Welcome to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote. See today's daily inspirational quotes below.
May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Monday, September 20, 2021

Be Flexible in Your Tactics

 


Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Sometimes the way to the pot of gold on the other side of the mountain is to keep fighting up the steep slippery slope, but often it is better to walk around the mountain. Also consider refocusing your attention on another pot of gold that is even larger, shinier, and virtually at hand.

How often we keep banging our head into the same wall, or to use the phrase derived from Cervantes Don Quixote, "tilting at windmills." When a problem seems unsolvable, or a question appears unanswerable, consider that you may not be asking the best question.

In their own way, problems can be blessings.
They can be the prod to get us out of our complacency and into action.

Problems create an opportunity for us to exercise our ingenuity,
to plan, to persevere, to interact with our social network,
and to feel a sense of accomplishment when we finally overcome the unexpected roadblock.

In the midst of crisis, boldly seize opportunity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Problem-Solving Abilities


Rising Again
    

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Balance Service and Play, Both are Essential

 


Be Satisfied With Enough,
Work Enough (but not too much),
and Play Enough (but not too much).

Balance Service and Play, Both are Essential.
Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

We can do anything we want to
if we stick to it long enough.
- Helen Keller

Further reading: Abundance or Scarcity?

A List of Gratitudes

How to Balance Your Life

Comparisons are Odious
         

Saturday, September 18, 2021

It Takes a Creative Mind to Ask the Right Questions

 


The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

Make an empty space in any corner of your mind,
and creativity will instantly fill it.
- Dee Hock

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the
inessential than with inventing something new.
- Helmut Jahn

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
Asking "What IF" is the essence of creativity.
It Takes a Creative Mind to Ask the Right Questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Discovery through New Eyes

Seek Your Own Wisdom

Welcome Inquiry, Discovery, and New Vistas

Scientific Thinking
        

Friday, September 17, 2021

Spend Time Alone in Nature

 


An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Let today be a day to spend time alone in nature.
Take a walk as far from the hustle and bustle of society as you can.
If you can, walk near trees or water.

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife...
- Thomas Gray

If a person walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now


    

Thursday, September 16, 2021

God is Found in Stillness

 


Find stillness and you find God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We need to find God,
and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence;
see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

God is found in stillness.
To know God is to stop and be still.
Listen to the spirit within you.
Communion with God happens internally.
You will never meet God in the hustle and bustle of life.
Learn to be silent. It is here that you will find God.
- Tanya Guerrier

The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue
seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.
- Alan Watts

In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart.
No one can tell you better than yourself
what comes between you and God.
Ask yourself.
Then listen!
- Johannes Tauler

There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery
that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it,
and fills it with noble inclinations.
- Washington Irving

If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet,
you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.
- Alan Watts

Today's affirmation:
I am a Unique Expression
of the Universal Fabric of Creation.
I celebrate both my uniqueness
and my connection with all that is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Stillness of the Mind


Quiet Time

Breath by Breath