Friday, August 19, 2016

Reflections on Fear...

Reflections on fear...
"If I follow your stress, it will lead me to your deepest fear." Tony Robbins.
“If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.” 
― Deepak Chopra, The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore
“There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational- or in simpler terms, fears that make sense and fears that don't.”
― Lemony Snicket
“Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death.”
― Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
― Marie Curie
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”
― Jim Morrisson
“Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.”
― Chuck Palahniuk
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
― Joseph Campbell
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
― Audre Lorde
“She slept with wolves without fear, for the wolves knew a lion was among them.”
― R.M. Drake
“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”
― Oprah Winfrey
“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”
― Aristotle

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

La Pura Neta de Tony Robbins

I used to think Tony Robbins was a bit of a dweeb. Now, I know my man Tony better and that motherf****r knows his $hit! He also likes to drop F bombs like nobody's business, so I like him even more. His F bombs are purposeful too - they break through the conventional and get people to look at what's real. I totally get that.

Here's a bit of his hard-earned wisdom:
  • Most of our suffering comes from expectation; trade your expectation for appreciation and your whole life changes in that moment, suffering ends in that moment.
  • We overestimate what we can do in a year and underestimate what we can do in a decade or two or three.
  • When life matches our blueprint, we're happy.
  • When life doesn't match our blueprint, we have some pain.
  • When life doesn't match our blueprint and we feel helpless to change it - that's when we suffer (the dark night of the soul).
  • In our suffering we have 3 choices: 1) blame self/others/the world (which doesn't change anything); 2) change our effin life; 3) change our blueprint.
  • It takes high energy to make change - love, creativity, gratitude, passion.