Quote of the Day – There is More To Wear Today Than the Worn Jacket of Weariness

There is a treadmill of tiredness. And it consists of repeating events, pain from the past and fear for the future. Packed and loaded like an exhausted mule you can feel hunted by the whip of your memories (of rejection) and the unspoken, present, expectations of your setting. It can cause an overloaded and easily irritated mind and sometimes a burn out. You are not the only one. So many are today suffering. Due to the high standards of ”success” or the low levels of having enough money. And making it even more pressing is that the sting of tiredness is like a scorpion in its tail. Because it can switch you in a grumpy and dejected human, who is harvesting more rejection. So if you are today feeling very tired … please, give yourself a break. Take a day off from your work, arrange a babysitter and treat yourself a day out to a place you like. Turn off your phone and take care of yourself. You are the most precious. You can only take care of others if you are looking first after yourself. Observe your limits. And ask yourself what you need now and what you can handle. And when you have an inferiority complex or when you are feeling depressed or alone, please, try to say to yourself that you are your best friend. You are always together with yourself. So be nice and kind for yourself. And hold on! Carry on! And when that is not possible: Sit down and ask others for help. Ask that they listen to you and that they prepare your food and drinks, so that you are not becoming ill or even prematurely leaving this life. You are so needed … Really! Even when you are not believing this, feeling worthless or written off … I am writing about you today 🙂 And I love to encourage you by the way of these words … Just asking you: To what extent is there still left a drop of humor in you? If so: Be the cheering clown for yourself … The most relaxing jokes are the ones which give a smile and a tear … Because … Somewhere in the middle of nowhere … Sadness and gladness embrace each other … Daring … Hugging … Undetected …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Celebrate That the Whole World Is Today Your Playground

Aged religions start their story by telling us that we did fall. That we were stumbling in stubbornness … And that we in ancient times rolled down a steep hill … Long forgotten … but nowadays we are still rolling … The question is: Are we really rolling down? And are we really that erratic, egoistic and cocky creatures? If so … is that than a problem? Can’t we handle a little ‘complexity’? Why should we blame, accuse and condemn ourselves? Why should we pretend and misstep further just by burying the ‘perversions’ behind a wall of perfection? Seemingly secure built with bricks of self-justification, but constantly in need of maintenance. Using the ‘wrongdoings’ of others to plaster our own cracks. Okay, it is time to make a leap of thought: When we are looking at children … Are we than also watching with critical eyes? Really? When a kid falls we stretch our hands to help it to rise again. We comfort, we dry the tears and when there are drops of blood … We stick a plaster on it. So is it than possible to look with that same friendly eyes at our own stumbling? Because … falling and failing is a part of life. It gives us the possibility to stand still, to breathe, to think, to learn and to grow. So reassure yourself today: Wrestling is okay and making mistakes is also okay. Give yourself the permission to fall … And celebrate that the whole world is your playground … Relax! Please, relax! Try to enjoy every toy! Even in this moment you are not knowing how many days you will be present in your human form of flesh and blood … And should today be your last day: Don’t freak out. It is still okay. If the ‘game’ is over … Blow out … It is time to leave the tight ‘classroom’ … You are promoted to … more extensive space … There is far more to explore than planet Earth … The whole Universe is expanding on behalf of you! … You are invited to: Next level 🙂

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Pinch Today The Sting of Anger which Depresses Your Mood

How sensitive you are to anger. Little things can irritate, unbalance you and even make you mad. It disturbs and blocks your joy and rest. It kidnaps the peaceful pace of your thoughts and feelings. And with ravelling results: You are blaming the other for making your life hard and difficult. You are fixating on your hurted feelings, obsessed and possessed by it. And you don’t have anymore the mental space to empathize and ask yourself what the other is thinking and feeling. Do you deem it possible that the other didn’t hurt you on purpose? That he was unaware about his behaviour causing a mess in your mind? Or was he feeling such frustrated that he was snapping as an angry snake at you? Ouch … You can be such vengeful … longing to pay back the pain which is inflicted on you … Your mind is like all the other humans conditioned upon retribution and criminalizing the behaviours of others. Happily no one was hearing your big mouthed murderous thoughts … So why should you give the other this power over your mind? Why should you repeatingly become angry and let your mood be soured? Let it go … Don’t take it personally … Please, let it go! Forgive today! Forgive and again forgive … Beware yourself of falling in the pit of a bitter, hostile and angry resentment …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Sent Today Your Thank You Balloon From The Bottom of Your Heart

