Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Happiness inside

Contemplating and journaling the other night on some challenges that I was facing with putting my happiness outside of me- and judging myself based on the actions of others (as if they actually had something to do with me), I found this wonderful Dyer paragraph:

“Decide that any and all unhappiness that you choose will never be the result of someone else, but rather that it will be the result of you and your own behavior. Remind yourself constantly that any externally caused unhappiness reinforces your own slavery, since it assumes that you have no control over yourself or them, but they have control over you.”

--Your Erroneous Zones
Chapter 7
Breaking the Cycle of Convention
Page 198