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Friday inspiration

I saw this quote from Buddha on my Pinterest stream and it really stuck out to me. I feel like this is a recurring thing with a lot of my inspiration posts, but I seriously feel that as a whole we just need to let go more often, and this quote is very evident of that.

When I think back about the last time I got angry about something, the only one who truly suffered from that anger was myself, not the person or thing it was directed to. Why waste so much of ourselves getting so terribly upset when the only person it will affect is us? Is that really worth all of the stress, heartache, etc? I don’t think so.

The next time I feel angry about something, I am going to take a step back and evaluate whether it’s really worth the emotional investment. If it’s not, I’m going to try to let it go. There are more important things to spend all of that emotional energy on, don’t you think?

EleanaMarch 4, 2011 - 11:56 am

Very good quote. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Jan KetonenMarch 5, 2011 - 11:26 pm

Great quote! The Pinterest site is really cool too; can’t wait till it’s open to everyone!

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