What is the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?
Dig deep. I'm interested in the less obvious things.
"You can't perceive chaos from within chaos."
This is my saving grace when dealing with other people.
"Love is not defined by an amorous split-second feeling, but a virtuous lifetime relationship filled with great honor and respect."
When confronted with a mystery or when trying to decipher the truth, look within yourself and trust your heart as it always knows the truth whether you willing to listen or not.
"Things that happen to you may not be your fault, but they are thoroughly your responsibility." Scott Hamilton
This too, shall pass. It may not seem like it at the time, and I certainly did not believe or like this statement when I was younger...but, I've come to understand this quote and its truth.
I say this to myself on particularly stressful days.
Yeah, I try to remember this one from time to time. I really only pull it out in a really bad situation. It seems I kind of understand that's true in a less dramatic instance. During really hard moment though; that's when I have to remind myself.
"Quit everything until you find something that you just cannot quit."
For finding your life's passion, that's priceless.
I like that... It's been the story of my life. My new counselor just put it this way. You have to find the job (or career or vocation or...) that matches the set of tools in your toolbox.
"When things go bad, don't go with them"
-- Elvis Presley, my distant cousin
When I was young, and just the other day, my mom said to me, "Be the better person!" When she finds the need to tell me that, usually, it's because I am in conflict with someone who is antagonistic toward me in one way or another. What she means by 'be the better person' is that no matter what is happening to me, I should always be mindful of who I am. My mom says that being the better person means that I need not let what others say or do to me define how I act. I need not stoop to other people's level. If someone is mean and nasty to me, I need not retaliate with meaness and nastiness. I just need to be me at all times. That makes someone a better person.
"I was wrong."
(Just ignore this note : I have to add this sentence to make minimum acceptable length for the system to accept the above comment.)
Great beauty in humility. The beginning of love.
Inspiring answer Good Guy. For me it brings to mind the Hoʻoponopono mantra "I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you."
I don't say it constantly as it's meant for but I do mutter it a few times a day...
I wrote that in my app "The Perfect Husband" , but actually it, of course, is for all of us to admit when we are wrong. Very powerful in our relationships. This is an important one!
The truth will set you free.
Perhaps we've all heard this quote from Jesus. But there are multiple dimensions to this powerful statement.
The first time I encountered this was when I studied at the Church of Scientology in Washington, DC. My first spiritual counseling, there, was on a Saturday, a little more than a week before mid-term exams in my senior year of high school. I had been taking classes every evening during the first semester, and my grades were suffering, especially English Lit. Why? Because the English teacher required so much extra homework and memorization. The only one I remember anything about was Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 (I remember the title, but not the contents; hey, that was 46 years ago).
Powerful stuff. I was used to making mostly A's with a few B's, but this semester I had been shocked by my first ever D's. Yep, English Lit. The counseling opened something up. I felt supercharged. And the results bore it out. I made the only A in the class, giving me a C for the semester.
Three years later, in Los Angeles, I received Scientology Power Processing. This was after hundreds of hours of other spiritual counseling -- all of it mind blowing. During Power Processing, I experienced something that truly did set me free. For several moments, I was outside of my physical body with no feeling of connection to it. I was floating in mid-air, 15 feet above the ground and 12 feet off my body's left shoulder. I was outside the building, looking up at the dimly lit, overcast night sky, seeing the near-empty parking lot at the Chez Claude restaurant, next door, and wondering about the tiny cracks in the pink stucco of the building in which my body still sat. I also saw the closed, bluish-gray blinds which blocked my view of my body. Then, I became self-conscious. I realized that I was not casting a shadow on the side of the pink church building. Light was passing right through "me."
That wasn't the only miracle I experienced. One far greater occurred 6 years later, clearing the center lane on Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles during broad daylight and rush hour traffic.
I had learned the truth of creation. And now, it's obvious in Genesis to see the same mechanics laying there in plain view.
God created us in His image and likeness, but He is not Homo sapiens. That means a lot to me. That evening in 1971, it became vividly real.
I left Scientology in 1986. Politics! But I gained a lifetime of benefit
"You can be right, or you can be happy, but you can't always be both."
Anyone deceitful and dishonest enough to get themselves elected is unfit for public trust.
Taken roughly from Douglas Addams
ah Borsia, here's where we part... I've worked for wonderful Congress people who I greatly admire. I just wrote on another comment about a person in Madison who worked relentlessly to establish the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I know several
“I ascribe to Mark Twain's theory that the last person who should be President is the one who wants it the most. The one who should be picked is the one who should be dragged kicking and screaming into the White House.”
― Bill Hicks
How true Lee!
Billie; a few good apples maybe but congress has the lowest rating in history for good reasons. I can't comment on yours because I don't know their voting record. I'm close to deaf but I don't see another office as much help.
"This isn't about you." Often we take offense at someone's actions (or inaction) toward us - an un-returned phone call, an un-answered tweet, being cut off on the freeway. People whose lives are wonderful, behave wonderfully in the world. We just don't know another's struggles. When their actions make us feel slighted, unloved, or insignificant, it rarely is about us. If we have honestly tried to be a stellar human being to another, and it isn't reciprocated, it might serve us well to assume, "This isn't about me."
Growing up I was always very shy, struggled a lot socially in school and instead of playing, I would go off and read a book at recess, or write. I remember one of my teachers, a nun actually , one of the few nice ones lol, she sat with me and we were talking and she told me "Those who can read, truly read well, can do anything". That always stuck with me and I have always had a natural curiosity and drive to learn, try and experience new things.
I love to read and study, then dig in and "get my hands dirty", trying new things and I think that has enriched my life in many ways.
Never sink to the level of stupidity; you will be beaten by experience every time.
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