Sunday, May 31, 2009

Influence Your Life

You can vitally influence your life from within by auto-suggestion. The first thing each morning, and the last thing each night, suggest to yourself specific ideas that you wish to embody in your character and personality. Address such suggestions to yourself, silently or aloud, until they are deeply impressed upon your mind.

- Grenville Kleiser

Who Wants To Live Forever

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.

- Zig Ziglar


Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

- Henry Ford

Thursday, May 28, 2009

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.

- Emmanuel Teney

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

- Dalai Lama

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gifts of Gratitude

What Do You Think

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't!
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,
It's almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost;
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in the state of mind!

If you think you're outclassed, you are;
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself
Before you 'll ever win the prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the person who thinks he can!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Peace begins with Me

Peace begins with me
Starting over and breaking free.

Peace begins with me
Opening my eyes and beginning to see.

Peace begins with me
Curious about what I am going to be.

Peace begins with me
Knowing I no longer have to flee.

Peace begins with me
Having self dignity.

Peace begins with me
Taking on more responsibility.

Peace begins with me
Because peace is being happy.

And this is why peace begins with me!

- Richard D. Marco III

Monday, May 25, 2009

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

- Zig Ziglar

Buddha Bar (Very Beautiful)

Do Less

Do less thinking,
and pay more attention to your heart.

Do less acquiring,
and pay more attention to what you already have.

Do less complaining,
and pay more attention to giving.

Do less controlling,
and pay more attention to letting go.

Do less criticizing,
and pay more attention to complimenting.

Do less arguing,
and pay more attention to forgiveness.

Do less running around,
and pay more attention to stillness.

Do less talking,
and pay more attention to silence.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

- Confucius

Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent - Semi-Final 1

There is magic all around us, we only need to open our eyes to see it.

Teach Love

Teach love to those who hate, and let that love embrace you as you go out into the world. May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those lives you have touched and whose have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more important than the form.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.

- Bruce Lee

Everything Will Fall into Place

Do not feel like all your efforts are going completely unnoticed. It seems like every stride you make leads to you being even more ignored. This has got you feeling quite disappointed and hurt. You are pushed to the extent of going overboard in order to receive attention. Do not allow yourself to be distracted by the lack of acknowledgement. Remember that your self worth is not determined by the amount of praise that other people heap on your head. The most important thing you can do is to keep on doing your best and maintain a clear conscience. Everything else will eventually fall into place. Go about your day without worrying about who is watching you.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Secret To A Balanced Life

Korean Fan Dance

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

- Ambrose Redmoon

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I have no regrets for the past, but will have --- if I don't push myself right now.

- K.C.Adle

The Journey

I had to go a wandering
Leave everything behind me
I had to find the reason for my life
I had to go a seeking
and tracing ancient pathways
my lonely journey cut me like a knife.

I had to scale the mountains
of passion and possessions
I had to trawl the grave of poverty
but still my soul was urging me
to keep upon that pathway
the only one to set my spirit free

I could not look to others
To help me on my journey
The task was mine and mine alone
So many nights in torment
So many painful daybreaks
SO many times I cried out
To go home……

But now I have a new song
A different new perspective
A blessed new awareness of my role
It’s been a long hard journey
From that aching inner yearning
But not too long to go now…….
Until I am home!

- Alison Stormwolf

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

- Lady Marguerite Blessington

Transform Fear Through Core Issue Work

Most of us have one or more core issues or challenges which surface repeatedly over the course of our lives. These issues are usually rooted in deep unexpressed fears. Depending on your perspective, core issues either cause all sorts of problems, or present many opportunities for transformation. When you choose to look at core issues as an opportunity, you are much more likely to transform your fears into learning tools which lead to a better life. Below are the most common core issues, their related fears, and suggestions for dealing with them.

Common Core Issues and Associated Fears

Abandonment – Nobody cares about me. I'm all alone. I don't matter.
Arrogance – I'm better than all of you. I'm too much. I'm right and you're wrong.
Damaged – Something is wrong with me. I'm a failure. I'm damaged.
Inferiority – I'm not good enough. I'm stupid. I'm worthless. I'm boring. I'm hopeless.
Rejection – I'm a burden. I'm unwanted. Nobody wants to spend time with me.
Shame – I'm bad. I'm evil. I'm a mistake. I'm a monster. I'm disgusting. I'm possessed.

