Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Will Not Forgive

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.

Henry Ward Beecher

Set-Backs Are Only Temporary

It's important not to dwell on the bad times too long.
Most setbacks are only temporary,
so let go of your old anxieties so they don't hold you back
from enjoying the rest of what life has to offer.

Monday, August 30, 2010


If you do not like yourself or cannot accept yourself,
how do you expect others to?
Often times, we give away our power
by letting others dictate how we should feel.
Be determined to keep your power.

Expect Positive Things to Happen:

You experience what you think about most.Therefore, forward thinking with positive expectations is what you will get or backward thinking with negative expectations is what you will get. You chose.

Tap into your emotions. Fire yourself up the way athletes do. With enthusiasm, chant to yourself out loud.You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! This technique may take you outside of your comfort zone, but its fun once you get started. Granted, if you do this around family and friends I can guarantee a few strange looks. On the other hand, talk them into participating with you.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Giving Thanks

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Wishing for a Better World

If we wish for more intangible things rather than wishing for tanglibles then the world would be a better place to live in. Our wishes for others will in a way contribute to the betterment of the entire mankind. When we wish for others often there is no self-interest attached to it. It is solely a selfless act and the only thing that matters is to see the other person happy and satisfied. By wishing for others we actually appreciate their endeavors and wish for the endeavors to be successful. If instead of wishing for more wealth and money, we wish for better relations among humans, for love and peace then our world will definitely get rid of a lot of problems. So lets start wishing for a better world!

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Determination Of The Human Spirit: Amputee Stuns TV Show With Talent...


Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

Tom Blandi

Stop Putting Yourself Down

You can’t develop high self-esteem if you repeat negative phrases about yourself and your abilities. Whether speaking about your appearances, your career, your relationships, your financial situation, or any other aspects of your life, avoid self-deprecating comments. Start noticing what kind of chatter your mind ‘Golum’ (that ugly creature that lurks in the dark to create trouble for you) is telling you. Refuse to accept this negative self-talk anymore. Just imagine the words that ‘Golum’ tells you written on a white board- visualize getting an eraser and remove them from the white board every time that these thoughts come to your mind.

Oh Thank Goodness, It's Not Just Me!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

What is 'Personal Empowerment'?

Personal empowerment comes within yourself. It results in self-reliance which embodies assuming responsibility, making your own decisions, desiring to be informed/understand and knowing where you are heading. It's the coming to a realization that something must change.


Experience is the hardest kind of teacher.
it gives you the test first, and the lesson afterward


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Oh Fortuna

André Rieu


To walk the earth in friendship is to embrace the highest human potential. Friendship bathes us with warmth and life while inspiring our soul to blossom.


Wisdom of the Wolves

Two Kinds of People

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who make excuses and those who get results. An excuse person will find any excuse for why a job was not done, and a results person will find any reason why it can be done. Be a creator, not a reactor.

Alan Cohen, A Deep Breath Of Life

Change Your Life With These Inspiring Action Verbs

Action can be the best motivator for those who are finding it difficult to get where they want to be. There are five action verbs that you need to keep at the front of your mind that are going to help you to get yourself motivated physically and mentally.

1. Give - Give of yourself to those who are less fortunate than you. This giving can be of time, money or both. Give a card to a friend who is feeling down. Doing something for others is going to show you just how well off you are.

2. Learn - Learn one new thing a month. It can even be as small as a new word. All you need to do is broaden your mind with new information or activities.

3. Change - Break out of your everyday habits. Change the route you take to work or your personal appearance. Any kind of change can break a deep set lethargy.

4. Participate - Become active in events that inspire you. It can be as simple as taking a college course or joining the local softball team. Just get yourself out there.

5. Create - Do something creative in whatever interests you. The intrinsic rewards are going to do more to motivate you than anything thing else. This also gets the brain active and thinking.

These simple actions are going to go along way to getting you motivated and ready to take on the world. Any lethargy that you have been feeling is going to be wiped out and the brain is going to be retrained. Start with one action verb at a time until all five have been thoroughly ensconced in your brain.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Start Fresh

Today is a new day. The past doesn't matter except to learn the important lesson. Look forward. Focus on the future and what you will achieve.

The most boring word in any language is "I".

It's wonderful to be self-confident and self-sufficient, however, it's not all about you. There is nothing more monotonous than hearing someone talk about themselves and their accomplishments endlessly. Being self-centered is not the same as having self-confidence.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Anything Is Possible

Anything is possible if you just believe. Tobias Mead makes the impossible possible.

Peace and Mind

Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.

Elisabeth Elliot


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mohandas Gandhi

Friends and Strangers

Be kind to friends and strangers.
Do not speak harshly, ignore their needs, lie, or
selfishly exploit them.
Lend your help, say a kind word, respect them in the same way
you would want them to respect you.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy.
The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life.

