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Monday, December 14, 2009

Opposition You Have Encountered

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

- Orison Swett Marden

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Become

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and
you help them to become what they are capable of being.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fifty People, One Question | Short Film

Don’t Wait For Tomorrow

Gravity is not responsible for people to fall in love. It just happens.
And when it does happen, don’t wait for the right time to express,
because right time is when your heart beats faster.

If you love someone.. don’t wait for tomorrow, or for the other person to make the move.

Agreed ‘Tomorrow never dies’, but also remember… ’Tomorrow never comes, so live in today.’

- http://pravstalk.com/dont-wait-for-tomorrow/

Friday, December 11, 2009

This Is the Real Me

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

- William James

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Everest summit day

Spirit of Love

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.

- Henry Drummond

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

- Buddha

A Special Friend

Sometimes in life, you find a special friend;
Someone who changes your life
just by being part of it.

Someone who makes you laugh
until you can't stop;

Someone who makes you believe
that there really is good in the world.

Someone who convinces you
that there really is an unlocked door
just waiting for you to open it.

- Annonomyous

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Remain True

Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built..

- James Allen

Little Acts Of Kindness - Young Masters

Monday, December 7, 2009

Know How to Do It

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

- David Starr Jordan

Devote Yourself

So many people walk around with a meaningless life.
They seem half-sleep, even when they're busy
doing things they think are important.
This is because they're chasing the wrong things.

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.

- Kaoru

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tolerance


To have tolerance means to be stable. When one is faced with defamation or insult, tolerance gives the power to be stable and cool. And so there is the ability to smile even when there is negativity that comes. Tolerance means to see beyond the insults because of being stable in the stage of self-respect. When faced with criticism, if we are able to be stable in our stage of self-respect, we are able to learn from every negative remark that comes our way. We will never become defensive, but will be able to see clearly what new learning we could take.


- Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Life


Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must
have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.

-Marie Curie

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Nature of Things


The world is a current of change. Everything is moving and eventually falls away. We cannot hold onto anything in this world. When the mind tries to hold on, going against the nature of things, there is suffering.

- Ellen Grace O'Brian

Other People's Expectations

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Live in Joy

Live in Joy, In love,
Even among those who hate.

Live in joy, In health,
Even among the afflicted.

Live in joy, In peace,
Even among the troubled.

Look within. Be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
Know the sweet joy of living in the way.

There is no fire like greed,
No crime like hatred,
No sorrow like separation,
No sickness like hunger of heart,
And no joy like the joy of freedom.

Health, contentment and trust
Are your greatest possessions,
And freedom your greatest joy.

Look within. Be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
Know the sweet joy of living in the way.

- Buddha

Derek Redmond

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thinking

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

- Theodore H. White

Distant Healing: Loving through the Distance

Monday, November 30, 2009

See The Positiveness In Every Situation!

In everything, goodness is there. Our goal is to find it. In every person, the best is there, our job is to recognise it. In every situation, the positive is there, our opportunity is to see it. In every problem, the solution is there, our responsibility is to provide it. In every setback, the success is there, our adventure is to discover it. In every crisis, the reason is there, our challenge is to understand it. By seeing the goodness, we'll be very enthusiastic and our lives will be all the richer.

- Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

When Life Fails to Go As Planned

Sometimes, when things fail to go the way you planned, they turn out better than you could have possibly expected. Welcome life's surprises and choose to see the positive value that is in each one of them.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Simple Secrets To A Happy Life. . .

Spiritual Journey


The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.

- Ram Dass

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

All Is A Miracle

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Evanescense - Good Enough

REGULAR POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT IS THE SECRET

Science has demonstrated positive inspiration has a dramatic effect on human motivation, perceptions, performance outcomes, and overall well-being.
They key to applying this strategy is a regular intake of positive affect that generates cognitive processes in the brain (thinking). We include the self-assessment questions on each topic to force brain processing.

This thinking drives motivation levels, which are the fuel for internal changes and paradigm shifts. Regular reinforcement is required to transform behavior over time. Learn more on the science behind this strategy:

http://www.motivationalinspirationalquotes.com/science.htm

Discover All the Barriers

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to discover
all the barriers within you
that you have built
against it.

