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!

Worth and Failure ~ Who Decides

 

I am inspired to write this blog by a dear online friend I had not “seen” for a while who has been having some life difficulties and wrote about it. She has a lovely blog, and I will add her link to the end of this post so you can visit. The topic she wrote about was failure, or perceived failure, and how it had touched her life and made her feel. She was very brave writing about her deepest feelings…and it touched my heart. What also touched my heart were the responses of love and support she received. And the threads of a blog took hold…

I have written about self-worth and failure before…but this is different. Because I think it is time we set aside our self-flogging weapons and face the fact that we are…Amazing Beings…just as we are.

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Here we are…getting up each day to face a horrific world scenario to navigate through, while trying to carve out some life and peace while we are here…very important tasks to be sure! And what do we spend most of our precious thoughts, energy, and efforts on?

In a day, how many times do we berate ourselves, chastise, and mentally beat ourselves up for what we perceive as our failures or inabilities to conquer life, problems, worry, and stress. How much of our inner dialogue is scolding ourselves for not being “more” or criticizing who we are and how we do things? And how much of this inner dialogue is inspired by “what we perceive others are thinking about us”? Or for that matter, telling us in some instances. How many minutes, hours in a day do we spend negatively talking to ourselves?

And…where is it written that we have to believe any of it?

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Our old friend, the trickster Fear, is driving that negative bus…and we need to take his license away.

We Fear not being good enough, not doing enough, not being enough or the right way or what everyone else thinks we should be. We Fear that if we do not conform or keep moving and rushing and “doing” that we will not be seen as intelligent or successful or worse…lovable. We Fear if we are not “perfect”, we will not be accepted and loved. Fear gets under our skin…so most of the time we pretend we know what we are doing with ourselves…but underneath, we mourn our true self and life. And we flog ourselves even more for not only failing everyone else, but ourselves as well.

IT’S EXHAUSTING!! When you look at it that way.

And you know the other funny thing? When someone shares with us their feelings of failure…we rush to support them, lift them up, encourage them, and inspire them to see that they are not failures and are worthy lovable individuals, as we should. We would never let someone we love dearly go on feeling bad about themselves without doing something to help them past it.

So…why are we not doing this with ourselves?

Why do we allow ourselves to do the very thing to ourselves that we reassure and urge others not to do and believe? And why do we so readily believe the negative feedback we get, when we tell others to ignore it? Where is that positive cheerleader…for ourselves?

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It is time, my Lovely Friends…to put this to rest. There is so much going on that needs our attention, and our positive thoughts, deeds, and light energy. We can’t possibly have enough time or stamina for that attention if we are spending it all on shaming ourselves and fear. We must not give in to the negative energy flow, we must turn it away…it only distracts us from what is really important. Which is being and living our authentic lives…and helping others and this world out of its mess. Put the self-flogging weapons down…it is only then that we will be able to see how wonderful we really are. (Read on for tricks on how to do this).

Here’s the thing ~ We do not need to be stuck on needing to have any “special” gifts…

Because we ARE the special gift…just as we are…our authentic and true self.

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So, let’s change our inner dialogue to reflect that belief. Change the negative feedback to positive input. How do we do that? By actively taking steps to retrain our minds to listen to the good rather than the bad.

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Try this: write post it notes with positive affirmations and put them up on your bathroom mirror so you read them every morning. (My daughter did this and wow, what a powerful tool!) Leave “dear self” love notes for yourself all over the house. For every negative thought you have, follow it with a positive one. Over ride it with messages of encouragement, to yourself. Tell yourself everything you would tell someone else to lift them up, cheer and inspire them. Give yourself the love you give to others. Put a reminder in your phone or ipad that comes up at various times in the day reminding you that you are amazing and wonderful just as you are. If you hear negativity in the day…wouldn’t it be great to see a different message follow? Make recordings of your voice telling you what is wonderful about you. Actively change how you talk to yourself, your patterns…even if you don’t “believe” it in the beginning, keep at it, because the mind absorbs what we tell it. Soon, you will find your thought patterns will shift…and so will your life.

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Decide you are not a failure. It is your decision alone. Just make that decision right now. You are who you are, so how could you possibly be a failure if you are being you.  It is not up to anyone else who we are or whether we are worthy. It is entirely up to us…and what we believe about ourselves will tell others what to believe too.

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Make You your best friend. And give yourself the gift of compassion and worthiness…just as you give to others. Tell yourself this, often…you deserve it!

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Blessings!

Thoughts For The Day

Thoughts Give

“Whatever you think people are withholding from you –praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on –give it to them.”  ~ Eckhart Tolle

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

It is difficult to accept or acknowledge when we do not receive something from others that we think is our due, or what we need, or that we feel should come from others. Lack, especially of those things mentioned in the quote, can be painful and frustrating. But, consider that…those who do not give these things likely do not have them within themselves to give, and likely lack in receiving them from others too. So…if you want these things…call them up within you…and give them to those without…just as you would have done to you. And in so giving…you create them for yourself, within yourself. And then, what is given, is received in turn. What we give, returns to us in abundance.

Thoughts Creative Force

“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, we can accomplish those goals.”  ~ Stephen Covey

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

No matter what conditions and circumstance whirl around us in our lives…we are still our own creative force. If we are not defined by our circumstances, then we can change those circumstances through our creative energy at any time. It is through creative decision making that we cause movement and create force and action. Decide to be creative about your decisions, and see what you can accomplish.

Gift

“Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best, and you live it best, by holding it with very open hands.”  ~ Less O’Donavan

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

All things in life are a gift, if we choose to see them that way. Whether it be positive or negative or somewhere in between. It is what we do with them, how we choose to react or not react, and the creative decisions that we make about them that form the circumstance that comes with them. If we see all of it as a gift, then we can learn and grow from it all. And, most importantly…if we receive it all with open hands and heart…that is, if we do not hold onto it and allow it to take its form…then we can take the best of it and mold it into something that benefits our lives. Even if it is a hard lesson. Receive…with open hands and heart.

Blessings!