Together We’re Stronger

TOGETHER

 Post Written By Eugene Morgan
We can only do our best and sometimes our best isn’t good enough. And that’s okay. We all have different levels of growth. No ones’s path is the same. Although we each have to trek through our journey alone, we can trek through our journey together alone. So we don’t have to feel lonely. We can help and support each other along our individual path. We have each other via friendship. A support system is good for everyone including some of us who prefer to do things alone. We can draw energy from each other when we’re together to help build strength and confidence in ourselves. Together we’re stronger while divided powerless.

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Call It Wonder and Freedom

Wonder Bread
Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Don’t call it uncertainty—call it wonder. Don’t call it insecurity—call it freedom.”— Osho

When we call it uncertainty, our anxiety increases. However, if we call it wonder, our curiosity about things increase. When we call it insecurity, our doubts about ourselves increase. However, if we call it freedom, then our acceptance about things and ourselves increase. Freedom gives us room to wonder while insecurity takes away our space for certainty. Curiosity is the hook that holds our attention to something to help us stimulate learning. Wonder helps us to speculate on what’s behind the wall or how the story is going to end. Freedom gives us permission to wonder without restriction.

 

 

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Don’t Be Afraid To Live

Monarch Life Cycle — 1 of 20

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of a unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.”— Natalie Babbitt

Sometimes we get afraid of death not so much because of the unknown but because of the unknown of living. Death is part of the natural order of things and so is life. So since we are alive today, we have now the opportunity to live. Sometimes we get afraid of death not so much because we can’t take things with us when we die but because of not making good with our friends and family. Sometimes we get afraid of death not so much because we didn’t do everything we wanted to do but because of not doing the one thing that would have made a different in the life of another. Sometimes we get afraid of death not so much because we didn’t tell enough stories about our life adventures but because of not really being there enough as a listener.

 

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Love is Love

LOVE IS.....

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“The most important thing in this world is to learn to give out love and let it come in.”— Morrie Schwartz

Love accepts self and then others. Love grabs our attention, especially our hearts. Love allows others in our hearts. Love welcomes. Love is blind. Love accepts those who are ignored. Love teaches us how to love. Love brings individuals closer. Love is friendship. Love is transparent. Love is peace. Love is tranquil. Love is not enough. Love conquers all. Love shows its weaknesses. Love strengthens. Love overcome obstacles. Love wins. Love loses. Love sacrifices. Love gives with all its heart. Love is everywhere if we look for it. Love has a story to tell. Love knows what’s in the heart. Love sees all. Love runs deep. Love respects.  Love will prevail in the end. Love is never tired. It starts with love. Love lives in us. Love carries on. Love is love.

 

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Practice Stress or Practice Peace

Help Japan Brighton University Peace Cranes

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.”— Joan Borysenko

The quote above is telling us that we have a choice in the matter when it comes to choosing stress or peace. We have control to decide how we deal with stress. When we don’t deal with stress, we become more stressful. So it is the question of how we deal with stress. All of us have stressors in our lives. We can manage our stress by practicing peace.  A lot of our stress is in our heads because we make some things out of mountains when they are molehills. We also get overwhelmed when everything demands our time simultaneously. Well, we can only deal with one stressor at a time.  And the stressors we can’t control, we need to let them go. And if we deal with the immediate stressors, then we can best manage the other stressors effectively.

 

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The Risk Of Giving

Give us this day...

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“In the longrun we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.”— Sheldon Kopp

In other words, in anything we do, the more we put into something, the more we get something out of it. If we think it is worth time putting into something that we want, then it is all right to put in the time. But if a part of us is resist spending the time doing it, maybe we need to sit down and find out what’s holding us back. However, if we were to be invited somewhere to make a speech, and we didn’t put much time into preparing like doing research, practicing, then we will have a lot of anxiety to deal with.  The more we give; somehow we get back in return either directly or indirectly.

 

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Conquering The Self

A photographer capturing view from Mt Fuji

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”— Sir Edmund Hillary

This is a very powerful message for us to understand. It is not easy for us to stay focus on a goal. Distractions are inevitable when it comes to staying on track with our goals. There are some days that we don’t want do the work. However, there are days that we do enjoy doing the work. There are days we have to push ourselves to do the work when we don’t feel like it. We got to be consistent and maintain the work we do so we can reach our goals and that’s not always easy to do. Discipline is the key.  If we want something bad enough, then we will plow through the delays, the rejections, the criticisms, and disappointments and all other obstacles. And when we’re on the others side of victory, we can be pride of ourselves that we reached our goals on our own terms.

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Self-Acceptance

Self-acceptance

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“What you think of yourself is much more important than what people think of you.”— Seneca

Sometimes we keep ourselves from making progress, because we’re so preoccupied about how people may think of us. What’s interesting is that many of us think about what others think of us because we haven’t really accepted our own foibles and flaws. We all come from different shapes and sizes. We all come from different colors, different ages. When we accept ourselves, we don’t feel the need to wonder how others think of us. We just won’t care. What we think of ourselves is really a reflection what we think others think of us. We need to come to terms about how we see ourselves and give others a chance to see us for what we really are and about. We should allow others to earn the right to accept us as we are.

 

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Live In Harmony

Harmony Lakes Loop trail

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world.— Marcus Aurelius

When we find ourselves in conflict with ourselves, then there is conflict with others and the world. It is all right to retreat and close our eyes to look inward to see what’s going on within us. No one is saying that there aren’t any conflict in the world. That would be a false statement. But it is true that we can easily project our conflict externally so we don’t have to deal with ourselves. If someone asks a question that requires us reflection on our part, but answers the question, “I don’t know,” then we’re avoiding our thoughts and our feelings. When we say, “I don’t know.” a lot then, maybe we’re avoiding some unpleasant events or an unpleasant memory in our lives that are too painful to cope. That’s when its time to look inward to find out what thought goes to what feeling. Sometimes we just need to stop looking in the past that’s causing the unpleasant feelings. But it is important to feel the feelings that the images are causing and to move on thus making the images smaller and turning images from color to black and white.

 

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A Community of People

Community Center

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“How far we travel in life matters far less than those we meet along the way.”— Unknown

When we highlight our moments, we usually recall the people who touched our lives the most. We have traces of people over the years have made an impression and we have made a good impression on them. If we look on facebook, we will see a timeline of photos of our past, which include pictures of people. It could be our family members or our co-workers or it could be friends that we hang out with. We’re a community of people. Most of us enjoy hanging out with other people through special occasions like a birthday party, celebration, or an award dinner. We participate in holidays together. Food is the best thing to bring people together. We enjoy sharing a feast, our just simply ordering out a lunch together. Friendship is very important to most people because we want to hang out with someone more like us with similar interests.

 

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