Posts tagged inspiration
Posts tagged inspiration
I’ve had a rough week. This helped.
(Source: anythingthatmoves, via )
1. Acknowledge how you feel. Admit to yourself that you are angry, hurt, bitter, jealous or resentful. Don’t bottle up your negative emotions. Being honest is the first step to changing how you feel.
2. Don’t start judging and condemning yourself. You’re not evil or worthless; your emotions are not you. They simply give an insight into what is going on, and how you feel about different people or events.
3. Find a healthy way to express how you feel. You need to find a good way to get them out of your system. Vent, write in your journal, or talk to a friend. It’s better to release them, than to bury, your emotions.
4. Try and gain an insight into people and events that trigger powerful feelings of negativity. Ask – “What are the beliefs that I attach to these triggers? “And – “Are they realistic and accurate?” Then, work on challenging extreme beliefs so you feel less negative, despairing or upset.
5. Don’t focus on the people or events that caused you pain. For the past is behind you, and the future lies ahead.
True freedom is freedom from your anger.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..
‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.
My family and I were on the way back to our home one night a few years back when our car broke down. We tried all we could to fix it, but nothing seemed to work. The road was quite dark for a long while before a taxi showed up. The driver came out and offered help but he couldn’t get the car running either. We then decided to tow our car with the help of the taxi and after a long, slow drive we reached back home. My dad tried to gave him money for his help, but he refused to take it. We tried giving him at least what we owed him for the gas utilized, but he refused that too and said, “Yeh pesay zaroori nahi hein. Kal ki duty mein poore ho jayen ge. Mein wese bhi yaheen aa raha tha. Itni raat ko bachon ke sath akele dekha isliye apni gaari roki, peson keliye nahi.” (This money isn’t necessary. I’ll make up for it during tomorrow’s shift. I was coming this way anyways. I saw you alone with family at this hour of night and so decided to help, not for the money)
- Mohammad Saad Siddiqui
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She was being scolded by workers who’d come to demolish a Muslim mosque. She stood in protest, alone. “I may be young, but I’m not useless.”
A small Hindu girl with big equal values.
With all that’s been happening, this gives me the very-much-needed comfort, hope, and relief. Insha-Allah.