- Rumi

Monday, November 23, 2009

Replay - Amazing Animated Short Film

Change

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.

- Kaoru

The Movement of Your Own Thinking

Have you ever sat very quietly with closed eyes and watched the movement of your own thinking? Have you watched your mind working?or rather, has your mind watched itself in operation, just to see what your thoughts are, what your feelings are, how you look at the trees, at the flowers, at the birds, at people, how you respond to a suggestion or react to a new idea? Have you ever done this?

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nothing But Time (original)

Allow Your Strength To Be Revealed In Your Words And Actions !

The method to finish a weakness is to be detached from it. When there is some weakness working within that has to be overcome, it is very essential for one to get detached from it, that means not to identify with the weakness. If there is an identification with the weakness, it is further strengthened and there is the inability to get rid of it. Since it is there in the consciousness, it is visible in the words and actions too. When we are free from the identification with the weakness, we are able to bring about a change very quickly. We find it very easy to stabilise ourselves in the awareness of our strength and allow that strength to be revealed in all our words and actions. There is no heaviness of the weakness nor is there the feeling of having to give up something, but transformation takes place very easily.

- Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Twin Souls: When Love Incarnates 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Calm Spirit

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

- Saint Francis de Sales

Enlightened


Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.

- Buddha

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sometimes..

Inspirational Prayer


May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night,
may the rainwash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

- Apache Blessing

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Life's Challenges

Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.

- J. Donald Walters

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Your Soul is Alive

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive...

- Eleonora Duse

Everyday Experiences

Monday, November 16, 2009

Life


We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

- Albert Einstien

Sacred Spirit - Nahanna

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Change

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Whatever you do find a way to be thankful and not complain.

- Kaoru

The Treasure of Experience

The biggest treasure of all is the treasure of experience. The one who has the treasure of experience is able to bring benefit to others. He is clear in thinking and accurate in judgment. So he is naturally able to give directions or corrections based on his own experiences and is also successful in it. Also there is equality in what he talks and does. To be an embodiment of experience means to learn from everything that happens. So when we are able to become an embodiment of experience, we are able to feel mastery over every situation that comes our way. The power of our experience enables us to move lightly through all situations.

- Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Antarctica

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Courage

Moral courage and character go hand in hand .... a man of real character is consistently courageous, being imbued with a basic integrity and a firm sense of principle.

- Martha Boaz

Benediction: The Salt of the Earth

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Boost Your Energy


If you work constantly you will make some progress, that’s a rule. You may have the impression that you’re not going anywhere but that’s because you’re skipping all those little milestones you go through every day. Watching back with satisfaction at what you created will surely boost your energy.

Accept Your Mistakes

You’re human. We, humans, are making mistakes. Accept what you did wrong and try to do better next time. No need to punish yourself forever. In fact, accepting your mistakes is the only way to make them disappear.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Generosity


Giving presents is a talent; to know what a person wants, to know when and how to get it, to give it lovingly and well. Unless a character possesses this talent there is no moment more annihilating to ease than that in which a present is received and given.

- Pamela Glenconner

Compassion


The act of compassion begins with full attention, just as rapport does. You have to really see the person. If you see the person, then naturally, empathy arises. If you tune into the other person, you feel with them. If empathy arises, and if that person is in dire need, then empathic concern can come. You want to help them, and then that begins a compassionate act. So I'd say that compassion begins with attention.

- Daniel Goleman

We're all in this together

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Setting a Goal

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.

- Tom Landry

Trust

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.

- Elizabeth Gilbert

Kaizen: Stepping Stones for Change

Monday, November 9, 2009

Finish Each Day and Be

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Words Hurt

Yes, words that we say to our children may harm them and hurt them more than a knife or a candle flame. And often, it left a deep scar that still unhealed until they grown up.
Words do hurt. Not because they are words, but because they actually mean something.

If you want to be a winner in each area of your life, learn to harness your word power to work for you, not against you. Select words that create a visual of the desired outcome; and choose each word as if it mattered. You might be surprised how much it does.

