100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 66- The Wisdom of Seeing Life as It Really Is (because it’s a handful!)

Wisdom Day 66

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“We need to see life as it is, not to hold ourselves captive to a vision of how it ought to be. We need to let go of our incessant need to impose order … to make space in our days and plans so that new things can enter our lives. Surrendering expectations opens us up for the gifts of spontaneity, serendipity, and serenity, enabling us to cast off old agendas of what’s supposed to make us happy. However, this has been one of my hardest life lessons. And yet, when I do, I am always amazed at how life surprises me with joy. You will be too.”

~ Sara Ban Breathnach ~

daysSelah … sigh. So a funny thing happened on the way to my 100 days of wisdom spiritual blogging practice … a thing called LIFE!

Life in the form of grading midterms and rough drafts, committee meetings, four-alarm personal and professional fires, student review sessions, drafting and grading finals and papers,  the holidays (holidaze??), work outs and travel and spiritual seeking ( oh my!), and, of course, executing this well-intentioned, well laid “plan” of 100 days of wisdom at any cost … oh yeah, and exhaustion. Yep. Real life.

When I embarked on 100 Days of Wisdom my intention was to share via this blog and Twitter some words of wisdom that informed, transformed and inspired me, and my reflections about them, in the hope that my posts would also inform, transform and inspire you. And then came life.

And my wonderful disciplined practice (after 53 or so days without wavering) fell to the back burner. I continued to tweet  but the “daily” blogging practice turned into something to-do. And that to-do continued to fall lower and lower on my ever-growing to-do list! Needless to say, this is an epic fail for the recovering perfectionist, whether spiritually enlightened or not.

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100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 63 – All of our problems really boil down to this one thing

Wisdom Day 63

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“The Course [in Miracles] says ‘we think we have many different problems, but we only have one.’ Denying love is the only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Love heals all of our relationships — to money, the body, work, sex, death, ourselves, and one another. Through the miraculous power of pure love, we let go our past history in any area and begin again.”

~ Marianne Williamson ~

Be well … & WISE!

Tonya Marie

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100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 62 – Dreaming & Guilt? Like Oil & Water, Says Danielle LaPorte

Wisdom Day 62

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“Sometimes it can feel like dreaming of more than what we’ve got betrays our current reality. As if to wish for something different means that we’re unappreciative of what we have. As if to long for a little less of this, or a brighter shade of that denigrates what stands in front of us. Dreaming and guilt should never be in the same room together. They’re like jumper-cable clamps that you never want to cross. If you clamp guilt onto your dream socket, your desire will get all fried into an unrecognizable, unusable mass of chemical confusion. “I want it … but I feel guilty for wanting it.” Wires. Crossed. The universe — and your psyche, have no idea what to do with that mixed message.”

~ Danielle LaPorte ~

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Be well … & WISE!

Tonya Marie

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