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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Your Quiet Inner Voice


Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My quiet voice speaks the loudest.
- Richard Carlson

In quietness are all things answered,
and is every problem quietly resolved.
In con´Čéict there can BE no answer and no resolution.
- A Course In Miracles

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Find God in Silence

Not Fair, But Joyful

Endurance

Your Own Greatest Hero

The Story of "Courage Doesn't Always Roar" by Mary Anne Radmacher
      

Monday, September 17, 2018

Choose to Experience Something New Each Day


With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


Every day brings new choices.
- Martha Beck


Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: When It's Darkest

Focus and Flexibility

Endings and Beginnings

The Rest of Your Life

Beyond Your Comfort Zone
     

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Infinitely Blessed


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

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

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


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

Further reading: Thank You God

Appreciate Your Blessings

Life Really Is Good

My glass of life


   

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Right Thing To Do


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

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble
and beautiful end of a human being.
- Khalil Gibran

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu

When the rights of any group, no matter how small, no matter how marginal,
are violated, your liberty, your freedom is put at risk.
Let there never be a day when we cast about in horror
and have to ask the question, "How did it ever come to this?"
- Thomas Childers

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


Further reading: The Freedom of Others

Prison of the Closed Heart

America's Historic Reverence for Independence

Personal Freedom
      

Friday, September 14, 2018

Unconditional Universal Forgiveness


Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22


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


A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past.
- Lama Surya Das

 
He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo


Further reading: Believe in...

Burn Away Old Regrets and Resentments

Forgiving Sets You Free

The Peacemakers

Take Nothing Personally
      

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Integrity is Everything


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


Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein


The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


Further reading: Ethics Requires Respecting Others

Social Morality

What You Know Is Right

Do Good Now
     

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Your Life a Masterpiece


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

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

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations.
For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
- Henry David Thoreau


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: Don't Miss Out On Life

Live Every Moment, Joyfully

Progress

Enthusiasm and Passion
        

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

9/11 2018


This world of ours... must avoid becoming
a community of dreadful fear and hate,
and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
- Winston Churchill


Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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


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


Photo was taken in the aftermath of 9/11 2001 in New York City

Further reading: Overcoming Fear

Draw from Suffering

Hard Times

Gather Strength
    

Monday, September 10, 2018

Your True Priorities Must Not Be Driven By Urgency Or By Others


It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


If a task is important, do it now.
If it is not truly important, forget about it forever, relax,
and do something that really is important.
Caution: The most important things in life are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter Drucker

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to contemplate - away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want and what you believe to be important in your life.

Your True Priorities Must Not Be Driven By Urgency Or By Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Perspective on Priorities

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Choose Your Focus

Either Accept It, or Change It
    

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Faith That A New Day Will Dawn


The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want...
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me
- Psalm 23


Faith has to do with things that are not seen
and hope with things that are not at hand.
- Saint Thomas Aquinas 


 Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore
The antidotes for worry are gratitude, action, service, and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 
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 Gandhi


Further reading: The Edge of All You Know

Worrying about Tomorrow

Harmony of the Soul

Don't Let One Cloud


   

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Have the Courage to Act Upon Your Dreams


Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

The resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us,
merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birthright.
- Anthony Robbins

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

Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Be Boldly Decisive

Dangers of Pessimism

Ignore Your Critics

Have Confidence in Yourself
       

Friday, September 7, 2018

Labels are for Cans, Not People


When we label anyone 'bad', we will have more trouble
dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label.
- William Glasser

Call a plant beautiful, and it becomes a flower.
Call it ugly, and it becomes a weed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Read about the power of naming.

Labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.
- Michael Graves

People always want to put a label on you;
they always want to compare you to something.
- Carrot Top

Labels are for cans, not people.
- Anthony Rapp

I try to look for the good in everybody,
regardless of the way they're labeled.
- Richard Thompson


Further reading: Judging Others

Categorizing People

Perspective

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil

What Do You See?
     

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sow a Few Seeds


Judge each day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.
- Henry Van Dyke

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
- B. C. Forbes

Actions are the seed of fate.
Deeds grow into destiny.
- Harry S. Truman

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Pay It Forward

For Our Grandchildren

Optimism and Hard Work

Tending the Garden of Our Lives
     

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Meander Calmly through Life


Life is a Journey - Enjoy the Journey.
Life is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

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

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis


Further reading: Be Flexible

The Secret of Happiness

Loving Life 

Choosing to Love Life

Simple Pleasures

Enjoy Life
      

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A Great Relationship is a Co-Creation


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

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

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


The next time you say, "my wife," "my husband," "my children," or even, "my friend," pause for a moment and ask yourself whether there isn't just a tiny bit of possessiveness in that statement.

Further reading: Can You Make Them Change?

What is Love?

Generous Love

Our Loved Ones
      

Monday, September 3, 2018

Labor Day 2018


Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American Labor Movement (Labor Unions) and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country.

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

There is magic in respecting others.
Respect customers, vendors, bosses, employees, co-workers.
Respect parents, spouses, sons, daughters.
Respect the trash collector, the mayor, the bank teller, the truck driver.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no hope for the workingman outside of organization.
- Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor and reported "father" of the American Labor Day holiday

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

The labor movement means just this: it is the last
noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
- Wendell Phillips

Further reading: Labor Day 2017

Working Together

What You Do Makes a Difference

Cooperation
              
 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

In Service to All


The only way you can serve God is by serving other people.
- Rick Warren

Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another.
- Colossians 3:12

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Religion is a blessing when, and only when,
it provides a focus for a compassionate community
to minister to its members and to the world at large.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: True Religion is about Helping Others

Love One Another

Peace

Doing God's Work

A Common Denominator of All Religions...
    

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Create Your Own Day Today


Fear not for the future,
weep not for the past.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

History is a relentless master.
It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.
To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
- John F. Kennedy

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today's Affirmation: I Create Today As a Celebration of My Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Life Really Is Good

Giving Thanks for the Commonplace

The Power of Appreciation

Feeling Blessed

Appreciating Today
   

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