“At some point we simply have to grow up and forget our grievance or complaint. It happened; it’s over; forget about it. Let it go forever. Never bring it up again, to yourself or another. We need to purge our system of petty feelings based on grievances regarding the past. Replace these stuck-in-the-mud feelings with something more inspiring and uplifting—it’s time to move on. The past is over; let it go. Just as you open your fist to let go of an object, open your heart and release the past completely. — D.R. Butler
i admit, over the past months or so i’ve been feeling empty, somewhat content but neither happy nor sad. it has been dulling and the antidote? enthusiasm. I’ve been reading fear by Osho – a truly insightful book. Osho states the word enthusiasm is beautiful itself with its basic root meaning being ‘God-given.’ Bring enthusiasm into your life and the other things will disappear. Wake up each morning with enthusiasm – the decision to look to live greatly and enthusiastically by doing each thing with enthusiasm even small things like eating breakfast or taking a shower. And when you sleep you can think of all the great things that have happened which will come again tomorrow.
Learn to see — accustoming the eye to calm, to patience, to letting-things-come-to-it; learning to defer judgment, to encircle and encompass the question on all sides. — Friedrich Nietzsche
how blessed, lucky, appreciative and grateful i am to live in a beautiful country: australia. Happy Australia Day! Here’s to beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, unique animals, laid-back and friendly faces; a democratic country with a great health and education system full of opportunity. To Australia!
“Love every morsel of the people in your life.”
Instead of pining, lusting, wanting, desiring another in your life, cherish and appreciate the people that are in your lives at this very moment, whom out of their free will want to be in your lives. Sometimes we take people for granted because they are always there, at any moment death could take them or some other event…
“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.” ~Elbert Hubbard
i woke up from a dream this morning where i was inside a video game and i could not pass the level because i was too scared to take a leap to new platforms. highly symbolic. i think being in the video game meant perhaps at this point in time i do not feel in control of my life. the fear that paralyses me to jump indicates i lack self trust in my self and decisions. this year i feel is the year of self and i want to work on that – trusting myself and intuition in the past i have always been stung badly by not trusting my intuition. by trusting myself i regain control of my own life and it paves the way to success.
ways to trust self:
– physical feels
– trust in knowing i am me, i know the best decisions for me at the time with my mindset
– treat myself kindly
– keep promises to myself
last night i found a letter my father had written to me for the future that he wrote 5 years ago it was touching and contained so much insight. in the past i have also written letters to myself in the future from the past. although it takes time as a central weight, it is lovely to look back into the past at times, just for a brief moment, not to linger… insight