9.16.2009

attitude adjustment hour has descended upon us

Here are some quotes i feel to be especially pertinent to my life right now. work can be so hard at times, heartbreaking story after heartbreaking story, injustice mounted higher than i can see...no end in sight...

"The earth is in motion and growth; the mountains, hills and prairies are green and pleasant; the bounty is overflowing; the mercy universal; the rain is descending from the cloud of mercy; the brilliant Sun is shining; the full moon is ornamenting the horizon of ether; the great ocean-tide is flooding every little stream; the gifts are successive; the favors consecutive; and the refreshing breeze is blowing, wafting the fragrant perfume of the blossoms. Boundless treasure is in the hand of the King of Kings! Lift the hem of thy garment in order to receive it. If we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look?”

`Abdu’l-Bahá

and i have also been really focusing on NOT apologizing for myself if i am being TRUE to myself. we all need to be true to ourselves even if it means someone else feels uncomfortable; we cannot control how others react to you, all we can control is how we treat ourselves and view ourselves. if we apologize for our truths, or are hesitant to be our true self, then we are doing the worst disservice of all- not being true to our self. if we are not true to our self, then we get off track, burdened by the transitory tests and trials of this life...basically...must stay on your true path or you'll get jacked.
i love this quote:
"Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth."
Benjamin Disraeli
"A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special."
Nelson Mandela

what do you do to stay true to yourself? how did you like these quotes?

6 comments:

Radikal post! said...

dude, how cool are you? this post helped give me a much needed reality check.

word em up.

samimi-extremie said...

thanks so much radickal post! i know who you are and dont you know it! hee hee!

Anonymous said...

I love this, and have been thinking about the staying true to yourself thing in the last few weeks. Hard to do, especially when others don't want to hear your truth.

samimi-extremie said...

anon: thank you for commenting. its good to be thinking about staying true blue...it is really hard to do, but if we don't we are really hurting ourselves. and that sucks. good luck and fight the good fight!!

xx.

Steve said...

Thanks for the heads-up post. Something I definitely need to be reminded of. Then again, your whole blog seems to be about those quotes. Thanks for all you've written!

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