the week has been pretty disturbing. trouble with husband, nanny, my son.. and to. keep me sane, i downloaded instatext and painted.
ilearned long ago that we shouldn’t feel sad when we dont get anything on christmas day. my grandfather taught me a lot of crazy ideas that i couldnt understand in the past… he said, one christmas many years ago while he was in the hospital… that simetimes gifts come late. maybe days, weeks, months after the holiday.. but one shouldn’t feel bad about it.. because when everyone has opened and bored with their new toys… i will be the only person who will be breaming with so much happiness because i am still excited as i was just about to open my presents.
its one way of looking at it though… well… some presents are wrapped beautifully… others aren’t…. but the most beautiful gift is the one we couldn’t see at all… but can still share and feel.
happy holidays you all… sending you love and merrry merry lights across the globe.
Source: Everyday Life Lessons
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What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
In life, you usually get what you ask for, but it rarely comes in the package you think it’s supposed to come in.
Never let one bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.
Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of your life. You just got to get there.
Tell the truth, or eventually someone will tell it for you.
A mistake is an accident. Cheating and lying are not mistakes. They are intentional choices.
Sometimes the person you want most is the person you’re better off without.
Some people cannot stand that you’re moving on with your life, and so they will try to drag your past to catch up with you. Do not help them by acknowledging their behavior.
Keep moving forward. Surround yourself with positive people who are going to push you toward greatness. Eliminate those who are trying to keep you from it.
Don’t let something that doesn’t matter cause you to lose something that does.
Sometimes people aren’t who they seem to be, and sometimes people are so much more than you originally thought.
Loving someone isn’t just about saying it every day, it’s showing it every day in every way.
Maturity is not when we start speaking about big things, it’s when we start understanding the small things.
Of all the things that can be stolen from you – your possessions, your youth, your health, your words, your rights – what no one can ever take from you is your freedom to choose what you will believe in, and who and what your heart will love.
When you can forgive yourself and others and stop the imprisonment, you’re creating the love of your life.
Not forgiving is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting on your dreams wrinkles the soul.
The past can’t hurt you anymore – not unless you let it.
Holding on to the unchangeable past is a waste of energy, and serves no purpose in creating a better future.
Sometimes you’ve got to emotionally let go of the things that once meant a lot to you, so you can move beyond the past and the pain it brings you, and open the next chapter in your life.
The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong one, we get lost, and we turn back. But maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve failed or if you’ve been beaten. All that matters is that you learn something, get back up, and try again. Because winning is a good feeling, but winning when nobody else thought you could is an awesome feeling.
Knowing yourself is one thing, but truly believing and living as yourself is another. With so much social conditioning in our society, we sometimes forget who we are.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
You can grow stronger from the pain if you don’t let it destroy you.
Tell the negativity committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.
The worst person to be around is the one who complains about everything and appreciates nothing. Avoid these people at all costs.
Live in such a way that if someone decided to speak badly of you, no one would believe it.
If you love someone, tell them. For hearts are often broken by words left unspoken.
Life is shorter than it often seems. Sometimes we are only given a few minutes to be with the ones we love, and hundreds of hours to spend thinking of them. Cherish the moments you have with your friends and family, because in one single second they can be taken away from you forever.
Things change, but the sun always rises the next day. The bad news: nothing is permanent. The good news: nothing is permanent.
It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
We often accept the love we think we deserve.
If someone can’t accept you at your worst, they don’t deserve you at your best.
Without communication there is no relationship; without respect there is no love; without trust there’s no reason to continue.
If you leave someone at least tell them why, because knowing you’re not worth an explanation is even more painful than being abandoned.
Speak when you are very angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
Choose your words carefully – they can’t be taken back once you give them away. Harsh words are like bullets – they can leave deep wounds. And most of the time saying “sorry” is not enough to heal the wounds you leave.
Never make a big decision when you’re angry, and never make a big promise when you’re overjoyed.
It makes no sense to be second in someone’s life when you know you’re good enough to be first in someone else’s.
Take all the time you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn’t take a day; it takes lots of little steps to be able to break free of your broken self.
There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough.
Sometimes a break from your routine is the very thing you need.
When you find yourself cocooned in isolation and despair and cannot find your way out of the darkness, remember that this is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings.
Don’t count the number of friends you have; count the number of friends you can count on.
Sometimes, the people who are thousands of miles away from you, can make you feel better than people right beside you. That’s a sign of love and true friendship.
There are times when family are like strangers, and strangers are like family.
Life is not about making others happy. Life is about sharing your happiness with others.
