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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Is Now the Time to Move On?


A big part of letting go is recognizing when it is time
to stay in a situation and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

Letting go doesn't mean giving up... it means moving on.
- Anonymous

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

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale


Further reading: Release the Struggle

How to Move On and Let Go

Secrets For Getting Un-Stuck

What's Done is Done

Forgiveness Releases the Past
   

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Persevere


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

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

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

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

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day,
a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Stand Up To Your Obstacles

Emulate the Patience of Nature

Mental Attitude

Realizing Success
    

Monday, October 16, 2017

Be a Person with No Secrets to Keep


The man who can keep a secret may be wise,
but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers

There are no secrets that time does not reveal.
- Jean Racine

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
If you don't want others to know about it, don't do it.
If you always do what you know you should,
you will never have to worry about keeping secrets.

Be a person with no secrets to keep.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: 7 Secrets for a Happy Life

Honor Your Commitments

Set an Impeccable Example

Why be Good?
      

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A Prayer for Peace and Healing


Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

To be a beneficial presence in the world,
cultivate a conscious awareness of your unity with Spirit.
Expect good in your own life.
Desire good for all others as well.
See and affirm abundant blessings of peace,
health, and plenty for everyone.
Align your thoughts with peace and happiness,
and realize that these qualities are your true nature.
- Kathy Juline


Further reading: Allow Healing

Be an Open Channel

A Tool for Healing Your Troubles

Create Light

Be a Pillar of Goodness
       

Saturday, October 14, 2017

This Moment is Your Life


Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- 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


Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

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

Let today be a day to take life less seriously.
Kick back, smile, laugh,
watch the busyness of the world from a quiet corner
and find joy in everything around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Choose to Soar

The Wisdom of Patience

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Creating Happiness
        

Friday, October 13, 2017

Not as it Appears


Everything is not as it appears to be.
- Proverb

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

What if it were only an illusion?
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


Today's image shows a Müller-Lyer perceived length optical illusion.

Further reading: When Life Looks Hopeless

Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist Proverb

Belief - Point-of-View

Question Your Questions
    

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Your Natural State


Soar - it's your natural state.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Refuse to be average.
Let your heart soar as high as it will.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

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

The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves, to express ourselves.
But if we look at our lives we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us are not even aware that we are not free.
- Don Miguel Ruiz


Further reading: Aspire to Being Yourself

No Limits on Your Life

On the Wings of Gratitude

Choose Loveliness over Busyness
      

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Yin-Yang -- Seek Balance In Life

The ancient Chinese yin-yang symbol represents the balance of yin (peacefulness, serenity, acceptance, rest, rejuvenation, roots, tradition) with yang (activity, strength, striving, movement, change, wings, invention, progress). A meaningful and joyful life is to be found in balance.

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

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

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
- Confucius

Be aware of wonder.
Live a balanced life -
learn some and think some
and draw and paint
and sing and dance
and play and work every day some.
- Robert Fulghum

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

Finding Balance in Life

Balance Work and Play
     

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Be Gentle and Smile


Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

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


Further reading: Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Depressed? Laugh!

Is There Virtue In Avoiding Battles?
      

Monday, October 9, 2017

Native Americans' Day (aka Columbus Day) 2017


Like slave-owners Washington and Jefferson, Christopher Columbus was a person of his times.
Moreover, like all persons of all times, Columbus possessed qualities to admire, and qualities to condemn.
In the century following Columbus' arrival in the Americas, 95% of the 70 million Native Americans were either killer by Europeans, or died from diseases brought by the Europeans.

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

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

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

Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau


Read What Can Christopher Columbus Teach Us Today?

Further reading: Success Tip: Drive Change

Courage to Take Action

Dare to Dream of Your Great Success - Mary Anne Radmacher
     

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Generosity and Service


We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jesus said, "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven."
- Mark 10:21

The love of money is the root of all evil:
which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith,
and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things;
and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
- Timothy 6:10-11

Go to the people.
Live among them.
Learn from them.
Love them.
Serve them.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Jesus said, "Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant."
- Mark 10:43


Further reading: What if Money Was No Object? (video)

Helping Others

What is Your Religion?

More Than Money

This God Called Money
       

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Choose! Explore! Adventure!


Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how
life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
- The Buddha


Further reading: All That I May Be

Fear of the Unknown

Life as an Adventure

Discover New Worlds
      

Friday, October 6, 2017

Courage and Intent


Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

The most effective way to cope with change
is to help create it.
- L. W. Lynett

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
- Charles Kettering

Today's affirmation:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Quiet Voice of Courage

Confidence and Action

Creating Your Future 

Hold Fast to Your Dreams
    

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Repeating like a Wheel


If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Anthony Robbins

Life repeats itself mindlessly.
Unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
- Osho

Persistence only takes you so far.
Then you need to try a different approach.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am persuaded that the world has been tricked into adopting
some false and most pernicious notions about consistency -
and to such a degree that the average man has
turned the rights and wrongs of things entirely around
and is proud to be "consistent," unchanging, immovable, fossilized,
where it should be his humiliation.
- Mark Twain


Further reading: Our Habits

Cheer for Endings

Flexibility is Key to Progress

A Better Plan

Your Whole Toolkit
     

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Integrity Matters


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

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

To be a person of true greatness...
Live with honor.
Respect yourself.
Respect others.
Act honorably.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Setting an Impeccable Example

Ethics Requires Respecting Others

Do Good Now

Earning a Good Reputation
       

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Live Your Life From Your Heart


Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...

1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.

2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.

3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs


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


Today's affirmation:
I set my own course through the ocean of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Life and Death: Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 (video)

Fun and Success

Creating Your Masterwork

Big Dream - Big Adventure
   

Monday, October 2, 2017

Pray for Courage


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anaïs Nin

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There can be no happiness when one lives in fear.
Whatever the future holds, fear will not improve tomorrow,
and it will destroy your happiness today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Power of Courage

Rattlesnake of the Mind

A Life Without Fear

Coping with Anxiety

Eye of the Storm
     

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Heaven Within Us


Heaven is within us, and we experience it
to the degree that we become conscious of it.
- Ernest Holmes

Heaven means to be one with God.
- Confucius

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau


Affirmation:
I am one with Spirit. Spirit is within me.
Spirit permeates me and surrounds me.
Spirit is my comfort and my strength.
I am one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Being at Peace

Serving Others (pathway to Heaven)

An Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome to Our Family
   

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