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Friday, October 21, 2011

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Daily Renewal

Question: I try to meditate, listen to audio books, and read the bible. However, I cannot keep myself in that changed state. I just keep sliding back into what I don't want. I go back to doing things that I hate. Please help me with this. I am tired of living in circles.

My reply:

Know that you can never permanently "solve" or "fix" what you are describing - it is the nature of life.

Dealing with those situations will always require a daily effort - a daily re-commitment to your values, daily meditation, daily renewal.

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

What Ziglar said about motivation applies equally to inspiration.

May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Read Change Your Sad to Glad.

4 comments:

Famous quotes said...

your quotes are very inspiring ana bring a smile in my face.

LibertyLeaflet.com/ said...

Thank you for sharing this, it is very uplifting.

PAT A.Seabaugh said...

For me my mind is like dirty water, I can't see an opening,, I worry alot, I have depression & anxiety, I'm alone, recently lost 5 friends in seven months, I have noone, no children, just me & my cat. Have health problems that confine me, I'm not happy at all, I'm miserable, I feel like I exist, not living, I read positive affirmations everyday, most of the time they do not help, I have nothing to look forward to, I just sit & watch TV, I do very little housework because of my physical problems. I try to go out everyday for at least 15-20 minutes, just to get me out of the house, that helps some, I feel safe in my house, there's alot of criminal activity where I live.:(

Jonathan L. Huie said...

Pat: some thoughts...

1. You don't mention a spiritual practice. That is very helpful to most people.

2. You are likely to be happier if you help others to be happier - even if if is just something you do for others over the telephone or internet.

3. Focus on the good things that you do have - however small they may seem.

May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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