Thursday, September 3, 2009

Learning To Stop

You could say that life is about learning to stop.

To stop caring what other people think or say about you.

To stop always putting your own wants and desires first.

To stop always putting your own wants and desires last.

To stop eating when you're no longer hungry.

To stop denying yourself simple pleasures and luxuries.

To stop bad habits and vices that are detrimental to your health and happiness.

To stop thinking that hurting yourself is ever justified or a good option.

To stop putting off what won't get done until you do it.

To stop trying to find the "perfect" person, that doesn't exist.

To stop trying to BE the perfect person, since it's impossible.

To stop pretending you aren't capable of doing more and being more.

To stop seeing colors, races, classes and cultures instead of flesh & blood, happy & hurting people.

To stop ignoring the people you'll miss the most when they're gone.

To stop grumbling about your problems and start focusing on your blessings.

To stop letting fear keep you from your dreams.

To stop letting other people shape your opinions and instead get the correct data to make up your own mind.

To stop letting your childhood and events in your past prevent you from having a happy and fulfilling future.

To stop blaming someone else for your own failures.

To stop throwing your time and abilities away acting like you'll live forever, and make every day really count.

To stop passing judgment on others, but expecting them to extend you forgiveness and mercy.

To stop letting people into your life who bring you down, hurt and miss-use you.

To stop blaming or crediting a "god" with everything that happens in life and realize that good and bad things happen sometimes for no rhyme or reason.

To stop fighting the aging process and accept getting older and wiser gracefully, with dignity and humor.

To stop ignoring injustices happening around you and do something to prevent them.

To stop trying to be better than everyone else and just be the very best you can be.

To stop letting other people's bad behaviors and irresponsible choices give you an excuse to act without honor.

To stop glorifying the past or longing for the future and actually live in the present.

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