Complaining digs us deeper into our emotional ruts. Humor, forgiveness, compassion, and gratitude are the 4-wheel drive of the joyful heart.
Truth is subjective
Belief is an impediment to direct experience
Death is certain
Life is not
Whatever’s hittin’ today, hit it with Love
Nothing is free. Some things are just simply not for sale. Some might count those extrinsic symbolic tokens of our appreciation as the “best things” in life. Hindsight shows us that often the effort and anticipation we put into manifesting the best things is where we learned, where the real growing happens. Appreciation is the difference between what we have and what we do with it.
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit
Many seek freedom from responsibility never realizing that freedom IS responsibility.
The ability to $eparate people from the ¢onsequence of their action; realizing that many, despite their being reasonably intelligent, highly educated, and even operating on the best of intentions, can still be mired deeply in the trance of the egoic mindset. Within this context, they are still actors in a play authored for them and not by them.
I meet hundreds of people a day and, as an introvert, I can say that my experience on the extroversion end of the spectrum for an average eight hour shift is like offering up my energy on a buffet table of all-you-can-eat off-color quips and and backhanded compliments. The introvert recharges in solitude
When the Emperor loves music his kingdom is happy
There is a practically unequaled joy in minding one’s own business
To decide, a word based on the Latin verb: “cide”; to kill (homicide, pesticide, etc) where we whittle the alternatives of possibility down to a single option. Fortunately, what we actually have in the moment of the Magnificent Now are choices and the act of choosing is entirely creative.
I do, and I have quit my full-time job to focus on my health, my family, and my home. But let’s take it a few steps further. If I knew, say, I only had six months to live, or if money weren’t a barrier, or that if I knew I could not fail at any endeavor I would travel and heal the world of diabetes.
Those in my situation often outlive our lower extremities
The pattern is primary. Where does this optimism originate? More often than not, it’s situational and depends on something external. It’s triggered by environmental factors or we hope for an outcome that we may or may not have control or influence over. I can say definitively, though, that our expectations and our attitudes towards them do factor into the energies that underlie physical manifestation.
Shoulding all over the place and each other
Mica, a familial superstition that I indulge, a shout out to previous generations that lead up to this precious life. I hope you will excuse the non sequiturs that are often my response here to the Daily Question
Skill and persistence, Antoinette
The Isle of Unwed Socks. I have one of those, too, Anna
Great advice, Malag! I love the phrase “baked in” as opposed to my go-to, “hardwired”; operating from a perspective that every action, every outlook and choice is a brand new creation
As that cashier, I always ask and never assume to know what your life’s situation is by looking at you. I’d be happy to give you a hand out to your car, Ma’am.
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