What light is to the eyes…

What light is to the eyes – what air is to the lungs – what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.
~Robert Green Ingersoll

 

On this Wisdom Wednesday, Independence Day is just around the corner here in America.  I am grateful to live in what Francis Scott Key called the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”

When you look in the mirror…

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.
~David Icke

 

I am determined to be the real me.  Happy Wisdom Wednesday!

Success is…

Success is doing what you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.
~Tony Robbins

This does not mean you never have to do anything you don’t want to do.  However, if you do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, I believe the freedom Tony Robbins is talking about will be yours.  This sovereignty over my life is what I am working toward.  And I am getting closer every day.  Happy Wisdom Wednesday!

You are what you are…

You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind.
You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
~Zig Ziglar

On this Wisdom Wednesday (and my 200th post), if you are not content with what and where you are today, I encourage you to examine what you are putting into your mind.  Even if you only need some “tweaking,” changing what you feed your mind can drastically improve your life.

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Good timber…

More bathroom graffiti.
More bathroom graffiti.  The “artist” did not know that the words are a line from Douglas Malloch’s poem, Good Timber.

Here I am with more “positive” bathroom graffiti.  While I don’t condone writing on other people’s property, the black sharpie on the white exposed area and the black paint… well, I couldn’t resist capturing this Wisdom Wednesday worthy quote.

 

 

 

 

 

You don’t need …

You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.
~Don Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz is one of my favorite authors.  I especially love this quote because I spent so many years trying to change other people and circumstances (to no avail and with much frustration, of course).  When I learned that the only thing I can change is myself, my life began improving.  Happy Wisdom Wednesday!

Resentment is like…

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
― Carrie Fisher

I use this quote a lot so that I will remember it.  When I am having bad thoughts about another person, I realize that I am the one housing the bad thoughts.  I’m sure many times I was angry at someone who was oblivious to the fact, or who quickly forgot the incident.  I don’t want that toxicity in my temple anymore.  Whatever I am upset about, I let go of as quickly as I possibly can (depending how conscious I am in that circumstance).  And I still have a long way to go, but I’m working on it.  So whatever resentment you might be harboring… let it go, and have a wonderful Wisdom Wednesday!