Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. - The Buddha
It is crazy to want what is impossible. And impossible for the wicked not to do so. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
If you lived honestly, your life would heal itself. - David Viscott, Emotional Resilience
For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. - Matthew 23:12
I've written about the integration of forgiveness into my morning ritual, to start the day with a clearer mind and more sound emotional state. To review, forgiveness means that I recall some act that another person or I has done, and, if it is no longer happening and that person seems unlikely to do it again, I… Continue reading The Power of Forgiveness
Doing the hard right thing doesn't make you heroic, it means that you'll eventually come out on top. - Tom Howes, Out of Captivity
A few weeks ago I was in northern Wisconsin, and saw the following article in the local paper, which I am reprinting with permission of The Star News. (The following article was in the print-only version of the newspaper, and is not on their online version.) I'm repeating the text below, for legibility: Feeling Lucky Boy… Continue reading Hit by Car … Lucky?
Occupy your mind with what is good, beautiful, and true.
Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well. -- Proverbs 23:23
I've written about my habit of daily journaling and the eight categories into which I generally organize my life, and would like to further explain the daily practice I have for the emotional category, about increasing one's emotional state. First, I prefer to journal early in the morning. My routine is to get up relatively… Continue reading Emotional Improvement