The Morning After – April 16, 2012 edition

Greeting and Hello to all of you.

I found something interesting in the interwebs and instead of posting the link (came from here), Here is the post in its original content.

1. Give up your need to always be right. There are so many of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong – wanting to always be right – even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. It’s just not worth it. Whenever you feel the ‘urgent’ need to jump into a fight over who is right and who is wrong, ask yourself this question: “Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?” Wayne Dyer. What difference will that make? Is your ego really that big?

2. Give up your need for control. Be willing to give up your need to always control everything that happens to you and around you – situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones, coworkers, or just strangers you meet on the street – just allow them to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and you will see how much better will that make you feel.

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu

3. Give up on blame. Give up on your need to blame others for what you have or don’t have, for what you feel or don’t feel. Stop giving your powers away and start taking responsibility for your life.

4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk. Oh my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset? Don’t believe everything that your mind is telling you – especially if it’s negative and self-defeating. You are better than that.

“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” Eckhart Tolle

5. Give up your limiting beliefs about what you can or cannot do, about what is possible or impossible. From now on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly!

“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind” Elly Roselle

6. Give up complaining. Give up your constant need to complain about those many, many, maaany things – people, situations, events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody can make you unhappy, no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. It’s not the situation that triggers those feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.

7. Give up the luxury of criticism. Give up your need to criticize things, events or people that are different than you. We are all different, yet we are all the same. We all want to be happy, we all want to love and be loved and we all want to be understood. We all want something, and something is wished by us all.

8. Give up your need to impress others. Stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not just to make others like you. It doesn’t work this way. The moment you stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not, the moment you take of all your masks, the moment you accept and embrace the real you, you will find people will be drawn to you, effortlessly.

9. Give up your resistance to change. Change is good. Change will help you move from A to B. Change will help you make improvements in your life and also the lives of those around you. Follow your bliss, embrace change – don’t resist it.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” 
Joseph Campbell

10. Give up labels. Stop labeling those things, people or events that you don’t understand as being weird or different and try opening your mind, little by little. Minds only work when open. “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” Wayne Dyer

11. Give up on your fears. Fear is just an illusion, it doesn’t exist – you created it. It’s all in your mind. Correct the inside and the outside will fall into place.
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.”
 Franklin D. Roosevelt

12. Give up your excuses. Send them packing and tell them they’re fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses – excuses that 99.9% of the time are not even real.

13. Give up the past. I know, I know. It’s hard. Especially when the past looks so much better than the present and the future looks so frightening, but you have to take into consideration the fact that the present moment is all you have and all you will ever have. The past you are now longing for – the past that you are now dreaming about – was ignored by you when it was present. Stop deluding yourself. Be present in everything you do and enjoy life. After all life is a journey not a destination. Have a clear vision for the future, prepare yourself, but always be present in the now.

14. Give up attachment. This is a concept that, for most of us is so hard to grasp and I have to tell you that it was for me too, (it still is) but it’s not something impossible. You get better and better at with time and practice. The moment you detach yourself from all things, (and that doesn’t mean you give up your love for them – because love and attachment have nothing to do with one another,  attachment comes from a place of fear, while love… well, real love is pure, kind, and self less, where there is love there can’t be fear, and because of that, attachment and love cannot coexist) you become so peaceful, so tolerant, so kind, and so serene. You will get to a place where you will be able to understand all things without even trying. A state beyond words.

15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations. Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, their enemies and their teachers, their government and the media think is best for them. They ignore their inner voice, that inner calling. They are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other people’s expectations, that they lose control over their lives. They forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need….and eventually they forget about themselves.  You have one life – this one right now – you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract you from your path.

Here forth are the links after the jump.

The Kings are taking it to the Canucks. (c/o Los Angeles Times)

A 15-yr drought ends in Florida. (c/o Miami Herald)

The battle of Pennsylvania has been one-sided so far. (c/o Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

The Predators reassert its home ice advantage. (c/o Detroit Free Press)

Ottawa escapes all square, but someone won’t escape the long arms of the law. (c/o Albany Times-Union and New York Post)

Can the Capitals take things over in DC against the current buddies of Lord Stanley? (c/o Wicked Local)

Off to the Shark Tank they go. (c/o San Jose Mercury News)

Blackhawks escaping with something needed from the desert, but might suffer a little consequence, too. (c/o Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune)

Sure, there is more attention on the game, but the officiating and management of it needs to step up, too. (c/o CBS Sports’ Eye On Hockey & Central Sports News)

Roushketeers once again rules Texas. (c/o Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Who are the nominees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame? (c/o SPEED TV)

Maiden victory for Nico Rosberg in China. (c/o Daily Mirror)

Yup, Rubens gets his wish, sort of… (c/o Crash.Net)

The Heat is on. In comparison, the highs in the Motherland for this month according to Accuweather is around 91-93 degrees while the lows straddle the high seventies and low eighties… (c/o Stride Nation)

Canada is the Queen of Hockey. (c/o CBC)

The race for the hosting of the 2020 Olympics is already underway. (c/o Inside the Games)

JMM taught “The Professor” something. (c/o EastSide Boxing)

Heavyweight boxing to get some Swiss flavor. (c/o Bad Left Hook)

And the moral of the story is… (c/o The Daily Caller)

Sara Ganim has been the most in-depth as of late with regards to Sandusky. This is her latest piece. (c/o PennLive)

Soon-to-be NFL RB Trent Richardson gets to be an prom escort. (c/o Turf Show Times)

What is the premise of the NCAA with regards to life after Greg Shaheen? (c/o Indianapolis Business Journal)

Richard Pitino will be succeeding a legend, just not the legend you originally thought. (c/o Louisville Courier-Journal)

Will he really take this job? (c/o Larry Brown Sports)

Alex Oriakhi enters the SEC fray, just not where you’d like him to go to. (c/o Lost Lettermen)

The future was seen. It could have outdrawn the main tenants, though. (c/o Sporting News)

The idea of having “walkers” chase you in a running event is definitely creative. (c/o GMA News)

Peyton Manning might be the current standard with regards to athletes in SNL. Can Eli replicate? (c/o New York Daily News)

The first test of Tebow in the Big Apple, perhaps? (c/o The Inquisitr)

No Brees, Forte or Rice in the offseason workout sesh. (c/o Rant Sports, Pro Football Talk, NFL Soup)

Nice to know Vinny‘s back. (c/o Los Angeles Daily News)

To part, here is some stuff from Arturo Gatti, who would have turned 40 yesterday.

  • Trey

    People are being total – total wimps about the Boston Marathon weather. AH heat in the 80s!!!!

    The Kenyans who will win this race they’re you’re all retarded.

  • Trey

    Why is there just a random picture of the Titanic at the top of this post?

  • http://armchairsportsblogger.blogspot.com jpmanahan

    Why is there just a random picture of the Titanic at the top of this post?

    The Titanic sank 100 years ago.