Thought for Today
A Little Courage And Some Letting Go
It takes honesty as well as courage to give ourselves a good shake and see things for what they are, not what we imagine them to be.
Strengths, Not Weaknesses
Most of us are very good at focusing on people's weaknesses! Today,
challenge yourself to identify the strengths in others; whether they're
your family, friends or colleagues.
Focus on people's strengths rather than their weaknesses and you'll bring out the best in them and leverage their talents and capabilities.
Lots of Thoughts
When you have a lot of thoughts running in the back of your mind, close
the irrelevant thoughts, just as you close all the open windows or apps
on your computer, phone or other devices.
Try this, and focus on one thing at a time and make your mind work more effectively.
How Not to Be
When you come across someone you find difficult, take it as an unexpected opportunity for growth.1) Identify the behaviour(s) that you find difficult.
2) Note it down as tips for 'How Not to Be.'
3) Understand what this can teach you about 'How to Be.'
Truthful, Tactful, Kindful
Truth builds trust. But sometimes truth hurts. So, are you always
truthful? Do you choose tact over truth, or can you be both truthful and
Whether you're voicing your opinions, declining a request or giving feedback, can you be truthful in a kindful way?
Supporting others is important but if it leaves you feeling exhausted, you may need to set boundaries to protect your energy. Identify and communicate your needs. Because taking good care of yourself makes you better able to support others.
Comparison can motivate you, but it may also feed your ego and insecurities. So, instead of comparing yourself to others, compare yourself to yourself.Should you compare yourself to who you were or who you want to be? What will enhance your growth?
The Quality of Mercy
A person with the quality of mercy works on such a subtle level that the support given never demeans or implies weakness in the other person.
The biggest disease of the mind is over-thinking, especially too much thinking about others. Thinking too much is like eating too much. The heaviness makes it impossible to remain light and flexible.
We seek love on the outside when really, it lies within. We fetter love with need and dependency, and make it conditional when love is actually unconditional and for all.
Today, rethink your understanding of love and how you can be more loving towards all.
If we obey the principle of pure love, our life will always go in the
right direction. Altruistic and unconditional love is pure and comes
from our inner truth. When we are obedient to that inner truth, our life
becomes a joyful dance.
Grow Your Mind
It's time to start doing a bit of mind gardening. What will you grow in the garden of your mind this year? Before
you start planting anything, you may want to remove the weeds of
negativity that have taken root. Then, start planting seeds of
positivity. Cultivate your mind with patience and regularly prune away
any limiting beliefs. And watch the garden of your mind bloom.
This week, go to a garden and use the tranquillity of nature to
meditate. Sit and breathe in the fresh air and exhale out any stress.
Let the sounds of nature, leaves rustling, birds chirping, be your
Notice the flowers, the plants, the trees, and take in all of the colours, the light, the fragrance, and let it elevate your mood and energy.
Planting For Your Future
Now is the time when gardeners start a) thinking about how they want
their garden to look in the spring and b) planting vegetables and
flowers for spring.
In the same way, let's start thinking about what we want the months ahead to look like. Think about what you want to achieve and experience, and what you need to do to get there. Start planting for your future.
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