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Your Portable Empire: How to Make Money Anywhere While Doing What You Love by Pat O'Bryan

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Chapter 44. Kali, the Benevolent Destroyer

In Hindu mythology, Kali is the symbol for the cycle of destruction and creation. She is identified with the darker side of the feminine. It's important to remember that the destruction she represents is a necessary trough in the cycle of destruction/creation. You can't have one without the other.

The Tao Te Ching talks about this concept in gentler tones. It's the hole in the vase that allows you to carry water. It's the door in the wall that allows you to enter the room. The value of what is, is made available by what isn't.

This can be a tough concept, but I've found it very useful.

Sometimes, to attract something that works into your life, you have to get rid of what doesn't work. To have what you want, you may have to give up what you don't want.

But, bottom line, you have to make room in your life if you're going to attract something new.

For example, when I was first beginning my Internet marketing journey, a year and a half ago, I was spending up to five nights a week playing in bars. This involved loading my truck with my music gear, driving (sometimes hundreds of miles) to the gig, setting up the gear, playing music for four hours, and then the whole process repeated in reverse.

Sometimes the sun was rising over the Texas hills as I drove into my driveway, which is real romantic sounding unless you're the one actually dragging home at six in the morning. Of course, I was useless for the rest of the day, and I'd do it again the next ...

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