Remember to Spit Out the Seeds! January 28, 2013Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Life Balance.
Tags: Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Misery, Sophocles
* We hang on to things for days that we could (and should) brush off in minutes, robbing ourselves of peace of mind and creating unnecessary suffering.
* We perpetuate pain, and keep it alive, by replaying our hurts over and over again.
* We overreact to minor annoyances, and share them with others, fueling negative mental states (anger, jealousy, rage, envy, greed, hatred).
* We walk around in a state of perpetual disappointment because others are not who and how we want them to be.
Instead of challenging our thought patterns and changing them, we attempt to change others ~ expecting THEM to meet OUR expectations. When they don’t comply, we grow discouraged, disheartened, and disappointed . . . drowning in self-created despair and dismay.
The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. ~ Sophocles
Whenever we choose to hang on to the past, rather than letting it go, we are robbing ourselves of the joy, peace, and happiness we could be feeling right here, right now.
The tragedy of life is not so much what we suffer, but rather what we miss. ~ Thomas Carlyle
Hardship is inevitable . . . misery is optional.
When life hands you lemons, remember to spit out the seeds . . . at the first opportunity!
Aah . . . that’s better!