Thoughts For The Day

Thoughts Guilt

“The mere possibility of getting what we want fills the soul of the ordinary person with guilt. We look around at all those who have failed to get what they want and feel that we do not deserve to get what we want either. We forget about all the obstacles we overcame, all the suffering we endured, all the things we had to give up in order to get this far.” ~ Paulo Coelho

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Is this the reason we sometimes (or often) do not get what we want in life? Is it that deep down we feel guilty because…we do not feel worthy of it, or we fear we have not done enough to credit our receiving it, or feel that, if “Chester” over there has not gotten his desires, then surely we do not deserve ours to be fulfilled? And how dare we even ask for it? But, when we add up the sum of what we have endured in our lives…relative to our own self and not comparing to any other…who has the right to judge our worthiness but us? Drop the guilt, hoist worthiness to your soul…and go get what you desire.

Thoughts Story

“What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens. Events matter little, only stories of events affect us.” ~ Rabih Alameddine

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Life happens. And daily we tell ourselves stories about why and how it happens. In order to live a true and purposeful life, we must become aware of the stories we tell ourselves…and make certain they are the truth. False and embellished stories lead us into chapters best left unwritten. For the glorious story of your life…write it true and well.

Thoughts Choice

“Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later. I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire and not terrify me.”  ~ Tracee Ellis Ross

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

The choices we make every day do not just impact that moment or event that the choice is about. Choices are like pebbles tossed in a pool of water…they create ripples that flow into our future. We know where we are at this moment…and where we would like to be. That space between is the flowing river of our lives and, if we look closely to see the vegetation, growth, rhythm, and life within it, should encourage and empower us. So that when we make a choice, we know the ripple will carry us into the flow, into the future. Be mindful, and choose from the inner wisdom that springs from this knowledge.

Blessings!

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8 comments on “Thoughts For The Day

  1. I think the main problem most have is that they swing between the guilt you describe, to a sense of entitlement or lack of personal responsibility for who they are. Then they swing back the other way again, feeling guilty for having indulged their desires or for not being the person they thought they ‘should’ be. I don’t think we are in a position to determine whether we deserve something or not for others or ourselves. It’s exactly as you say, “life happens”…to all of us. Make the most of it, try to learn positive lessons from it, and keep going. Overall though, good advice 🙂

    • Wise and true words. I think that swing happens because I am of the belief that underneath the mask of that sense of entitlement is deep insecurity and fear. Bravado misplaced. Lack of personal responsibility is astounding these days. “Make the most of it and try to learn positive lessons from it”….Absolutely! Thanks for your comment. Loved it! 🙂

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