The Goodness Within You

Introspection enables one to be free from the influence of negativity. Introspection means the desire to be good. Introspection brings the ability to look within and see the true self in the mirror of the heart, thus enabling one to activate the inner spirituality. Then all effort made will be towards activating this inherent goodness. And slowly one finds that the behaviour associated with negative traits are no more expressed, as they begin to lose their hold. When I am able to introspect and look within, I can find the goodness that is there within me. Because of this, I naturally am free from expectations from others that they should recognise my goodness or consider me good. Instead I find myself content with what I am and continue to bring out the best from within me. I continue to learn from all situations and experience progress.

- Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Beyond the Canvas


Never look up to the people who have the painted-perfect lives, because try as they might, they can never see beyond the canvas.

- Moira Hallsom

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Anam Cara , the Soul Friend

Finding Your Path to Prosperity

Prosperity is balanced well-being throughout your life and the fastest way to creating and growing prosperity throughout your life is to pursue your highest call, live according to your highest values and live with passion.

Prosperity is a lifelong journey that you grow overtime as you grow as a person. Thinking positive is the best kick start around. From your first dollar, your first breath and your first words of the day believe that you are rich beyond measure, you have health to sustain your journey and your words speak of faith and confidence in your present and future. It starts with that first thought. What you think determines what you see, hear say towards your own prosperity and success. Motivation is sustained through vision and hope. Nourish your dreams with good thinking, good words and good action.

The great thing about finding your prosperity is that your prosperity is unleashed through discovery. You aren't here to get it all and have it all at one time and in one lump sum. You have to discover your purpose and pursue your highest good and your prosperity is invariably attached to your mission in life.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Keep the Goals in Mind


Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point.

- Harold B. Melchart

"Trail Behind" (Original)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Human Heart

In the Chinese language the word for ‘busy' is composed of two characters – ‘heart' and ‘killer'. Only one hundred years ago the breakdown of the strongest pump in the world, the human heart, was still regarded as a medical curiosity. Fast forward to the 21 st Century where ‘busy' is the byword for modern living, and it is no surprise that hundreds of thousands of hearts now fail every year. Yet the true heart of each one of us is not within our body, but within our consciousness. For the spiritually minded it is the soul, because soul is what we are.

http://positivequotes.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2004-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2005-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=50

Xavier Rudd

Monday, November 2, 2009

Inspiring Someone

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own."

The truest friend I have will always remind me of the best of myself by inspiring me to see myself through her eyes instead of mine. Inspiring someone else is the greatest good we can give to our friends or to ourselves.

A Pure Mind

The mind is purified through meditation and dispassion, by being nonreactive to changes and nonattached to outcomes. With a pure mind, love can prevail.

- Ellen Grace O'Brian

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Lightworker Calling, Part 1

Something Greater than Ourselves

Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain.

- Gordon B. Hinckley

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Greatest Lessons in Life


May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness, let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.

- Richard L. Evans

Obstacles

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.

- Orison Swett Marden

Love

Friday, October 30, 2009

Direct All Your Thoughts In The Positive & Right Direction

The method to finish waste thoughts is to deal with the mind with love. When there are waste thoughts in the mind which one tries to stop, it becomes difficult to do that. There is discomfort and difficulty experienced. On the other hand, when the mind is taught to take the right direction with love, there is a quick and dramatic change. When we learn the art of speaking to our mind with love, we are able to free ourselves from waste thoughts without any feelings of suppression. Concentration too becomes easy and all thoughts are directed towards the right direction.

- Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

ABC Person Of The Week Tiffara Steward

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Good Wishes and Pure Feelings


Good wishes and pure feelings bring easy success while working at a task. If there are good feelings for both the task and the one who is carrying out the task, then the result attained by those feelings is automatically special. The feeling of giving love and cooperation, no matter what anyone is like gives good wishes and pure feelings. There is a deep impact of such good feelings which transforms others too. When we are able to maintain our own good feelings for others, we are able to enjoy the fruit of our pure thoughts. We are not disturbed by temporary clashes that we have because of the different nature of the persons we are working with, but enjoy working together. So there are also good feelings from the other person too and there is easy success experienced.

- Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Wild Expectations

Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.

