"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Friday, April 06, 2007


I lack compassion. Well, for people, that is. I know this, and I'm able to admit it. It never really bothered me, until I started wondering why I didn't like myself completely. I've done so much therapy, and self help, and I think I've gotten to a point where I just settled for myself. I want to be a more compassinate person. How do you do this when you think most people are stupid? And want a pity party for being dumb? That's why I'm reading about buddhism. It's mostly about living with compassion. I'm not going to turn all Richard Gere, or anything...but I like the believe that we are responsible for our own destiny, and no "God" is going to hand it over.

I believe that you have the power to change your own life. Often people expect great miracles to happen to them. While feeling sorry for themselves. I've been to the bottom, and I fought my way back. So, to me, there are no excuses. Shut up, and fix your freaking life, right? I can spot this in anyone.

So, you see, I don't feel bad for others. This is my struggle. I push my life experience onto everyone else. I know better, so you should too! I did it so you can too. I think I'm pretty hard on people. Me?

This caught my eye:

"In this life miserliness causes us suffering. It is a tight uncomfortable mind that leads us to isolation and unpopularity. Giving, on the other hand is a joyful mind that leads us to experience wealth and abundant resources in the future. There is no need to cling to our posessions, for wealth acquires meaning only when it is given away or used to benefit others"

It goes hand in hand with The Secret. The law of attraction. If you are giving, you will attract that to yourself. If you are caring, you attract that to yourself as well. The book also states that you should spend time doing what you really enjoy, because that will bring more of the same into your life. Even if it's spending time with your pets.

Pets? I think this is why someone is always trying to pawn a cat off on me. I loves me cats! I really enjoy all there is to caring for them, and they give me love in return. So, the universe says, "hey, this girl really loves cats, let's give them all to her". Now, the universe needs to bring me my money, to help me fund my animal shelter, and I can really be helpful!


Rachel said...

I'm kind of the same way. I love animals but feel less compassion towards people. People lie and con and scam you but animals always wear their hearts on their paws. So do I so we get along pretty well.

Janet said...

I get very frustrated by self help type books like The Secret. They seem to be so taunting in nature. It's so simple, really...all you gotta do is this. If it were that "simple" though, wouldn't more people succeed?

sazza said...

We are *so* on the same wave-length!