“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom assumes responsibility and most people are afraid of that responsibility” By Sigmund Freud There’s an assumption here that freedom cannot exist without responsibility. I wonder if this is true in all cases. I am currently unable to think os a single freedom-desire where I would not … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #10: What is Freedom Anyway?
“Feel the feeling, but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it.” By Crystal Andrus Tie this one into the saying: “What we resist, persists.” It’s a law of attraction thing. When we resist a feeling, we are putting emotional anergy on it and that will attract more of what we are focusing … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #9: Feel it, don’t be it.
“I’m at a point in my life where I just want to be very quiet.” By unknown Ok, this is a challenge for me, but not because I can’t shut up. I’m currently on a path to getting my teaching degree so I can formally stand in front of a class and share my knowledge. … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #8: Shhh! I’m being.
“Life gets a whole lot more beautiful once you start living for yourself and accept the fact that you can’t please everyone.” By Unknown So many times I’ve read, heard, and been told that I don’t need to explain or justify why I do anything I want to do. Of course, I must take responsibility … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #7: A Beautiful Life
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” By Lao Tzu Ok, this one keeps coming back to me over and over again. What do I do now? Well, for one, I … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #6: How you feel shows when you are living
“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #5: Unease, Stress, & Worry, Oh, My!!!
“Nothing can bring you peace, but yourself.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson This seems to come back to the idea that we must first be happy, grateful, at peace, etc… before the experiences of life make us so. Having peace inside isn’t so much a shield against pain, as it is a lens through which to … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #4: You are Peace
“The person who loves himself is bound to become more silent, more meditative, more prayerful than the person who does not love himself.” By Osho Why? First, I am often silent. I enjoy listening and contemplating. I find myself wanting to speak and get validation or explanations from others when I am uncertain or insecure. I … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #3: Self-Love lead to peace
“Don’t tell me what they said about me, tell me why they were so comfortable to say it around you.” This sounds a little confrontational or accusatory to me. Just a little, maybe. However, I wondered how I might react to this question and how some of my trusted fiends might react if I asked … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #2: Bloody Gossip!
“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” By Dr. Robert Anthony Ok, I did scream a little in my head on this one and I still hear a desperate “WHAT?!?” Ringing in there. How the hell do I give up the belief … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #1: Whatever you think, you are always right!