Monday, April 30, 2007

Affirmations

I heard an affirmation today that just caused me to stop and think for a minute. The show I was listening to today had to do with those around us that annoying, irritating, frustrating or trying to hurt us. For often times our egos see our own annoyance, irritants, frustrations, and etc., reflecting in others rather than acknowledging it within ourselves, thus causing the reaction we feel inside when others makes us mad. This does not mean some people aren’t just nasty people within their own rights, but when we are deeply angered, irritated or moved in such a fashion due to another’s, I wonder what part of ourselves we see in them.

Here’s the affirmation:
I’m willing to release that part of me that irritates me when I think of you.

Here are a couple others that I’ve either heard or created:

When we are pointing a finger at another, we are actually pointing three fingers back at ourselves.

Taking accountability for one’s actions reduces or eliminates inner turmoil.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Live life, be accountable, and dance as if no one is watching.

I’ve learned to not sweat the petty things, and to not pet the sweaty things.

I’d be curious to know some of your affirmations, if any.

4 comments:

Anglo-Libyan said...

that did make me stop and think, thank yolu ibeebarbie.

i like this:

When we are pointing a finger at another, we are actually pointing three fingers back at ourselves.

a_akak said...

Lovely piece and as expected from our own tanlented ibeebarbie :)

I Love This One:

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth"

Fe Aman Allah
(In God's Protection I Leave You)

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Anglo-Libyan,
I love affirmations---kind of like the mantras mentioned in a previous post.

Salam A-Akak,
Love the affirmation/quote you shared. How true indeed. Aren't we all guilty of wearing a mask of some sort?

cofman said...

Thanks for sharing, Ibeebarbie

well …
in my case maybe the one that stands on its own:
you can tell me 100 sweet things … I know I will forget them ..
but if you say just one bad thing, I’ll remember it forever