Pat's Pondering Blog
Know that you are a child of God & have more power in you than any circumstance, situation, or condition you will ever face.
You are never alone. You are a Spiritual Being living in a Human Body.
DO NOT DEFINE Y0OURSELF BY YOUR BEST OR YOUR WORST
The worst and the greatest of times do not define who you are. You will have bad days and better days. There will be days that are so brilliant that they bring you to your knees in grace.
But you are steadfast.
The compilation of all of your experiences is what makes you the marvelous human being that you’ve become. Avoid getting caught up in the extremes, because they, like all things, are ever-fleeting.
~~~~~~~~A Year of Positive Thinking by Cyndie Spiegel~~~~~~~~~
YOU’RE THE ONE IN CHARGE
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe—
YOUR PAST HAS BROUGHT YOU TO YOUR PRESENT
Make peace with your past: it showed you who you are. Every experience you’ve had before this moment created the beauty that is you. Accept that. Love yourself for all that you’ve become, but don’t ever forget who you once were. Our most powerful lessons are garnered from our most difficult struggles.
~~~~~~A Year of Positive Thinking by Cyndie Spiegel~~~~~ ~~
an article by Dr. Carole Hildebrand
There is a corollary element that must go hand in hand with the decision… and that is commitment. IT MUST BE A COMMITTED DECISION.
Most of us have weak decision-making muscles… we do not even recognize what it means to make a real decision. We fail to realize the force of change, a truly congruent, committed decision makes.
Part of our problem is that we use the term ‘decision’ so loosely that it has come to describe our wishes, not our commitments. Instead of making decisions, we state our preferences.
The word decision comes from the Latin roots, de, meaning “from” and caedere, meaning “to cut”… therefore a decision means cutting from any other possibility.
A TRUE DECISION, then, means you are committed to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility.
Dr. Carole Hildebrand