- Ralph Charell: Great Sayings

Change is Good... You Go First

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Truth

Some of us have emerged from the most painful circumstances with strong insights about who we are and what we want. Our mistakes? Necessary. Our frustrations, failures, and sometimes stumbling attempts at growth and progress? Necessary too. Each step of the way, we learned. We went through exactly the experiences we need to, to become who we are today. Each step of the way, we progressed. Is our past a mistake? No. The only mistake we can make is mistaking that for the truth.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Understanding


Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.

- Tao Te Ching

The Future

The future works out great men's destinies; The present is enough for common souls, Who, never looking forward, are indeed Mere clay wherein the footprints of their age Are petrified forever.

- James Russell Lowell

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Second You Can't Get Back


As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. You'll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you'll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you've never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don't be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.

Life Is Like A Cup of Coffee - Inspirational Video Movie

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ways to Self-Nuture You

1. Be Grateful (Keep a Gratitude Journal . . . write down 5 things you are grateful for each day)

2. Practice Relaxation Techniques/Relaxation Therapy

3. Surround Yourself with Positive People (Choose people who help you grow and thrive, Re-connect with loved ones with whom you've lost touch)

4. Practice Kindness and Compassion (Remember to help and pray for others)

5. Give Praise and Let Go of Criticism

6. Visualize (Choose where you want to be vs. where you are for your visualizations)

7. Do Not Complain (Learn to let it go)

Hope Blooms


When flowers bloom,
so does hope.

- Lady Bird Johnson

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Project Images

People who point there fingers at others, should listen more to people who point there fingers up and around. The difference between the two, is that pointing around makes you know all around you. Pointing at someone else, is just desperately trying to project images of your believes to others.

- Frederik Kerling

Doing Somethings


Stress will only increase with your permission.
If you desire more of it, do nothing.
If you desire less of it, do something.
If you've been doing nothing,
doing something means everything!

- Debra Costanzo

Action

Action that is inspired from aligned thought is joyful action. Action that is offered from a place of contridicted thought is hard work that is not satisfying and does not yield good results. When you really feel like jumping into action, that is a clear sign that your vibration is pure and you are not offering contridicting thoughts to your own desire. When you are having a hard time making yourself do something, or when the action you offer does not produce the results you are seeking, it is always because you are offering thoughts in opposition to your desire.

- Esther Hicks

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Music Video

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Fresh Meaning

The mistake we make is to turn upon our past with
angry wholesale negation … The way of wisdom is to
treat it airily, lightly, wantonly, and in a spirit of poetry;
and above all to use its symbols, which are its spiritual
essence, giving them a new connotation, a fresh
meaning.

- John Cowper Powys

The Best Motivation Video

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Native American Saying

Day and night cannot dwell together. Your religion was written on tables of stone, ours was written on our hearts.

- Chief Seattle, Duwamish-Suquamish

Path of Purpose


Create a lifelong closeness with your children by:

Encouraging their uniqueness and
setting them on the path of purpose
from the start.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blind Painter

Self-Respect


Nobody can take away your self-respect till you are willing to do so.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Interest and Commitment

There’s a difference between interest and commitment.
When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit.
When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.
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Children See, Children Do

I Make the Best of This Moment

The most important choice we make every day is whether we'll be happy or disgruntled about the life we live. Whatever we do, we always have that choice.

Even the person working for a minimum wage at a fast food place has a choice about whether to enjoy her work and treat customers with a smile and a joyful presentation, or to be grumpy and begrudge every moment spent at the low paying job.

While the low paying job is a fact, the attitude we choose is a variable. We can choose to enjoy the moment -- even though looking forward to a "better" day and a better job -- and make the best of what we have at the moment.

EXCERPTED FROM the InnerSelf.com article:
Enjoying All That Is
by Marie T. Russell.

http://www.innerself.com/html/external/daily-inspiration.html

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Life is Defined

Life is defined more by its risks than by its samenesses.

- Mary Anne Radmacher

We tell the real truth of our life by the stories we repeatedly tell.

