Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Limiting Beliefs


I let go of all limiting beliefs and allow fate to unfold moment by moment. What I thought were obstacles I now see are doorways to new possibilities and new beginnings.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 24 August)
20 May 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Being Spontaneous


Backyard photo by Mr. Dickie

Being spontaneous means being present in the moment. It means accepting the chaos of life and not being afraid of it. It means knowing that behind the chaos is an orderliness that we aren't in charge of and we can't control. It means letting go and living now.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 24 November)
19 May 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Detachment

Photo by: Mr. Dickie

Detaching doesn't mean we cut people out. It means we stay present and loving without thinking we have to fix or manage the people around us. It means we stop trying to save people from the consequences of their behavior. Best of all, when we detach, we stop taking ourselves so seriously and start having more fun.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 11 November)
17 May 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Greed


Everyone wants to be successful. The question is: Successful at what? Successful at earning money, successful in marriage, successful in our own sight and in the eyes of our friends? None of these aspirations is necessarily wrong. But greed is an insidious trap that has the power to destroy those whose eager search for success becomes the driving force in their lives. Greed is the devious, sinister, evil influence that makes people say, "What I have is not enough, I must have more. And I will do whatever it takes to get it."
(Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 15 November)
16 May 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Marcus Aurelius

It is not men's acts which disturb us -- but our reaction to them. Take these away, and anger goes. No wrong act of another can bring shame on you.
(Marcus Aurelius in One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 15 November)
15 May 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Troubles


I know that constant dwelling on my troubles lessens my ability to see them clearly and make wise decisions. I will not complicate the present by reviewing the past; nor will I dread what may happen tomorrow. One way to make detachment easier is to eliminate the past and future from my thoughts.
He who frees himself of hampering regrets for the past and worry about what lies ahead finds himself able to deal with the present.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 16 November)
14 May 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Feelings

Photo by somebody with patience and good timing.

No matter what the circumstances of the day, all the feelings I have are mine.
Today I can let go of the ones I don't want and hang onto those that feel good.
(Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 19 November)
13 May 2015