When someone tells you, “You’ve changed,” it might simply be because you’ve stopped living your life their way.
If you’re lucky enough to have something that makes you different from everybody else, don’t ever change.
Know your worth! When you give yourself to someone who doesn’t respect you, you surrender pieces of your soul that you’ll never get back.
Imperfections are important, and so are mistakes. You get to be good by learning from your mistakes and you get to be real by being imperfect.
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.
The difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do.
If you really want to know where your destiny lies, look at where you apply your time.
You are where you are right now because of the actions you’ve taken, or maybe the inaction you’ve taken.
Be sure to taste your own words before you spit them out.
Let the constant growth and improvement in your own life keep you so busy that you have no time left to criticize others.
When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. Go for long walks. Indulge in great conversations. Question your assumptions.
Love yourself. Pay attention to the moment. Be a little crazy. Count your blessings. Let go for a little while and just be.
Just as we cannot see that a seed has taken root until it breaks through the surface, we cannot always see our own growth happening until it does the same.
Don’t ever change just to impress someone. Change because it makes you a better person and leads you to a better future.
Feelings are like waves in the ocean; we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which ones to surf.
Being happy doesn’t always make us grateful, but being grateful will always make us happy.
Smile every chance you get; not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you had anticipated, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good things you do have and all the problems you know you don’t have.
It’s nice to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s also important to make sure you haven’t lost track of the things that money can’t buy.
If you’re finding it hard to be grateful for anything, sit down close your eyes and take a long slow breath and be grateful for oxygen. Every breath you take is in sync with someone’s last.
Life is like a rainbow, you need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.
It’s better to be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires you to sacrifice your self-respect.
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
Moving on can mean that you’re making a choice to be happy rather than hurt. It doesn’t mean that you’re giving up. Read Stumbling on Happiness.
Decide to smile and make the best of it; it’s good for your health.
Don’t let loneliness drive you back into the arms of someone you know you don’t belong with.
Love is not about sex, going on fancy dates, or showing off. It’s about being with a person who makes you happy in a way nobody else can.
rock my love, back and forth
and take me up north
take me down south
and slowly kiss my mouth.
i dream of you… and i see
vista is a reality
as we sit side by side
and open our hearts wide
you and i, our love rocks
back and forth our hearts
will jump over the hurdle
as we share a world
….a little love cradle.
Kahlil Gibran on Love
When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.
But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God.”
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
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September 3, 2012
Being Your Own Voice of Reason
by Madisyn Taylor
source: the daily om
How we attach
meaning to events in our lives
has a large influence on the quality of our life.
The meaning we assign to our experiences–whether pleasant or distressing, is a very powerful factor in determining the quality of our lives. What we imagine events to mean will color the way we feel about ourselves, about the people in our lives, and about the world at large. If we want to encourage a positive outlook, well-being, and a sense of self-confidence and even trust in the universe, we can begin by assigning more peaceful, loving meanings to what we experience.
Imagine, for example, that a friend fails to show up to a lunch date. You have choices as to what you will make this experience mean for you. You could allow being “stood up” to reinforce your feelings of unworthiness, you could begin to mentally attack your friend’s character, or you could assume that something big must have happened to cause them to miss the date—then, you might open yourself up to enjoying some relaxing time alone.
If you were recently laid off and are having difficulty finding a new job, consider that you might have hidden gifts or passions that were untapped in your regular career that you are now available to explore. The universe might simply be moving you in a more fulfilling direction. If you have recently lost a loved one, gained weight, lost money, or gotten in a fight with your partner, see if you can infuse the experience with meaning that feels loving and empowering and opens a door for you to embrace life and the world a bit more.
When we begin to bring consciousness to what we are making things mean, we may be shocked at the messages we have been feeding ourselves all these years. Try taking the reigns and begin assigning a kinder meaning to the events in your life and you will likely find yourself on a much more pleasant ride.
THERE’S LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
source: higher awareness
“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.”
– Myla Kabat-Zinn
“Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.”
– Barbara Rose
“No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know ‘why’ it happened.”
– Barbara Rose
“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
– Dalai Lama
we share an ice cream
and held hands.
i love how my heart scream
songs of love only my soul could understand.
i whisper from my eye
you smile with your heart
i could never deny
how love can be a work of art.
like the milk shake
i melt like a chocolate
when i am with you
everyday…. there’s always something new.
ONE STEP AT A TIME
“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
– Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Does the prospect of changing and growing seem monumental to you? Just too much to tackle?
Then consider this approach. Take a simple step of affirming your openness to experience more or something new. Or a different first step might be to let go of judgment by embracing the neutral. Begin to see the people, activities and things around you as neither good nor bad.
