TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – A good one from Eckhart Tolle. Love him!
# 2 – Some quotes I came across recently I’d like to share…..
“The innocent mistake that keeps us caught in our own particular style of ignorance, unkindness, and shut-downness is that we are never encouraged to see clearly what is, with gentleness. Instead, there’s a kind of basic misunderstanding that we should try to be better than we already are, that we should try to improve ourselves, that we should try to get away from painful things, and that if we could just learn how to get away from the painful things, then we would be happy.” ∼ Pema Chodron
“Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart).” ∼ ee cummings
Hey this would be a good one to share with someone on Valentine’s Day!
# 3 – A fascinating read that I found out about from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter that contained a recap of the article….
Ten Breakthroughs in the Science of a Meaningful Life
Scientists find that gratitude makes us financially smarter, mindfulness
reduces racism, a little sadness makes for healthier people, and
compassion for birds could help tackle climate change.
1. Mindfulness can reduce racial prejudice — and possibly its effects on
2. Gratitude makes us smarter in how we spend money.
3. It’s possible to teach gratitude to young children, with lasting effects.
4. Having more variety in our emotions — positive or negative — can make
us happier and healthier.
5. Natural selection favors happy people, which is why there are so many
6. Activities from positive psychology don’t just make happy people
happier — they can also help alleviate suffering.
7. People with a “growth mindset” are more likely to overcome barriers to
8. To get people to take action against climate change, talk to them
9. Feelings of well-being might spur extraordinary acts of altruism.
10. Extreme altruism is motivated by intuition — our compassionate
# 4- Good one!
#5 – Check out my Self-help Health eye-opening post about the 14 ingredients in McDonald’s french fries! To me, this is not about focusing on McDonald’s or fast food, but seeing how far we’ve gotten away from real food and how purely the regulating agencies are doing when it comes to protecting our health…..
# 6 – Good distinction. I like removing the polarizing effect words such as good/bad, positive/negative, right/wrong have…..
We didn’t say: when you feel good you are allowing good, and when you feel bad you are allowing bad (although it may translate into your experience in that way). There is only a Source of Well-being—which you are allowing or not. -Abraham