This Poster blows away Self-Pity.

Via on May 27, 2012

I needed this today.

With thanks for this reminder to big-smiling David Romanelli.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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7 Responses to “This Poster blows away Self-Pity.”

  1. anonymous says:

    How does this work for the unemployed? I used to have a job and career and now I don't…can't even pay bills. I'm in a swamp of self pity at times.

  2. Melanie says:

    Perhaps you have time now for things you couldn't do before, such as contemplate your life, consider fully what is meaningful and what you are doing with your life and time, address your deepest fears, embrace yourself in your entirety instead of based on societally-imposed merit…

  3. Sarah p says:

    I like the first part but the second part is simply annoying. So many situations in which that will not be true andis insulting and hurtful to assert that is so. Would you say that to a father grieving the loss of a child? sometimes life serves you tragedy and you must grieve. To dismiss that as 'self pity' is wrong.

  4. Morven says:

    Where can you get this poster?

  5. @Noellegi says:

    yes. But it's OK to grieve your losses and move on.

  6. cesar says:

    a lama friend told me of a sign his parents had in the house when he was a child that said,

    "If you take what you think you need, you'll never receive what you really need."

    this is more in regards to taking what is not yours, sorry if i got of track, but this post reminded me of his story. :)

    cheers,

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