Trust, Stay, Fear, Pray

It’s a lot.

3/23/19

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. -Aristotle

Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not able to tell the difference. -Mark Twain

Any fool can know. The point is to understand. –Albert Einstein

You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down. –Charlie Chaplin

Distance yourself from negative people.

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. –Ben F.

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home. –Rumi

Sometimes it takes the worst pain to bring out the best change.

Turn “why me” into “try me”

If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

Givers need to set limits, because takers rarely do.

If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.

Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.

Fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.

There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there’s so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on. –Zayn Malik

To heal a wound, you need to stop touching it. 

Pain today is strength tomorrow.

We cannot rush things that take time to grow.

May every sunrise bring you hope and every sunset bring you peace.

It takes sadness to know happiness, and absence to value presence.

Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument. 

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot heal in the same environment where you got sick.

One day at a time.

Do not focus on fighting the old, but building the new.

A ship is always safe at shore, but that is not what it’s built for. –Albert E.

There can be no positive result through negative attitude.  –Albert E

A bird trusts its wings, not the branch.

Have a heart that never hardens, a tempter that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. –Charles Dickens

A pickle can never be a cucumber again.

Look inside yourself, you are more tan what you have become. -Mufasa

Loving someone is not holding their hand while they drink themselves to death

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. –buddha

If you see the lions teeth, do not mistake that for a smile.

Work while they rest, learn while they play, save while they spend, make your reality something they have only imagined.

The deadliest storms can be to clear a path.

Ego says: once everything falls into place, I’ll be at peace. Spirit says: once you are at peace, everything will fall into place.

Do not argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level then beat you with experience. –Mark Twain

Choose to speak up before people start filling in your silence with their own interpretation of what you are feeling or thinking.

Letting your ego take over is the best way to kill your self-esteem.

If you avoid emotion, you lose your passions, good and bad. You will forever be walking the same way everyday and you will not change.

People who love you do not resent you. They see your brokenness as a chance to be whole again. They see your guilt and see a chance to remember your innocence. They see your confusion and long to help you find your purpose again. They see you are in darkness and see a place to shine a light of hope.

Find the magic in all the little things. Be grateful for God’s incomprehensibility. 

Do not just prepare yourself for change. Start investing your time and effort into accepting the change.

Stop justifying your will against God’s will.

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.

Focus less on “doing” the right thing. “Being” the right version of yourself is more important. 

Open minded people don’t care about wrong or right. They care to understand. The answer is what makes both people better.

One day or day one. It’s up to you.

Never give up because of time. Time will be passing anyway.

If you hate someone, you are focusing on them. You give energy to what you focus on.

Forward is forward. If you go steady like the tortoise, it is better than stopping and napping like the hare.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination. –Albert Einstein 

You were once a child with hopes and dreams. You can still make that child proud of you. You can still be the best version of yourself.

Hating someone or something doesn’t solve problems, it makes problems.

Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned. 

You may not be where you want to be, but you are not where you used to be.

Be fearless and rigorous with your thoughts when you are alone, be careful and cautious with them around others.

Do not let someone else’s war disrupt your peace.

Disciple is choosing between what you want now and what you want most. –Honest Abe

Don’t pick things apart. You can see lie in believe, over in lover, end in friends, us in trust, and if in life.

It is easier to learn from a mistake if you are not denying it.

The fears we do not face become our limits.

There is nothing outside of you that can make you better. It is what is inside of you (belief in God) that makes you better.

Give, but don’t be used. Love, but don’t be abused.

If you get, give. If you learn, teach.

When you stop letting the wrong rule your life, the right starts to happen.

The truth, like a lion, does not need to be defended.

You can’t win if you are losing yourself.

Starve distractions and feed focus.

Think about what truly helps make a difference – it is not our words, or even actions. It is God’s will and our trust in him to make us different.

To be better, you must think better. To think in a new way, you have to get rid of the old way. You must trust that it will be better.

Some people plant flowers in places where no one will water them.

Telling yourself what to believe makes you more willing to believe what you tell yourself.

There are those who wait and those who work.

When you recognize your flaws, other people can not use them against you.

A good relationship should make things simple and joyful, not complicated and full of worry.

Someday the pain you feel will be used for something greater.

When you want to fall back in fear, think about the change that is an outcome of courage.

