Month: October 2011

Our Identity…

Halloween Night Thought : Our identity does not come from how well we can berate someone back when they are mean to us — our identity comes from what’s in our hearts… -JCT (while talking to dad)

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Ropes That Bind…

So yeah, my ropes.  I look at all these things that tie me to places that I don’t want to be anymore, as ropes that bind me down.  Ropes are not bad in and of themselves, but they can do a lot of damage if not used effectively.  I once said to someone “when you get to the end of your rope, start climbing to the other end”.  I mean we have choices, right?  We can either let go of the rope or we can use that rope as another tool to help us climb to where we want to be. I started discovering Sunday, during the course of my purge party, that I have been hanging on to things (physically and emotionally) for longer than they have been useful.  Every time I would keep something it was from the approach of “oh, I have to keep this so that it will protect me sometime in the future”.  And that mentality entered my brain when I was still a teenager or early 20’s.  And you know something: Living my life now using the “technology” that I developed back then is really an ineffective way to grow towards something healthier and happier and freer. A long time ago I was introduced to the concept of “updating” things, opinions, results, memories, etc.  I truly believe and see the value in updating...

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Sometimes Better Is…

My Saturday Night Contribution: When we are happy with “good”, we should not mess with it in order to get something “better”. Sometimes better is actually worse than good -JCT

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Me Preventing Me…

Thought as I was driving today: Being me is preventing me from being the me that I want to be. I’m done me being. It’s time for change…. -JCT

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Breaking The Ropes…

Sometimes being in a different place can give us the muse to “find” the missing pieces in our lives that don’t come out when we repeat the same daily habits. Habits are hard to break, but it’s harder to live a life where we never fully find ourselves. So let’s break the ropes that bind us…. – JCT (inspired by a new...

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