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Unhappy is Not Who You Are

October 28th, 2014 No comments

Want more happiness?  who doesn’t?

“If there is unhappiness in you, first you need to acknowledge that it is there. But don’t say, “I’m unhappy.” Unhappiness has nothing to do with who you are. Say: “There is unhappiness in me.” Then investigate it. A situation you find yourself in may have something to do with it. Action may be required to change the situation or remove yourself from it. If there is nothing you can do, face what is and say, “Well, right now, this is how it is. I can either accept it, or make myself miserable.”

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral, which always is as it is.

There is the situation or the fact, and here are my thoughts about it. Instead of making up stories, stay with the facts. For example, “I am ruined” is a story. It limits you and prevents you from taking effective action. “I have fifty cents left in my bank account” is a fact. Facing facts is always empowering. Be aware that what you think, to a large extent, creates the emotions that you feel. See the link between your thinking and your emotions.

Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.

So, who doesn’t want more happiness?  Look at the ego

The OPINION That Matters, is …

December 13th, 2012 No comments


No matter what you say, what you do, or how you act,
no matter what decisions you make or how you behave,
someone, somewhere, near or far,
will take offense and disagree with you
or not like your actions/decisions/opinions.
 
 Moral of the story, is to be who you want to be,
do what’s right for you
Know your feelings about things, and make sure you feel good about what you do, say, think, hear, eat, or anything you decide on regular basis. 
You are the only one with the opinion that matters. 
 
Be true to yourself
If you live your life by looking at others, what others do and how others define living or success,
you’d be living someone’s else’s life,
someone else’s story,
someone else’s idea of what
‘living’
is
 
How do you know what you want?

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What To Do With Negative People

December 11th, 2012 No comments
Noticing people around you being negative?
family, friends, coworkers chipping away at your positivity?
Are you generally positive until you meet a certain someone?
Are you being stressed or negatively impacted by negative people?
Consider this
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Lonely or In Solitude

November 28th, 2012 No comments

Ever wondered “Lonely, Alone or In Solitude” ?

 

Ordinary men hate solitude.
But the Master makes use of it,
embracing his aloneness, realizing
he is one with the whole universe.”

~ Lao Tzu (c.604 – 531 B.C.)

this article is also posted at: http://ezmbh.blogspot.com/2012/11/alone-or-solitude.html