We take so much for granted. We go to sleep and we are still breathing when we wake up. We climb stairs … we run … and we accept these complicated movements as quite natural. These go unnoticed. We grumble when our bodies have to wait at a checkout. And we are addicted – like opium – to being opinionated about our environment and those who are walking there. But can we truly see? Are these silhouettes also humans like us? Or is the fog of our inflated ego too big to say something friendly at all to them? And when you dare to say ‘thank you’ … do you feel obliged to do so? Or do these words really come from the bottom of your heart? Please, be aware: Gratitude is more than a form of politeness. It can become a permanent state of mind. It will become an attitude which is based on a solid underground. Gratitude will help you when the ‘disasters’ of life are trying to ‘darken’ your experience of reality. It will aid you to keep your back straightened when the pressure is building up in such a way that you have to bow your head to the slippery mud. Make sure that you are well equipped for that days. Start today to train your mind to say ‘thank you.’ Practice it by thanking yourself and others for the most simple things … And when your mind is scolding you for being ‘stupid’ .. be than the best friend of yourself! Feel free to be an ‘idiot’ 🙂 Perhaps, a foolish prescription: Exercise gratitude also by sharing your bread with others … This will be the medicine to satisfy the smug and smoothly feeling loneliless …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Rejuvenate Today Your Relatives By Giving Them Your Attention

Everything of worth can wear off. Without maintenance it will wrinkle and be torn and worn because of the weather or the storms of life. Look how quickly the weeds are returning after you have been gardening. Or watch how the laundry is piling up and the dirt and dust is whirling down at the floors, when you are neglecting your domestic work. The same applies to your relationships. When you are seized by busy activities and the time is flying away, you will be in danger that you are alienating yourself from your loved ones. You don’t have to be surprised that there will come a moment that they will turn their backs towards you. It is such easily to lose connection with your housemates. Please choose today to focus on your family or friends. There are so many distractions … And time is already slipping trough your hands. Before you know it your relatives will be grown up and even aged. By the way … You are not the master who decides how many extra days you will be present in your passing form of flesh and blood … So lay away your mobile phone … listen to the excited stories of those around you and give them your full attention … They will become ‘mature’ in your eyes. Their self esteem will grow and their love for you will expand … And your heart will rejoice again … It will pump and jump … And in just some seconds … it will be rejuvenated 🙂 …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Unclothe Today Your Mind of The Comfort of Conformity

The biggest fights did not happen only in history at the battlefields. They still occure daily in our by Conformity occupied minds. We disgust and reject the ‘clothing’ we don’t like of our own appearance and of those around us. And we embrace and uplift these ‘outfits’ that are corresponding with our ideal pictures. Unconsciously we ‘dance’ in accordance with the standards and tastes of a majority of mostly white and elder men in our societies. They are the ones who raise, hire, reward and punish us. And by doing so we tell ourselves how we can be clothed in comfort or live in meager misery. It is difficult for our minds to cope with the mindset of Diversity. This asks us to undress ourselves from the clothes of Conformity. And when we are finally nude – free of conditioning – we see that in this realm of Diversity no one is the expert, boss or king. We are the Same in our shared nakedness. What can we say? What can we do? Where are our tendencies to work and live only with the people who seem to be like us? Or who were like us imitating, pretending and flattering? So we have to let go our biased know-how, our dominance and our control. To gather the courage to trust those who are seemingly not like ourselves … So explore today these parts of your Humanity which you did not dare to see fully … Or which you decided long ago to be ignorant about it forever …

– Splinter of Wisdom