Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Year's Resolution!

Actually, I've never quite got the hang of making a Resolution for a New Year.  I mean, if it's good for that day, why not everyday?  I've noticed that the resolutions many people make to live a better life in the new year tend to be negative.  That is, something I "won't" do, or eat, or whatever.  "Habits Patterns and Thoughts That Go Bump in the Night" knows that won't work - from day one of the New Year you're fighting yourself.  "I won't eat (that) this year.!"  "Oh, yeah?" answers Self.  And the arm wrestling beings.  Attacking an old "problem" from another front is just continuing the same old unsuccessful struggle.  Now, it you want to really move away from the old problems, then a shift in perspective is necessary.  And that's easy enough to do.

Decide, this year 2012, to view your world in a different Light and treat it accordingly.  Thoughts That Go Bump in the Night's Triangle of Philosophy is a suggestion:

Happy 2012!

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