“Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle. Some things are within your control. And some things are not.” By Epictetus This is a perfect mantra for letting go and letting be. The past is the easiest one to apply this concept to. We cannot in any way change the past. What’s … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #17: Be free to be… happy
“Finding yourself is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. Finding yourself … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #16: Where was I now?
“When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts.” By unknown I recently got some unexpected and welcome advice from a LinkedIn connection. We were both discussing an article on how to price art and how some arts are valued. We both came to the conclusion, her faster than I, that value … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #15: That’s my final price
“Sometimes you have to experience what you don’t want in life to come to a full understanding of what you do want.” From The Age of Enlightenment You may not want to agree with this, but we need to have the dark to know it’s different from the light. While part of this concept does … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #14: That kinda sucked, but it kinda didn’t too
“A saint was asked, ‘What is anger?’ He gave a beautiful answer: ‘It is punishment we give ourself, for somebody else’s mistake!’” By unknown For me anger and frustration are often interchangeable in the essence of this quote. That strong, lingering, and negative feeling that heats up our minds and tightens our guts is a … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #13: Ouch, I’m angry again.
“It’s not a matter of letting go - you would if you could. Instead of “Let it go” we should probably say “Let it be”. By Jon Kabat-Zinn Every day I learn something new that either builds upon previous beliefs or shakes them apart into new ones. Last week I was exploring how to let … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #12: Let it be
“When you focus on you, you grow. When you focus on shit, shit grows. Read that again!” By Dwayne Johnson The law of attraction teaches us that whatever we focus on will manifest itself. If you are unsure about the implications of this, you may want to meditate a little on it. Before you do, … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #11: Reap what you sow
“What a beautiful thing it is, to be able to stand tall and say. ‘I fell apart, and I survived.” From Daily Quotes I dedicate this one to my Mom. Our whole family is dealing with our beloved sister’s and Dad’s cancers, each in our own way, but my Mom is just inspirational about it. … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #10: Survival
“Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens.” By unknown Well, here I am reflecting on these daily sayings and relating them to my experience. At the same time, I’m learning the benefits … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #9: Oh, that darn overthinking again.
“When thinking about life, remember this; No amount of guilt can change the past. No amount of anxiety can change the future.” By unknown Funny that I was having a conversation on this concept with my Mom the other day. I was expressing how I am emotionally tired of worrying about everything and decided to … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #8: Guilt & Anxiety are not real!