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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Don't Look for Trouble


Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life only appears to be rushing toward us.
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future - our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

There are no hopeless situations;
there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless,
you are slamming the door in the face of God.
- Charles L. Allen


Further reading: Not Fair, But Joyful

Life: Mystery and Riddle

How to Stop Worrying

Welcome the Unknown

An Unknowable Future

The Edge of All We Know
     

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Take Life as it Comes


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

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

Life is not about perfection -
or a quest for perfection.
Life is about enjoying what we have -
for as long as we have it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Live Your Life Fully

Life Really Is Good

Cherish the Whimsey

Small Pleasures
   

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Beyond the Mists, a Wonderful Adventure


This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What worries you, masters you.
- John Locke

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Life is lived in the mists;
little is fully visible; less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Rejoice in the Way Things Are

Knowledge is Soon Changed

The Edge of All You Know

An Unknowable Future
       

Monday, August 28, 2017

Find Your Balance


Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who knows that enough is enough
will always have enough.
- Lao Tzu

Life is a balance between rest and movement.
- Osho

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

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: Tips for Stress-Free Living

Finding Balance in Life

Balance Service with Play

A Balanced Life

Living in Harmony

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Forgiveness Grants Inner Peace


Give yourself the gift of forgiving others,
not because THEY deserve it,
but because YOU deserve the serenity and joy
that comes from releasing resentment and anger.
Unconditional forgiveness is the path to your own inner peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
– Sheri Rosenthal

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson


Further reading: Forgive Others for Your Own Sake

Forgiveness is our gift to ourselves

Stop Anger Before it Stops You

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Wisdom of Patience


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience is a form of wisdom.
It demonstrates that we understand and accept
the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Patience is an ever present alternative
to the mind's endemic restlessness and impatience.
Scratch the surface of impatience and what you will find
lying beneath it, subtly or not so subtly, is anger.
It's the strong energy of not wanting things to be the way they are
and blaming someone (often yourself) or something for it.
This doesn't mean you can't hurry when you have to.
It is possible even to hurry patiently, mindfully,
moving fast because you have chosen to.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn


Further reading: 12 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Mastering Time

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Rattlesnake of the Mind

Model Nature's Patience
      

Friday, August 25, 2017

What You "Know" Isn't Always True


It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth."
There is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The more opinions you have, the less you see.
- Wim Wenders

Examine, inquire.
Look into the nature of things.
Search out the grounds of your opinions,
the for and against.
Know why you believe, understand what you believe,
and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
- Frances Wright

People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- 1997 Movie (Comedy => to be taken lightly) Men In Black


Further reading: Truth isn't True

The Illusion of Knowledge

Question Your Questions

Maybe So, Maybe Not.

Assumptions

Expectations
     

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thanks for this Good Life


Thank you, God, for this good life
and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
- e. e. cummings

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge
that the whole country isn't in flames,
that there are people in the country besides politicians,
entertainers, and criminals.
- Charles Kuralt


Further reading: Give Thanks and Celebrate

Give Thanks for the Commonplace

Thankful and Content

Gratitude for THIS Moment
    

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Honor Tradition, but do Not be Constrained by it.


There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Those who can see value only in tradition,...
deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
- Stephen Bayley

I prefer to choose which traditions to keep and which to let go.
- Theodore Bikel

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches,
letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.
- Pauline R. Kezer

Honor tradition, but
Do not be constrained by tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Embrace Change

Life is an Adventure

Conformity

Beyond Your Comfort Zone
    

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A Love Affair with Life


I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw

Let your light shine. Fulfill the promise that is within you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: A Happy Life

Life is a Song

Being Fully Present in TODAY
    

Monday, August 21, 2017

Pause to Consider


This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous


Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Giving Unconditional Love

Offering Comfort

Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation
   

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A Spiritual Universe


We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We live in a spiritual Universe.
God is in, through, around and for us.
- Ernest Holmes

Religion asks us to believe in someone else's experience of the Divine,
while spirituality invites us to have our own.
- Timber Hawkeye

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
- Albert Einstein


Today's affirmation:
I see the miracle in all of life.
I am thankful for all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Where there is Great Love

Stillness

Love is Everything

Know that You have been Blessed
    

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Only Today...


Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

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

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured,
it may never arrive.
Mountains will not be climbed, races won,
or lasting happiness achieved.
- Maurice Chevalier

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Inuit Proverb


Further reading: Later is Never

Cherish This Moment

The First Day

Take Action Today

Mastering Time

Do It Now

Friday, August 18, 2017

Live Full Out


Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen
but, if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Today's affirmation: Today, I will do my best...
and then relax in the knowing that I have done all I could.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Live Every Moment, Joyfully

Enthusiasm and Passion

Don't Miss Out On Life

Progress
    

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Meet the Unknown with Courage


Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

It is only human to fear change, and to fear the unknown.
Usually, change is for the better. But even when a change is, on balance, painful,
there is always a silver lining to every cloud.
Be grateful for the blessings, and accept the rest as important lessons.
Right now, take a deep breath and welcome change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Edge of All You Know

Welcome the Unknown

Beyond Fear

Not Knowing
    

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Do You See What You Expect to See?


