“I look forward to spending time with my friends so that we can catch up and tell each other how horrible
- We are
- Our family is
- Our friends are
- Our co-workers are
- Our employer is
- Our nation is
- Is the entire race of human beings“
… SAID NO ONE EVER
Take a five breaths and hear them out. Maybe that is what they want to say; maybe not. Ask them to tell you more. Reply “Gotcha…and…?”; sometimes it works wonders. “Gotcha… you are a horrible person and are we still going to the concert this Friday?”. “And” turns the topics from a roadblock into a speed bump; you can still go somewhere with it. Better to move forward then sit in the muck of bad ideas that probably aren’t even true.
Beneath the pain you will find resolution. It is astounding.
Shockingly, you might not find a reason or explanation for that pain, and, that it might be fine without one.
You got a friend who is angry all time?
You ever ask them why and they never have an answer or if they do it makes no sense?
I’ve got an answer for you on their behalf:
- It is the only option they’ve got
- They can’t see what it is
- If they could, they would tell you that they don’t like it, either
Your happiness is easily in your control by making your mind your best friend.
Create an environment where your mind can thrive instead of making it your worst enemy who knows every trick to get you caught up with its junk.
What you eat creates the environment for your own freedom or slavery; you are your own creator of your joy and your misery.
Happy brain; happy owner.
“Intentions” are a popular new age idea. Is the new age over?
Intentions mean being present in the moment and sensing, or, not being numb.
Imagine being there in that one moment, good or bad, experiencing it, and moving on. Doesn’t that sound great?
Doing anything might result in pain, but it is worth it because numbing isn’t the same as not-hurting. Numbing means feeling nothing; bad or good.
When you can’t feel the repercussions of how far you are going; it is easy to over-do it.
Nobody started out doing anything saying “Hopefully what I’m about to do ruins my life!”. Typically it is more like “What I am about to do is going to make my life and that of my family and friends happier!”.
You were sent to this Earth perfect.
Every conceivable thing about you is perfect.
Nothing that you or anyone else ever says or thinks or does can change that.
You can make mistakes. You can do things that ought not be done.
You are still perfect.
You are here for a reason, and you deserve to discover that reason.
Your friends don’t see the horrible story that your mind is telling you that you are. In fact: no one does. It is a habit of your mind to get you distracted from anything that threatens it’s paper tiger kingdom. When you give yourself a break you are really giving yourself a break from your mind. You will have a lot more energy for having done so, too.