“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.
I ran across these words today and felt compelled to share them. Let me know what you think.
If you knew your potential to feel good, you would ask no one to be different so that you can feel good. You would free yourself of all of that cumbersome impossibility of needing to control the world, or control your mate, or control your child. You are the only one who creates your reality. For no one else can think for you, no one else can do it. It is only you, every bit of it you~~
Don’t get entrenched in someone else’s battlefield. You don’t have to attend every spectacle you’re invited to. Sometimes less is more and minding your own business is the best option. There are enough fighters already. Be a lover. Be the calm. Be an example. Be the difference. Take the road that doesn’t make the headlines. Remain a constant positive force to light a path through the negativity that’s trying to engulf us.
I read this someplace today and I shook my head at how obvious this should be. I guess this is how I get stuck in places that I really don’t want to be. Put that mountain down and get on with it. Keep moving and you will get through. One foot in front of the other and one step at a time you can move forward and soon enough that mountain will be behind you.
These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.
Today I am reminded to just be myself. There are times when no matter what I do, I will just never please everyone all the time. I used to carry such guilt based on others reactions to choices I made in my life. Today I am happy to report I am free. I am free from judgement, guilt, blame and the constant desire to be perfect by someone else’s standards of who I should be. One of my favorite quotes of all time…
The world will adjust.
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