Take a ride into a different place, and be present there! Spend some time, let it be ok. Drink in peace of mind, be ok with yourself, for your life depends upon it. My thoughts here. Now to share some Joyce Hifler! Been a while!
“Too many times we punish ourselves for our yesterdays. We consider a long time what today might have been had we chosen a different route. All the days past are determining for us what today will be as it passes moment by moment.____Our lives are lived in many stages, but it is up to us to make each moment count since it does serve as tomorrow’s foundation. Our pasts may not have been faith and good works, but it can wipe out those mistakes the moment we forgive ourselves and others and begin to live in the present. Neither can we rest on our laurels, for as long as there is life there is work to be done. We do n to eat one time and sleep one night and make it last for a lifetime.”
“So many people give thought, strength, and belief to bad as being equally as powerful as good. In doing so they create unbelievable barriers they cannot cross. Their very lives then become absorbed in ritualistic efforts to escape those things and definitions of life’s simplest problems. They are surrounded and plagued with infinite uncertainty and therefore are prey to continual fears and anxieties from which it seems impossible to escape. It drains them of normal thoughts and actions and soon they can practice nothing but mental pictures of wrong and dire consequences, and thus the ritualistic effort to flee from it.”
I always think things like I am not punishing myself____when I read things that suggest I have or am. Though when I continue reading I find myself there in the experience no matter my denials.
Is it that I simply think I don’t want to find I have been punishing myself? By wasting so much time____When I could have simply taken charge of my life in better ways? Why allow negative things to take over and cast their spell. Who;s spell is it anyway? But my own. What purpose was there to lesser ways of being? What is self punishment? Denial? Unrecognized denial_____.