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Hold Nothing Back

I'm always surprised to rediscover that life waits behind a door that can only be opened when we give our all, when we hold nothing back.
03/28/2013 06:00pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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I'm always surprised to rediscover that life waits behind a door that can only be opened when we give our all, when we hold nothing back. This video clip from an interview with Sounds True took place in Colorado during a week of recording my box set of teaching conversations, Staying Awake: The Ordinary Art.

Holding Nothing Back

A Question to Walk With: Recount a time when you held some of who you are back and how that affected you. Recount a time when you held nothing back and how that affected you. Describe what holding nothing back means to you now.

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