always good to take the garbage out ;-)
when I read this I was reminded of the Toltec, whose teachings say that we begin as a perfect soul and are separated from that starting point by the messages we receive as we grow to maturity...
Here is something I print off that came from a book my Don Miguel Ruiz (a Toltec), the Four Agreements. I keep them close by as reminders, and the more true I am to them the more joy I experience.
1.Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean.
Avoid using the word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word in the direction of
truth and love.
2.Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their
own reality, their own dream.
When you are immune to the opinions and
actions of others, you won't be the victim of
3.Don't Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to
express what you really want.
Communicate with others as clearly as you
can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness
With just this one agreement, you can
completely transform your life.
4.Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to
moment; it will be different when you are
healthy as opposed to sick. Under any
circumstance, simply do your best, and you
will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
~~ funny the way a day gets busy and a post takes over 8 hours to type in... ;-)
Take care my Brother,
Happy to be a recovering survivor. :-)
Continuing to meet more of my fellows as I "Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny". My Story, 1st pass