Thursday, March 17, 2011


You ever have an off-hand remark stop you in your tracks?  I do on occasion, like today.  It's probably not a bad thing that I was frozen like a deer in headlights because it prevented what could have been a regrettable response.  Later, I thought about pulling the speaker of the astonishing remark aside and having a discussion but it occurred that she was entitled to her opinion so I just said to myself : Wow. When I'd said wow about 7 times I followed up with: "Enough of this.  I am going to keep the good of what she said and release the bad.  I am going to move on with the grace that she did not possess."  With that, the concern vanished.  Why am I telling you this?  Because sometimes we forget that we have control over our thoughts.  We don't have to go for the ride that our inner dialog can take us on.  These quotes inspire me, I hope you'll let them inspire you.  The calm mind is attainable.    

Remember that poise and power are inseparably associated. The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.~ Wallace D. Wattles 
"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." — Marcus Aurelius

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.~Marcus Aurelius

"Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears."
Marcus Aurelius

1 comment:

  1. So much good food for thought here, and such great examples of Positive dialoge too, all with a strong focus upon the power of the mind. Thanks for sharing, love your site too, cheers , Mal...