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Thought of the Moment

Opening Space for Consciousness to Arise

If you understand that the inappropriate behavior of your children is a call to increased consciousness on your part, you are able to view the opportunities they afford you to grow differently. Instead of reacting to them, you look within yourself and ask why you react. In the asking, you open a space for consciousness to arise.

- Dr. Shefali Tsabary

 

Trust Behaviour, Not Words

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

- Dr. Alfred Adler

 

How to preserve a spirit of sharing

Whenever we reprimand and discipline, we inevitably diminish honest communication.

- Dr. Shefali Tsabary

 

Do You See Me?

“Do you see me?” This is the big question your child is asking every day. “Can you recognize me for who I am, different from your dreams  and expectations for me, separate from your agenda for me?”

- Dr. Shefali Tsabary

 

Purpose of Life

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

To Be Free

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.

- Rumi

 

Why We Are Here

This is why we’re here. To fight through the pain and, when possible, to relieve the pain of others. So simple. So hard to see.

- Andre Agassi

 

Enlightenment Enough

Maybe that's enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity.  Perhaps wisdom is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.

- Anthony Bourdain

 

Narcissistic Entitlement

It is the nature of narcissistic entitlement to see the situation from only one very subjective point of view that says “My feelings and needs are all that matter, and whatever I want, I should get." Mutuality and reciprocity are entirely alien concepts, because others exist only to agree, obey, flatter, and comfort - in short, to anticipate and meet my every need. If you cannot make yourself useful in meeting my need, you are of no value and will most likely be treated accordingly.

- Sandy Hotchkiss

 

True strength and power

People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.

- Michelle Obama

 

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