A few words from The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman.
“The peaceful warrior’s way is not about invulnerability, but absolute vulnerability – to the world, to life, and to the Presence you felt. All along I’ve shown you by example that a warrior’s life is not about imagined perfection or victory; it is about love. Love is the warrior’s sword; wherever it cuts, it gives life, not death.”
If every cloud has a silver lining, gratitude is the window for viewing the storm clouds of your life to see that lining. You can choose resentment, if you prefer, but you’ll have a different experience.
This is a popular position we’re all busy filling, or so it seems.
As general manager of the universe, you get to call the shots, arrange things to suit your agenda, and take the credit when things turn out. You also get to dish out the blame when things do not go according to plan.Continue reading “General manager of the universe”
“It is scary to think that it is our choices that dictate our happiness. Accepting this responsibility means giving up our excuses, our reasons and our justifications. And that feels vulnerable. And vulnerable doesn’t feel safe. But I offer that taking back the power from your circumstances is worth the “vulnerability” because the reward of getting your power back is the very thing you are trying to accomplish by attempting to control your circumstances.
Imagine if your happiness wasn’t dependent on getting anything, changing anyone or eradicating any circumstance. Imagine if you could be happy regardless of what happens to you. Wouldn’t you be just a teeny bit interested in finding out how that might work?”
From Think or Sink. The one choice that changes everything by Gina Mollicone-Long. You can check out Gina and get more details on the book at www.GinaML.com.
Another perspective on the power of choice. If you want to make conscious choices, instead of following the default choices of your conditioning, you need to put some new tools into your toolkit and start using them.
This book has some useful tools to get you started.
I’m making a suggestion. You get to choose whether you do anything about it.
If you’re like me, you have a voice inside your head. A voice that sometimes tells you that you’re dumb or stupid or wrong, that you’re not good at anything.
At other times, that same voice tells you that you’re better than others, that you deserve it, that you’re a genius. Ever wondered where all those opinions come from? Are any of them actually your opinion of yourself?Continue reading “Who’s driving your car?”
We all have a story that we use to describe ourselves to ourselves and to each other. If you know my story you know me, right?
You already know my name. If I tell you that I was born in Booleroo Centre, a small town in, what the locals call, the mid-north of South Australia, and spent the first three years of this lifetime living, with my parents and their expanding family, in the school house of a tiny rural hamlet on the edge of the Flinders Ranges, does that tell you anything about who I am?Continue reading “A story”
It’s mind-blowing to contemplate the vastness of a journey across the cosmos that began before time. So mind-blowing as to be incredible, and possibly so far removed from your present reality as to be meaningless.
Yet such a picture can offer you a much larger canvas to play on if you can entertain the possibility that there is more to your life than what you have so far been led to believe.Continue reading “Start from where you are”