Oscar Wilde Quote

“A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Master of thyself. Isn’t that what what many Eastern religions express… Buddha comes to mind. I want to be in control of what I feel, not allow these wretched emotions to rule me. I must separate myself from these false emotions and focus on what I can help. What can I help? My outlook on life, awakening to another blessed day and realizing it is a gift and not a curse.

I know friends… those who suffer with relentless mood disorders, sometimes that is easier said than done. I do TRULY believe it can get better. With proper care and a positive outlook on our day, can we not make our lives a bit brighter each and every day? Even when in a slump, take notice of what you are appreciative of, no matter how simple it is. It is pleasure… and if that small amount of pleasure can get you through another moment, all the better.

Keep a watchful eye. Watch for what triggers your horrendous mood swings, analyze them and see if they are “valid”… if they are, accept them NON-JUDGMENTALLY, and then do not dwell. We have purpose. Every single one of us. Keep that in mind my friends. Nobody goes unnoticed. Grasp what hope you can find and do not let go. Whatever inspires you, indulge in it. Live to your fullest potential. I know that what I say can be hard for some to understand… but take hope. I have hit bottom many times and managed to get back up. My trials have been HUGE… yet I move forward, improving each and every day. If I can do it, undoubtedly you can too.

Love and Light my friends. May you have peace on this day.

17 thoughts on “Oscar Wilde Quote”

  1. “Watch for what triggers your horrendous mood swings, analyze them and see if they are “valid”… if they are, accept them NON-JUDGMENTALLY, and then do not dwell.”

    I totally agree with this…Peace, Eric


  2. It is not that I want the last word – but several decades ago I was in very deep depression and it lasted several years. I lashed out and my loved ones bore the brunt… Much of what you write takes me back…

    Luv and peace to you,


  3. My mother used to say to me, ‘you can’t change what you feel, but you can change what you do’. I suppose what I take out of what you write is that what you do can also change what you feel, which is not a contradiction, but merely an addition. A lovely thought.


  4. I really love your advice because it is so on point. I think that disorder or not, we all get emotional at some point and react negatively by things that trigger our outburst and heated emotions…(I life my hand up lol ;). I agree that although it is easier said than done, we do need to learn how the handle our emotions.

    Sherline 😀
    Lovely Post my friend.


  5. Muse, again, your posts shine with that kind of strength one gets through trials. While I’m not sure control is always the way to go, I do agree that we need to step back from our feelings and acknowledge they exist and then, if they do not serve us, let them go. I think it’s the acknowledgement that is hardest for some. Too often we are taught to ignore our feelings and just get on with out lives… but bottling these parts of ourselves away does nothing but increase the potential for eruptions throughout our lives. And for people who are so much more sensitive to the world and its pressures, those explosions come far too frequently and with so much more damaging results…

    Much love to you. Thanks for inspiring thoughts for me yet again.


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