Suggested Intentions for Transforming Fears, Core Issues

Abandonment – I am worthy of love. I can find ways to safely share myself with others.
Arrogance – I can learn from all around me. I can see goodness in everyone I meet.
Damaged – I am whole and complete just as I am. I can choose to love all of me.
Inferiority – I am a good, valuable person. I can make meaningful contributions to the world.
Rejection – I am an attractive, interesting person. People can enjoy getting to know me.
Shame – I can be gentle with myself. I can hold the best intentions for all deep in my heart.


The Don't Quit Poem (

This Day is all that is Good and Fair

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have 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 cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Blessing

Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Let each know that for each the body, mind and soul have been freed to fulfil themselves.

- Nelson Mandela

Do It Now!

We have to stop procrastinating, pretending that we have forever to do what we want to do and to be what we long to be. If we think that we want to become better and more loving human beings, we had better start moving in that direction right now.

- Lama Surya Das

Monday, May 18, 2009

One Wish

If you were granted one wish, and only one, what would it be? Of all things...wealth, power, wisdom, love, liberty...what would you choose? This may seem fanciful; not so, IT IS REALITY. What you choose to think about, to concentrate on with all your mental power, will, indeed, become a reality. So choose carefully.

- Thomas D. Willhite

The Victor

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win but think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost.
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will.
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are out classed, you are.
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of your-self before
You can ever win the prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

- C. W. Longenecker

Enka - Yozakura Oshichi

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Reason for Being

I do hereby declare that I am here on this Earth to fulfill the following:

To radiate light and love as I move through my life, and to walk in the shadows peacefully and with acceptance
To impart beauty in all of its many manifestations
To inspire gentle healing for all life forms
To strive for spiritual, emotional, and intellectual balance in my own life and with those around me
To seek the good for all in my dealings with others

For Myself, I want the following:

Exquisite peace
Sweet intensity
Overflowing joy
Boundless love
Constant connection with the Universal Energy

- Nancy Smeltzer

Life - Expect the Unexpected

When the tide of life surrounds you and the water upsets your boat,
Don't waste your tears on what might have been,
Just lie on your back and float.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Peace for "The Lady"


Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.

Your Faith

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

-Paul H. Duhn

My Anorexic Story [updated]

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's not about how to achieve your dreams. It's about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you.

- Randy Pausch

Gregg Pritchard - Nessun Dorma - Britains Got Talent 2009 Ep 5

What is the difference between right and wrong?

I think the majority of people feel that the difference between right wrong stems from the Bible i.e. good & evil.

Most people say that the difference between right and wrong is how you as a person feel in the end, happy/sad, good/bad.

But you must also ask yourself how many people feel bad about doing something wrong if they do not get caught. Or even better how many people would do the wrong thing knowing that they will not be found out.

I guess you would just have to ask yourself how u would want to be treated if u were in a similar situation. For if you feel that that is the right way to handle certain situations, than it must be right, right. For no one actually knows that they are doing wrong until someone points it out to them and then tells them that it shouldn't be done that way. Doing it still after you know the difference this will then be wrong.

This also brings the perception of right and wrong of the society we live/grew up in. I.E. the people pointing out that what you are doing is wrong. Therefore, it can be determined by your own beliefs as a person, your peers/society, or your religious beliefs.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Never tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

Taking Chances

Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.

- Cadet Maxim

Monday, May 11, 2009


Take every opportunity to give others encouragement.

- Lucy MacDonald

How to Become a Better Person

All of us want to live with freedom, with joy and love and can solve easily all the problems. This is the stage of become light (like angel). So how can we do this?

Stop being angry. Don’t be suppressed, but don’t express anger. Both ways bring you heavy outcomes. Just be assertive.

Bathe. You can remove all the dust, and negative vibrations through this way.

Breathe in and out deeply while imagining you are letting the new energy come into you, and all the heaviness, tiredness go out.

Play a lot of positive thoughts in your mind. Then you will see your positive life go out!

Always keep zeal and enthusiasm for yourself. This will make you have flying stage.
Meditate, or use relaxation techniques.

Help others.

Be aware. Have awareness about what you attain. If you have this awareness, how can you feel stress, heavy about life any more?

Eat in the right way. Do not eat too much and also choose to eat right things when you do eat. For example: Meat and fish can cause your digestive system to work too hard and become tired. Instead of that, choose food like tofu, beans - in fact, these bring much more protein and less toxins into your system.

