What’s Inside You?

Reblogged via What’s Inside You? Lookingjoligood.blog

You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.

Why did you spill the coffee? 
“Well because someone bumped into me, of course!”

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Wrong answer.

You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.

Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.

*Whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.*

Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It’s easy to fake it until you get rattled.

*So we have to ask ourselves… “what’s in my cup?”
When life gets tough, what spills over?

Joy, gratefulness, peace, and humility?

Or anger, bitterness, harsh words, and reactions?

You get to choose!

Today let’s work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation; and kindness, gentleness, and love for others.

” A cup that is brimful of sweetness, no matter how strongly jarred, will never bring forth even a drop of bitterness” ~ Amy Carmichael


  1. This is one of your very BEST, love. I usually say to myself and clients, “Why would you expect ketchup when you squeeze the mustard container? ”

    But sometimes you can’t tell what’s inside from the outside UNTIL you see what comes out when they are squeezed.

    (ALWAYS coffee in my cup, btw – lol.)

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    • Decaf i hope?? 😉 🙂

      I’m more of a ‘cup of tea’ man myself, although i can enjoy the odd cup of Joe.

      Thank you for the compliment Madelyn but i can’t take much credit other than reposting someone else’s work here. But i wholeheartedly agree with the proposition about what spills out of us depends upon what is inside in the first place (or has PRIDE of place!).

      I have a post-it note on my computer’s desktop screen with short mnemonics to remind me to keep ‘on track’ and not get down or ego-centred and i’ve now added ‘Tea or Coffee?’ for this very pertinent reminder i need to learn and incorporate into who i want to be/who i am. 🙂

      I agree with you – most of us are pretty good at hiding on the outside what is floating around inside – until we get ‘squeezed’ somehow.


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        • “Walk calmly through the seeming madness.”

          I LIKE It! 🙂

          As for decaf… i was thinking your brain already has more than enough stimulation without it getting a caffeine fix on a regular basis? 😉

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        • Actually, caffeine is a psychostim – wakes up the prefrontal cortex (the filtering & focusing area of the brain) – which also allows the rest of the brain to step back and stop trying to compensate for a sluggish PFC (resulting not only in better focus, your brain also has less to have to sift thru).

          It’s the principle behind the way ADD meds work, btw. Brain-science!

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        • Now that’s the sort of stuff i need to know!

          I really should spend more time over at ADDASMM 😉

          So are the cartoons of people getting hyper on coffee just misguided attempts at humour or are there some drawbacks to having a lot of caffeine?

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        • Despite what you read about the neurotypical “norms,” caffeine’s not unlike insulin for Type I diabetics *in this way* — if you make your own you can’t tolerate more. REALLY not good. If you don’t, it has a totally different effect.

          You would not believe how much coffee I drink during the day – and I *never* get the jitters, no matter when I drink it. In fact, when I can’t sleep because my brain won’t shut up, a cup of coffee HELPS. If I still can’t sleep, another one usually does the trick.

          So why does it help in the morning? Ah grasshopper – exactly the same way – it wakes up a sluggish PFC.

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    • Thank you Mariga. Sometimes we don’t get to choose what goes into our ‘cup’ but we always have the choice of what we let out of it to others – or ourself. 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by.

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