respect

October 29, 2008

I’ve learned that a good relationship between me and my family, my friends, and my business associates can be boiled down to one word: respect.

candles

October 27, 2008

The Wisdom of Feelings

October 22, 2008

In feelings there is wisdom, for the simplest feelings speak the greatest truth.

Pain in life comes from avoiding the truth that your feelings tell.

Any road that avoids feelings cannot be right.

Hiding from your feelings only makes you go in circles.

Become comfortable with your feelings, because your feelings are your life.

Trust your feelings. They’re the only true guidance you’ll ever get.

If you know what you’re feeling, you know what the world is revealing to you.

If you cannot be true to your feelings, you cannot be true to yourself.

Trust your feelings, but first you have to know what you really feel.

When you find out when a feeling started, you also find out why.

The feelings you are afraid to release cause you to hold onto other things.

Stay up-to-date with your feelings. Don’t store them. When a feeling ages, it becomes less honest.

The more immediately you express your hurt, the more completely it resolves.

Stand up for your feelings and you’re free to be yourself.

You have to be able to cry to live fully, for tears in the right place cause healing.

Your feelings are explanation enough. Let them speak.

The greatest credential is the human heart.

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I face myself.

I see myself.

I know myself.

I welcome my best self into my life.

Grateful

October 19, 2008

Find Something to Be Grateful For

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You can make a case for the sky falling if you want.

Perhaps your argument will be true in one instance, but negative logic really doesn’t hold up over the long run.

Negative logic is almost always false, even though you could reason that there is always something bad happening to you all the time.

There is always something good happening as well.

It gets a little hard to see it when you are only focused on the negative.

The world is neither good nor bad. At best it is neutral.

You make the case that your unresolved pain demands.

When you are afraid, you find things to fear all around you.

When you are hurt, you see suffering and hopelessness.

When you are angry, you discern plots and enemies lurking everywhere.

When you feel guilty, you seek out disappointment and take it as well-deserved punishment and lose your will to grow.

Of course, while all of this negativity is going on, something good is also taking place.

Find that good.

Be grateful for finding it.

Your seeking the good is the greatest good you’ll find.

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I am grateful for music.

I am grateful for the stars.

I thank flowers.

Being is my reward.

Walking in the Rain

October 14, 2008