When families gather around a holiday tale, what are the stories that are told? That lengthy tale that engages everyone’s attention and has each listener wondering, “What next?” We take great joy and satisfaction in the ways we have faced the storms of our lives. Often in the storm we embrace the most significant lessons. Those are the defining narratives we find ways to repeat. What story might you tell today?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Empowering Visualization

Positive Energy


People with positive energy are determined to do their best, and to see the best in the world around them. People with positive energy don’t focus on "should have" or idealized, perfect expectations that are impossible to live up to. People with positive energy have an open heart and a sense of humor. People with positive energy don't care about being popular or keeping up with the Jones's – and they stay in touch with their hearts and souls. People with positive energy achieve their goals.

Read more: http://psychology.suite101.com/article.cfm/its_no_secret#ixzz0UFcQtvSQ

Divine Nature

On the basis of the belief that all human beings share the same
divine nature, we have a very strong ground, a very powerful
reason, to believe that it is possible for each of us to develop
a genuine sense of equanimity toward all beings.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Blessings


There are so many others who unfortunately are not privileged enough to have the wonderful blessings that we have in our life.

Making a Difference


If each drop of water in the ocean contributes to making a difference, imagine how much you can contribute to making a difference in this world? If you are seeking inspiration to contribute to this world, this is the right time to start.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Autistic Scout Saves Teacher

Expect People


Expect people to be better than they are,
It helps them to become better.
But don't be disappointed when they are not;
It helps them to keep trying.

- Merry Browne

Find A Way to Prevail

There is a sense of exhilaration that comes from facing head-on the hard truths and saying, "We will never give up. We will never capitulate. It might take a long time, but we will find a way to prevail."

- Jim Collins, from his book, Good to Great

Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden

The inspiring story of Pearl Fryar and his dream to make a positive impact on the world. He knew nothing about gardening but it was this lack of knowledge that proved his success.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Success


Your Success is defined only by you and not by others.
It is about being satisfied with yorself,
You are successful only when you feel successful,
Not when others feel that way.
So, Impress Yourself!

Puppies Behind Bars

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hope

Hope

Hope is with you when you believe
The earth is not a dream but living flesh,
that sight, touch, and hearing do not lie,
That all thing you have ever seen here
Are like a garden looked at from a gate.
You cannot enter. But you're sure it's there.

Could we but look more clearly and wisely
We might discover somewhere in the garden
A strange new flower and an unnamed star.

Some people say that we should not trust our eyes,
That there is nothing, just a seeming,
There are the ones who have no hope.

They think the moment we turn away,
The world, behind our backs, ceases to exist,
As if snatched up by the hand of thieves.

- Czeslaw Milosz

Sai Divine Inspirations 3

Monday, October 12, 2009

Any Dark Time

In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. Do not make yourself ill with overwhelm. There is a tendency to fall into being weakened by perseverating on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

-Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs

Kindness


The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Inspire

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

http://ezinearticles.com/

Rocky Balboa's inspirational speech to his son.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happiness


You do not need anyone or anything to be happy. If you have a simple heart you possess all the ingredients needed for the wonderful emotion and feeling which is elation So let go of all the tentacles of worry, anguish and sorrow and let your heart sing like the nightingale. You will be surprised that you really needed only your own self all the time to be eternally happy and satisfied because you realise that under the false wrappings of social conduct you truly are a simple childlike person with a sincere and faithful heart which sees only good in everyone and everything.

Life


Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
and things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art; to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cambodian Royal Court Dancing

Communication


Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing.
If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part
of your life.

- Brian Tracy

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Are Your Feelings Bottled Up

While some of us wear our emotions on our sleeve, others keep feelings bottled up for decades. Strike a balance. If you are suffering with unexpressed frustration or grief, let the tears flow. Then find a friend to laugh with. Laughter, however artificial it feels, lightens the saddest moments and bonds us to family and friends.

Life


The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous. Then life has a newness, a youth; then life has a flow and freshness. Then life has so many surprises. And when life has so many surprises, boredom never settles in you.

- Osho

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Direction


You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

~ Jim Rohn

One Way to Motivate Yourself


Sometimes just getting away from you work and taking a walk can be very effective. It refreshes your mind and helps you get clarity on issues at hand.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Every Thought has a Frequency

About the World

Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.

Knowledge is not intelligence.
In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected.
Change alone is unchanging.
The same road goes both up and down.
The beginning of a circle is also its end.
Not I, but the world says it: all is one.
And yet everything comes in season.

