“Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.”
-Esther Hicks, is a best-selling author and speaker.
“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
- Benjamin Franklin, was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America and a noted polymath.
“I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. “Never worry about your heart ‘til it stops beating.”
- E. B. White, was an American writer, best known as the author of children’s books Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little.
“Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From the evil which never arrived.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, was an American essayist, philosopher and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the early 19th century.” —www.thedailylove.com
“Love conquers all things; let us surrender to Love.”
- Virgil, was a classical Roman poet.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.”
- Bible, 1 John 4:18
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.”
- Maya Angelou, is an American autobiographer and poet.” —www.thedailylove.com
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
~Paul Boese” —
It’s so easy to get pulled in many directions throughout your life. Living at the whim of other people’s opinions and trying to please them all is the surest way to fail.
It’s so easy to be swayed by other people, especially people we love and respect. Whether it’s family, friends, a lover, business partners, mentors or our idols, we can lose our balance by trying to please too many masters.
The answer to this quandary is simple, but not easy.
First and foremost it is vital to please yourself, but not in some selfish, narcissistic way, no. Rather, it’s important to be able to check with yourself and make sure your mind, body and spirit are aligned. If we become too focused outwardly, which is VERY easy to do, we start going down the path of losing ourselves in others.
This isn’t to say that it’s not important to love others, to listen to them and learn from them. But the core message I want us all to integrate is that we should never abandon ourselves to please another. This is the worst kind of abandonment. Other people may “abandon” us or not approve - this is okay and we can still keep going. But when we abandon and disapprove of ourselves, we start down a dark path. We must be our own best friend and learn to trust ourselves as a starting point towards being fulfilled.
Without these core set points, it is almost impossible to manifest anything else. When your cup is full you have more to give away. Finding balance within is a life long journey that we can never truly master because we are always learning, growing and changing. The key is to seek progress and not perfection, because perfection is ultimately unknowable and unachievable.
So today, let’s not worry about the opinion of others. Let’s not abandon ourselves to please other people. Let’s not give our power away because we feel we need the approval of other people. No, today - let’s stay in integrity and practice saying “yes” to ourselves and “no” to the world if need be. And let’s not feel bad about it. Let’s own saying “no” to the world and “yes” to ourselves.
Let’s celebrate filling ourselves so that we may be of even greater service to the world.
Deep within each person is an intense desire to feel strong, effective, powerful and in control of his or her life. You automatically trigger these feelings of self-confidence and self-esteem when you start to work on the task that is most important to you at the moment.
~Brian Tracy” —