Friday, July 9, 2010

God Never Blinks

Came across this book called God Never Blinks by Regina Brett when I stopped by Barnes and Noble today during my daily walk.

Following are some of the lessons I find most interesting and could help me to recenter myself:

Very applicable for people with paranoia and delusions like me...

  1. What other people think of you is none of your business. (There goes the reiteration of my can't-mind-my-own-business disorder) 
  2. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. (Actually, nobody else really gives a rat's ass. 8-O lol oops...)
  3. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?" (This would be helpful if you can't snap yourself out of the looping thoughts and, in a perfect situation, the above two should be sufficient.  If the looping thoughts still don't run dry after a long while and keep on building on, check the meds. 8-O)

    What I have tried my best to apply...

    1. Always choose life. (and... health, happiness and love)
    2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
    3. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
    4. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
    5. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
    6. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
    7. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
    8. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
    9. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
    10. Pay off your credit cards every month.
    11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
    12. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

      Some other quotes...

      1. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
      2. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
      3. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
      4. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
      5. Believe in miracles.
      6. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.
      7. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
      8. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

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