Realistic and Optimism – Not be confused with pretending/ignoring just to be happy.

Seeking a realistic perspective is more useful than pretending everything is okay. – In other words, possibly, your current optimism has you believing that the silver lining is the most significant part of the dark cloud, meaning, you might ignore a problem instead of dealing with it in the moment like you possibly should. Be always optimistic, but at the same time, realistic. 

True words of Lissa Rankin

It’s funny how we argue with reality, wishing things were different than they are. Maybe you’re arguing with the way your parents treat you or how much money you’re making or whether you got the promotion or the fact that you may not have a Valentine this year. You may even argue with the weather. 

But as Adyashanti says, “There isn’t a justified reason to argue with reality, because we’ll never win the fight. Arguing with reality is a sure way to suffer, a perfect prescription for suffering. Worse still, we find that we’re tied to whatever it is that we’re arguing with. Whether it happened thirty years ago or yesterday morning, if we argue with it, we’re trapped by it. We are reexperiencing the same pain over and over and over. Arguing with something doesn’t help us get beyond it; it doesn’t help us deal with it. It actually imprisons us; it ties us to whatever it is we’re arguing with.”

Martha Beck practices a simple meditation. Over and over, she repeats one mantra- “I accept.”

What aspect of reality are you arguing with today? Could you try simply accepting what it without resisting it?

Simple but Powerful Reading

Life sucked sometimes, but you didn’t let it suck the life out of you.

Instead of closing, you opened.

Instead of hardening, you softened.

And when life hit you hard, you chose not to die, but to let yourself be born again.

You’ve chosen love over hate, compassion over indifference, and transformation over ruin.  You are blossoming more and more every day, and I couldn’t be more proud of you.

Read along … it is great.

http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/08/27/6-powerful-truths-to-start-telling-yourself/

Inner “Pilot” Light (Or I like to call, inner light (Being))

Inner “Pilot” Light

This is really nicely wrote out – I agree with most of this and this is how I have tried to live my life (being in tune and keeping Joy with the priority, inner “Being”) in the past 8 years thanks to my Aunt Janina and wellness center in Austin, TX. A really nice read regarding the Inner Light, balance and how if you do not have yourself in-line, that it can cause sickness and other bad things.