Dalai Lama

Waste of Energy

Where attention goes, energy flows. What we focus on tends to expand itself. Since we can only focus on one thing at a time, energy spent on negativity is energy that could have been spent on our personal wellbeing.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Life Skills

Many people think basic living skills is being able to do the laundry and run the dishwasher. But life has so many more challenges to offer .. and you need the skills to cope.

To be able to observe the world, reason, and draw accurate and rational conclusions.

To understand how to live a healthy life and make life-fulfilling decisions about food, physical exercise, sleep, and the way you use your life energy.

To learn about the chain of consequences that flow from both small and large actions and to take responsibility for both your actions and all their consequences.

To be able to navigate the world around you and be able to travel safely where ever you need to go.

To understand the major life decisions you face and know how to make good choices based on your current situation and future possibilities.

To understand universal life themes and how to turn them from abstract concepts into concrete actions. These include ... justice, freedom, honor, integrity, respect, fairness, ethics, love, jealously, joy, greed.

To get a useful education and become smarter in the ways of the world

To develop and cultivate a good sense of humor to get you through the tough times

To be wisely optimistic so you can see the possibilities in crises and take advantage of windows of opportunity

To create life affirming habits so you naturally act in your own best interests, even when you are running on autopilot through your life

To learn how to wisely take risks for a Handsome reward and know when to harvest and exit, as well as when to enter and sow

To know how to turn worry into taking action so that your energy is used in finding solutions and taking action instead of wheel spinning

To understand life situations & Nature's Laws so you can trace the laws of cause and effect and use them to your advantage

To find the keys to success (mastery, self fulfillment, happiness, enlightenment) and share them with the ones you love

To find meaning & create significance in the events of your life so you can understand how it is unfolding and where it is going

To be able to adapt to circumstances and take effective action

To understand and use power Wisely so you can influence the unfolding of events in your life and the lives of those you love

To understand people, what they want and how to help them discover, fund and live their dreams

To discover and keep updating what brings you happiness ... and lets you bring happiness to others

To be able to accept & embrace ambiguity in a world where uncertainty is the norm and nothing is normal

To find the silver lining in events and learn how to use it to create rainbows of opportunity

To learn from mistakes (yours and others) and be able to put the past behind You and start over or anew Gracefully

To keep an open mind so you can sort lies from truth and evolve your ideas and theories as the world evolves

Look Up and See

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

Friday, August 20, 2010

Daily Affirmation: Self Abuse Has No Place In My Life

Mistakes happen. Mortal life is a training ground and if we got everything right the first time there probably would be no need to be here. Browbeating ourselves for errors won't help us learn, experience will. So apologize to yourself, kiss and make up. Affirm this daily affirmation. A lot of tension will be relieved and mistakes will become less frequent.

Life is...

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Accept in Life

If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve.

Tony Robbins

Approach a Problem

One way to approach a problem is to think to yourself 'how would I be acting if this problem was solved?' When you find the answer inside you that resonates best, take that course of action.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Selfless Feelings

When you feel grateful, it tends to be a lasting and selfless feeling. It’s much more than just a momentary burst of positive energy; it has staying power that will provide a great boost for you to reach your goals.


Simplicity can be very complex to achieve.

Mr. Prophet

Your Goal

As you are choosing your goal,
make sure that you are truly inspired by it,
that your choice isn’t coming from fear.

Painting by Ririn

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Leave Your Concepts At the Door

I have grown to love the unexpected... for in it is the miraculous.. here is where we are shown.. events that create our lives to be more enjoyable, more loving, more adventurous than anything we ever could have planned. Why do we think we know.. when we let go..and trust.. the mundane of life becomes the profound... leave your concepts at the door of fate.. open your arms.. a good day.

Marlise Karlin


The future sprouts from Today!
Today is a Good Day! Today is a Great Day!
I Create future Opportunities of Goodness by building upon Today!

Monday, August 16, 2010

In Remembrance


There are no mistakes, there is only experience . . .

33rd Anniversary of Elvis Presley's Death

It's rare when an artist's talent can touch an entire generation of people. It's even rarer when that same influence affects several generations. Elvis made an imprint on the world of pop music unequaled by any other single performer.

Dick Clark

Life of Abundance

If one wishes a life of abundance, development of the soul is of the utmost import. By fulfilling the souls potential we celebrate the divine spirit , raise the collective consciousness and fuel the fires of transformation.

Micheal Teal

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Spread Love Everywhere

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Theresa

Achieve By Worrying

Worry has not served any purpose to this date for anyone. Whatever has to happen will happen, there is nothing you will achieve by worrying about it. In fact what you worry about will not even happen most of the times. So why waste energy dwelling on worries? You are unconsciously creating a lot of negative energy inside you which is harmful to your whole being. Just plan practically and leave the rest to life.

