Bruised & Battered

Feeling sort of bruised & battered today*** For a variety of reasons. Details not terribly important.

(some days are just like that, eh??)

I notice how quickly comes the impulse to give in to anger – strike out, blame others

& I remind myself of my own 2 top bits of advice:

Cut your losses. Go where the energy is.


Stay on the path. Don't look down.

Have just added a new note to the front of the fridge:

Take the high road.

Hope I will always listen to my own good advice!!


*** only metaphorically, or emotionally, I mean - not physically. Thank Goddess!

'Quote of the day': “For every nine people who denounce innovation, only one will encourage it… For every nine people who do things the way they have always been done, only one will ever wonder if there is a better way. For every nine people who stand in line in front of a locked building, only one will ever come around and check the back door. Our progress as a species rests squarely on the shoulders of that tenth person. The nine are satisfied with things they are told are valuable. Person 10 determines for himself what has value.” – Za Rinpoche & Ashley Nebelsieck in The Backdoor to Enlightenment (Three Leaves) – quoted in Oprah Magazine Jan. 2008

Runner- up: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller, *Critical Path*

A few spare gems: “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates (quoted in Pronoia is the Antidote to Paranoia, by Rob Brezsny)

“Life is a joyful participation in a world of sorrows.” – Buddhist thought (quoted in The Open Road – The Global Journey of the 14th Dalai Lama, by Pico Iyer)

“When there is a bend in the road, the only ones who crash are those who refuse to change direction.” – Source unknown

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” – Kahlil Gibran