Certain laws of the Universe are often described through metaphors and sayings which are unchangeable facts or good advice – it would be a beginning to acknowledge these.
If you like we can call them Cosmic Laws…
There is no question of failure, neither in the short run nor in the long term. It is like travelling a long and arduous road in an unknown country. Of all the innumerable steps, only the last brings you to your destination. Yet you will not consider all previous steps as failures. Each brought you nearer to your goal, even when you had to turn back to bypass an obstacle. In reality each step brings you to your goal, because it be always on the move, learning, discovering, unfolding, is your eternal destiny. Living is life’s only purpose… The (awakened) self understands that success and failure are relative and related, that they are the very warp and weft of life. Learn from both and go beyond.~ Nisargadatta Maharaj – “I Am That”
“If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat, diseased tissue, rather than being the cause of the diseased tissue; e.g., mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant.” ~Rudolph Virchow, the German doctor who was called the “Father of Pathology” and founded the field of Social Medicine.
If you want one year of prosperity, grow seeds. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want a lifetime of prosperity, grow your self-worth.”~ Chinese Proverb
“Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.” ~ Carl Jung, The Psychology of the Unconscious, 1943
I have not yet mentioned my search for the meaning of God. My Catholic indoctrination taught me to pray that someone would come along and love me. I did all the necessary rituals but nothing changed until much later when I discovered reparenting and decided that the “someone to love me” was me ! What an amazing discovery! I recommend it . ~ Ryan Elliott – Medical Hypnoanalyst
“For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of ‘brainwashing under freedom’ to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments.” ~ Ryan Elliott – Medical Hypnoanalyst
“Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you’re friendly then everybody else seems to be friendly too.”~Dr. David Hawkins, Psychiatrist, Physician and Researcher
“We cannot sow thistles and reap clover. Nature simply does not run things that way. She goes by cause and effect.” ~-Napoleon Hill
“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”~Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869-1948, Led India to Independence
“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”~Harold Kushner, Rabbi and Author
“I have yet to find a man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” ~ Charles Schwab
A wise physician said: The best medicine for a human is Love & Care. Someone asked: What if it doesn’t work?” He smiled & answered, “Increase the dose.” ~Author unknown
If you think that you can just sit your ass on the sofa and pray, visualize, affirm, meditate, tap and then pray some more for money to just show up…You better get off the drugs now. You are suffering from an overdose of a drug called HOPIUM.~ John Assaraff
“The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens into that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was a conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.”~ Carl Jung, The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man, 1934
“The problem is that money has no roots. A banana tree? Cut the fruit, it grows again. Money – once you use it, it’s gone.” ~ Jean-Louis Saint Thomas (A Haitian who received a payment after his farm was seized for a new industrial park.)
“The effects of kindness are not always seen immediately. Sometimes it takes years until your kindness will pay off, and is returned to you. And sometimes you never see the fruits of your labours, but they are there, deep inside of the soul of the one you touched.”~Dan Kelly
“It’s really easy to fall into the trap of believing what we do is more important than what we are. Of course, it’s the opposite that’s true: what we are ultimately determines what we do!”~Fred Rogers, 1928-2003, Creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
The Kaleidoscope metaphor.
When people come to therapy they are sometimes afraid that through the process of change they will lose some essential part of themselves. In fact who you are changes all time as you grow older. People are made up of a collection of many parts, and those parts are continually re-arranging themselves. I wonder if you have ever looked through a kaleidoscope, the child’s toy with little bits of coloured glass inside. In the kaleidoscope the same number of parts can be made to create millions of different patterns. The exact detail of the patterns is not under your control, but you can turn the lens as many times as you want to create more and more patterns until you find one that you want to keep. I often think of people who come to therapy as having a pattern that they don’t like and not being able to change it by themselves. So really, all therapy does is to reorganize life’s kaleidoscope into a more pleasing arrangement.
Grief from loss metaphor.
There was a lady that when she was a little girl she used to sing a song that she had learnt from an old record her mother had. She remembered the words went something like this –
- After rain the sun comes…
- After crying the laughter comes…
- Who would have thought it was like that?
- That is the way it has always been…
- That is the way how it will always be…
- After rain comes the sun
- After crying comes laughter
- As long as the world turns round it has and will always be like that.
When this lady’s mother died, she was very sad and she thought about the record and she thought about the good times they had shared together, and sometimes the not so good. Would she have preferred that her mother had never been in her life to share the things they shared? No, that is why she felt so sad now.
Love is like a camera, full of memories, a shared journey, a shared bond. Life is also like a bicycle ride, when you get on your bike we know that at some point we will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if, at any point between the beginning and the end of this journey, if we stop moving without getting off the bicycle, we will fall off. She felt that she was falling off her bicycle. How would she ever move on in her sadness?
But there are times when we travel through a storm. Thoughts torment us, but they are just a storm which will eventually pass. The blue sky is always there waiting to reveal itself once again, and as soon as we remember this, the clouds begin to lift.
She had closed her mind in her anxiety and sadness, and she had closed the doors on change. She realised that inner peace is the stairway to heaven and that is why it is so difficult to find. Thoughts are the seeds of creation, and just like school is a gateway to learning and adulthood, so acceptance of what life is, is the learning and gateway to happiness. ~Bruni Brewin
The biggest learning curve to acquire the truth is that it is you yourself that has the ability to source the ‘How’ from within yourself. ~Bruni Brewin, President Emeritus, Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association
A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. The below video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward. Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite..
This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant. Make sure you read as well as listen…forward and backward.
This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old. The contest was titled “u @ 50” by AARP. This video won second place. When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause. So simple and yet so brilliant. Enjoy.
LOST GENERATION by Johnathon Reed