Archive | October, 2012

Being objectionable

31 Oct

Have you ever been around someone who is so objectionable, you just feel you want to walk away?

For those of us who often have no choice and are left to pick up the pieces, it’s the hardest job in the world for us to continue to make peace with that person. I have seen first hand, what happens when …

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A happy disposition

30 Oct

We all have genetic predispositions that determine our state of happiness, which is why some of us are happier than others, but however good we are at adapting to our circumstances, it’s our circumstances that dictate how we feel about what we deal with and that determines how happy we are.

We’re all born with genetic predispositions of course, but circumstances, our family and environmental considerations also play their part in determining a general state of happiness. There are …

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Joy of life

29 Oct

Something inspirational:

“Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words …

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Far from perfect

28 Oct

Given what I write, it may seem that I have the perfect life, but the truth is my life is far from perfect.

I have always had to deal with my emotions in one way or another, ever since I was a small child. Each scenario brings different emotions. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll get frustrated; we’ll get angry …

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Wounds and healing

27 Oct

Something inspirational:

“Wounding and healing are not opposites. They’re part of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other people. It is our loneliness that helps us to find other …

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Other people’s decisions

26 Oct

It takes time, effort and energy when it comes to making decisions, but we use even more energy when we choose to sit on the fence.

Unfortunately, when we sit on the fence we’re usually in conflict over making a decision; we’re in two minds and just can’t decide. When we can’t decide we waste time, effort and energy, as well as …

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Life’s complications

25 Oct

I personally don’t believe life is complicated, I believe we make life more complicated than it has to be.

We literally complicate our lives instead of simplifying what we do or choose to have in it. We complicate matters further by making our issues and problems worse than they really are and choose …

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How to be humble

24 Oct

Something inspirational:

“With humility comes the willingness to stop trying to control or change other people or life situations or events ostensibly ‘for their own good’. To be a committed spiritual seeker, it is necessary to relinquish the desire to be ‘right’ or of imaginary value to society. In fact, nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all. The world is neither …

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Building blocks of confidence

23 Oct

I believe that confidence is something we all have to work at. It’s not something I had in abundance as a child but as the adult I know exactly how it works. That how we feel is usually how we act. When we feel good and confident about ourselves, we will feel good about others too.

If parents get the parenting thing right, they will become the main source of a child’s sense of self-worth and confidence. I am frustrated sometimes, because this wasn’t something that was afforded …

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The cold shoulder

22 Oct

Have you ever been given the cold shoulder for something you’ve said, or are constantly being ignored by someone; but you have no idea why?

And nine times out of ten, it’ll be nothing to do with what you’ve done or said; most people are trying to deal with their own lives with their own issues and don’t have time to make contact …

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