Our past is not, as some fear, a series of events carved in stone that we must carry around for the rest of our lives... but a kaleidoscope of experiences that, when viewed through different lenses, can 'color' (change) how we see our present and future.— Bill Crawford
The most relaxing Bill Crawford quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
Diversity, or the state of being different, isn't the same as inclusion.
One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations.
Selfish is caring for ourselves at others' expense .
.. Self-care is taking care of ourselves so that we can be there for others.
The journey of life is both too short and too precious to be sidetracked by guilt trips.
Regardless of the problem, as long as our solution requires someone else to change, we will never know the power and promise of self-determination.
Stress is an indicator of our belief in the value and validity of our worries and fears.
We've all heard that in life, when one door is closed, another is opened.
Unfortunately, many of us are so focused on the darkness left by what has been lost, we never see the light coming through the newly opened door.
Many of us go from being taken care of as children to taking care of others as adults. Shouldn't there be a time when we learn to take care of ourselves?
A process for discernment: God is my ultimate source of truth and wisdom, and dwells forever at the center of my being. Therefore, any thought, emotion, or action that takes me further from my center can be neither truthful, nor wise.
The act of giving is simply a behavior, and the gift merely a symbol.
It is the energy behind both that will determine their impact on our lives.
Serenity is not just an escape, but a precursor to acceptance, courage, wisdom, and change.
There are two ways to respond to the trials and tribulations of our present and past . . . 'Ain't it awful?' . . . or . . . 'Good information!' Our choice of responses will determine our experience of life.
Creating a meaningful life has less to do with how we feel about our past than what we do about our future.
One key to successful relationships is learning to say "no" without guilt, so that you can say "yes" without resentment.
The problem with righteous indignation is that even when you're right, you're still left feeling indignant.
Nothing will sabotage our happiness and success more thoroughly than the fear that we are not enough.
The problem with lethargy is that doing nothing validates the fear that nothing can be done.
When we engage people positively, we create a receptive platform for the ideas and information we wish to communicate.
To change any aspect of our life we must be willing to change our mind.
.. Unfortunately, that is the one thing most people are the least willing to do.
All connections are infused with dreams of what is possible in the future.
Thus, when we lose something or someone important to us, we aren't just grieving the loss, we are grieving the shattered dream.
Problems occur when we tie our peace of mind to another's state of mind.
When faced with conflicting thoughts and emotions, we must decide what to trust, what we fear, or what we know. What's important is that this decision be made by the knowledgeable versus the anxious part of who we are.
A meaningful life is composed of a series of meaningful moments.
If this is what we want, then the ability to infuse each moment with meaning would seem to be a skill worth practicing.
Sometimes our ability to accept what we can't change is tied to our willingness to change what we can.
To be influential in our conversations, we must first be aware of two things, (1) what do we want to bring to the conversation and (2) what do we want to bring out in others.
Remembering the past should help you create a purposeful future, not cause you to be afraid of it.
Living exclusively in the land of the head or the heart will always be a limiting, limited experience. The most successful among us have dual citizenship.
Never define yourself in terms of how you are negatively affected by others.
You never want to tie your responsibility to another's irresponsibility.
If you want to change your life, you must change your mind and change your brain? on purpose.
Life is not a means to an end but a series of experiences.
Are you creating your series 'on purpose' ?
A relationship is like life. It isn't a process of preservation, but of change and growth. Unless you grow and change together, you will change ... and grow apart.
You can't use stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry to deal with your stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry. It's like pulling up to a burning building with a flame thrower. The energy of the problem can't be the energy behind a successful solution.
Until we become clear about our own worth and value, we will forever be searching for it in the eyes of others.
When stress and anxiety have your system stuck in a brainstem loop? Reboot. It's I.T. for life!
Everything that happens in our lives is "good information" about the degree to which our choices are working for us. We can, however, choose to believe that we are a victim of the world we see, and have no choices. And, of course, we will receive "good information" about this belief as well.
When dealing with problems, seek not to "change" some aspect of your life but instead, choose who you want to become as a path to what you want. Transformation and healing then take place as a process of becoming versus avoiding.
The only time a mistake becomes a failure is when we look for someone to blame.
The true measure of our belief in the validity of our values is our willingness to act upon them.
There are two ways to look at most problems.
.. 'Oh Crap!' or, 'Good Information!,' and our choice will give us good information on how to deal with problems in the future.
Peace of Mind? Don't leave home (or go home) without it.
Nothing is meaningless it's how we assign meaning to the past that determines how we experience the present, and future.
To find the true cause of how you think and feel, find the 'sponsoring thought' that created the interpretation that created your experience of life.
Courage isn't the absence of fear, but a decision that what we want is more important than what we are afraid of.
Love will keep us safe when we commit to choosing the kind of qualities, characteristics, and relationships that we would recommend to someone we love.
Worry, shame, and fear can't be the energy with which we deal with food and weight. It only spurs us to eat more food and produce more glucose/sugar which gets stored as fat.
But if your work is your art, a personal reflection of who you are, the only person who can do that better than you, is a future you.
How do you keep people from jerking your chain? Don't give your chain to jerks!
Fear of feeling bad rarely makes one feel good.
We can't always choose how we feel. We can, however, choose what we do about it, which ironically can change how we feel!