Thoughts For The Day

Thoughts People

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being.”   ~ Goethe

MarDrags’ Thoughts:  I like this quote because it encourages us to think about how we treat people. Do we consider and judge them by their weaknesses and failures…and treat them based on that? Or do we consider them, with no judgment, by their strengths and successes, and treat them according to those? In today’s world, I see more people judging others with a negative eye…and would that I could herald this message of Goethe’s…to treat people as if they are already the dream they hold of themselves, and so, help them become that dream, what they are capable of being. It is what we would wish for ourselves, is it not? Something to ponder.

Thoughts Love

“Your task is not to seek for love…but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  ~ Rumi

MarDrags’ Thoughts:  It is not Love that is the culprit for being kept from us. It is the walls, barriers and dams that we build along the way that keeps it from reaching us. We think we are being wise by protecting our hearts…but Love is not meant to be harnessed and controlled. Love is meant to descend on us, rush on us like the wind, find the deepest chasm of our heart and invade it. It is a risk…but those stones that we build our walls with are cold bedfellows. Our task is to seek to remove the barriers…and Love, in its wisdom, will then find its way.

Thoughts Blessings

“Everything that happens to us has a blessing built into it.”  ~Wayne W. Dyer

MarDrags’ Thoughts:  This is such a great thought…and one I live every day of my life…and try to share with others too. While it is difficult to find that spark or positive thread within the chaos and miasma of pain or difficulty in our lives…if we can remember that there is something for us to see, to learn, in everything that happens to us…then it gives purpose to even the hardest things we go through. It is not for naught, and makes us grow. Bless them, see the Blessing in them…and they take on an entirely different perspective.

Thoughts Security

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But, there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.”  ~ Alan Cohen

MarDrags’ Thoughts:  We all want to feel safe, content and secure…to have our lives be a comfortable fit. And we are most comfortable with that which is familiar. This is why change can be difficult…to initiate or manage. Decisions are agony when we are faced with leaving our security for a new adventure. We would rather stay with what is familiar, even if it is no longer serving us, or good for us, or promoting growth. But as the quote says…if it is no longer meaningful…than its security has become false to us, and we are only fooling ourselves so we do not have to move. But…for each false security we are brave enough to let go of…another is created that is better for us. We must Trust ourselves to know that when we let go…there is something else to catch onto. We will always find a place to land.

Blessings!

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5 comments on “Thoughts For The Day

  1. Good food for thought, Mardrag. I had missed you on the other blog and recalled you said you had mentioned dealing with life…so I’m glad to find you are still posting here. I hope all is well for you and yours. 😀

  2. Good morning 🙂
    Great thoughts!! The first one hit home right away, and made me think of me and how grateful I am for those who have helped me be who I am supposed to be. When I didn’t think I could and Many around me had made me feel like I couldn’t or didn’t even considered I could be anything. Thankfully, there have been people along the way one way or other and in one area of my life or another who have inpired me and supported me to think and believe can be someone better. Giving me at the very least the idea or the thought, that things are possible, that just because I heard otherwise, didn’t mean anything. On the other hand, it made me think of how I treat others. Knowing that my treatment or actions tours thenm can have an impact, either a positive or a negative one, it is up to me. Maybe I am thinking more on children and teens around me, but also when I see people of any age who have troubles of some kind. I feel that just like I needed kind words, others need them from me also.

    I also like how we need to release the barriers to let love in, and to embrues the new 🙂

    thanks for your meaningful thoughts Mar 🙂

    Happy Friday !

    • One again Cali…wise words. They speak to the blog I wrote for today…I just posted it…so have a look. I am glad for you that you have had support along your way and grown because of it. well done! You have a Happy Friday too! Hugs! 🙂

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