“No amount of work or effort or time will make you worthy for what you deserve. Feeling worthy will. Right now, tomorrow, whenever you want, whenever you decide you are sick of waiting for it. All feeling is a magnet for matter.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“Honor what you feel in your bones. Be true to it. Follow it always. It is more important than the truth, belief, and opinion of a leader, mentor, or loved one. If you ignore it, if you go with the crowd when your gut is telling you otherwise, you give up soul-sustaining integrity for the […]
“There is no edge, no arrival, no pinnacle in life. There are only push and pull, ease and strain, the cognitive shallows and depths. All these are forms of breath and we exist in the Universe’s great inhale.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“What you feel shapes your perceptions. What you feel filters how you listen and determines the selected bits of fact you hear. What you feel drives your choices. What you feel is your reality. So if your current reality is loneliness, unworthiness, anger, or shame, why not fashion a story that causes you to feel something different, something better. Is the story exactly […]
“Emotions are propellant for results. What you feel strongly and most often is your karma.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com Dammit.
Have you ever wondered why some affirmations, dream boards, and lists that specify exactly what you want don’t work? Here’s a hint: what are you feeling when you voice that affirmation? What resistance courses through you as you make that list for your perfect job, financial situation, or life partner? Do you believe what you […]
“If you feel something other than compassion for any living thing, then you are viewing that being, creature, etc. through the scrim of ego, through beliefs and ideas and feelings that prevent you from seeing the truth and distinguishing reality. Dissolving those internal blocks is the purpose, path, and destiny of the human race and any resistance to it is pain and suffering, a feeling of separation, segregation, self righteousness and despair; which ironically, supplies more fuel for your purpose and presents more opportunities to dissolve the illusion.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder
When I first started “amyjalapeno.com” I would post quotes of others mingled with my own musings. About a year and a half in, I decided to challenge myself with the daily hot! quote by seeing how far I could go down the rabbit hole on my own. Alas, I have been able to come up with anything as brilliant as this. It beautifully sums up how much we taint reality and the lives of others when our fear and imagination fills in the gaps. This quote is the ultimate reality check and I absolutely love it.
Your perception of every single person you encounter is entirely colored by your primary thoughts and feelings.
“The path of least resistance does not mean you settle for less. It means you do whatever it takes to feel good, to feel ease. It means you are not responsible for anyone’s happiness but your own. You don’t need to bend over backward to make other people happy or more comfortable. That’s not your job. It is there’s, and you are doing them a disservice by taking on the responsibility of their emotions. It is a weight you do not have to carry. The path of least resistance is to find which thoughts, which behaviors bring you joy and ease and enthusiasm. That’s your job.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“The image you have of yourself is solidified by the feelings you perpetually entertain. You repeat them so often, that you unknowingly defend them at every turn. You say you want to feel differently, to experience more joy and love and laughter; but are you willing to demolish the image of yourself that you have invested so much time and effort into solidifying? If not, that extraordinary life you want will never happen. It is impossible to remain the same creature all of your life. Your evolution, your change is inevitable. You can either resist it and be plagued by drama, suffering and fatigue, or initiate the change yourself by tearing down every idea, belief and feeling that keeps you small, isolated and fearful. In other words, your joy depends on you having huge balls of courage.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com