some books we read religiously.
loving what is by byron katie is one of them...
once, i walked into the ladies' room at a restaurant near my home, a woman came out of the single stall. we smiled at each other, and, as i closed the door, she began to sing and wash her hands. "what a lovely voice!" i thought. then, as i heard her leave, i noticed that the toilet seat was dripping wet. "how could anyone be so rude?" i thought. and how did she manage to pee all over the seat? was she standing on it?" then it came to me that she was a man - a transvestite, singing falsetto in the women's restroom. it crossed my mind to go after her (him) and let him know what a mess he'd made. as i cleaned the toilet seat, i thought about everything i'd say to him...
we all do that. don't we?
we think things that are not true.
we jump to conclusions.
we blame people.
we judge people.
we assume the worst about people.
we deny people the benefit of the doubt.
we all do that.
peace comes when we realize that we choose our thoughts and we decide to change them.
books that have helped us change our thoughts...
poke the box by seth godin
ignore everybody by hugh macleod
walden by henry david thoreau
four hour work week by timothy ferriss
listening to your life by frederick buechner
the art of non-conformity by chris guillebeau
gift from the sea by anne morrow lindbergh
the alchemist by paulo coelho
liberated parents, liberated children and...
how to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk by adele faber and elaine mazlish
the art of possibility by rosamund stone zander and benjamin zander
oh! the places you’ll go by dr. seuss...
books written by our friends and family that we are so proud and happy to have in our home...
the griffin series by philip williams and cat williams
short tales by a tall pilot by jim lewis
flying home by angie moses
in the territory of lies by peg robarchek and lois stickell
a life without borders by carla gray bedell...