Friday, April 25, 2014

been loving this poem...

The Journey by Mary Oliver
The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice—
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world
determined to do
the only thing you could do— determined to save
the only life you could save.
 
Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away. Quit collecting every painful word,memory, and mistake. Collect Hope.-Bryant McGill

There is a place in everyone that yearns to love, that longs to be safe, that wants to treat others and ourselves with respect. Sometimes that place is buried underneath layers of fear, old wounds, cynicism, and pain that we have used to protect ourselves from injury-Jack Kornfield Meditation for Beginners

Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.-John C. Maxwell

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

“You’re not chasing the goal, you’re chasing a FEELING.” -Danielle LaPorte
4 areas of life
-Livelihood, Body & Wellness, Lifestyle, Relationships & Society
-evaluate
-recognize patterns
-look for core desire feelings
Don't rely on outside forces to inform your reality
Ask yourself what you are going to do to get to those feelings
-declare your core desire feelings
 -what experiences do i need to have or do to have these feelings
-define goals by year

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"When you realize who the good people are in your life, you're so lucky." - Sophia Bush

 "Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to - alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person - you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain." - Eckhart Tolle