The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Whoever coined this phrase is a genius.Life finds ways to dish out exactly this- the good the bad and the ugly. At times all in one day.
Optimists tend to see the good, the beautiful and the positive. Let the negativities slide off, likea drop of water on a waxed surface. Let it go.Life is too short to spend in misery. Believe in the power of positive thinking.
This is good.
Pessimists find fault in everything, even in themselves.Nothing is right, no matter how hard they try, they are not getting anywhere in this life. They see no beauty in this world, much less in their relationships.
They are unlucky, no matter how hard they try,nothing works for them. They wallow in the world of negativities, they sink deep into their misery. They feel forsaken and forgotten. No one cares for them.
This is bad and ugly.
Who has not had moments of the good, the bad and the ugly?No one is perfect. The beauty of life lies in itsunpredictability, its impermanence , yet life offers opportunities. It is ours for the taking. But, inaction will bear no fruits.
Change is part of life, it embraces all aspectsof life- physical/ material, mental, emotional,intellectual and spiritual. It's how we respondand react to changes that define what wehave learned from life.
Change can be bad and ugly, but,lessonslearned,can make life beautiful.Loss andgrief are stepping stones to go a notchhigher, to reach deeper within. Grab the chance to re-assess, re-evaluate and react to the changes that follow loss and grief.There is something good that can come outof what's bad and ugly.
Imperfections tend to be universal, not definedby race, creed or social status. As we go throughthis life, we start to accumulate emotional baggage.
We meet demons that haunt us, at times very ugly.
Somewhere deep in the psyche is the innerchild that begs to be acknowledged, so that onecan move on. This can cast an ugly shadow. Confront it, acknowledge it, deal with it. Bring out the good that will surely benefit you, allows you to move on freely and do away with hang-ups.
Sometimes, life takes us to a masquerade. Wewear masks, suited for any occasion. Peel off thelayers of hypocrisy, get rid of the many masks that cover or hide the real you.
These are bad and ugly.
Listen to yourself, be more aware of yourthoughts, give yourself a few minutes eachday to re-align your thoughts with thebrighter side of life. Feel the inner peace.Savor it.
Let the good in you shine forth andmake a difference in this world.
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Bonnie Moss writes about new age topics-tarot, crystals,aura, charms and spells, angels and more. She also writesinspirational and motivational subjects.Her articles are published on several ezines.Check out her website:http://goldencupcafe.tripod.com
How to Conquer Fears and Worries
"More than any other time in history, mankind face a crossroad. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, and the other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly." - Woody Allen (Side Effect)
What Forgiveness Is Not
Is a grudge-laden heart sabotaging your success in business and in life?
Showing Your Appreciation - How To Make Others Feel Special
"There are fine things which you mean to do someday, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present, hence this is the time to speak the word of appreciation and sympathy, to do the generous deed - to sacrifice self a little more for others." Grenville Kleiser
Letting Go and Letting Be
In Corrogue it is frosty.
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Go Where No Man Or Woman Has Gone Before
"It`s life Jim but not as we know it."-Spock
If you walk up to a stranger in the grocery store and ask them to define "simple," as in "simple life," they'll probably say something like "having less stuff." Or they might hit you with a frozen turkey. But probably they'll associate simple with stuff.
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When Human Beings Take It To The Limit
In life we all have dreams and goals, aspirations to follow a certain path that will lead to social achievements and personal growth. We all hope to fulfill a destiny where we can put all of our efforts into one activity or more that helps the world in one way or another. Recently I went to see a musical group called Taikoz and I believe I was witness to a certain level of human achievement that was simply mind-blowing. These people have obviously trained and practiced so much that they have reached a level of mastery. They have taken the human life experience to the limit.
A Faux Pas Is A Mistake In A Tuxedo
Everyone who is anybody has a hobby or at least entertains the idea. Hobbies range from sports to crafts to reading and even traveling. Some hobbies don't make sense to me like collecting dead insects.
Transform Old Grumpy
This is a true story. A woman had Snow White and the Seven dwarfs in her yard as lawn ornaments. One morning she found that Grumpy was missing. The thorough search of the neighborhood and many inquiries were fruitless. Grumpy had vanished.
Reach Your Dreams
About fifteen years ago I was rummaging through some old boxes in my basement when I discovered a stack of poems that I had written during my childhood. As I began reading, I discovered a long-forgotten world ? one that sang with romance, adventure, and mystery. It was a world of princesses, heroes, and castles, where the princess was always rescued and the dragon always slain.
Eradicating The Heart of Poverty
Poverty can sometimes only be a state of mind, based on our perception and what we value in life. It is also a disheartening reality for many. The Webster dictionary describes poverty as having a chronic need for money and material goods. How many of us in America one of the richest countries in the world, have this chronic need to have and desire more and more?
The Ant Philosophy
Over the years I've been teaching kids about a simple but powerful concept - the ant philosophy.
A Reason For Living in a Nutshell
In brief, my book A REASON FOR LIVING is the product of a sustained effort to answer in the most enlightening and inspiring way this single question: Why live? I started to ask myself that question about thirty years ago after my diving accident, which left the husky and lusty teenage athlete that I was a near quadriplegic. What had given meaning to my life until then had become largely impossible. As a result, my life seemed absurd.
I stepped up to the edge and looked down. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath... and jumped in head first.
Change Begins With Choice
Any day we wish we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish; we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish; we can start a new activity. Any day we wish; we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.
Lewis And Clark Pay Attention
As I write this Southern California has just ended its second week of triple digit temperatures. The intense heat changes the way we live and alters the rhythm of our days. We are up earlier to walk the dog while the park is still cool. We spend a lot of time indoors in the air conditioning. We've been eating better. We don't want to heat up the house with the stove ? so it's salads and chicken from the grill. And, as I don't want to head out in my black car two or three times a day, I find myself thinking more about what I need to do and combining trips and make lists.
Consulting Your Soul
Recently I approached a traffic light where a man stood in shabby clothes with a three-legged dog by his side. As I waited for the light to change I looked at this scene with compassion and felt an urge to contribute something. The sign he was carrying indicated that he was homeless. The people in my car commented that he was a strong young man, there were plenty of employment opportunities, and why should anyone give to people who are capable of working. They indicated a kind of mild contempt for this man soliciting funds whom they felt "should" be working. My thoughts were on him and the fact that he cared for and fed this crippled dog. I rolled down the window and gave him several dollars for which he expressed enormous gratitude.
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