The Golden Apple December 7, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Mindfulness, People.
* We stop listening to our ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts).
* We no longer allow others to substitute their judgment for ours.
* We refuse to allow passers-by to manipulate us or derail our progress.
After all, they have an extremely limited (and skewed) perspective, whereas we have had a front row seat from Day One.
Don’t worry. If you don’t have clarity when you begin looking within for answers, the necessary clarity will arise in due course.
Just begin and the way will appear.
We see how people use guilt, fear, and other intimidation tactics to manipulate us to THEIR way of thinking.
If you would just STOP doing what YOU want to do and DO what I WANT you to do . . . then we could be best buds.
We realize we can be friends with them . . . as long as we’re willing to use their yardstick as an external reference point to guide our actions, instead of looking within to decide what to be, say, and do.
It’s designed to lull us to sleep.
This pretend “friend” wants us under her control and domination, looking to her for guidance!
(And if you do bite in, spit it out. Fast.)
All that glitters is not gold.
The real treasure lies within.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Be who you are and say what you mean because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. ~ Dr. Seuss