- Heraklietos of Ephesos

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hear People's Opinions

If people treat you haughtily or condescendingly, don’t react. Be polite but distant in your behavior toward them.

Let them see that, whatever opinion they hold of you, they have your respect and good will but not your deference.

Never court anyone’s good opinion, but hear people’s opinions impersonally, deferring to wisdom, but never to ignorance.

- Swami Kriyananda

Path of Awesomeness


Everything is energy, so whatever energy you entertain, hold, and grow in your body and mind will show up later on in your life. Why? Because you attracted it with your energy! So do you want a more prosperous, joyous, and peaceful life? Do you want more fun? What else do you want? If you hold and grow those energies that you want in your ideal life, then you are now on a path, a path of awesomeness if you will, that will create your dreams!

http://www.yourjoyouslife.com/

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Karmic Footprints

Belief/Believing

Is a belief a perception of the five senses or is it a perception of emotional feeling? Is it better to say "I sense" and/or "I feel"? Is it better to say " I know" than "I believe"? Is belief based on experience or on a idea? My thinking is that belief/believing is a very missed used word.

My Life


Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

- Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, September 28, 2009

Even Eagles Need a Push by David McNally

Opinion


Having a personal opinion is great. Believing that one’s personal opinion is absolute truth leads to most of the world’s troubles.

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

http://blog.dreamthisday.com/

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Nickelback If Today Was Your Last Day Lyrics

Why Worry

There are only two things to worry about:
Either you are well or you are sick.
If you are well, there's nothing to worry about.
But if you are sick,
There are only two things to worry about:
Either you get well, or you die.
If you get well, there's nothing to worry about.
But if you die, there are only two things to worry about:
Either you will go to Heaver or Hell.
If you go to Heaven, there's nothing to worry about.
But if you go to Hell
You'll be so busy shaking hands with friends
You won't have time to worry.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Motivation


Motivation is the characteristic that helps you achieve your goal. It is the drive that pushes you to work hard and reach whatever it is that you are after. It is the energy that gives you the strength to get up and keep going - even when things are not going your way.

Unfortunately, we cannot buy motivation - it is not something that is bottled up and sold in shops. The good news though is that we can all cultivate this 'motivation'. The only thing we need though is a desire to change. We then need to work on ourselves, conquer our fears and push ourselves forward to reach our desired destination.

Till the End of Time

It don’t matter what happened in the past
Because what we have, it’s gonna last

You make me smile
Your worth my while

You let me know how you feel
Which lets me know you’re the real deal

You let me see, what you mean to me
Without you, who knows where I’d be?

When I’m not with you, I feel blue
Whoever knew, our love would be true?

When I think of you
There’s no other clue
How much I care for you

In so little time, I made you mine
And we’re gonna last, til the end of time!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Faith

Faith, which at first glance may appear weak, is actually the most powerful force in the world. Many people put on a show of being strong, but true strength has nothing to do with appearances. On the contrary, we usually find that the weaker the individual, the greater their bravado or outward display of strength.

Gratitude

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Nothing can match the strength of those whose lives have been shaped and forged through challenging and overcoming hardships. Such people fear nothing. The purpose of our Buddhist practice is to develop such strength and fortitude. To cultivate such an invincible core is in itself a victory. It is also the greatest benefit. Those who can succeed in this endeavor will savor unsurpassed happiness; they can manifest the supreme state of Buddhahood.

Determination

When your determination changes, everything else will begin to move in the direction you desire. The moment you resolve to be victorious, every nerve and fiber in your being will immediately orient itself toward your success. On the other hand, if you think "This is never going to work out," then at that instant every cell in your being will be deflated and give up the fight, and then everything really will move in the direction of failure.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Best of Everything


The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Blame is a Waste of Time

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.

- Wayne Dyer

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Learning to Dance in the Rain

Being


Your life has an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Inner purpose concerns Being and is primary. Outer purpose concerns doing and it is secondary. Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that purpose with every other person on the planet - because it is the purpose of humanity. Your inner purpose is an essential part of the purpose of the whole, the universe and its emerging intelligence. Your outer purpose can change over time. It varies greatly from person to person. Finding and living in alignment with the inner purpose is the foundation for fulfilling your outer purpose. It is the basis for true success. Without that alignment, you can still achieve certain things through effort, struggle, determination, and sheer hard work or cunning. But there is no joy in such endevor, and it invariably ends in some form of suffering.

