You cannot heal anyone of his trouble if .. by Ernest Holmes
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I have lived on the lip of insanity wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. The door opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside. Rumi Rumi Quotes – Wisdom for today Photo of door courtesy of artur84 and freedigitalphotos.net
The first strawberry of the season; it was magnificent and unexpected. I looked at it for a moment, feeling such a quiet, reverent joy from seeing it that I hesitated to pluck it from the plant.
Sometimes our sense of empathy can be too strong. Just being in the same room with a negative person can leave us feeling depressed, vulnerable, stressed or, at best, vaguely sad. No matter how hard we try, we end up being deeply affected by the negative person’s emotions.
This Chinese girl plays beautiful piano music – in spite of missing the fingers on one hand. Why did it move me so deeply? Perhaps because the girl is beautiful and graceful, her hair in cascades down her back and her dress a creation perhaps from a fairy tale. Perhaps because the music is lovely and played with the kind of feeling that makes you close your eyes, smile, and simply listen, each note resonating somewhere deep inside.
I think, though, that I was especially moved because it felt like a personal message.
When was the last time you experienced something and felt a flash or a wave of joy, happiness, or deep contentment? It may have been just a moment of pleasure- such as glancing out of your car window to see a lovely garden of flowers. It might have been something more substantial, such as your […]
When you are developing your goals for the coming year, one of the most important things is to be sure that you are pursuing what you really want. You may even find that what you really want is available to you right now.
I’m still meditating on and following the path of forgiving – forgiving both others and myself for transgressions that are still causing pain, grief, anger, or denial. Once begun, it is a long, steady, and sometimes stumbling journey. Forgiving and releasing one incident often has the unexpected result of uncovering a new insight or a […]
Reading these books made me consider more on the issue of forgiving. Holding a grudge, dreaming of revenge, feeling long-term anger … all these emotions can poison your inner self and slowly deteriorate the quality of your life. Constantly reviving the memory of a past wrong forces you to carry a heavy burden of negative emotions, whether you consciously realize it or not.
Sometimes the path to finding meaning in your life is by being aware of the things in your life that are simply meaningless. Repeating meaningless activities over time can begin to erode your mental balance.