“Heartache, pain, passion, and joy… Nothing is real. There is only what we need to be better people.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“The greatest magicians distract you from the truth. The greatest healers distract you from pain. The greatest lovers distract you from fiction.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“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
“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 […]
“Your reality is as peaceful, healing, drama-ridden, and destructive as your imagination is creative.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“I can only understand and find real meaning and insight into those bits of fact that I relate to emotionally. This is my knowledge base. Procured by experience and refined (ironically) by exposure to variety, my knowledge base determines what and how much I comprehend; and if I attach my identity to any of it, if […]
“Comparing yourself to another is a form of self-torture. Their reality and your perception of them are two different things entirely. Forgive yourself for being different. Celebrate your unique contribution to the world. Get comfortable with discomfort. Your life has everything you need to be the finest you. Every mistake, every shadow and every spark […]
“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 key to inner freedom is to not latch on to any person, thing, or idea that can answer what you cannot right now. There are no plausible stories for the unanswerable. There are no real endings containing ‘just because’ or ‘it’s God’s will,’ etc. The way to inner freedom is to feel comfortable with the unknown, with uncertainty, and to not fill in those spaces with stories and assumptions and fairy-tales and then call them reality. You will never know all of the answers. Never, ever, as long as you are human will that happen.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com