Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday nuggets...

felt the need to re-visit the second and third nuggets again...they are sooo wise and timeless!! let them re-marinate! :-)

Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow, whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die. 
                        ~ Tao Te Ching


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
                        ~ Melody Beattie


Don't Take Anything Personally

Nothing others do is because of you. 
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.
When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
                        ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

"No one can escape from illusions unless he looks at them, for not looking is the way they are protected." 

And I should also note that it doesn’t matter if the negative emotion is the result of being right about something on the level of form and being accurate about the details of your grievances; being right does not bring anybody any lasting peace, only instant gratification at best, while keeping the conflict in the mind unresolved.
                        ~ Tillman White


There is beauty in truth, even if it's painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don't teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one's character, one's mine, one's heart or one's soul.
                        ~ Jose' N. Harris 


A Note from the Universe

If you only knew how normal you were when you thought you were weird.

How strong you were when you thought you were weak.

And how ready you were when you thought you weren't. 

You'd think again, oh Great One Revered by All in the Unseen -
    The Universe


If you don't meet resistance with resistance, it dissipates dramatically. It just softens. Try it! Next time somebody says to you, "I'm right, and you're wrong," say, "Pfftt, you're right. You are right. You're right." And mean it. In other words, don't mock them. Don't be sarcastic. "You're right." And then watch how, all of a sudden, their legs almost go right out from under them. They don't have the energy to blast you, because you just took the fuel away from the fire.
                        ~ 'The Teachings of Abraham' by Esther and Jerry Hicks


Is your brain frozen? Are you having trouble coming up with new ideas?  Do you have brain constipation?  Is your mind moving slowly when it comes to creativity?  You can solve all of that by just eliminating two sentences from your life.  Eliminate: What will people say?  And, what will people think?  Worrying about what other people will think or say stops your creative juices from working and slows down your thought process.  Throw these ideas out of your head and just think what you want to think, without worrying about other people for the time being.  You can censor your thoughts later, but you have to let things flow first, so you can get all the good stuff out. So to get your thoughts flowing, eliminate worrying about what other people will say or think.
                        ~ Edward W. Smith


Heal Past Hurts

“You were born with the capacity to believe.”

You were born with a capacity for great courage, for trust in your surroundings and for faith in yourself. But something may have happened along the way that changed this positive capacity.

If you were criticized at an early age and denied encouragement by those you trusted you could learn to believe that something was wrong with you. Over time, such beliefs may appear as the absolute truth – a definition of your identity.

Guess what? It’s simply not true! You are perfect and it’s time to act that way. As hard as it may be to regain your self-esteem, you can forget and forgive what happened when you were young. You can regain the courage, trust and faith that are your birthright, by recognizing that, although youthful disillusionment can’t be changed, it can be overcome.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Meditation: I have great courage, trust in my surroundings, and faith in myself.

Daily Teaching from The Power

Love Rules

There is one rule with money: you can never put money ahead of love. If you do, you violate love's law of attraction, and you will suffer the consequences. Love must be the ruling force in your life. Nothing can ever be put above love. Money is a tool for you to use, and you bring it to yourself through love, but if you put money ahead of love in your life, it will cause you to receive a whole bunch of negative things. You can't give love for money and then walk around being rude and negative to people, because if you do that, you open the door for negativity to walk into your relationships, health, happiness and finances. 

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