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swim towards


faith


“ If it is a direction that, based on your faith, you think is “right,” then you must keep


swimming in that direction even when the big waves come.


” Overcome the Tendency to Love Unhappiness


There are some people who seem to enjoy being buffeted by the waves, so to speak; so if there is such a tendency in your mind, you need to correct it. It is what we call the ‘loving unhappiness syndrome’ and I have written some books on this issue. We all tend to love unhappiness without realizing it


ourselves. It’s not that easy to find this tendency. Other people might see it to a certain extent, but you can’t see it yourself. When past experiences of sorrow, anguish, or mistakes you made become engraved in your mind, a pattern forms. Then when you find yourself going through something similar, you remember, “Something like this has happened before,” and fall into that pattern, consequently producing the same result as before.


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