We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See God in every person, place, and thing,
and all will be well in your world.
- Louise L. Hay

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

I'd rather see the world from another angle
- Jewel


Further reading: What You See

Your Attitude is Your Window

What We Perceive
    

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Conscious of Our Treasures


Is your glass of life
half empty?
Or half full?

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

I don't think of all the misery
a but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Be Grateful for All of Life:
Each of us has been infinitely blessed - beginning with the gift of life.
Whatever may appear to be missing or broken on any particular day,
our glass is not half full, it is 99.9% full.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
- from 7 Secrets for a Happy Life

However much or little you have,
"Thank You" is always a more powerful prayer than, "I need more."  

Further reading: Appreciate Your Blessings

My glass of life

Life Really Is Good

Thank You God
   

Monday, August 14, 2017

You ARE Your Habits


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

Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured
by his special exertions,
but by his habitual acts.
- Blaise Pascal


Today, examine your beliefs, your actions, your wants,
to determine whether they still represent your highest purpose.

Further reading: Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Be the Melody in Your Own Life

Habits - Like Water to a Fish

Changing Bad Habits
     

Sunday, August 13, 2017

God Within You


The highest God and the innermost God is one God.
- Ernest Holmes

You are within God.
God is within you.
- Peace Pilgrim

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within.
- Epictetus

You don't look out there for God, something in the sky,
you look in you.
- Alan Watts

To be at one with God is to be at peace...
peace is to be found only within,
and unless one finds it there
he will never find it at all.
Peace lies not in the external world.
It lies within one's own soul.
- Ralph W. Trine


Further reading: Good Works

Quiet Time

Being an Open Channel

Becoming Love
   

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Not Every "Crisis" is a Crisis


When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying

Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations"
are opportunities to either advance,
or stay where you are.
- Maxwell Maltz

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant



Further reading: There is a Way

Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

Learning from Failure

How to Stay Positive Around Negative People
    

Friday, August 11, 2017

Today, Grant Yourself Peace


Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

It's not the situation that's causing your stress,
it's your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
[Inner] Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

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


Further reading: Focus on Peace

Choose Inner Peace

Bring Peace

The War Within Yourself
    

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Courage to Pursue Your Dreams


All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock


Today's Affirmation:
I follow my own star and my own inner compass.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie 


Further reading: Boldly Paint Your Life

Dreams and Action

Your Dream in Action
     

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Natural World is Important


People must feel that the natural world is important
and valuable and beautiful and wonderful
and an amazement and a pleasure.
- David Attenborough

Be gentle with the earth.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer

This land, this water, this air, this planet -
this is our legacy to our young.
- Paul Tsongas

If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created,
not just as it looked when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson


Further reading: Legacy to Future Generations

Reverence for Our Earth

One Planet, One People, One Destiny

Our Future is the World's Children
      

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Trust Your Inner Knowing


Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain


Further reading: Be Simply Yourself

Fulfilling Your Dreams

Approve of Yourself
    

Monday, August 7, 2017

Welcome Newness


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

Sometimes the things you really want sneak in the back door. Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Keep your eyes open to your mercies.
The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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: Finding A Way

Addicted to safety?

Appreciate the Unexpected

The Edge of All We Know
     

Sunday, August 6, 2017

God's Still Voice


God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamor.
- Charles Stanley

The woods speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

My hope for my children must be that they respond
to the still, small voice of God in their own hearts.
- Andrew Young

It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds,
not the deafening blasts of doom.
- William Dean Howells

Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you.
- Rutherford B. Hayes


Further reading: Honor Stillness

The Beat of the Universe

The Quiet Voice of Courage

Heaven is Within Us
    

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Nature is Divinity


Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

God is all there is - God includes everything,
all possibility and all action,
for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form.
- Ernest Holmes

The fabric of existence weaves itself whole.
- Charles Ives


Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns,
so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the
organization of the entire tapestry.
- Richard P. Feynman

Today's affirmation:
I am one with the Earth,
with the Water,
with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Our Children's Earth

Natural World

All Life

Rejoice
  

Friday, August 4, 2017

See Joy in Flowers


Flowers always make people better, happier,
and more helpful; they are sunshine,
food and medicine for the soul.
- Luther Burbank

Flowers are Nature's messengers - reminders of an unspeakable beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

People from a planet without flowers would think we
must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty
out-values all the utilities of the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Further reading: Finding Joy in Nature

Gardening is all about optimism - mar

Smell The Flowers

Water of Life
     

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pride Changes Men into Devils


A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

Conceit spoils the finest genius.
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long,
and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott

It was pride that changed angels into devils;
it is humility that makes men as angels.
- Saint Augustine

Conceit is bragging about yourself.
Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
- Johnny Unitas

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles


Further reading: Be Humble

Ingratitude

Self-Importance
      

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A Positive Attitude Increases Happiness


Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle


Today's affirmation:
I become happy when I choose to accept and love all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Radiate Your Happiness to the World

Say NO to Stress

Finding Joy

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now
      

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Our Purpose is to Give


Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches
as to conceive how others can be in want.
- Jonathan Swift

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa


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Further reading: Your Legacy - Making a Difference

Channels Made for Sharing

The Power of Generosity

Lighting the Way

Pay It Forward

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable
      

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