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  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Fri, Jan 31 2020 8:40 AM

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    Quiet joy

    Ease into the fullness of now. All you know, all you feel, all you are, glides gently through the heart of your awareness.

    Give to yourself, to all that is, a quiet and simple joy. Let its peaceful energy settle into the deepest part of you.

    Taste the brilliance, listen to the stillness, see the harmony as your senses converge upon the wonder of existence. Transform the beauty that surrounds you into joy that fills you.

    As all resistance melts away, you touch the pure energy of ineffable purpose. In the quiet, profound joy of now, you revitalize every corner of your being.

    Look around. And see a thousand times more than you saw before.

    Treasure the quiet joy within. Set it free to multiply and flow into a world of new possibilities.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Sat, Feb 1 2020 10:16 AM

    Saturday, February 1, 2020

    I love this one!  :-)

    Positive perspective

    Most of the time, the only real victim of your negative attitude is you. And there’s no one who gets any help from it.

    So, if it hurts you and helps no one, what’s the reason to have it? That’s a good question, and one you can benefit from asking yourself.

    Perhaps you’re angry about what has already happened. Or perhaps you’re anticipating something you’re not pleased about.

    A negative attitude will not change any of that for the better. It will just add more misery to an already difficult situation.

    A negative attitude is always your choice. And it’s a choice you can always decline to make.

    So the next time you’re tempted to get all gloomy and glum, simply stop and think about it. Instead of punishing yourself with negativity, empower yourself with a more positive perspective.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • TopShelf2010
    10,094 Posts
    Sat, Feb 1 2020 1:14 PM

    Ladychipper:
    Positive perspective

     

    Absolutely brilliant

     

    Thank you Marion

     

    Don

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Mon, Feb 3 2020 8:00 AM

    Welcome Don!  It is so true!

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Mon, Feb 3 2020 8:01 AM

    Monday, February 3, 2020

    Boredom

    Boredom can play a powerful, positive role in your life. Allow yourself the opportunity to regularly experience it.

    After a while, nonstop activity and stimulation will blur into meaninglessness. Too much of anything is not a good thing.

    Give yourself time and space to process all that’s going on in your life. Give yourself the chance to imagine, to reconsider, to wonder, to wander, to relax.

    Step aside from the destructive illusion that you can have it all, see it all, do it all. Take a breath, take a rest, and reconnect yourself with meaning, with purpose.

    Winning is not a matter of grabbing everything there is to grab, of knowing all there is to know. Winning at life means living it well, with balance, with quiet, peaceful times to make sense of it all.

    Times of boredom help you discover who you are, what you love, and how much you care. And those are extremely powerful things to know.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • AlaskanDame
    13,112 Posts
    Mon, Feb 3 2020 10:42 PM

    Ladychipper:
    discover who you are, what you love, and how much you care. And those are extremely powerful things to know.
    I would call it time for contemplation, not “boredom,” but I fully agree that the listed discoveries “are extremely powerful things to know.”  

    —- The unexamined life is not worth living. — 

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Tue, Feb 4 2020 12:28 PM

    For sure AKD!  :-)

     

     

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Tue, Feb 4 2020 12:28 PM

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020

    Rise above foolishness

    Don’t make a bad thing worse by continuing to be upset about it. Get over it and get on with your life.

    From time to time you’re going to be inconvenienced, insulted, distracted, taken advantage of, or worse. Quickly, decisively deal with the situation, get some distance from it, and then let it go.

    If you’re not in a position to do anything positive about it, then accept it. Direct your focus to the good and useful things you can do.

    Sure, there are things that have upset you. Yet you have nothing to gain by continuing to remind yourself how much you dislike them.

    Choose not to waste your time and energy assembling a collection of grievances. You have so many better things to do.

    Spend each day living and doing, not seething and complaining. Rise above the foolishness of others, and live every moment on your own best terms.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Wed, Feb 5 2020 9:04 AM

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    New and wonderful worlds

    Taste what you have not ever tasted. Look upon what you have not ever seen.

    Think about what you have never before considered. Introduce yourself to those you do not know.

    This day is not here to be a repeat of yesterday. Treasure and be thankful for all you know, and act on every opportunity to add to it.

    Turn down a road where you’ve never traveled. Explore an opinion that conflicts with your own.

    Yes, it’s good to find comfort and strength in what’s reliable and predictable. Yet you’ll also draw great energy and inspiration from what surprises you, from what you didn’t know was there.

    Challenge your concepts of what life can be. And you’ll continually discover new and wonderful worlds.

     

    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    19,679 Posts
    Thu, Feb 6 2020 7:28 AM

    Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Communication and cooperation

    You don’t have to completely agree with another person in order to have a fruitful dialogue with that person. You and that other person don’t have to fully understand each other in order to cooperate with each other.

    Agreement and understanding can be worthy goals. But don’t let their absence serve as an excuse to shut down communication and cooperation.

    Indeed, the way to increase understanding is through robust communication. The way to arrive at agreement is through cooperation.

    Great progress is made by people who agree to disagree. Peace and prosperity come not by forcing everyone to agree, but by respecting and tolerating differences of opinion.

    Your enemy is not the person who disagrees with you. Your enemy is the person who refuses to interact with you other than by brute force.

    The good things you enjoy in life are brought to you by communication and cooperation among people of widely differing backgrounds and viewpoints. It is in your best interest, and everyone’s, to keep up that enormously beneficial behavior.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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