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Some Life Lessons

Going to derail my initial topic a moment and share an inspiring article that I read this morning. It is titled, ‘101 Timeless Lessons,’ at Marc and Angel Hack Life. It can be found here, http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/05/11/101-timeless-lessons/

After the week I’ve had, I found several of these quite inspiring. Some of them deserve my own comments based on my current perspective of life. Here we go…

#3. Never let one bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.

An excellent reminder to pull your perspective way out to the 10,000ft level instead of the immediate concern of the day or the week.

#7. Sometimes the person you want most is the person you’re better off without.

And I should remind myself that there are people better off without me. It goes both ways.

#36. If you leave someone at least tell them why, because knowing you’re not worth an explanation is even more painful than being abandoned.

This week I learned this lesson, from the other side of the coin.

#53. The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.

I will be put to the test on this one next week. I can avoid tough situations or plow ahead and face the music.

#84. The best thing that you can do in life is follow your intuition.  Take risks.  Don’t just make the safe and easy choices because you’re afraid of what might happen.  If you do, nothing will ever happen.

A positive of this week is that the current scenario is because I took an immense risk. Doing something is always better than doing nothing.

#89. No relationship is ever a waste of time.  If it didn’t bring you what you want, it taught you what you do NOT want.

This week was another wonderful lesson of what I don’t want.

#101. Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting.  Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be.

An excellent way to complete the list and helps put my horrible week into perspective.

I hope you find their list a source of inspiration and reflection. It certainly helped put a brighter light on a week that was less than superb for me.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Made for Pinterest

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

a little quote from Linda Stone

“Breathing determines emotion. Emotion determines breathing.” – Linda Stone

The quote above is something that I pulled from the Linda Stone article that I completely relate to. It has a total yoga-esque feeling to it.

I love the stream of links that follow each other….here to here to here . The Ira Glass video is just great for anyone in the creative arts. It’s so true that you have to put out a lot of crap before you get to the really great stuff. It reminds me that I have to go shoot more photo’s…hehe.

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

from "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior"

This is a list of quotes from the book that struck in me some way…

What does life want from me?

How do I serve the whole?

As you whip up the initiatory energy, ask the big cosmic thought where it would like you to go and what it would love you to do

I was capable of loving action. What could be a greater power?

I had lost my mind and fallen into my heart.

It makes no difference at all, so just be hapy now. Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all one.

No need to resist life, just do your best.

Understanding is one dimensional. It is the comprehension of the intellect. It leads to knowledge, which you have. Realization, on the other hand, is three dimensional. It is the simultaneous comprehension of the ‘whole-body’ – the Head, Heart, and Physical Instincts. It only comes from clear experience.

Body-Wisdom

It is better for you to take responsibility for your life as it is, instead of blaming others, or circumstances, for your predicament. As your eyes open, you’ll see that your state of health, happiness, and every circumstance of your life has been, in large part, arranged by you – consciously or unconsciously.

When you understand the source clearly, you’ll see that the ripples of your mind have nothing to do with you; you’ll just watch them, without attachment, no longer compelled to overact every time a pebble drops. You will be free of the world’s turbulence as soon as you calm your thoughts. Remember – when you are troubled, let go of your thoughts and deal with your mind.

I realized the process of real meditation – to expand awareness, to direct attention, to ultimately surrender to light of consciousness.

The intensity of your practice brings proportionate benefits.

There are no ordinary moments.

So be happy now, without reason – or you never will be at all.

A fool is happy when his cravings are satisfied. A warrior is happy without reason. That is what makes happiness the ultimate discipline.

Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without reason in the world. Then you can love and do what you will.

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2008 in Uncategorized