Let’s End With A Quote

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Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.

Karen Marie Moning

Whatever Happens, Happens

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Today is Monday. My mantra is whatever happens, happens. 

This morning didn’t go as planned. I had to unexpectedly drive my son to school and my husbands truck wouldn’t start again. I could’ve reacted with anger and frustration and displaced it onto everyone involved or I could simply not judge any of it repeating the mantra above. Whatever happens, happens. 

Regardless of how much I worry or how much I plan, I have absolutely no knowledge or control over what the day will bring. When I look around me, I see people completely freaking out over perceived threats. It is turning their lives around and completely disrupting their functioning in life. What a terrible way to spend the only time I have. I have to learn from their mistakes and simply learn to take life as it comes with the courage to rise above dreading what may or may not be. Fear is a terrible thing but it can cause us to do two different things, realize there is nothing to fear but fear itself or keep us shaking in a corner waiting for a ball to drop that isn’t even real. We all have to decide for ourselves. As for me, I’m going to take the “let’s just wait and see approach”. It won’t be easy but sometimes retraining the mind is a necessary thing.

A Quote to End the Week

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A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists.
Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.
Vera Nazarian

Stumbled On This Today

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A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don’t have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies, intensifies, and sustains those emotions while the ego overlooks the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that come from Essence. If we dwelt on these positive states as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives would be transformed.

Gina Lake