Ten Commandments

    c.99w Exciting, you have a choicePost contributed by Nana Tush.

    Once upon a time there was a woman who followed Ten Commandments. They led her to a life of misery.
    You shall always be right and rigid in your rightness.
    You shall always compare your worst to other’s best.
    You shall always suspect others of having hidden agendas.
    You shall be a perfectionist.
    You shall lose perspective and keep it lost.
    You shall make little things bother you.
    You shall not trust others and expect only the worst from them.
    You shall refrain from giving yourself whole-heartedly to anyone or anything.
    You shall take personally all that happens to you.
    You shall worry about that which you cannot change.

    Once upon a time there was another woman who followed Ten Commandments. Hers led to a life a contentment.
    You shall accept good is good enough.
    You shall listen to your Little Voice.
    You shall accept that Life happens.
    You shall live in present-time.
    You shall accept that you will not always be right.
    You shall look for the best in yourself and others.
    You shall accept those things you cannot change.
    You shall love and accept being loved.
    You shall accept yourself as a work in progress.
    You shall not mountain-climb molehills.

    It’s so exciting knowing you have a say in all of this. You have a choice. Choose wisely.

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    Lisa Reif - February 22, 2013 - 11:39 pm

    So very true and to the point. NICE

    Tana Bevan - February 23, 2013 - 11:30 am

    Hi Lisa. Welcome! Thank you for commenting.

    I’ve learned (even when I know better), a gentle reminder is sometimes in order. Ah but I were one of those who seem to naturally gravitate towards the positive and contented. Then again, striving to reach their ranks is a worthy pursuit.

    Lisa Reif - February 24, 2013 - 2:29 pm

    It’s weird how the “their ranks” comment bothers me. Maybe, I have more to learn..:)

    Tana Bevan - February 24, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    Interesting. Have you any idea (or even an inkling) from where the discomfort stems?

    Could it be “their ranks” refers to those who seem naturally inclined towards contentment (versus those who find it more of a struggle)? Could it be the discomfort of being categorized (versus being completely unique)? Could it be something else?

    I’ve noticed when something triggers discomfort, it’s often a sign one of those “growing lessons” is either unfolding or about to unfold.

    Lisa Reif - February 24, 2013 - 6:37 pm

    It is the being completely unique. I don’t want to be like anyone else. No keeping up with the Jones’s. YEP thats it. I am growing through all kinds of lessons right now as well. Wish they would slow down a little. geez they have my head spinning. Guess that is what they(God/angels) want for me right now. LOL

    Tana Bevan - February 24, 2013 - 7:20 pm

    Ah, but that’s the beauty of it. No matter what happens, and regardless of what you wear, eat, or even think, as long as you remain true to yourself, your experiences will always be unique to you. Because they are yours.

    Just as you dream alone, so you alone have that special something which makes you, the one and only unique you that you are. A true one of a kind! (And isn’t one-of-a-kind another term for unique?)

    That said, and in response to your comment, I now have a vision of you moseying along, your head whirling, your eyes shining as you’re being stretched this way and that.

    As a thank you for that delightful vision, I am sending you smiles and good cheer.

    Lisa Reif - February 25, 2013 - 8:42 am

    Thank you for a different and BETTER way to “see” whats happening. LOL. The ride is much more fun now.

    Tana as always you are wonderful.

    Tana Bevan - February 25, 2013 - 10:15 am

    You’re welcome. Glad I could help. Back at you as for wonderfulness. Enjoy the ride!

    Heewon Azad - February 27, 2013 - 7:59 am

    I did not let my emotions interfere with my goals I set for a long time. I often thought people weak when I see people dealing with problems.

    But, I wish I have dealt with them it instead of ignoring all the signs.

    Good article. I really enjoyed it.

    Tana Bevan - February 27, 2013 - 2:11 pm

    I spent years trying to be Star Trek’s Dr. Spock. Logical. Emotionless. Practical. Didn’t work. After all, the combination of emotions and intellect are part of our humanness. (Spock of course was only half-human.)

    Just as squashing your emotions isn’t good in the long run (since they always find another way out, often in damage to the physical body), giving into them all the time isn’t wise either.

    The goal is finding a balance, mind-over-matter (of the tangible) and heart-over-matter (of the intangible).