"You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong."
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up, your problems or your goals?
Decide that you are going to start each day thinking about your goals, your dreams and your positive possibilities. As soon as you wake up in the morning, start throwing out those nagging doubts and worries. Concentrate, instead, on the things you have decided to accomplish in your life. Whatever you think about long enough and intently enough
will become a reality for you. That is because your thoughts direct your actions from moment to moment, from day to day.
If you spend a lot of time thinking about your problems, they will grow bigger and stronger. Is that what you want? Of course not. Instead focus on your goals. Keep them in the forefront of your mind from the moment your wake up, throughout the morning, the afternoon, the evening, until you go to bed at night. Your thoughts are yours. They are completely under your control. So you might as well use them to benefit you. Because, what you think about, you bring about.
"nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries rendering death and forever with each breathing"
e.e. cummings “somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond”
i like to drink tea. i cherish each and every warm sip. i let the warmth fill my mouth and fill my soul. teas are such gentle beings - so soothing. they never make me shed a tear - unlike the humans i loved.
“In fact, all practices of spirituality indicate that the negative emotion is caused so that one turns inward and if an opportunity is missed, more such situations could arise so that one has no escape but to turn inward.”
i suffer the most when i focus on others. i suffer even more when i consider others: their feelings, their risks, their mistakes, their insecurities, jealousies, their selfishness and insensitive tendencies.
perhaps this outward focus is to divert my personal issues and failings, or perhaps i am convinced that when i help others i am doing my best to heap the karmic benefits like Mother T. yet at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which is more true. when i focus outwards i suffer. when i focus inwards i find peace. maybe i fear the solitude - perhaps that is why i am forever seeking company. there is something frigid and cold about sought solitude, or maybe i am deluded.
"Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat.
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter."
"Deep inside, she knew who she was, and that person was smart and kind and often even funny, but somehow her personality got lost somewhere between her heart and her mouth, and she found herself saying the wrong thing or, more often, nothing at all."
"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think."