“Less drama, more peace. Less struggle, more ease. Less distraction, more intimacy. Less diversion, more focus. Less things and thoughts, more space, more clarity. Less division, more unity. Less judgment, more understanding. Less rigidity of views, more creativity. Less absolutes, more possibilities and more solutions. Less fear, more courage, more authenticity. Less hatred, hostility and disgust, […]
“There are billions of realities on this earth, but there is only one that you contribute to and it is incomplete, impartial, and most likely biased. But when you approach the realities of others with curiosity and a desire for understanding, those limiting points of view shrink. There is more room for love and you […]
“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.
“There is an opportunity for you to grow deeply, to make more room in order to feel a deeper love, and it is blocked by your judgement of a situation or another person. Rash judgment is the protector of pain and fear and ego. This is the gateway to freedom from those things: when you approach a person or situation that has brought you misunderstanding or pain, pretend you’ve never looked upon them before. Practice setting aside your preconceived notions of how the encounter will turn out and the opportunity for joy and depth will light up your mind.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“The harshest critic is our internal dialog. When we are unkind to ourselves, it is impossible to be genuine and kind to others.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“If you want to connect or influence a person, listen. While you listen, you may hear an inner dialog that fills in the blanks and spaces and gives you all sorts of insight about this person. If you follow it, you will get lost. If you are brave, you will realize every criticism, judgement, and compliment that comes to mind is your own psyche telling you what you need to work on next. Then, once that is all out-of-the-way, you will listen to others with a fierce understanding of your shared humanity.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“If you want to really reach someone, descend to your depths, grab your greatest weakness by the neck and pull it out. Take a look at it from every angle. Don’t judge it, try to change it, or slap a label on it. See it for everything that it is and then put it back inside. At some unexpected moment you’ll be able to see the weakness of another, and without their awareness perform the same magic. And in time, they will do it for themselves.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“You are not here to assess and diagnose the imperfections of others. You are here to pinpoint and understand your own.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“Your perception of anyone, including yourself is not the truth. The truth is buried somewhere underneath what your parents, teachers, schoolmates, even what you told yourself from birth to this moment.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“To be certain of what another should do with their life is to deprive yourself of your own. Spend your attention on kindness and a desire for equanimity and understanding.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com