Acceptance and Forgiveness

“Believing someone will change won’t make it so.

If you’re going to invest in a belief, invest in the belief that acceptance heals. The only change you control is your own, and that’s found through acceptance, too.”

~ Holiday Mathis

This saying further defines another spiritual saying I learned years ago, “Acceptance bypasses the need for forgiveness”.

To me, the idea of acceptance means dropping judgement. It’s different than forgiving, which says that the thing forgiven is wrong. This idea has helped me drop my negative self-talk and relax into the flow of life–where I am more peaceful and joyful.

And, as I talked about in my post on re-potting schefflera’s, letting go of criticizing ourselves is a powerful place to start. What better place to start then self-acceptance. Then it can radiate out to others even more powerfully.

My best wishes for an amazing afternoon and week. See you next Wednesday!

Tired of Winter Weather?

A thought to hibernate with...

PAburdene snowOver the Hump is hibernating this week, so we leave you with this thought for the upcoming winter days:

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

~ Marcus Aurelius

Continued Success!

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Idaho 083“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

This also applies to letting go of our week, as most of us head into time away from work over the weekend.  Thanks to Interlude for the wonderful reminder.

The Miracle of a Single Flower

Dandy-lion K RobinsonThe Buddha says:

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

Thanks to Kathy Robinson who sent this lovely rendition of a dandelion in response to my post on Weeds and People. We Are Alike.  I am inspired by how she sees the potential in lawn weeds like Irene did.

Have a dandy weekend!

If you want to create miracles, come to the workshop on Creating Joyful Work next Thursday!

P.S. If you are ever in Northern Idaho and need a good real estate agent, call Kathy!

Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life ~ Socrates

From "The Daily Conscious Leader"

I always relish the morning missives from Robert Silverstone.  Yesterday’s was especially powerful.  Thank you Robert.

RSilverstone mountains: Release :

Take a moment to breathe
and remember who you really are

Today, I am balance.

I let go of any tendencies to to over-commit or to under-deliver this day, for in so doing I bring greater balance to my work, my relationships and my life.

What can you let go for greater balance today?


“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”   
– Socrates


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The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.

~ Albert Einstein