7/14/09

Katie Byron quotes I love right NOW!!!

My experience is that the teachers we need most
are the people we’re living with right now.
Oh, is this right! from co-workers to friends and all the way down to my kids.
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The whole world is simply my story,
projected back to me on the screen of my own perception.
All of it.
I absolutely believe that we all live in our own heads....often when we think people are mad at us or lash out at us, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with us.
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As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”—
as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—
the situation is hopeless.
It means that you are forever in the role of victim,
that you’re suffering in paradise.
I had a very tough childhood. But I would not be who I am today without all that suffering. I would not have changed a thing for I love my life. We need to figure out ways to teach our children to take responsibility for their suffering and teach them how to enjoy life. No matter what tragedies occur, you are alive and THAT is the biggest gift of them all.
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Would you rather be right or free?
I would rather be free than right. There was time when being right was so important. As I get older peace and sanity mean so much to my well being. You can have the last word any day.
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Nothing outside you can ever give you what you’re looking for.
There was time when I was in love with being in love. I fantasized being in love and having this fictitious romantic love and THAT meant true happiness. I now fantasize being in love with myself and maintaining peace and love in my life within me.....HAPPINESS absolutely does not come from outside of us.
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That’s where the fear comes from—
from your un-investigated thoughts.
May one day our country become wiser in realizing that gay love does not threaten them, other religions do not threaten them, that countries that are communist does not threaten them......we cannot react out of fear.....
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1 comment:

  1. Investigating and exploring one's thoughts to the fullest is the best way we can enjoy the freedom and individuality our Creator has given us. As an artist, it would be suicide not to explore one's thoughts.

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