Tag: be yourself

The Other Side of Fear

I have heard it said that everything we want is on the other side of fear.  Here is one of the videos I made with words of wisdom to get to the other side of fear.

Blessings, Diana

“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
― Stephanie Lahart, Overcoming Life’s Obstacles: Enlighten-Encourage-Empower

 

“A dream is a seed.
Vision plants it.
Imagination nurtures growth.
Opportunities create blooms.
Thoughts become things!”
― Donna McGoff

 

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings.”
― Unknown

 

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

“Do the thing and you will have the power.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
― C. JoyBell C.

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Hippie Politics

Thought I would have fun with this one.  Laugh or cry right? Politics is one of those ‘taboo’ subjects, just like religion.  Seems it stirs everyone up, especially if you see things differently. I am glad God likes flavors.  On another forum I was reading about music and politics. Quite a strange mix. Yet we all have an opinion and are passionate about it.  Reminded me of the 60’s.  I was only a child – yet I still remember the movement for freedom and peace. Sit back, and enjoy the possibilities.

 Hippie Politics

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“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”

― John Lennon

“And maybe it’s the time of year. Yes, and maybe it’s the time of man. And I don’t know who I am. But life is for learning.”
-Joni Mitchell/CS&N (Woodstock)

“When we heard about the hippies, the barely more than boys and girls who decided to try something different … we laughed at them. We condemned them, our children, for seeking a different future. We hated them for their flowers, for their love, and for their unmistakable rejection of every hideous, mistaken compromise that we had made throughout our hollow, money-bitten, frightened, adult lives”
― June Jordan, Passion

“I’ve been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one. And I believe it could be someday it’s going to come.”
-Cat Stevens (Peace Train)

“When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.”
-George Harrison (Within You Without You)

“Like a true Nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild”
-Steppenwolf (Born to be Wild)

“Hippies use music to express themselves emotionally, spiritually, and politically. Music can make a statement, give voice to a movement, even unite us. As hippies explore their inner world, music guides them along in their quest for meaning.”
― Hipplanet

“All things old become new again. In my youth the athletes had crew cuts and the hippies had long hair. Now the athletes have long hair and the hippies are bald.”
― Harley King

“You’re either on the bus or off the bus.”
-Ken Kesey (On The Bus)

“You create your own reality.”
-Seth

“The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.”
― Alice Cooper

“How does it feel to be on your own, with no direction home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?”
-Bob Dylan (Like A Rolling Stone)

“The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.”
― John Lennon

“Imagine no possesions, I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people Sharing all the world.”
-John Lennon (Imagine)

“Old hippies don’t die, they just lie low until the laughter stops and their time comes round again.”
-Joseph Gallivan

“I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
-Robert Frost

ARE YOU DIFFERENT?

And now for a treat. Here is one of my favorite songs – DIFFERENT

Will Hopkins  won the Broadjam Songwriting Contest last year with this song.  Listen for yourself – and be ready to be DIFFERENT!

Be You

7 Quotes on Being You

1. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

2. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” ― Judy Garland

4. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” ― Harvey Fierstein

5. “About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.” ― Rita Mae Brown

6. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” ― Jim Morrison

7. “be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” ― Henry David Thoreau

It’s Broken

Life lessons at the copy store. I had a UPS part to drop off the other day and a local office store lets us drop off packages there instead of driving to the south side of town.  So I walked in with my package. There was one girl behind the big counter. She was towards the back of the counter pulling paper out of a copy machine. Whatever project she was working on looked broken.  Something wasn’t right. She looked at me and turned back to her task at hand.  She seemed very frustrated. It was like the paper ripped in the copy machine and she was pulling it out piece by piece.

As time slipped by I started getting more and more frustrated.  I am thinking in my head, “Hello, do you see me here? Are you trying to ignore me? I am the customer here – come on chickey.” But the longer I stood there, the more she buried her head in the copy machine to fix it.  Finally I resigned and just waited thinking, ” I guess I’ll just have to wait until she is done.”

Immediately God spoke to my spirit.

 

IT IS BROKEN

I AM FIXING IT

GIVE ME A MINUTE HERE…

 

Yeah, really.  In my impatience I was only worried about what I wanted and what I needed.  And I want it now! This is true for so many areas of my life right now.  I don’t see the big picture. I am getting lost and worried in the details. I have so many unanswered questions. But God, in His goodness, showed me He has it. He is fixing it. And I just need to give Him a minute…

God bless you as we go into a new season and all the kids go back to school.

 

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