A journey is made of many small steps. Don’t focus on a far-off destination if you’re not clear how to get there. Build a foundation that is solid for you. We get to new places one step at a time.
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.”
– John Wanamaker
post written by: Marc
What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
Truth be told, no one has the right to judge you. People may have heard your stories, but they can’t feel what you are going through; they aren’t living YOUR life. So forget what they say about you. Focus on how you feel about yourself, and do what you know in your heart is right.
Here are ten things to do even if others judge you for it:
when we love, we love without conditions.
we give whatever we can
because that’s where our light comes from.
it doesnt diminish us
even if we’ve been hurt in the past
because when we give, dont forget
there wont be any regret.
when time comes that we’ve been lifted up
be thankful for all that you got
and when someday, they realize
how much fire in your eyes
that they light up the world…
with your treasured heart of gold.
the pain, we lose
the lessons we keep…
and love again…
to be able for us to lift.
when you love someone. there are no need for words.. when they left. know its not about you. its about them. there are just things that needs to be taken care of. and when they come back, and you’ve gone far…. the only way to go higher… is to help …. and lift them up…
i am loved. i have love
i have everything blessed from above
joy that i cannot hoard
so i try to spread it all over the world.
the world that i am sitting on
will live forever long after i’m gone.
this is all too real…
i laugh, i cry.. and i feel
i know love is all we could ever have
and there arent enough words…
i am sitting on top of the world.
our world babeee….
i used to say… i am a daughter i am a friend, i am a wife i am a sister, and a mother… i used to be that… in my old life. but when things beyond our control happen … Continue reading
when sad… we all have our happy place. it’s not literally a place we go to. its a place we get into. memories, dreams… or that special person you hold close in your heart… we can’t really call it our … Continue reading
i pray to never run out of words…to be able to show the world how our love has transformed what once a cynic, now reformed. though there are probably not enough to describe all the love i have for you … Continue reading
alone…LESS IS MORE. sometimes, we live in a world full of people but have never felt more alone in our lives. we seek out the company of others but have always known that something is missing… its the saddest way … Continue reading
it just takes some time,
until everything would be fine
and no matter how you see the world,
i know deep in your heart,
is a treasure better than gold. Continue reading
if these walls could talk are
wall candies and a
pocketful of sunshine on your walls….
digitally handcrafted with love. Continue reading
Love is part of creation, woven into the very fabric of the universe.
We love one another because we have tapped into nature at a deeper level.
Yes, the brain is responsible for giving love its physical expression,
yet ultimately, love comes from the soul. Continue reading
Sometimes a part of us must die
before another part can come to life. Continue reading
“I [will] AM capable of loving,
regardless of whether I AM LOVED [in return]
Of giving even when I have nothing
Of WORKING HAPPILY even in the midst of difficulties
Of HOLDING out my hand, even when utterly alone and abandoned,
Of DRYING MY TEARS, even while I weep,
OF BELIEVING, even when no ONE BELIEVES in ME.” Continue reading
tidbits of wisdom. Continue reading
In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make. Continue reading
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
– Robert H. Schuller Continue reading
A question that makes you think is worth asking… Continue reading
♥ “Out of the depths of my happy heart wells a great tide of love and prayer for this priceless treasure that is confided to my lifelong keeping. You cannot see its waves as they flow toward you, darling, but in these lines you will hear…the distant beating of its surf.” —Mark Twain to Olivia Langdon Continue reading
Everything Happens For a Reason
Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
they serve some sort of purpose,
teach you a lesson
or help figure out who you are
or who you want to become. Continue reading
life will always be my greatest passion
love would fuel me as i go through the journey
to be so much better each day and season
evolve in to who i am and live with authenticity
i am a lover of life. and i have come to love every bit of pain, because it is basically what fuels me to learn and to grow. and to appreciate all the good things that life has to offer…
i think its ironic how it is for me. either i love love or i tend to numb myself
“i would rather hurt than feel nothing at all” – Lady Antebellum[need you now.
“I stay because I am too weak to go. I crawl on because it is easier than to stop. I put my face to the window. There is nothing out there but the blackness and the sound of rain. Neither when I shut my eyes can I see anything. I am alone…There is nothing else in my world but my dead heart and brain within me and the rain without.”
what follows the self sabotage, are temper tantrums, hurting another, flipping out, rebellious , chip on ones shoulder, about being willing to truly listen to whats being expressed to you, and through you. a complete and total neglagence towards the love of the being, a disregard for all life as it is, and a simple Continue reading
“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.”