“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!
Over 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
“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 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!
I always relish the morning missives from Robert Silverstone. Yesterday’s was especially powerful. Thank you Robert.
: 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.”
Text and images © 2005-2015 Robert Silverstone – All rights reserved.
To move forward we often have to let go of something.
Thank you to Elephant Journal for this.
Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
– Corita Kent
How will you be kind to yourself this weekend?
I plan to let go of second-guessing myself at least one time.
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