Who ever would have thought I would be quoting "Gossip Girl?!" But here I am and here it is - something to think about in many contexts - "It's not the secrets that cause the problems; it's the assumptions that people make about them." This doesn't apply just to "secrets;" it applies to relationships we … Continue reading The Wisdom of … “Gossip Girl?!?!?”
I just realized another interesting "quirk" of human psychology - the fear of what "we" will do if and when "we" start to feel better and have seemingly copious amounts of time that we suddenly have to fill. I don't know if this is something that happens specifically to those of us who have dealt … Continue reading Friday FEAR
I have been experiencing some personal difficulties lately with a "private project;" it is something I do not really discuss with anyone but suffice it to say that it is something I dread and something that entails the firm utilization of "NEVER AGAIN!" - and I am NOT a person who does well with the … Continue reading “Flip It!” Friday
I have heard so many "famous" people and rich people and "spiritual teachers" say how happiness (or insert some other self-reflecting positive attribute) can be achieved by not only being happy when good things happen to you but "genuinely" being happy when good things happen to others. That "genuinely" gets me because it speaks back … Continue reading Monday “Mantra” – “BE HAPPY FOR OTHERS!” – NO!
FREEDOM is the ability to RESPOND to any situation by looking at it antithetically.. If your natural REACTION to a situation is one way, try stepping back and thinking about it in exactly the opposite way. For example, my last post about "helping others help themselves" - that is, knowing first that the person who … Continue reading Friday Freedom
I would like just to "share" with you a "coping" strategy I have only recently learned to utilize. I have a formal diagnosis of panic disorder - something which is not at all helped by the illnesses I have or the drugs used to treat them! At any rate, when I am faced with a … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom
So for RIL this time, this will be short! I just had a thought. "New Age" practitioners and "spiritualists" from all over the "spectrum" (whatever spectrum that is, I'm not quite sure ...) draw attention to the duality of the "self" - the fact that there is the conscious self and then there is the … Continue reading Tuesday TRUTH