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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Quiet and Creative


The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the
inessential than with inventing something new.
- Helmut Jahn

Make an empty space in any corner of your mind,
and creativity will instantly fill it.
- Dee Hock

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Discovery through New Eyes

Seek Your Own Wisdom

Welcome Inquiry, Discovery, and New Vistas

Scientific Thinking
        

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

We Live in a World Ruled by Emotions


When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Feelings are much stronger than thoughts.
We are all led by instinct,
and our intellect catches up later.
- Bono

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

At the most basic level, the human emotions that drive all our actions
are the emotion of Love, and the emotion of Fear.
Love expresses itself through compassion, kindness, generosity, and understanding.
Fear expresses itself through self-centeredness, greed, jealousy, and exclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have compassion for those whose actions are driven by fear,
even when those actions cause serious harm to others.

Further reading: Master of My Emotions

Choose the World You Live In

There are Only Fear and Love

Learning To Live Together
     

Monday, October 14, 2019

Look for New Opportunities


It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail.
It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
- Charles Kettering

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

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
- Vince Lombardi

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

Circumstances don't defeat you -
you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All good things end - and new good things begin.

Further reading: Don't Give Up

Learning from Failure

Finding A Way

The Quiet Voice of Courage
    

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Appreciation is the Highest Form of Prayer


The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
- Neale Donald Walsch

There Is Peace In A Life Of Constant Gratitude.
Have Gratitude for the Smallest Blessings,
for the crust of bread and the cool drink of water.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer,
for it acknowledges the presence of good
wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
- Alan Cohen

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today's affirmation:
I give thanks for all of life.
I Find Peace in Gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Appreciate Your Blessings

Give Thanks for the Commonplace

Praise and Celebrate Your Life
       

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets


Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
- Paul Tournier

Camouflage is a game we all like to play,
but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be
as by what we want to conceal.
- Russell Lynes

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence
you have not already tested.
- Elizabeth I

If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
- Khalil Gibran

Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other,
not because they want to share what they know but because
they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted.
- Don DeLillo

Further reading: Pass the Word

Integrity

How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret

Secrets of Happy Couples
      

Friday, October 11, 2019

Honor and love all of your unique self


You didn't get stamped out of a mold. You aren't a "black person" or a "white person," a "fat person" or a "skinny person," a "bad person" or a "good person." You are a highly complex human being with emotions, beliefs, capabilities. Each day you face challenges to your health, relationships, finances, and world-view -- and every day you respond to those challenges in ways which are unique to you.

Honor and love all of your unique self. Never diminish yourself with self-applied labels or categorizations.

Really rejoice in being yourself.
Have your own drumbeat.
- Kim Cattrall

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

Today's affirmation:
I am a unique expression of the universal fabric of creation.
I celebrate both my uniqueness and my connection with all that is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: A Mile in Their Moccasins

First-Rate Self

Accepting Our Friends' Uniqueness
      

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Become The Change That You Have Been Hoping For


We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

Drive Change, don't wait for change to drive you.
The nature of life is constant change.
The world is not the same today as it was yesterday,
and it will be different still tomorrow.
We can be victims of that change, or we can proactively drive change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- The character Spock on the TV series Star Trek

Further reading: Take Action - Now

Think Big, Act Big

Only Today
    

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Choose Unconditional Forgiveness



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

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

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
      

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Soar Your Spirits, Soar Your Joy


Today's affirmation:
I soar on eagle wings,
high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let today be a day to soar -
soar your spirits, soar your joy,
soar your belief in yourself.
Let all aspects of your life soar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Further reading: Fly Life on Free Wings

Soar, It's Your Natural State

No Limits on Your Life
     

Monday, October 7, 2019

Rejoice in Opportunity


A world in upheaval is the breaking of the old sod -
the revealing of rich fresh soil ready for new planting.
Rejoice in the opportunity to sow a new crop.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

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

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

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

We will only understand the miracle of life fully when
we allow the unexpected to happen.
- Paulo Coelho

Further reading: Knowledge is Soon Changed 

Appreciate the Unexpected

Assumptions

Expectations/Demands

Welcome Newness
     

Sunday, October 6, 2019

"Thank You God" is the Perfect Prayer


If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

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

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say "thank you?"
- William Arthur Ward

Further reading: The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude for Small Miracles

Zero-Based Gratitude

Unanswered Prayers
      

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Change Your Tactics, Not Your Goals

Stay committed to your decisions,
but stay flexible in your approach.
- Tony Robbins

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

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

Sometimes success requires persistence and hard work. Sometimes an ingenious new approach is needed. Or it may be time for a whole new beginning. Think, and choose wisely whether to try harder or to try something new.

The very nature of the world is constant change. You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it; then the assumptions on which you based your plan change - they always do. The challenge is to retain your goals while adapting your tactics. Relax and stay flexible in order to reach your goals and maintain your happiness.

The phrase "tilting at windmills" (from the fictional character Don Quixote - shown in today's picture) epitomizes the hopelessness of a determined but inflexible approach. Far better to change your tactics than to fail - however nobly.

Further reading: Stay Adaptable

Multiple Ways to Your Goal

Begin Anew Today

How to Surmount Obstacles
      

Friday, October 4, 2019

Forgiveness is Cleansing


Forgiveness is the cleansing fire that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

In forgiveness you grant,
and more so in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness is not a whitewashing of the past.
Forgiveness is declaring a new beginning to create space for a joyful present and future.
 - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today's affirmation:
I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Forgive Others for Your Own Sake

How to get over regrets and resentments

Find Peace in Forgiveness

Forgiveness is Essential to a Great Relationship

Burned by Your Own Anger
      

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Choose Discovery and Adventure


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

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Today's affirmation:
I release the familiar that I may better discover my inspiring future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Curious - Adventurous

Impulse to Soar

Understand More, Fear Less
    

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Trust Your Own Inner Guidance


Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

Trust in yourself.
Your perceptions are often far more accurate
than you are willing to believe.
- Claudia Black

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don't give up.
- Rachel Corrie

Further reading: The Symphony of Your Life

Confidence is Half of Victory

Uncharted Territory
      

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Mutual Respect is Essential to a Good Relationship


Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft

Love is granting another the space
to be the way they are
and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Further reading: A Loving Relationship

7 Secrets of Happy Couples

Celebrating Your Differences

Say It Out Loud
      

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