- Eckhart Tolle

Yesterday

Far too many people look forward to yesterday.

- Gary Anderson

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Magic of Rebirth/Wisdom of the Eagles.

Well-Doing

He that does good to another
does good also to himself,
not only in the consequence but in the very act.
For the consequences of well-doing
is in itself ample reward

= Seneca

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dream Big You will Have it!


As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by. We have a hundred alternatives, a thousand paths and an infinity of dreams. Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go; hopeless, we are lost forever.

- Hong Kong proverb

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Spiritual Networking

Faith

A nurse who cared for many terminal patients has observed, "Ultimately, people only die as they have lived." To die happily is therefore extremely difficult. And since death is the final settlement of accounts for one's life, it is when our true self comes to the fore. We practice faith to live happily and also to die happily. One who has faith in the Mystic Law will not die an unhappy death.

- Daisaku Ikeda

Problem Solving


Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them.

- Rick Warren

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thoughts of Love


Giving of yourself, even if it is simply sending someone else thoughts of love, hope, and peace is the easiest thing in the world to do. And you will be blessed many times over because it will make you feel so good.

Mirrors

Monday, September 14, 2009

Enlightenment

So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger. One day you may catch yourself smiling at the voice in your head, as you would smile at the antics of a child. This means that you no longer take the content of your mind all that seriously, as your sense of self does not depend on it.

- Eckhart Tolle
You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.

– Ethel Barrymore

Sunday, September 13, 2009

OM

Meditate


It’s the easiest thing you can do. True mediation acts like a mind emptier, leaving you open to the whole flow of the sensations and experiences you would otherwise ignore. You don’t even need a complicated technique, meditate as you see fit.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Attention is a Strange Thing

We never look but through a screen of words, explanations and prejudices;
we never listen save through judgements, comparisons and remembrances.
The very naming of the flower, the bird, is a distraction.
The mind is never still to look, to listen.

- Krishnamurti

Chinese Traditional Dance "Ta Ge"

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cultivate Compassion, Empathy, Light and Love

It's hard to be gentle with ourselves when we are moving at breakneck speed, being bombarded with information overload and multi-tasking. Yet, if we can simplify our lives and savor the present moment just the way it is, we naturally cultivate compassion, empathy, light and love.

Finding someone else to blame for lack of joy is a facade that relives us of responsibility for our thoughts, feelings and emotions. However, we are always responsible for what we are thinking, and our thoughts act like a magnet attracting what we focus on. By taking a gentle approach with ourselves and others, even when our thoughts run astray, we simply cannot be angry at our spouse, our boss, our government or the rain. Spiritual living cultivates that gentleness and awakens us to the joy of living.

Walk the Talk

Avoid Negative People

People who have a negative attitude which may rub off on you are not good for you. If you're timid, loud and aggressive people are probably not good for you, and vice versa. Whatever you do, do not compare yourself to others. Just be the best that you can be.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Expression

If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.

- Bruce Barton

"A Good Day" With Brother David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The feeling of hopefulness sometimes comes from someone helping us. Think back to a time when you had lost hope. Many times we regained our optimism because someone gave us a helping hand.

Be A Good Listener

Listening is an essential part of communication, and it is different from hearing. Being a good and patient listener helps you not only solve many problems at work or home, but also to see the world through the eyes of others, thereby opening your understanding and enhancing your capacity for empathy. Besides which, you learn a lot from listening. As deceptively simple as listening to and acknowledging other people may seem, doing it well, particularly when disagreements arise, takes sincere effort and lots of practice.

Get Comfortable with Smiling


Many people are a little nervous about smiling. They don't think their smile looks good, or they think that smiling makes them look unprofessional or vulnerable. It's true that a smile does show a little vulnerability, but that's part of what makes it so powerful. No matter how professional, intelligent, or in control you think a serious face (or worse, a frown) makes you appear, people almost always respond better to a smile.

http://www.wikihow.com/Smile

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fear


Don't fear fear, welcome it. It can be exhilarating. As Connie Chung said, "I wanted to be scared again... I wanted to feel unsure again. That's the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged."

