Tag Archives: learning to be happy

With Our Thoughts

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him; if a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him; like a … Continue reading

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Letter to a Heartbroken Friend

Re-posted again for yet another friend nursing a broken heart… To a dear heartbroken friend: Don’t worry about the future. It will unfold as it does, unaffected by your thought and worry. What is to be will not be swayed … Continue reading

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Many Cowards

Love knows no master. It is the sole sovereign of a heart. Willingly one becomes its captive and gladly serves its needs. No bondage is more sought after. No chains are more happily received. James Browning

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As You Imagine

Your eyes are like a mirror… and what you see in me is a reflection of you. CV Pillay

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The Longer I Hold It

This story has made the rounds on the internet for a while now, but it’s meaningful enough to pass along again. A speaker walked around a room full of people while teaching about stress management. To begin he grabbed a … Continue reading

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Desire Demands Its Own Attainment

Our desires and aversions are mercurial rulers. They demand to be pleased. Desire commands us to run off and get what we want. Aversion insists that we must avoid the things that repel us. Typically, when we don’t get what … Continue reading

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Know What You Can Control and What you Can’t

Many believe the “Serenity Prayer”, of which a portion is used in 12 step meetings, was generally based on the writings of Roman stoic philosopher Epictetus. Here’s a translated section of one of his dialogues that shows that Epictetus’s thoughts … Continue reading

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My Sweet Wild Woman: The Reason you Haven’t yet found Love.

Change her to him and this could be about a woman or a man. Wild Woman then becomes Wild Man and within that I find a good bit of myself in this article from elephantjournal.com. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/06/my-sweet-wild-woman-the-reason-you-havent-yet-found-love/ Dear sweet wild woman, … Continue reading

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The Only Safety

“Allow” By Danna Faulds There is no controlling life. Try corralling a lightning bolt, containing a tornado.  Dam a stream and it will create a new channel.  Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet. Allow, and grace … Continue reading

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Make the Darkness Part

If you had a person in your life treating you the way you treat yourself, you would have gotten rid of them a long time ago… Cheri Huber

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