We waste a lot of energy taking things way too seriously. And our soul is so powerful that it can handle all of life’s events with grace and understanding. As Sarah Snyder points out in this episode, “Your very essence is LOVE with a capital L.”
In this episode, Sarah joins Matt O’Neill to talk about the golden nuggets from her book The Value of Your Soul. They delve into how to deal with life’s noise and annoyances with more grace and how this ultimately gets you into lasting good moods.
Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
The book contains real-life stories filled with lessons about how to get over annoyances. Sarah used the poet Rumi's principles in offering ways to flip the script. The essence of your very soul—love—matters. Material possessions pale in comparison to that essence, which is the gift of life.
[10:13] Flipping the Script around Negative Sounding Emotions
The biggest negative-sounding emotions are expectations, disappointments, anger, fear, vulnerability, resentment, control, and impatience. We should not get ashamed when we fall prey to them because they are a natural part of life.
Constant noise creates an unhealthy feedback loop. Learning how to quiet the noise means refusing to entertain unproductive thoughts. Only then, we learn how to accept simply what is and hear God communicating with us.
Hurtful experiences are lessons. We don’t grow by having everything perfect in our lives. Personal growth happens on rough edges. Your original wound is your earliest experience that can set the course for the rest of your life. Everything is a learning opportunity.
Notable quotes: (Please Choose One)
[05:50] “Your essence is pure Love with a capital L.” [05:53] — Sarah
[13:21] "I have to take life's lemons, and I have to learn from them so that I can become a polished person, better in my body and spirit." [13:29] — Sarah
[37:03] “Never waste a bad experience without trying to learn from it first.” [37:10] — Sarah
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