Daily Inspiration 10-14-12 Spread Some Joy Today > Uncategorized > Daily Inspiration 10-14-12 Posted on October 14, 2012May 10, 2020 by Terry Minion “It is not insult from another that causes you pain. It is the part of your mind that agrees with the insult. Agree only with the truth about you, and you are free.” — Alan Cohen Everyone has an opinion, and maybe sometimes that opinion might be negatively directed toward us. Or, maybe it is from us directed toward another. . . What is interesting about human beings is that we have the ability to choose to not accept evaluations of others and insert our own instead. It is an incredibly healthy thing when we are in charge of its use. Becoming upset and disagreeing with the opinion of another is an egoic response by activating the defense mechanism that is supposed to protect us, but it doesn’t do that. Instead, it adds fuel to the fire so to speak, when quelling the fire immediately by choosing another thought is a far better action. The only issue with this is that it does require conscious choice and action on our part. All the healthy things require conscious choice and action on our part, don’t you agree? Thank You For Your Opinion. I Appreciate Your Courage To Speak Your Mind. Pardon Me If I Don’t Mind Your Speak. Spread Some Joy Today–Can you say and mean it that every single day is a gorgeous and wonderful day? If not, it’s time to begin. What a difference it will be!