“When you react, you let other control you. When you respond, you are in control.” ~ Bohdi Sanders Humans have the tendency to act impulsively when they are hurt or angered. Many, MANY times those impulsive acts wind up being demeaning, harsh, and just plain mean and spiteful. And many, MANY times we regret our… Continue reading React vs Respond
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the “stuff” that weighs you down.” ~ Toni Morrison Everyone has been hurt by someone in their lives. Perhaps someone has hurt us so bad that we harbor a resentment towards them. The only way to get past resentments is to forgive that person – not for… Continue reading Freedom of the Past
“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” ~ Japanese Proverb Fear is one of those feelings that we don’t like, don’t want to talk about and be damned to admit we feel. It’s an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous and is likely to cause pain, or… Continue reading Fear
“We don’t have to say or think what we don’t wish to. We have a choice in those things, and we have to realize that and practice using that choice”. ~ Rolling Thunder, Cherokee We have so many words in the English dictionary, some of which are to foul and nasty to say, let alone… Continue reading Words
“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” ~ Charlie Chaplin See if you can identify with this. Not to long ago, I was having a really bad day. Between a funeral, some bad news and a lousy beginning of the day I was really grumpy. Later that evening I had a… Continue reading Bad Days
“…and why? Because I’m a Jew. Doesn’t a Jew have eyes? Doesn’t a Jew have hands, bodily organs, a human shape, five senses, feelings, and passions?” ~ William Shakespeare (from the Merchant of Venice) How does you feel when you’re called names like rock star, angel, hero and sweetheart? Pretty good right? Now, what if… Continue reading Why Do We Hate?
“Always put yourself in the other person’s shoes. If you feel it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person too.” ~Unknown Empathy is being able to personally identifying another person with or “Putting yourself(walking a mile) in another person’s shoes “. Not to be confused with sympathy which is compassion, sorrow or pity you… Continue reading Empathy