Changing your mind

Changing your mind

“Permit yourself to change your mind when something is no longer working for you.” ~Nedra Tawwab

As life changes (and as we change), even parts of our lives or ways of doing things that are so deeply ingrained in us that they feel like part of “who we are” may cease to be helpful. Being willing to change your mind about those parts of lives that have stopped working and choose something new is a sign of maturity, not of weakness.

 

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Choosing kindness

Choosing kindness

“The strongest people are the ones who are still kind after the world tore them apart.” ~Raven Emotion (via Tiny Buddha)

Choosing kindness in the wake of life’s pain and destruction is not an easy thing to do. It shows our strength when we choose to spread kindness even after being battered by life rather than spreading bitterness. How often do you allow your own painful experiences to teach you compassion in this way?

 

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Dealing with pain

Dealing with pain

There are two extremes to avoid: being completely absorbed in your pain and being distracted by so many things that you stay far away from the wound you want to heal.” ~Henri Nouwen (from “The Inner Voice of Love”)

I naturally tend more toward one of these extremes than the other and will sometimes judiciously employ aspects of the other extreme to help me find a healthy middle ground. How do you help yourself stay away from the extremes and find your way into that healthy middle space of healing?

 

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What do you need to say?

What do you need say?

“The things that go unsaid are often the things that eat at you.” ~Celeste Ng

Most of us have been silenced by others (or even ourselves) and have unsaid words inside us that need to be spoken.

What unsaid words do you need speak out loud so they can stop eating at you? Where is a safe place for you to do that?

 

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Find it within

Find it within

“The confidence to prevail over any problem, the strength to overcome adversity and unbounded hopeā€”all reside within you.” ~Daisaku Ikeda

There’s so much more within in us, but we are often so busy looking outside ourselves for what we need that never take time to look within at the riches we already have.

 

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