to the self

Good Habits to Develop

1. Set yourself some daily goals. Keep them realistic and achievable. That will give direction – so you don’t fritter your time.

2. Read inspirational books and blogs; hang around people who are positive.

3. Stay in touch with what’s happening in the world. We’re not just islands – we are part of one another.

4. Make the effort to stay in touch. Just a “like” on facebook, or a brief text message, conveys to that person that they matter to you.

5. Invest some time in your appearance and health. We’re more confident when we look and feel our best.

6. Pay attention to your priorities. Do what’s most important, and not most urgent, first. (Note: If you never learn to prioritise then everything seems urgent – and that’s what runs your life!)

7. Smile. It makes people feel more positive towards you – and it tends to lift our mood, and enhance our feelings, too.

8. Tidy as you go. It’s easier to work, and you’ll feel a lot less stressed, if you’re working somewhere that’s devoid of clutter. Also, if you tidy as you go then it feels less overwhelming.

9. Include some margin in your life so you don’t feel so stressed, as unexpected things always eat away our time. Expect that to happen – and leave some extra time.

10. Take time for yourself as you need to relax, unwind, recover, and recharge your batteries.

“Psychology has falsified love as surrender and altruism, while it is an appropriation or a bestowal following from a super-abundance of personality. Only the most complete persons can love. The depersonalized and objective are the worst lovers. This also applies to love of God or the fatherland. One must be rooted in oneself.”

—F. Nietzsche, The Will to Power, §296 (edited excerpt).

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
—  Marianne Williamson
How would your life be different if…You stopped validating your victim mentality? Let today be the day…You shake off your self-defeating drama and embrace your innate ability to recover and achieve.
—  Steve Maraboli
Finally you come to a point where you almost know it all. You are very wise. You are very pure… except for the fact that you may well have gotten caught in the last trap… the desire to know it all and still be you, “the knower.” This is an impossibility. For all of the finite knowledge does not add up to the infinite. In order to take the final step, the knower must go. That is, you can only BE it all, but you can’t know it all. The goal is non-dualistic - as long as there is a “knower” and “known” you are in dualism.
—  Ram Dass

warrenellisisland submitted to faithinhumanityr:  [photo is of a facebook post that reads: TOGETHER WE RAISED $1376.

THIS MEANS 275 WOMEN CAN TAKE SELF DEFENSE CLASSES FOR FREE.

THANK YOU.]

so in light of the recent political climate, a lot of women have been feeling unsafe.  my roommate decided to do something about it.  she found a local gym that offers self-defense classes for women and organized a fund raiser to help women take the class for free.  a couple of bands played and over twenty local artists donated pieces [including a tattoo artist who donated a $200 gift certificate] to be raffled off.  all the money from the raffle tickets, t-shirt sales, and the admission at the door went to covering the cost of women getting to take the class.  the event was held at a bar, and apparently a couple of kids showed up and said, “we don’t have IDs because we aren’t 21, we just wanted to donate,” and handed over $20 and left.  it just made my night to see so many people give up their time and money to something so worthy. i figured i would share it with you.

This is a wonderful story, kick-ass! Thank you for sharing this with us!