Inspiration for a Thursday~Repost

 

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I found this list called “7 Lovely Logics” and just love what they say. I do not know who wrote them or put them together, the author is listed as “Author Unknown”, but I wanted to share them with you, as there is great wisdom in each one. There is so much going on in our world right now, so I hope these will bring you some inspiration to face these days to come. (FYI – the numbered statements are by the author, the comments under them are written and added by me.)  Blessings!

“7 Lovely Logics”

  1. Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil your present.

The present is called the present because it is a gift. If we are always focused on the past, we cannot see the blessings of today. The past belongs in the past, make peace with it and let it go. It can only affect our present if we allow it to by bringing it into the now. Actually, the past wants to be left alone. It knows where it belongs.

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  1. What others think of you is none of your business.

Let people have their opinions, thoughts and judgments about you without needing to control or “fix” them. It simply does not matter. What does matter is what you think of yourself and the integrity with which you view yourself. The rest is not your business to deal with.

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  1. Time heals almost anything. Give time some time.

We have all heard this one before, but in this time of instant gratification, we expect everything to happen “now” including healing of our hearts and souls. Sometimes, things just take time, and we need to have the patience to allow healing to happen in the time that it needs. That will also allow us to recognize the progress as it happens so we can acknowledge it learn from it. We must not go from A to Z and miss all the steps in between. If we do, we will just have to repeat the lesson/healing until we allow ourselves to see the entire process and learn the lesson it was supposed to teach.

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  1. No one is the reason for your happiness – except yourself.

No one else can make us happy. They can add to our happiness, but true happiness comes from deep within us and stems from how comfortable we are with our chosen way of life.

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  1. Don’t compare your life with others, you have no idea what their journey is about.

We are each individuals with our own lives, challenges and roads to walk. Each life is unique, and like no other. We cannot ever truly know what is in another’s heart or soul, nor can they know ours. We never know exactly what someone is going through, just what they show us. So don’t compare your life with anothe’rs…you are unique. Focus on you!

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  1. Stop thinking too much. It’s alright not to know all the answers.

This is a really good one, because we expect ourselves to be brilliant and know all the answers all the time. The simple truth is, we don’t. And that is ok. Lighten up on yourself. And remember, you may not know everything, but you are a genius at what you do know.

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  1. Smile – you don’t own all the problems in the world.

We tend to think that when things go wrong, we are somehow responsible for it, no matter what it is. And we want to fix it. At the very least, we chastise ourselves for things that we cannot possibly be the cause of, or for not knowing how to solve things. So smile, and know that you are only responsible for what happens in your immediate space. Let the rest take care of itself. If you can contribute to a solution, then absolutely do so, but don’t carry it all on your shoulders.

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BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO ALL!

Tuesday Affirmations ~ New Ways

 

I have not done a “Tuesday Affirmations” post in awhile, so I sit, this morning, mulling over my deck “The Gift of Affirmations” by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber to see what gift they have to share on this first Tuesday of a New Year. I shuffle them, and spread them across my desk, seeking the message for today. The card I pull is:

The Gift of Truth: “I am open to new Ideas, Techniques, and People.”

“Use this gift when you notice that you are resistant to the possibility that new ways of doing things and new people might contribute to your life and to the attainment of your goals. It is not a weakness but a great strength to know your limits and to let others help you.”

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from the Desk of MarDrag:

As we navigate through life, and we focus on issues, difficulties and decision making, we try our best to do what is right for ourselves, our families and the bigger picture of the Great Tapestry. We work hard at processing information and considering our choices. We have concern for how our threads weave and wind to place our contribution to life within that bigger picture.

But, we have a great deal on our minds and in our hearts on a daily basis. There is so much to think about and focus on…and sometimes, we can miss or not see important information that can make our choices easier or opportunities that would enhance our lives and make us happier. We cannot think of everything. Part of our path in life is to learn and grow and expand our way of thinking to include valuable knowledge that we just have not heard of ourselves, in our own world. It is easy to get caught up in our own worlds and forget that there is help, data and wisdom to be had from other people, places and things around us.

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In order to gather more space and information and opportunity, we must allow our life parameters to expand to include those drops of knowledge so that we can better understand ourselves and the world around us and take advantage of the vast possibilities that are at our fingertips and that can make life full and exciting as well as make our choices easier to come by.

As the affirmation says, it is not a weakness but a strength to acknowledge that we do not know everything and to engage the capacity to learn from those who might know something different. It is not a weakness to ask for help either. When we look outside our own circle of life for information or help, it shows we are very wise to seek further understanding of ourselves and the world in general. There are so many amazing things to learn, so many spectacular opportunities to grow. There is likely something just outside your comfort zone that would make you happy and that would make you say, “Wow, how remarkable and marvelous and I am glad I opened myself to this!”

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Consider opening your life, heart and mind to new ideas, information and people, and see how your life can grow in astounding ways when you do. Dare to be bold, be courageous in your seeking. And be not afraid, you deserve it!

Blessings!