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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Celebration - It's a party


The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

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

Life has meaning only in the struggle.
Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods.
So let us celebrate the struggle!
- Stevie Wonder

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Exercise: Make a list of the 10 best things that happened for you in 2013. Celebrate and have gratitude. (If you have trouble making a list, begin with the basics: you are still alive; probably you had enough to eat, clothes to wear, a roof over your head; ...)

Further reading: Ring Out The Old

Celebration

Celebrating Rainbows and Butterflies - the Small Miracles of Our Life

Celebrate Today

Love, Celebration, and Humor

Celebrate Life

Monday, December 30, 2013

Endings and Beginnings


Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't cry because it's over,
smile because it happened.
- Anonymous

When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous proverb

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Rest of Your Life

This Day

Release the Past

Feeling Stuck?

Where there is a will, there is a way.

A New Beginning

Moving On

Sunday, December 29, 2013

God's Grace


Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Anonymous

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The will of God will never take you
to where the grace of God will not protect you.
- Anonymous

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence,
a belief in the grace of God so assured that
a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
- Martin Luther

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God
gives us to control our fears,
not to oust them.
- Vincent McNabb


Further reading: Know That You Are Loved

Doing God's Work

Do not rail against life

Thank You God

Faith

Fear

Anger

Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Parent's Gift


Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

To leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: For Our Children

Role Model

Responsibility to Future Generations

The Wisdom of Anne Frank

Don't Stay in a Broken Marriage "For the Children"

Legacy

Children

Parents

Friday, December 27, 2013

Finishing Old Business


Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
- William James

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

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


Let the ending of the year be a time to finish old business.
Tidy up and complete what you can.
Let go of the rest - and forgive yourself.

Further reading: Value Completion

Declare Victory

Congratulate Yourself

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Love and Wisdom


If it looks like wisdom but is unkind, it's not wisdom.
If it feels like love but it's not wise, it's not love.
- Lama Surya Das

It is literally true that you can succeed best and
quickest by helping others to succeed.
- Napoleon Hill

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha


True love is wise. Giving a child a third candy bar is not love.
True wisdom is never hurtful. Harming another has both "real world" and karmic costs.

Further reading: A Little Help from My Friends

Cute Wisdom

Karma

Forrest Gump Wisdom

Great Wisdom

Helping Others

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas


Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
- Ada V. Hendricks

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- Charles Dickens

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
- Calvin Coolidge

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44


Further reading:  Happy Birthday Jesus

Grant That I May Radiate

Have a Conversation With God, Today

Why Me, God?

Peace

Hope

Love 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Family Time


A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Families and Social Expectations

For Our Children

Joy at Home

Passing the Torch

Families

Each man kills the thing he loves

Children

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Universal Sacrament of Compassion


You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

It is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

The vast Cathedral of Your Being
becomes sanctuary for all creation
as you celebrate the universal sacraments
of compassion and spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Responsibility

What is Your Religion?

Love Your Neighbor

Empathy

Brotherly Love

Season of Kindness

Compassion Quotes

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thoughts of Peace


Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa


Today's affirmation:
Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Peace IS the Way

Ending Hatred

Doing God's Work

Believe in People; Believe in Yourself

Dream of Peace

War

More about Fear

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Share the Season


Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

It's about sharing.
You just give what you have to give
wherever you go,
and you let God handle the rest.
- Lindsay Wagner 

True friends are those who lift you up
when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
- Anonymous


Consider sharing your holiday table with someone who needs a friend this season.

Further reading: Our Shared Humanity

Helping Others

Spirit of The Season

Caring

Sharing

Generosity

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Joyous Season of Renewal


A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly -
spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity
to renew itself and create order.
- Susan Taylor

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

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: Renewing Yourself

Our Opportunity

Renewal

Beyond the Darkest Hour

Celebrate Endings

Value Completion

Seasons

Believe

Winter

Thursday, December 19, 2013

True faith needs no guarantees


There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry,
and one who has any faith in God
should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

True faith needs no guarantees.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Times of Trial and Suffering

Faith, Hope, and Charity

Anxiety

Don't Struggle

Know That You Are Loved

Power of Faith

Fear

St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pragmatism


God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- attributed to Thomas Jefferson

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

Pragmatism vs. Idealism:
There are times to rock the boat,
But mostly it is better to stay dry
than to capsize.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Acceptance

Expectations

Tolerance

Tread Lightly

Perspective

Wisdom

Differences

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Breath by Breath


Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger,
regret, cravings, frustration, fatigue.
Let go of the need for approval.
- Lama Surya Das

Inhale, and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you.
Exhale, and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.
- Krishnamacharya 

In the midst of movement and chaos,
keep stillness inside of you.
- Deepak Chopra

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation:
Slowly and Deeply, I Inhale a Calming Breath.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Conscious Breathing to Relieve Stress

Breathe deeply and rejoice

Buddhist Quotes

Moments that take our breath away

Let Go


Monday, December 16, 2013

Restraint


It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't Criticize, Condemn, Or Complain.
- Dale Carnegie


Further reading: The Golden Rule

Listen, Really Listen

Being Kind

Say with Kindness

Anger

Trustworthy

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Nelson Mandela



Nelson Mandela, who died December 5, 2013 at age 95, was imprisoned for 27 years for opposing apartheid. He served from 1994 to 1999 as the first Black President of South Africa.