Settling for less will leave you always seeking something to replace the passion that passed away.

People who get angry at the truth may only be used to living a lie.

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

One tree makes a million matches. Only one match stick is needed to burn a million trees.

It’s not about how badly you want it, it’s about how willing you are to get it.

If you have no destination, you will take any road to get there.

We all have the same ways of being. Some of us have been being some ways more than others. But everyone can be forgiven and understood. Just because some know more right now, does not mean others will not soon know the same in the future.

Kindness is love with work boots on.

When your ego can no longer stand, fall to your knees.

We may live to make life. Giving up is sure death.

Putting salt in a wound burns for a moment, but helps it heal stronger.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

There is a difference between giving into something and giving up on it.

When we really heal, we are no longer in danger of being infected and losing more in our denial of the wound.

I didn’t understand why someone hadn’t changed the way people saw something. Then I realized I was someone who could do something to change it.

Giving it to God means letting it go without continuing to try and hold on. If you keep taking it back, he cannot take it from you.

God’s will is beyond understanding, therefore trusting in him needs no reasoning.

Working to have your own identity is less fulfilling than learning to live to recognize others. We can work to gain respect or work to show others what it is worth.

You do not have the power to control problems outside of yourself. You only have the ability to control what is inside of yourself.

Every flower must grow through dirt.

Be strong and keep moving forward. If you are too weak, stop and ask God for someone else to push you.

An excuse for a mistake takes away some of the effort to fix the mistake.

A temporary emotion should not make a permanent decision.

If you cannot change your own mind to help yourself, you cannot change anything that is keeping you from getting better.

If there was no tomorrow, what would you spend your time doing today?

When we fall apart, we can rebuild ourselves even stronger.

To survive and become a hunter that can provide, be around others who are surviving and able to provide for themselves too, or they may take what you have to stay alive.

Life is like riding a bike. You have to keep moving to prevent falling down.

When life gets too hard to stand, kneel and pray.

If you do not make sacrifices for what you want in life, what you want is sacrificed for an unsatisfying  life.

Firmly hold onto your goal, be flexible to get it.

We should not be afraid of our past mistakes being repeated if we are able to prevent it from happening again.

If you knew everything you wanted was on the other side of what you fear, would you face it with confidence?

Forgiving someone doesn’t mean forgetting what led to the mistake.

Worrying about things that don’t matter wastes your time to focus on things that do.

If you want love, give love. If you want to be understood, seek to understand. If you want to be forgiven, forgive others. Show others mercy if that is what you want others to show you. Show others change if you want others to change too.

Accepting things can be tough. It is tougher when you fight or fly in denial.

Choosing to do what is right is scary. Regretting doing the wrong thing is scarier.

If you are not strong enough now, then when? If now is not the time, it may never be.

Correct a fool and he will despise you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

Do not take advice from people who have not shown others they are worth trusting.

Some people choose to work 100 hours a week for themselves, rather than 40 hours for someone else.

To win a race, you have to go the right direction. Many people rush around and are going nowhere fast.

When things don’t happen right away, remember a Rolls-Royce takes 6 months to build. A Toyota takes 13 hours.

You control your choices, you do not control the consequences of them.

Finding ways to enjoy life will make life much more enjoyable.

You must first decide you are tired of being where you are if you want to get somewhere else.

People who do you wrong help make you strong.

You may not be the best, but you should always try your best.

Be confident in your ability to choose wisely. When you make wise choices, you gain confidence. 

We go through pain to help us tolerate being hurt, we face fears to gain courage and confidence. We have our hearts broken so we can give God the pieces and find peace in him.

When one is sensitive, it shows they can sense what is wrong in the world. Many people have lost that ability.

Being in dark place helps you understand the darkness within others. Then you know the method for dealing with it.

Some quit after they fail. Others fail until they succeed.

Do not try to be the better teacher…try to be the teacher that gets better each day.

Don’t live a lie so people will like you. Be yourself so the right people will love you.

Wanting more money or stuff so you will have less to worry about does not make sense.

All the people who discourage you are showing you exactly who you do not want to be.

Sometimes choosing peace is better than the fight to prove you are right.

Admitting you know nothing shows others you are intelligent enough to know there is plenty left to learn.

If it costs you peace of mind, it’s not worth it.

