and negativity is your ability to choose one thought over another. Happiness escapes from those who refuse to see the good in what they have. When life gives you every reason to be negative, think positive"
When Tesshu, the famous medieval samurai swordsman, was young and headstrong, he visited one Zen master after another. Once he went to visit Master Dokuon and triumphantly announced to him the classic Buddhist teaching that all that exists is empty, there is really no...
This can apply to anyone...
When others, out of hate or jealousy, mistreat me with abuse, slander and so on, I will practice accepting defeat and offering the victory to them ...
When someone benefited and in whom I placed great trust, hurts me badly,
I will practice seeing that...
your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right"
"TRUST Is A Fragile Thing. Easy To Break, Easy To Lose And One Of The Hardest Things To Ever Get Back."
One of my favorite quotes by a lady who personified depth and could put her thoughts into words like no other:“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
So simple, yet so much punch in a few words.
so this is a great reminder. I deserve better than I receive sometimes; this is true of the people I have filled my life with in the past as well. Though my feelings have stopped me from letting go sometimes, I now know that I deserve someone who will adore me.
They say if you're bisexual, you're confused.
If you're gay, it's a sin.
If you're skinny you're on drugs.
If you're fat, you look nasty.
If you're dressed up, you're conceited.
If you dress for comfort you're a slob.
If you speak you're mind, you're weird.
If you don't say...
and follow the shift from worry to calmness:
"I’m ready to let my life shift and change
I’m willing to love myself exactly as I am;
others have a right to think what they do for themselves;
I’m ready to move into a peaceful, joyful and fulfilling phase in my life...
It is so hard for me to give up on people, yet sometimes I have to- for my own good, my peace of mind, and because I deserve better. Thankyou so much handsinmotion for showing me this and for reminding me of my worth.
create and hold – and so do all the cells of our body. So it’s vitally important to hold a clear vision of ourselves as deserving of feeling inspired, knowing that it’s our ultimate calling, and choosing to be in-Spirit even when everything around us suggests otherwise...
I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.”
“There is no deeper wound than humiliation. The momentary glory we may feel in humiliating someone is short-lived compared to the damage we cause.”
-- Irwin Katsof
This is my quote of the day, as felt my stomach bend with pain as I remember one of the most humiliating...
That jerk that cut you off in traffic yesterday… might just be a single mother hurrying to get home to her kids that she doesn’t see as often as she’s supposed to because of the long hours at her job.
That couple in front of you that’s walking extremely slowly might be...
They’re Fighting A Battle You Have Absolutely No Idea About. That jerk that cut you off in traffic yesterday… might just be a single mother hurrying to get home to her kids that she doesn’t see as often as she’s supposed to because of the long hours at her job. That...
to be handled with care
Kathy Biehl on relationships, friendships, social contracts:
"You’re caught up in emotions processing vast changes, and involving shakeups in perception.
What doesn’t fit, what’s right for you? What’s real? How and by whom are you being...
"During my second month of college, or professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the Last one: "What is the first name of the women who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of a joke. I had seen the...
To the world you maybe
But to one
You might be the world
A person often
Meets his destiny on the road
He took to avoid it
Gives you a hundred reasons to cry
That you have a thousend reasons to smile
Everything happens for a reason.
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there…to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be but...
Life is kind of like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they...
I like any reaction I can get with my music. Just anything to get people to think. I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk, stoned people to actually wake up and think, you're doing something.
Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.
-- Brenda Ueland
I think this quote is so true. We are all very unique and it is that individuality that makes life so much fun.
....... is about undoing the ego...it's like.......I can't get there being an ego.....it has to be undone... gently.
And then there is not a "there" to get to.
You are just content progressing where ever you go and with whatever occurs, you just marvel and appreciate the flow...
Life is like a silent ocean. People, stuff, situations are like ripples on it. Most people, i feel, crave the ripples. Ripples by nature are very transient and they end after some time. Looking for stability in ripples is an exercise in futility and will drive one crazy. If you...