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

The most telling act of true Faith
is celebrating the death of a loved one
with the certain knowledge that
they are now in a better place.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Climb Every Mountain

Ending Hatred

Antidotes for Worry

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Commitment

Passion

Boldness

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Basics


In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Honor, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Choice,
Vision, Action, Celebration, Unity -
The Values of an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Simple Joys

The Things Divine

Serenity Prayer

Simple Pleasures

What's Basic

Values

Work

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Different Drummer


If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ...
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost

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 R. Covey

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Further reading: Your Goal - Your Direction

Have Confidence in Yourself

Need for Approval

How to Gain Self Confidence

Your Path

Question Your Questions

My Own Person

Freedom

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Choosing to Love Life


Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Without zest, what is life?
Just waiting for death?
- Osho

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Live and work but do not forget to play,
to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
- Eileen Caddy

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures?
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Loving Life

The Secret of Happiness

Dance Gently With Life

How to be Happier in Life

Simple Pleasures

Living Your Greatest Life

Say NO to Stress

Happiness

No Demands


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Focus and Flexibility


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

The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is
that one comes from a strong will,
and the other from a strong won't.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown (also attributed to Einstein)

Be resolute in your goals, but flexible in your tactics.
There are times that call for repetition and perseverance;

and there are times that require new ways of thinking and doing.
The challenge is knowing one from the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Focus

Practice makes perfect - sometimes

Tilting at Windmills

Bounce Back

New Beginning

Never Give Up

Habit

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Each To Their Own


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

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus
[and freedom is equally the right of others to live as they wish]

Love is saying "I feel differently," instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

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


Further reading: Celebrating Our Differences

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil

Respect Others

Your True Self

Give People the Gift of Themselves

Different and yet the Same

Understanding


Monday, December 9, 2013

Stay Cheerful


The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

How to Stay Positive

Secrets of Happy Couples

Smile and Have a Good Morning

Cheer Someone Else Up

Happiness

Attitude


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cast the First Stone


Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
- Jesus (John 8:7)

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin 

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy,
hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
- Frederick William Robertson

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

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower 

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

If you want others to follow your example,
don't criticize or cajole others,
but rather live your own life
in a manner that convincingly demonstrates
both the virtue and the success
of your way of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Honor - an Essential Virtue

Leading by Example

Joy Blooms Where Minds and Hearts are Open

Role Model

Grant That I May Radiate

Forgiveness

Children
 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Never Too Old


You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
With an optimistic, positive attitude toward life,
the possibilities for your second prime are tremendous.

- Art Linkletter expressed these thoughts on smiling, positive attitude and a second prime when he was 94.

You are only as old as you think you are.
- Anonymous

Live your best life, not your age.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Never Too Late

Aging With Grace by Dr. David Mokotoff

Growing up without growing old

How to Stay Young

Renewing Yourself

Your Life

Grace


Friday, December 6, 2013

Solitude vs. Feeling Lonely


Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state...
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
- Osho

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

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


Take a long walk alone in the woods - leave the iPhone at home. Your whole BEing will appreciate it.

Further reading: You have not been abandoned

Feeling Lonely and Depressed?

Break Old Patterns of Action

How to Cope with Feeling Lonely

Feeling Alone Quotes

Quotes about Being Alone

Quotes about Being Single

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Edge


Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
__ There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
__ or, you will be taught how to fly.

Faith © Patrick Overton from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

Eternity
I am drawn to the wild edge of the ocean of my being
My curiosity unbound, I test the limits of the limitless and the boundaries of the timeless.
I walk the path - the way - the way of ways - to the end that is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Edge of All We Know

Times of Trial and Suffering

Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

Don't Struggle

Anxiety or Faith?

Beyond

Time

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Life is an Adventure


The biggest adventure you can take is
to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey

The challenge before us is to savor the unknown
and delight in the taste of possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.
- Robert Kiyosaki

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Beyond Your Comfort Zone

The Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Overcoming Fear

All Life is a Risk

Life's Surprises

The Myth of Security

Challenge Yourself

Adventure

Possibility

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Great Future


There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

There are all kinds of futures.
There is a hoped-for future,
there is a feared future,
there is a predictable future,
and there is an unimagined future.
- Werner Erhard

Seeing my glass of life as mostly full
triggers an amazing cycle of transformation
Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude -
which brings on that warm comfortable
feeling of joy and satisfaction with life.
Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance.
Being truly grateful for the abundance that
is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance
to flow in my direction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Our faith gives us knowledge of something better

Moving Forward

Endings

Breakthrough

Welcome Abundance

Trust the Future

Abundance

Faith

Monday, December 2, 2013

Stillness


To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

In the midst of movement and chaos,
keep stillness inside of you.
- Deepak Chopra

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen -
that stillness becomes a radiance.
- Morgan Freeman

Be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  Rattlesnake of the Mind

Conscious Breathing to Relieve Stress

Go With the Flow

Try Meditation

Paradox

Self Respect

Finding Inner Strength

Don't Hurry

Inner Peace

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Peace IS the Way


Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Guide our feet into the way of peace.
- Luke 1:79

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no way to peace; peace IS the way.
- A. J. Muste

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St. Francis of Assisi


Further reading: Bringing Peace

World Peace

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable 

Ending Hatred

Peace

Unity

Forgiveness 

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