- Chuck Gallozzi

http://www.personal-development.com/

Monday, September 7, 2009

Jessica Cox

Commit Yourself

Love will remain a mystery until you commit yourself to solving the mystery, and master the skill of loving.

- Barbra De Angelis

http://www.barbaradeangelis.com/quote_of_the_day.asp

Affirmations Are Statements

Affirmations are statements that we repeat over and over again whenever we feel down or when doing a task. Once consistently repeated with attention, conviction, interest and desire, these phrases can help you focus your mind, let you take charge, and invalidate pessimistic ideas.

Here are a few affirmations:

• I am healthy and happy
• Wealth is pouring into my life
• I am sailing on the river of wealth
• My body is healthy and functioning in a very good way
• I have a lot of energy
• I can do this!
• I study and comprehend fast
• My mind is calm
• I am calm and relaxed in every situation
• My thoughts are under my control
• I radiate love and happiness
• I am surrounded by love
• I have the perfect job for me
• I have a wonderful and satisfying job
• I can overcome these challenges
• I am successful in whatever I do
• There's no stopping me!
• I am blessed and talented
• I am beautiful and intelligent
• I can be the best that I can be
• I am loved

Sunday, September 6, 2009

24 Things To Always Remember and One Thing To Never Forget

Your presence is a present to the world.
You’re unique and one of a kind.
Your Life can be what you want it to be.
Take the days just one at a time.

Count your blessings, not your troubles.
You’ll make it through whatever comes along.
Within you are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.

Don’t put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize.

Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
The longer one carries a problem the heavier it gets.
Don’t take things too seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot … goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
Life’s Treasures are people … together.

Realize that it’s never too late.
Do ordinary thing in an extraordinary way.
Have health and hope and happiness.
Take the time to wish upon a star.

And don’t ever forget…
for even a day … how very special you are.

- Collin McCarty

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Accountability


We are accountable only to ourselves for what happens to us in our lives.

- Mildred Newman

Love

Love has no conditions. When we put conditions, when we put barriers and boundaries, then we lose love. Love is condition-less. Love is barrier-less. Look at the moon, sun, stars, trees. . . they are just on for everyone. When our love also flows for everyone, you become very natural.

Pudya Swamiji

Friday, September 4, 2009

Do All the Good You Can

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.

- John Wesley

Hopes & Dreams

As a child we are filled with hopes and dreams,
And wishes for magical fairy-tale things.
As we grow older, we sometimes stop wishing
And just blindly accept what each new day brings.

I am here to tell you 'Don't ever stop wishing!'
'Don't ever give up on your childhood dreams!'
Life will always be full of wonderful surprises
Nothing is ever exactly the way that it seems.

Remember to listen to the kid inside your heart and
Never stop looking for ways to make your dreams come true.
Keep on believing the world is a magical place and you will
Find all the wonderful things that are just waiting for you!

- Sandbox Greetings

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Marriage

Determiation and Inner Strength

Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to
appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry, nuture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances, they
provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.

- Dalai Lama

I’ll Be There

If you have ever had to call a friend in the middle
of the night, to take a sick child to hospital, or
when your car has broken down some miles from
home, you will know how good it feels to hear the
phrase “I’ll be there.” Being there for another
person is one of life’s greatest gift we can give. When we
are truly present for other people, important
things happen to them and us. We are renewed
in love and friendship. We are restored
emotionally and spiritually. Being there is at the
very core of civility.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.

- William Arthur Ward

Happiness

Happiness is not merely a life lived by accumulating moments of pleasure. On the contrary, happiness is a long lasting enduring enjoyment of life, it is being in love with living. It is your reward for achieving a good character and personal rational values in life. Some important values are a productive career, romance, friendship and hobbies.

- Dr. Ellen Kenner

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Random Act of Consciousness

One Chance to Do All


Dream what you want to dream;
go where you want to go;
be what you want to be;
because you have only one life and
one chance to do all the things
you want in life.

http://www.butlerwebs.com/