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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Preferences

We have a good life when we manage to live with both
satisfied and unsatisfied needs,
when we are not obsessed by what is beyond our reach.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Having preferences is a wonderful thing. It is great to know what you want, and to work hard to get it. However, be clear that your preferences are not needs. You can live a fulfilling and joyful life even if you get the oatmeal rather than the cake, the apartment rather than the house, fewer (or more) grandkids than you prefer - even if your preferred political candidate loses the election.

Further reading: Appreciate the Unexpected

Commitments versus Demands

Disappointment

Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice

Demand

Need

Reach

Acceptance

Serenity

Expectations

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Choose to Soar


One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great
make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Why settle for less? If you do not yet feel your wings spreading, look for the chains tethering you to your history. You were born wild and free. What happened? Are you willing to break free of your past?

Further reading: Soar

How do you have dreams again?

Live Your Greatest Life

Choose Your Life Purpose

Fly

Be Strong

Inner Strength

Never Give Up

Wings
 


Monday, July 29, 2013

The Rest of Your Life


Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

See the entire poem You and Today

Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss


Further reading: Celebrate Today

Seize The Day

Life and Death (video)

Tomorrow

Today

Begin

Newness

Living Now

Grace

Count Your Blessings

Never Give Up

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Attachment Is Not Love


Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand – "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the
gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
- Brian Tracy

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes backs it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama 

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
-Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The #1 Secret of Great Relationships

What is Love?

Can You Make Them Change?

Love

Freedom

Conformity

Blame

Release

Demands



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tell The Whole Truth

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
- John Bradshaw

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering come from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: White Lies

Integrity

Pretense

Secrets of Happy Couples

Tell The Truth

Falsehood

Morality

Values

Life Lessons

Life


Friday, July 26, 2013

Value Completion

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Complete your lingering projects, and prepare for new beginnings.

Further reading: Keep Your Resolutions

Later is Never

Declare Victory

New Beginnings

Completion

Accomplishment

Endurance

Henry David Thoreau

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, July 25, 2013

One More Step

Some days it is a heroic act just to
refuse the paralysis of fear
and straighten up and step into another day.
- Edward Albert

Growth is an erratic forward movement:
two steps forward,
one step back.
Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.
- Julia Cameron

Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

True courage is taking another small step each day
toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: One More Mile

Patience

Do What You Can Do

Journey

A New Day

Courage

Growth

Progress

Persistence

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Silence


Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

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


Further reading: A Quiet Moment

Quiet Time

Stillness of the Mind

Quiet

Silence

Stillness

Inner Peace

Inner Strength

Being Upset

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Go Through The Motions


We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Although it is always better to live with conviction and enthusiasm,
some days it is better just to go through the motions than to do nothing.
Smile even when you feel grumpy.
Meditate or Pray even when you have nothing to say to God.
Cook a healthy meal even when you are tired.
Walk or exercise even when the thought doesn't excite you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Overcome Being Negative

Habit

Excellence

Enthusiasm

Perseverance

Motivation

Smile

Monday, July 22, 2013

Step Back


Take a step back, evaluate what is important,
and enjoy life.
- Teri Garr

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: When Life Looks Hopeless

End Overwhelm, Fear, and Worry

Feel Overwhelmed?

Re-Examine All You Think You Know

Pause

Observe Life

Consider

Perspective

Distance

Sunday, July 21, 2013

All Different - All One


We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

[and freedom is equally the right of others to live as they wish]

Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling
with other men's concerns.
- Plato

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Live and Let Live

Respect the Uniqueness of Others

Apples and Oranges

A Different Life

Perspective on Tradition: An Open Mind

Differences

Understanding

Oneness

Justice

Freedom

Saturday, July 20, 2013

March On


March on. Do not tarry.
To go forward is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
- Lao Tzu

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Whatever happened, forgive others, forgive yourself,
move forward, live for today and tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Cheer Progress

New Ideas

Forward Together

Your Past

Today's March

The Future

Move On

Progress

Forward

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fear of Striking Out


Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

Success comes from knowing that you did your best
to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry


Further reading: Be Unstoppable

Endurance

Dare

Begin Today

Motivational Sports Quotes

Mistakes

Fear

Boldness

Defeat

Self Confidence

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Welcome the Rain


Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
- Langston Hughes

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
- Roger Miller

I love the rain - it washes memories off the sidewalk of life.
- Play It Again, Sam (1972)

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Give thanks for the rain in your life
which waters the flowers of your soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Growth in Spiritual Life and Career

Accept Circumstances - Choose Response

How to Cope When Life Lands a One-Two Punch?

Great Truths

How to Make Impossible Decisions

Rain

Storm

Rainbows

Changing Seasons

Weather

Sunshine

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Life's Surprises


Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.
- George Sand

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on your door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Appreciate the Unexpected

The Edge of All We Know

Overcoming Fear

Addicted to safety?

The Unknown

Expectations

Change

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Be a Pillar of Goodness


How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
- William Shakespeare

Do your little bit of good where you are;
it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
- Desmond Tutu

No man or woman can be strong, gentle,
pure, and good, without the world being better for it,
and without someone being helped and comforted by
the very existence of that goodness.
- Phillips Brooks

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
Be a pillar of goodness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Integrity

Pay It Forward

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable

Light a Candle

Create Light

Your Legacy

Goodness

Values

A Better Place


Monday, July 15, 2013

Disappointment (Unmet Expectation)


Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Expectations Diminish Joy.
- Anonymous

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Before you say, "no, no, that isn't true," consider that having a pain today is having less good health than yesterday, and aging is having less youth than yesterday.

