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Archive: February, 2012
I recently walked away from a long-standing situation that made me feel powerful sometimes, and other times left me miserable without it. The people who shared the other side of the power see-saw with me now have it all to themselves. The next day I woke up after the first good night’s rest in forever and realised… each time I choose to give up power and control over something, I actually grow in strength. (more…)
Question: How can you trick your mind into getting rid of a bad habit?
Sri Gurudev: How can you trick your baby so you can take away something that would hurt it? Suppose the baby is playing with something sharp. What kind of trick would you use? You would give her something nice to distract her.
In the same way, find some nice, positive habits. Present them to the mind. Admire them. “Oh, look how terrific this habit is. So useful. Something to be proud of.” Certainly your little baby mind will jump to grab it. As soon as it jumps for the good habit, take away the bad one.
If you want to be rid of bad company, what should you do? Just get into good company; the bad company will automatically stay away. It’s simple. You won’t be available to the bad people because you will always be mingling with good people. That’s a very good beginning toward a very high goal. Sri Patanjali calls it pratipaksha bhavanam – substituting positive thoughts for negative ones. Think of the opposite, develop the opposite. If you have hatred, develop love. That is the trick. You cannot simply beat a bad habit to get rid of it. That’s like being in a dark room and beating the darkness, telling it to get out. Instead, just bring in a candle. Without even saying goodbye, the darkness will run away.
Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi
I LOVED this and wanted to share it! Something I’ve been incorporating into my life the past few weeks with great results. (more…)
This American Life: “Love makes us do crazy things. But not this crazy. This week for Valentine’s Day we have stories of people going to extremes as they fall in love, chase love down, and try to make sense of it – including a teenager who falls for an undercover cop, and epic tales of snooping.”
“Gizmodo: Kodak’s decision to stop producing Kodachrome film in 2009 left a hole in people’s nostalgia-seeking hearts. This documentary short by Xander Robin takes us into Dwayne’s Photo, the last remaining lab to develop the coveted film. It really shows how cumbersome and complex the process of developing film is/was, and why analogue photography never really stood a chance against the onslaught of digital technology.”
This video about the Tiny House Movement really captures so many enticing reasons why I want to build my own tiny home soon. I watch it once in a while to keep me inspired. I hope it inspires you too :)
Dee: “I wanted to build it on wheels because I wanted to be able to take it with me into the future, not knowing what my future was.”
JACK WHITE – Love Interruption lyrics (more…)
There is a Flaming Soul of Passion within each of us.
Nurtured and respected, She will light up your life,
illuminating every dark corner.
Ignored or repressed, She will burn down the walls that imprison her,
leaving nothing but ashes in her wake.
She will always find a way to leave her mark.
~ Dorothy Mendoza Row
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