Tuesday, May 30, 2017

take in a goat

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs

"The only source of unhappiness in this life are the false ideas in your head." Anthony Demello

"You believe thoughts, therefore you become easily confused and so peace is hidden. Behind the screen of mind is the realm of unchanging awareness — silent, vast and perfect. The wise leave aside the incessant murmurings of the mind and merge themselves here in the infinite bliss of being." ~Mooji

I believe that someone should act they way I want them to = false.
I believe that someone should manage their money the way that I want them to = false.
I believe that someone should go to church = not my decision.
I believe that everyone should vote for my candidate = I have a very small worldview.
I believe that everyone should be nice to me = wishful thinking.
I believe that my life would be better if I just .......... = false.

The truth is this. My life is good. Your life is good. None of us think that we have enough money. We all wish this or that were different. But look hard and fast. See the good. It is there. Focus on the good, not the annoying parts of life.

A man once went to his priest with a problem. He said, "I live in a small one room house with my wife and four kids and they are driving me crazy!!! I can't stand it!! Can you help me???" The priest says, I can help you but you must do exactly as I say.
The man agrees.

The priest tells him to go home and take a goat into the house. Come back in a week and report to me.
A week later the man comes back and he is worse than before. He says to the priest, "Now in my small one room house in addition to my wife and four kids, I have a goat that eats everything, poops everywhere, and won't let anyone sleep. I can't take it any more."

The priest says, you agreed to follow my advice, now go home, take out the goat, clean your house and come see me in a week.

A week later the man is back and he is excited!!! Life is great!!! The goat is gone. I now have my lovely family back in my lovely home. All is well.

If you perceive a problem at home, take a goat into your house.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

1 comment:

Joanne Priester said...

love the goat story Have to work on some of those - "I believes"