People listen to the ones who are informed, not the arrogant or aggressive.

Listening to reply intelligently does not provide the same wisdom as listening to understand.

Some of us our addicted to our afflictions. To recover, we must admit we need help and learn to accept that we can defeat the disease day by day.

People who think deeply eventually become aware of the danger and direct others towards simpler thinking.

Find the time to do what makes you feel alive, or eventually living may not be worth your time.

When you start feeling trapped by your circumstances, remember God is there to help you figure out how to find a way out of helplessness.

If you wait until you are ready, you will never start.

Forgive yourself, you did not know what you know now. Punishing someone for doing only what they could in the past will discourage them from doing what they should in the future.

If something is a little challenging then there is only a little change.

Wisdom begins in wonder. –Socrates 

Do not sacrifice a question to accept an answer that does not satisfy you.

Live simply and being happy won’t be so complicated.

Strive to be the person you needed in the past to push you.

Accepting thoughts that discourage you will keep you from accepting thoughts that disagree with doubt.

Love without condition. Speak with intention. Care for people without expectation.

We either make ourselves stronger or allow ourselves to suffer. Both use up the same amount of energy.

You may be wasting time and energy caring about people that do not care about you.

When you continue giving someone your broken heart and they continue breaking it, it gets harder to repair and reuse.

People who do not think or act like you will not understand why you say and do what you do. They may never understand or be willing to learn. Do not use up your energy trying to understand or tell them why.

Loyalty is a way of life that depends on honesty and integrity.

The limit of your wisdom depends on when you limit your learning.

A ship does not sink unless the sea of water starts getting inside. Do not let the negativity of the world inside you or you will sink too,

One of the bravest decisions people make is to let go of hurt and helplessness. When you are no longer the victim, you start seeking the strength in your soul.

Joy does not make us grateful. Being grateful brings us joy.

The people you have lost have helped you find yourself. If it is God’s will, they will return back to you renewed and ready to support you.

We gain respect by receiving criticism without denying our deficits. When we are willing to work on improving ourselves, other are inspired to do the same.

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.

Feeling stuck and telling yourself nothing will change is not realistic. When you deny change, you deny the opportunity to defeat delusional thinking. If you continue living outside of reality, your dreams will die when you do.

Do not le someone who has done nothing tell you how to do anything.

Conforming to others’ ideas is the prison of freedom and enemy of growth.

Repeating something does not transform a lie into a truth.

To argue with someone who has no reasoning is like giving medicine to the dead.

If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid. –Albert E

Good teachers do not tell students answers to questions, they tell students where to find the answers to questions.

People who are sure they are right about everything have taught themselves to stop wondering and have shown others they lack the intelligence to seek more wisdom.

It is better to be alone than with bad company.

Do not set yourself on fire to keep others warm.

Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.

Defend your truths and preserve your wisdom—read, write, learn, grow.

Many of our mistakes come from not knowing if we have enough tor are missing things we should have rather than knowing that we have enough,

Lessons will be repeated until they are learned.

Dreams do not come true unless you come to accept truth.

Talk with people who help you see things differently.

If you have enemies, that means you have stood up for something.

We should not fear things in life, we should seek to understand them.

Many men can stand adversity. To test a man’s character, give him power. –Honest Abe

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.

When someone says you’re overreacting or too sensitive, they don’t want to be held responsible for mistreating you.

Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution. –AE

Words and ideas can change the world. –Robin Williams 

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. -AE

More knowledge, less ego. –AE

Real tragedy is not death, it is letting die inside us the things that bring us life.

A man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. A man who does not ask, is a fool for life.

In your worst moments, you will see the true colors of the people who say they care for you.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. –Bob Marley

Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that made hi sick. –hippocrates

A common defense people use is acting like you hurt them after they know they have hurt you.

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. –Roosevelt

The loudest one in the room is usually the weakest one. 

The more rules there are, the more corrupt the leaders are.

Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people. – Mr. Rogers

Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. 

Truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Live a noble life, and you will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

If you hate someone, you allow them to belittle your soul.

Stupid people hang out with stupider people in order to feel smart. Smart people hang out with smarter people in order to learn.

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has it’s limits. –AE

Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.

One of the most difficult things in life is to know yourself.

