“Most people never heal, because they stay in their heads, replaying corrupted scenarios. Let it go.” By S. Mcnutt I had to reflect on this one for a bit. That in itself showed me I was in the habit of going to my head first. In my head, I find memories to relate to this … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #21: Head Vacation Time!!!
“Every thought pretends that it matters so much. It wants to draw your attention in completely. Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don’t take your thoughts too seriously.” By Eckhart Tolle Wow, is this ever true! Well, for me at least. All those years allowing dramatic thoughts to fill my mind and take … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #20: Blah, Blah, Blah… said the voice in my head
“My only goal in life right now is to be genuinely happy.” By unknown After all these readings, all these thoughts, reflections, and meditations, it seems to come down to a single thing, and that thing is making a choice. To be happy one must choose to be happy. I’ve recently embraced the practice of … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #19: Be Happy!
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” By Socrates I’m on a rollercoaster ride. I keep repeating that I cannot change the past, but I might actually be feeling that I can or must. I’m putting energy in comparing the past … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #18: The heck with it, I’m going!
“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