Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Emotions+Thoughts=Perspective

I'm only working part time, and I already feel I am super busy. Well, I am, considering before recovery. If I was busy then I probably wouldn't have paid much attention to it. I am enjoying work a lot, have a great manager and coworkers. I am doing my best to not be hard on myself for any kind of mistake that happens, because I know that's a way to learn. Is that why I tend to remember my mistakes more than my achievements???? I sure as hell learned a lot from them. I just never claimed my achievements, but now I am.

I am falling in love. Yes, and its amazing. Sharing emotions with each other with genuine care and openness, not in that they will always understand, but in that they take you as you are. Seeing past the superficial thoughts, emotions, fears, and connecting with another soul. Communication, trust, and respect make love flourish. I believe this is true when it comes to loving oneself as well.

Below are some quotes I feel connection with. Each quote can mean something different for everyone. Connecting through words I see have the most impact on our relationships, and our place in this world.

Clarity
"Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
"Don’t keep thinking of what happened yesterday and what is going to happen tomorrow. Live in the moment and every situation will seem like the time of your life."
"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."

Creativity
"People are not lazy. They simply have goals that do not inspire them. Remember to follow you heart. What inspires you?"

Confidence
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Decision
"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want."

Emotions
"Happiness for a reason is a form of misery because the reason can be taken away from you at any time. To be happy for no reason is the happiness you want to experience."

Empowerment
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
"The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take that away from you."
"It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
"If we don’t take charge of life’s direction, our life will be controlled by the outside to serve the purpose of some other agency."

Failure
"I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time."
"Remember that life develops what it demands - the toughest path creates the strongest warrior. Pray not for a lighter load, but for stronger shoulders."

Fear
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."

Wisdom
"Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds."
"One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is to recognize that we are not our stories, and to becoming aware of when our mind chatter starts telling these stories."

^^I find this last quote extremely powerful. That 'mind chatter' of Eating Disorders IS NOT ME AND IT IS NOT YOU.

2 comments:

  1. Sarah, this was an amazing post. The creativity and failure quotes were my favourites, because I id with them completely.

    Beautiful.

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