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How to avoid "miserable lines of thought"
All right, dear people. What is it that gets us in trouble regularly, repeatedly? Well, it's the ego, of course. Here's an image of how that works that may help us remember to let go or (better still) not to get involved in grasping in the first place:
The ego, as a collection of our past experiences, is continually offering miserable lines of thought. It?s as if there were a stream with little fish swimming by, and when we hook one of them there is a judgment. The ego is constantly judging everybody and everything. It has its constant little chit chat about things that can happen in the future, things about the past, too, and these are the little fish that swim by. And what we learn to do ? this is why it takes work ? is to not reach out and grab a fish.
- Hugh Prather
[audio]http://mad-teaparty.net/music/Triumph - Fight The Good Fight.mp3[/audio]
We don't need more money, we don't need greater success or fame, we don't need the perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.
- The Dalai Lama
Thought for the day,
If you have a pattern of justifying, defending, and explaining
yourself; you still believe you are not good enough and you can't have what you want.
You set yourself up to create disharmony in your desire because
you kink up the energy of your desire manifesting easily by your deeper negative belief.
The next time you make a decision that is right for you and ask
for what you want, believe you can have it. Know that God wants
you to use your creative powers to bless your life.
"Remembering Wholeness", Ch.29, Pg.157
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a
battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son,
The battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment
Inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope,
serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about it for a minute
and then asked his grandfather,
"Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
The important thing to remember....
Is that your thoughts are always creating your reality.
It's up to you to be in charge of your thoughts, and
consciously create a reality that is fulfilling.
Some music links
older stuff: http://chocoreve.blogspot.com/ / http://floodlitfootprint.blogspot.com/
http://arsenal-xmp3.blogspot.com/ (for oldies lovers)
http://nongseynyo.blogspot.com/ (for jazz lovers)
http://ratorecordsblog.blogspot.com/ (more oldies)
http://rapdownloads.blogspot.com/ (rap-hip/hop lovers)
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
"I am not young enough to know everything" -Oscar Wilde
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"A hand out is what you get from the government, a hand up is what you get from a friend." -Philo Beddoe
"With age comes the realization of mortality" -Tom Woods
Just a shout out to everybody tossing me pointza. Cant believe I made it to 50,000. Thank you all very kindly!
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
- Alexander Graham Bell
OK , Tyme to put something in here,,its been too long,,,Im waiting for dollar beer nite at our AAA baseball team here in Las Vegas.
Its like a different party every Thursday when the team is home.
Hope we get some of our members back,, Hollie, Shelly, Von,,,did I miss anybody?
The job is good, considering how screwed up the jobs are now, I am very grateful,,,
Rastaman, whats happenin?