Sing! Laugh! Be humourous! Do something that makes your heart happy and makes you feel like dancing.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day brings to mind
The thousands of things you did for me
that helped make me happier,
stronger and wiser,
because I had you as a role model.

I'm grateful for all the times
you healed my hurts
and calmed my fears,
so that I could face the world
feeling safe and secure.

I'm thankful for all you showed me
about how to love and give--
lessons that now bring
so many blessings to me
each and every day.

Your sacrifices and unselfishness
did not go unnoticed, Mom.
I admire you, I respect you,
I love you.
And I'm so glad you're my mother!

Happy Mother's Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry.
Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is yesterday with its mistakes and cares,
its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed.
We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow.
With its possible adversities, its burdens,
its large promise and poor performance.
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow's Sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds,
but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.
This just leaves only one day . . . Today.
Any person can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities -
yesterday and tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of today that drives people mad.
It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday
and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.
Let us therefore live but one day at a time.

Friday, May 8, 2009


CHARACTER is the result of hundreds and hundreds of choices you make that gradually turn who you are, at any given moment, into who you want to be. If that decision-making process is not present, you will still be somebody. You will still be alive, but may have a personality rather than a character.

CHARACTER is not something you were born with and can't change like your fingerprint. In fact, because you weren't born with it, it is something that you must take responsibility for creating. I don't believe that adversity by itself builds character and I certainly don't think that success erodes it. Character is built by how you respond to what happens in your life. Whether it's winning every game or losing every game. Getting rich or dealing with hard times. You build character out of certain qualities that you must create and diligently nurture within yourself.

CHARACTER sustains itself and nurtures itself even as it is being put to work, tested, and challenged. And once character is formed, it will serve as a solid, lasting foundation upon which to build the life you desire.

To Your Success,

Jim Rohn


Soul Mantra

To Let Go

Does not mean to stop caring, it means you can't do it for someone else.
Does not mean to cut yourself off, it is the realization that you can't do it for someone else.
Does not mean to care for, it means to care about.
Does not mean to fix, it means to be supportive.
Does not mean to change another, it means to make the most of yourself.
Does not mean to deny, it means to accept.
Does not mean to nag or scold, it means to listen.
Does not mean to regret the past, it is to live for the future.
It means that we should admit we are frequently powerless and that someone else's outcome may not be in our hands.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow. Orison Marden

Important Question

During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: 'What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade. Absolutely, said the professor. "In your careers you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello". I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

Water and Mind - How Consciousness Effects Water

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

He Who...

He who stands on tiptoe is not steady.
He who strides cannot maintain the pace.
He who makes a show is not enlightened.
He who is self-righteous is not respected.
He who boasts achieves nothing.
He who brags will not endure.

- Lao Tzu

Never Let it Rest

Good, better, best.
Never let it rest,
Until your good is better,
And your better is best.

- Tim Duncan

Flowers of Japan (Director's cut)

What I Live For

I live for those who love me,
For those who know me true,
For the Heaven that smiles above me,
And awaits my spirit too;
For the cause that lacks assistance,
For the wrong that needs resistance,
For the future in the distance,
And the good that I can do.

- George Linnaeus Banks

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Each of us has responsibility for all Humankind. It is time for us to think of other people as true brothers and sisters and to be concerned with their welfare, with lessening their suffering.

- Dalai Lama

I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced that they are about to change the world. I am more awed by...those who... struggle to make one small difference after another.

- Ellen Goodman

Detonautas - Você me faz tão bem

The Best That Is In You

Promise yourself to be so strong that
nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Look at the sunny side of everything and
make your optimism come true. Think only
of the best, work only for the best, and
expect only the best. Forget the mistakes
of the past and press on to the greater
achievements of the future. Give so much
time to the improvement of yourself that
you have no time to criticize others. Live
in faith that the whole world is on
your side so long as you are true to the
Best that is in you!

- Christian D. Larson

Saturday, May 2, 2009

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice.

- Meister Eckhart

Dream An Awesome Dream

Friday, May 1, 2009

Moon - Solo Dance by Yang LiPing

An Angel To Watch Over You

Some people come into our lives
and quickly go.
Some people become friends
and stay a while.
leaving beautiful footprints
on our hearts
and we are – never -
quite the same because we
have made a good friend!

Chinese Deaf Dancer's