I expect nothing and accept everything. –Anthony Hopkins

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity.  –Sir Issac Newton

The man who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down. Personal independence is a virtue and it is the soul out of which comes the sturdiest manhood…it must be developed from within.

A secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure. 

If you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lose.

Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding that some things are within your control and some things are not.

The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.

Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem. –AE

A discussion is better than an argument. An argument is to find out WHO is right, a discussion is to discover WHAT is right.

It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person. It’s impossible to win against a stupid person.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Every test in life makes us bitter, or better. It breaks us, or makes us. Makes us a victim or victor. 

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, Earn. Before you pray, Forgive. Before you hurt, feel. Before you hate, love. Before you quit, try. Before you die, Live.

There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.

You will experience the pain or discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.

A mistake which makes you humble is much better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.

They muddy the water to make it seem deep.

Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.

The time is always right to do what is right.-MLK

All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is. –B

Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. –Bob

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

Try to be a better person. Make your intentions pure. What and who you are is what you’ll attract and what you’ll maintain. Pain is inevitable and it will always exist, but if you focus on understanding what you feelings and why you are feeling it, you will overcome it.

I would rather be an honest sinner than a lying hypocrite.

Humble yourself or life will do it for you.

There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. –aristotle

The bad times always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.

If people throw stones at you, collect them all and start building.

Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose. –yoda

Fast is fine but accuracy is final. You must learn to be slow in a hurry.

Why should I fear (death) that which cannot exist when I do?

All cruelty springs from weakness.

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right friends. –John Lennon

Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event. –Jung

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. –Abe

If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself. –AE

You can’t litter negativity and then wonder why you’ve got a messy life.

Speak boldly and with intellect. Never hush your voice for someone’s comfort. Speak your mind, make people uncomfortable.

I’m for the truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole. –Malcolm X

A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall. 

Understand that you own nothing, everything that surrounds you is temporary, and only the love in your heart will last forever.

What the superior man seeks is in himself, What the small man seeks is in others. –Confucius

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

You have one hand for helping yourself and one for helping others.

No amount of guilt can solve the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.

There are two wolves always fighting inside me. One is filled with anger, hate, jealously, shame, and lies. The other is filled with love, joy, truth, and peace. Which wolf wins? The one you feed.

Everyone has the right to make his own decisions, but none has the right to force his decision on others. Ayn Rand

Children will follow your example more than your advice.

People will come to love their oppression and adore the things that undo their capacities to think

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.

You cannot negotiate with people who say what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable. 

Anti-social behavior is seen as a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.

There’s a way to do it better – find it. –Thomas Edison 

If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm.

In life we figure out when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. –seneca

Depression is your mind telling you its tired of being the character you’re trying to play.

The most despicable form of cowardice is self-pity.

No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness. –Aristotle

Two problems to be aware of: acting without thinking or continuing to think without acting

We must dare to be great and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage – Teddy Roosevelt

Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness wil never end.

If you focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson, you will continue to grow.

Evil is what happens without God’s presence.

Big jobs usually go to the men who outgrow the small ones. –Teddy

Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force, never yield to the apparently overwhelming might o the enemy. –Winston Churchhill

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.

We must support each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike. –Maya A

The thing about smart people is they sound crazy to dumb people –Steve J

Do not ruin an apology with an excuse.

The more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects. –Nikola Tesla

We drink the poison our minds pour for us and wonder why we feel so sick. –atticus

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves, -Abe

First you Learn then remove the L.

Time means a lot to me because you see, I, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee

God gave us free will, showing us how to give up power willingly, letting our suffering be punishment for our sin

If you force something, it is no longer a real thing

Disease is life for something else

Conflict at one level is health at another

Things start to get so familiar that we stop hearing them

Shame should not be associated with repentance (as seen in Catholicism). Anger is frowned upon, we are still sent to “Purgatory” even after Christ has risen. Our pain should be acknowledged and examined. We can’t go over it, under it. We’ve got to go through it. We should Fear where Suffering comes from, which usually are worldly or egotistic desires. 

Feeling responsible for your pain may cause more blame/shame.

We’ve all been wearing masks. Being vulnerable allows you to see what’s underneath.

Learn to be okay with being wrong and acknowledging your fear, worry, anxiety

Try thinking in terms of “Us & We” vs. “I & Me”


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