Any idiot can enjoy the positive things in their lives, but it is only a few that can take the negative and find something even more profound.
Social media has inspired a cultural shift in communication – one that stretches far beyond how we connect as individuals. Now, it’s about how we communicate with the world at large, and more importantly, with ourselves.
There will forever be a slight pause when I’m talking with someone new and they ask me about where my mom lives, or what my plans are for Mother’s Day. That pause is me mentally deciding how I want to respond.
To desire fulfillment is to not have fulfillment, happiness is not something you seek, but that which you become.
When you imagine the function of departments within organizations or universities, you imagine separate aspects serving the same whole. The same applies to the human brain – if you can dissect your mind into parts, it will function better.
Understanding the fabric of resistance is the only way we can unstitch it.
By readily accepting everything, we can also poison ourselves. You can take on too much, like too much school work, or jobs, food, or fickle friends. It could be anything.
The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, it’s connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three.
Love amplifies whatever it is that’s in your life and heart – the things you like about yourself become clear, the things you dislike and want to change do, too.
Choosing happiness is understanding the difference between “making” yourself happier and “letting” yourself be happy.
Emotional intelligence has not developed as we have. When we weren’t as highly actualized beings, we knew that fear meant to run, and pain meant to be present, and so on. Our emotions evolved, but our minds haven’t caught up yet.
You either see the world as something makes you feel, or you see your interpretation of the world as a projection of your feelings.
Let’s start inspiring each other to be all that we can be by asking not what our one true calling in life is, but what kind of things we want to do and be within our one life?
“Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control and some things are not. It is only after you have learned to distinguish between what you can and can’t control that inner tranquility become possible”
Even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.