resilience

sing hallelujah

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 Believe nothing on the faith of traditions,  even though they have been held in honor  for many generations and in diverse places.  Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it.  Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past.  Do not believe what you yourself have imagined,  persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests.  After examination, believe what you yourself have tested  and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto. Buddha

Believe nothing on the faith of traditions,
even though they have been held in honor
for many generations and in diverse places.
Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it.
Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past.
Do not believe what you yourself have imagined,
persuading yourself that a God inspires you.
Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests.
After examination, believe what you yourself have tested
and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
Buddha

i am simply posting a little expression of gratitude. it never ceased to amaze me just how manageable my life has become. even in the middle of legions of chaos, i remain tethered to serenity and spirit which allows me to continue to feel connected to this life.

for this i am continuously grateful. The stirring compulsion to self-sabotage has taken a back seat to “breathing in and breathing out”

Let the joyous news be spread —

The Wicked Old Witch at last is dead!

to have and not to hold

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“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.”  ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi
“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”
― Rumi, The Essential Rumi

 

what a difference a day can make. i found myself feeling so trapped in a very bad situation today and i over-reacted. my reaction didn’t help the situation, nor did it really help me, but react i did. i used to laugh as i would tell other people “put the crazy stick down”- i wish i had remembered that today.  luckily, i am becoming comfortable with the philosphy of 2 concepts over these recovering years….1) that i don’t have to be right in order to be happy… 2) i can be resilient and survive no matter what the outcome of a situation.

i don’t remember these 2 things up front all the time. sometimes it takes me longer to remember them than i would prefer. but i do come to the place where i remember them which is the easy button for me. nothing is worth so much that i need to sacrifice my sanity. i can let go of almost anything and i will survive. after all, through the grace of this life, i have come through so very much already in spite of my small mindedness and my ego.  and i retain a little humor and some perspective, too.

so no matter what caused my reaction today, i don’t have to be stuck in that situation bubble forever. just the knowing of that helps me not hold on to the crazy.