Be a Tigger . . . Tiggers Bounce July 7, 2010Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, People, Spirit & Ego.
Tags: Martha Graham
As is par for the course, his words, and the comments which followed, got me thinking ~ in this case, about the impact others have on our glorious Egos and fragile psyches:
Many people have only one way to prop themselves up in life . . . by discouraging others from starting the climb.
The trouble is not what they say to us . . . it’s how we choose to interpret their words, and internalize them.
Spirit, of course, waits patiently in the wings . . . ready to help us glide up, over, or around the obstacles in our path.
When we look to others for guidance (for what to be, do, say, or think), we’re relying on a constantly shifting external reference point. When we attempt to predict and accommodate the vastly divergent opinions of those we meet (rather than being, saying, or doing what we feel), we’re engaged in a energy-draining guessing game.
Constantly looking outside ourselves for guidance is akin to navigating through the woods . . . across shifting terrain . . . in the middle of an earthquake . . . by looking at a compass gone haywire.
Look deep, the answers lie within.
Quote: You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. ~ Martha Graham