Change the World

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience,
and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

"Folk Art" Painting
by Ririn

Being in Love

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Becoming more neutral is the first step toward non-judgment. Eventually, you begin to see the deeper aspects of life and people that are really wonderful, some might even say divine. Instead of quickly identifying people's faults and seeing them through that lens, you begin to lead with love. Not only do the people around you start to look better, but your entire spirit is enhanced by that generous, life-giving quality.

Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution

The World is Following YOU

One day you might see yourself walking alone on a new path.
No one seems in sight. No one seems to have walked it earlier.
Don’t give up midway. You’re on a right track.
Go on. Reach your dreams.

The reason why you do not see anyone is because,
the world is following you.

- Unknown

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hope and Love

I understand that even in the most challenging circumstances, hope and love lives there and good comes out of it. I don’t always see it right away, but I have faith and trust it’s there.

Benefits of Cultivating Kindness and Generosity

There is a growing body of research on the benefits of cultivating kindness and generosity. A focus on generosity has been shown to increase levels of happiness and well-being. In one study by Stanford University psychologist Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, subjects were asked to carry out 5 intentional acts of kindness per week over a 6 week period. The results showed that compared to a control group, performing acts of kindness and generosity significantly increased reported levels of happiness and positive mood. With those who performed all the weekly acts in one day reaping the biggest gains over the course of the study.

You're Ashamed

If you’re ashamed of how you’re feeling, you shouldn’t be. Many people find themselves in the same predicament. The only thing that should embarrass you is if you intentionally decide to stay in that rut. Do yourself a big favor and open up to someone you trust.

Whether that’s a parent, spouse, or best friend, tell them that you’re ready to make a change in your life and they’ll be able support you throughout your journey. They’ll encourage you on the good days and cry with you on the bad days. Most importantly, they’ll be there to support you throughout it all. It’s just what you need to achieve great success.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


He was going to be all that a mortal
could be - tomorrow.
No one could be kinder and braver
than he would be - tomorrow.

A friend who was troubled and weary
would be glad for a lift
On him he would call and see what
he could do - tomorrow

Each morning he stacked up the
letters he would write - tomorrow.
And thought of the folks he would fill
with delight - tomorrow.

More time I will have to give others,
he would say - tomorrow.
The greatest of workers this man would
have been - tomorrow.

But the fact is he died and faded from view
And all that he left here when he was
through he intended to do - tomorrow.

Greatest Blessing of Humanity

Projecting our thoughts far ahead of us, instead of adapting ourselves to the present, is cause of fear. Foresight, the greatest blessing humanity has been given, is also a curse.


Connect To Our Mother

If you understand Nature,
The deer will eat from your hand.
The sun makes the plants,
Animals eat the plants,
The humans eat the animals,
and Earth needs the humans to take care of it.
So you see, as you stare
into the endless sky,
we live from our Mother Gaia's birth,
and if you understand Nature,
The deer will eat from your hand.
And we all, plants, animals, humans,
are children of the Earth.

Maria Domeier,gr. 5, Red Wing, MN

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Every Day has Goodness within It!

Empty Tomorrow of It's Sorrow

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

Corrie Ten Boom

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Understand the Person You Love

If you understand the person you love, then you know when and how to care for them. All it takes is being honest and open to communication. If you can do this you remove the conflict of not knowing how to respond.



Blessed are those who can give without remembering
and take without forgetting
Elizabeth Bibesco

"Just the Three of Us" painting by
Ririn Mulyono
Don't go the way life takes you. Take the life the way you go, remember you are born to live and not living because you are born.


Some times Prayers doesnt change the situation,
but it changes our attitude towards situation,
& gives us the hopes which changes our entire Life.

No longer is it enough to live your life the way others tell you to. It's time to live "on purpose" -- choosing what lights you up, envisioning the life you want to have, and using the Universal Laws to create it in your physical reality.

Monday, August 9, 2010


In a world where many people don’t have the time or the interest in others, selflessness is a quality that seems to be less and less common. People can be selfless in the time they give, the ability to listen, their level of patience and the love that they give. Those who are giving and generous in nature have the power to make others feel loved, appreciated and special. While those who are self-absorbed tend to do the exact opposite.


You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.

Ralph Marston
Creating mutually beneficial relationships with other people is not only important for our social well-being but also for any kind of success we seek to achieve. It is by giving and taking that we open these doors to new, and sometimes unexpected, great opportunities.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The easy way to overcome any negative trait or habit is to work with virtues. In order to overcome negative tendencies the usual tendency is to make effort to remove them. But it is found that the more we think about them even if it is to remove them, we find ourselves becoming more aware of them. This makes the influence of our negativity stronger.

The solution lies in making effort of working with virtues. For example, instead of saying we will not work with anger we will now practice working with our inherent peace. For this we need to make it a habit to work with peace so that it emerges naturally even in difficult situations.

Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.
Almost all of our unhappiness is the result of comparing ourselves to others...Don't do that. You are so special. There is only one you and you have so much to offer. Start offering.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.

Anthon Robbins
What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?

Orison Swett Marden

Friday, August 6, 2010

Life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
A person can make you feel high,
A person can make you feel low.
But only you can decide,
Which way you want to go.

A person can hurt you mentally,
A person can hurt you physically.
But only you can place,
A limit on your abilities.

A person can cause drama,
A person can cause a situation.
But only you can create,
Your own reputation.

A person can make you laugh,
A person can make you cry.
But only you can make,
Decisions for your life.

I guess what I'm trying to say,
That when you're living day to day.
Don't live by what people do,
But live by what you know is true


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

Life Is A Gift

To believe is to know we are not alone, That life is a gift and this is our time to cherish it. To believe is to know that wonderful surprises are just waiting to happen, And all our hopes and dreams are within reach.


Do you ever feel worthless, unworthy, or not good enough? Do you look at yourself and make excuses for why you can’t be, do, or have what you want? Seeing yourself as unworthy will keep your desires at bay.

Get in touch with your inherent self-worth. The wisdom of the universe considers you so worthy that it gave you existence. If it didn’t you wouldn’t be here. Learn to be your own greatest fan and supporter.

If you don’t value yourself, other people won’t do it for you.


Begin to value yourself and feel your self-worth by becoming your own greatest fan and supporter. Every time you accomplish something, give yourself a pat on the back. Seriously, say- great job, I am very proud of myself. It doesn’t have to be a big accomplishment, it could be getting your car washed, everything you do is valuable, begin to learn to appreciate yourself.

Here’s another:

Use affirmations. If you don’t believe in them, consider changing that belief and then put them to work for you. Look at yourself in the mirror; take a minute to really look. Then make eye contact and tell yourself:

•I believe in myself,

•I am inherently valuable and worth,

•The universe applauds my life.

Repeat 5 times.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

Helen Keller

Attitude Is A Mindset

It's how we view and respond to the world. It determines how we express or protect ourselves. It's what makes us act the way we do. And our attitude can make the difference in our lives.

It can be the fine line between success and failure. Or misery and happiness. The key lies in what kind of attitude we have.

To make things simple, we'll talk of two kinds:

The good versus the bad attitude.

A good attitude is inspirational.

These motivational words and motivational phrases tell us that it brings about success and happiness.

And a bad attitude produces failure and misery.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Negative Beliefs Does Take Time

Dropping your negative beliefs does take time, especially considering many of us have been conditioned to accept these negative beliefs as fact. Simply accept where you are currently and strive to improve. The important thing action. Read inspiring literature. Surround yourself with encouraging individuals. With time your negative beliefs will slowly suffocate within the presence of empowering beliefs.

Nothing is Impossible

Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.

Francois La Rochefoucauld

Power to Destroy

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

Anothony Robbins

Monday, August 2, 2010

Waste Land

"A joy to watch despite the abject poverty it contains, "Waste Land" transcends the artist-doc format and has a broad emotional appeal that should ensure a warm reaction from theatrical audiences. Easily as concerned with social and environmental issues as it is with the fine-art career that sets it in motion, the movie never focuses on big issues at the expense of the individuals it encounters."


Abandoning False Speech

"Abandoning false speech, he abstains from false speech; he speaks truth, adheres to truth, is trustworthy and reliable, one who is no deceiver of the world.

Abandoning malicious speech, he abstains from malicious speech; he does not repeat elsewhere what he has heard here in order to divide [those people] from these, nor does he repeat to these people what he has heard elsewhere to divide [these people] from those; thus he is one who reunites those who are divided, a promoter of friendships, who enjoy concord, rejoices in concord, delights in concord, a speaker of words that promote concord.

Abandoning harsh speech, he abstains from harsh speech; he speaks such words as are gentle, pleasing to the ear, and loveable, as go to the heart, are courteous, desired by many and agreeable to many.

Abandoning idle chatter, he abstains from idle chatter; he speaks at the right time, speaks what is fact, speaks on what is good, speaks on the Dhamma (Buddha's teachings) and the Discipline (moral guidelines); at the right time he speaks such words as are worth recording, reasonable, moderate, and beneficial."

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tiny Moments

Life is a race made up of many tiny moment steps. If you determine to plant each step on the Rock, He will direct the moments of your life. Go on, ask Him to forgive all the mis-steps and then leave them, where He puts them, in the sea of forgetfulness. Go forward with fervor, endeavouring to make the best of each moment today.


Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Feeling sorry for yourself will not improve your situation any. Build your self-confidence. There is a solution to every problem and it is better to deal with situations head on instead of letting them fester and get out of control. However, if the problem is something you cannot deal with then leave it be and move on. Sometimes some problems have a working themselves out.