
Peace is not achieved by controlling nations, but mastering our thoughts. - John Harricharan

What's on Your Mind?
I would love to receive your questions, suggestions or comments. If you have an interesting question, I may decide to write an article about it!

At the Back of My Mind
Watch out for next month's newsletter. I will share tips on different types of handshakes.

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