The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself
C. JoyBell C.
“Because to take away a man’s freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.”
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
When people insult you, don’t take offense, don’t take it personally, but do listen to their words. They are telling you how they see the world, and they are telling you the exact negative qualities that they possess.
“The Law of Mirrors” states that one can only see what’s in them, regardless if it is what is actually present in reality or not.
Release the need to defend or try to explain to them that you’re not being whatever-nasty-insult-they’ve-thrown-at-you, but evaluate instead all of these insults, and realize that this is who they are.
Then, decide if a person with those qualities is one who you’d like in your life or not.
“And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”~Khalid Hosseini
One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others.
David A. Bednar
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.’ ~Mother Teresa
I sigh as I scroll through my feed and see more headlines regarding the circus and clowns that participate in the show. It is clear to me that everything we say and everything we do inspires something in someone. So many choices. What should we choose? We could inspire outrage,anger, hatred, hope, Joy, love. The possibilities are endless so I suggest you ask yourself, what is it I am sending out? What is my ripple? Why am I doing it? What are the consequences? We spend far too much time talking and far to little thinking.
I went to lunch with a friend today and there was a sign that caught my attention. It read these words.
That is my intention today. Tell me what you choose? Be honest.