Hello, this is Sunday Wisdoms! Every week for 52 weeks, I’ll share 5 ideas/quotes/passages from my commonplace book that resonated with me during the past week. Occasionally, there will be ideas from me too. Take what you can get. Your mileage may vary.
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This is Week 2 out of 52.
Author KJ Dell’Antonia:
“…worrying about something you fear doesn’t prevent it, and it does keep you from enjoying whatever you’re doing right now. Plus, when things do go wrong, all we ever want is to be back in our nice cozy ordinary lives again—the ones we spent worrying about things that might go wrong! So don’t do that.”
Author Rebecca Yarros, The Last Letter:
“You’re free to choose, but you’re not free of the consequences of your choice.”
Artist and writer John P. Weiss:
“We go where we look.
It’s such a simple truth. Just five words, but its wisdom holds the key to achieveing greater focus. According to McGraw, we need to look ourselves in the eye, accept where we’re starting from today, push aside all the noise and negative self-talk, and go where we’re looking.”
Author Melody Beattie:
“Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.”
From the Daily Stoic email: What Have You Managed to Get Done?
“No one knows what the next few months will hold, no one knows what strange, undesirable situation you may find yourself a decade from now. What counts, what you control, is what you manage to accomplish within it. What counts is how you respond, what counts is that you show up and live it.”
Till next week.