The purpose of Mr. Dickie's Blog is to provide a place where I can post quotations I like and write about things that are on my mind. As of the summer of 2011 I have NetworkedBlogs posting a link to this blog to Facebook.
Everyone has the capacity for growth, and for self-awareness through an honest encounter with reality. When we don't avoid issues but meet them directly, always trying to resolve them, they become fewer and fewer.
(Daily Reflections, 1 April)
29 August 2015
So often with old people, and children, all sense of what would be appropriate is swallowed up in what feels right. That's refreshing. We waste too many years between childhood and our older years measuring our behavior on a scale we think we see in someone else's eyes.
Let me realize that ... [having and following a] program is not a magic potion that will instantly cure all my ills, but a pattern of living that will serve me to exactly the degree that I work at it.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 3 March)
What's holding you back from making the changes you put off for years?
(Mr. Dickie after, The Color Of Light, by Perry Tilleraas, 4 June)
26 August 2015
As long as we're taught to believe we are victims to whatever health hazards come our way we won't have the necessary strength to change the conditions that gave us the trouble in the first place.
(Margo Adair in The Color Of Light by Perry Tilleraas, 1 April)
25 August 2015
Relationships carry power, power to do good or power to do evil. One of the most spiritual things that anyone can do is to combat toxicity by avoiding it or by confronting it.
(Cloud & Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 155)
23 August 2015
Entitlement is the belief that you have the right to what you desire, regardless of what others desire. It is a perception that you are fundamentally superior. Beneath entitlement is a very different reality.
(Gary Zukav and Linda Francis, Thoughts From The Heart Of The Soul, p. 221)
17 August 2015
Stop and think about this for a moment and you will never be the same again.
All feelings begin in the mind.
They begin with a single thought.
Think a happy thought and you will be happy.
Think about sadness and you will feel sad.
Think about a worrisome fearful thought and you will fell fear.
Fear does not lie outside of you.
It lies within you.
No one can produce fear in you but you.
Only your mind can produce fear in your body.
Your own fear comes from your own interpretation of a condition in your life.
You have power over all your fear.
(Ruth Fishel, Time For Joy, 20 May)
16 August 2015
Willingness is a state of mind and emotions that propel us into action.
We may have the best intentions, but until we are willing to act, we won't.
(The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 113)
9 August 2015
We must not take one another for granted ... Death can come unexpectedly to ones we love, regardless of their age. We need to take time today to notice the many little things our ... [friends and loved ones do] for us, the many things ... [they are] to us. We need to get around to all the loving things we know we should say and do - before we have to be sorry.
(Harry and Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 6 October)
9 August 2015
Today I will let my Higher Power handle my worry so that I can be free.
I choose to be alive in this moment and not blocked by the conversations that go on over and over in my head.
I will stop trying to figure everything out and will trust that I will get the right answers at the right time.
(Ruth Fishel, Time For Joy, 5 May)
7 August 2015
It is exciting to know that my thoughts and my actions in the present moment condition the next moment. I am responsible for my future. Today I am bringing awareness to my self-talk and replacing all negative thoughts with positive thoughts as soon as they appear on my mindscape.
(Ruth Fishel, Time For Joy, 28 April)
4 August 2015
Controlling People are often drawn to [other] people they can dominate and turn into what they want. Control freaks cannot appreciate or accept others wishes or likes if they are different from their own.
(Cloud and Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 113)
3 August 2015
Thoughts are intensely powerful things. Our thoughts have the power to lift us up or drag us down; they have the power to energize us or deplete us, to inspire us to greater accomplishments, or to make those accomplishments impossible.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 171)
2 August 2015
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