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Expectations - Demands

"Life is not supposed to be fair." - jlh

Expectations are demands

Question Every Assumption and Expectation

Expectations

Disappointments

Demands

Acceptance

Inner Peace

Letting Go

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Healing


Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before,
but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.
- Ram Dass

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels,
simply by pouring out love.
Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.
- Sai Baba

Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
- Yoko Ono

Anyone can heal who believes that he can
and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
- Ernest Holmes

The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.
- Billy Graham

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Forgiveness

A Tool for Healing Your Troubles

Allow Healing

Beauty

Pray

Healing

Nature

Love

Goodness

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Web of Life


Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings, and deeds
are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

He who experiences the unity of life
sees his own Self in all beings,
and all beings in his own Self.
- The Buddha

Let us always meet each other with a smile,
for the smile is the beginning of love.
- Mother Teresa

The manifest universe is the body of God ...
all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

We are all connected in the great Circle of Life.
- the movie The Lion King


Further reading: Uniqueness and Unity

Learning To Live Together

One People

Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

Unity

Connection

Unconditional Love

Opportunity

Peace

Connectedness

Friday, July 12, 2013

Dance Gently With Life


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

Today is your day to dance lightly with life.
Sing wild songs of adventure.
Invite rainbows and butterflies out to play.
Soar your spirit and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Go With the Flow

Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist Proverb

Dance with Life

Storms

Choice

Enjoy

Life is Beautiful

Live Life to the Fullest

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Master of My Fate


I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most.
- Stephen Covey

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

[Be of service, but don't be a doormat.]

Today's affirmation:
I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Sailboat Metaphor

Take Charge of Your Life

You Are The Pilot

Mastering Time

Life Mastery

Self Esteem

Fate

Quotes to Live By

Success


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Forgiveness

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -- not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business that allows us to experience the present, free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith (often attributed to Mother Teresa)

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else - Forgiving is your gift to yourself - a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgive those who have injured you - not because they deserve your forgiveness, but because you can never be happy until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.

Further reading: FORGIVENESS - the second Point of Simply An Inspired Life

Forgiveness and Acceptance, Another Look at the Challenges

A Lesson in Practical Forgiveness

Forgive and Forget? Can You Really Lift Your Burden of Resentments?

Forgiveness

The Past

Pain

Release

Anger

Heart

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Choose To Be Happy


Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life
are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful,
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
- Anonymous


Today, choose happiness.


*** Book of the day

Learning to Dance in the Rain w/free Dvd

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Further reading: 7 Secrets for a Happy Life

Go With the Flow - Six Ways to Live a Happier Life

Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice

Five Questions to Ask Yourself When You Feel Sad for No Apparent Reason

Inaction breeds doubt and fear - Dale Carnegie

Happiness

Choice

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Positive Affirmations

Happy Day Sayings

Happy Life Quotes

Monday, July 8, 2013

Daily Worries


What worries you, masters you.
- John Locke

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

To me, faith means not worrying.
- John Dewey

Thought is an errand boy, fear a mine of worries.
- Yunus Emre

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie


Today's affirmation:
I reach toward the shining mountains,
beyond the fog of daily worries.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie




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Further reading: Opportunity

Antidotes for Worry

Lighten Up

Worry

Daily Worries

Affirmations

Relax

Life Is Beautiful

The Meaning of Life 


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Dark Days


Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Only when life is difficult, are we challenged to become our greatest selves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Coping with the Impossible

Encouragement for Hard Times

Nothing to look forward to

Life Is Hard?

Light a Candle

Encouraging Thoughts

Positive Thoughts

Strength

Quotes about Life Being Hard

Live, Laugh, Love

Saturday, July 6, 2013

A Strong Foundation


The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
- Thomas Kempis

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Compassion... is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love is the foundation from which your decisions about
your life should be made.
- Darren L. Johnson

Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.
- Christine Gregoire

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks others have thrown at him.
- David Brinkley


Further reading: Planting Seeds

A Successful Life

Pleasing Everyone

Decisions

Education

Friendship

Compassion

Foundation

Self Care

Friday, July 5, 2013

Integrity


Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you have integrity, nothing else matters.
If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.
- Alan K. Simpson


Further reading: When is Your Best Good Enough?

What is Moral versus What is Right

Is Now a Time to be Reasonable?

Integrity

Fairness

Caring

Character

Your Word

Family


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence - Freedom - Liberty


Have a joyful American Independence Day.

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,
among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson [Declaration of Independence, and inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


Further reading: What is Honor? Is there a place for Honor today?

Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

Liberty

Independence

Freedom

Gratitude

Respect

Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Re-Examine All You Think You Know

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Focus on the future, rather than the past.
Re-examine all you think you know.
You can mold a future you choose.
Be optimistic, dream and take action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  Break Old Patterns of Action

Transformation

Look Deeply

The Jump is So Frightening

Trouble

Study

Future

Joel Osteen

Life Lessons

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Balanced Life


Balance happens when I invite it to happen
with my intentional actions and my guided perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One has to find a balance between
what people need from you
and what you need for yourself.
- Jessye Norman

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.
- Ron D. Burton

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty,
character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
- Zig Ziglar

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  How to Balance Your Life

Yin-Yang

Harmony

Kick Back

Balance

Intention

Perspective

Need

Obligations

Foundation

Monday, July 1, 2013

Ancient Eastern Wisdom


Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart.
- Mencius


Further reading: Overflowing Cup of Tea (Zen Koan)

Zen Koans

Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist Proverb

The Wisdom of Gandhi

Confucius

Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

The Buddha

Quotes to Live By

Words of Wisdom

Inspirational Quotes

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