Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that you should take with a pinch of salt…
Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that has helped me grow.
As a bonus I’ve finished with 1 joke that’s so bad, it’s good.
3 x Thoughts:
1) Something to think about: In your attempts to avoid suffering you suffer more.
3) Expectations – that’s your problem! Expectations of a clean, perfect, fair world. Of kindness from strangers. For people to treat you a particular way. When the world doesn’t meet these expectations your happiness gets checked. Drop all expectations of your external world and instead turn the spotlight inward. Get your house in perfect order before you even consider criticising the world. In fact, as a rule for life, give up blaming and give up complaining. Take full responsibility for your problems. Concentrate only on your circle of control. Make peace with the rest of it.
2 x Quotes:
“Pure attention without judgement is not only the highest form of human intelligence, but also the expression of love.”
– JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI
1 x Thing:
This Mark Manson article: How To Break Hearts and Risk Losing Everything. The article explores why the hard questions in life appear difficult to anyone who has them, but appear easy to anyone who does not. For anyone who is contemplating a major life decision I can recommend giving it a quick read. 3 of my fav quotes below:
“The person who is forever obsessed with their own feelings and satisfaction is a person who is unable to look outside themselves, a person who is unable to take on the perspectives and feelings of others as their own, a person who is unable to hold values beyond their own credit and gain.
“When choosing what to do with your life, emotions can’t be your only reasons. Feel your emotions but do not allow yourself to be defined by your emotions. Acknowledge the feeling and then act based on something more than the feeling.
“There is a difference between what we are capable of doing and what we allow ourselves to do. We often don’t recognize that difference.”– MARK MANSON
1 x Joke:
My wife was trying to rock my son to sleep the other day so I gave her his dummy to help out.
I said, “You know why they call it a dummy don’t you?”
She replied, “No, why?”
I said, “Because it’s not a real nipple, you dummy!”
Thanks ladies and gentlemen. I’m here all week! As always I welcome ALL thoughts and opinions on this blog. Please let us know in the comments section below.
One bonus question to ponder: What are you willing to suffer for?
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