Voice and vision… “When the voice and the vision on the inside is more profound, and more clear and loud than all opinions on the outside, you’ve begun to master your life.” -John F. Demartini
“My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
You have your own life. You have been given a life. Your very own life. Why would you choose to live someone else’s ideas of what’s right for you?
“A few basic moves done consistently is better than a lot of moves done sporadically.” -Kung Fu Masters
Are we sacrificing the pursuit of what truly fulfills us? Many of us tended to drift away from the paths we explored …
Fear has solidified into a suit of armor that we carry around… For some of us, fear has solidified into a suit …
Your subconscious mind and continues to influence your life… Everything you see, hear, encounter and experience is absorbed by your subconscious mind …
I like you, I love you… What is the difference between “I like you” and “I love you”? When you like a …
Pain of change… “Nothing happens until the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change.” -Arthur Burt
A question is trying to ask itself… “Behind every problem, there’s a question trying to ask itself. Behind every question, there’s an …
Change the future by changing your actions today… “The past will never change, but you can change the future by changing your …
“Freedom is not about the size of your cage or power of your wings or non-attachment to a person or a thing. Freedom is about being truly, madly and deeply attached to your own soul that you can’t bear – if only for a moment – a life that doesn’t honor it.” -Andréa Balt
Shine like a star… “When you shine as bright as a star, two things happen: you attract other stars and you light the way for those in darkness.” -Iva Ursano
Until one is committed there is hesitancy, always ineffective. Concerning all acts of initiative there’s one elementary truth. The moment one commits oneself then providence moves too. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius power and magic in it. Begin it now.
“We all talk to ourselves, yet do we speak to our self the way that we would if we were having that conversation with our best friend?” -Thea Westra
You get to make your own life… How do you want to respond to events and circumstances in your life? How do …
Bruce Lee’s philosophy of how to deal with challenges in our day to day life, never grows old. “You cannot force the Now. But can you neither condemn nor justify and yet be extraordinarily alive as you walk on? You can never invite the wind, but you must leave the window open.” -Bruce Lee
Don’t think, feel! The knowledge and life experience of great people like Bruce Lee is forever useful. “Don’t think, feel! …It is …
A place that remains unchanged shows how you have altered. Often, disappointment in ourselves is sourced in comparing ourselves to others. More empowering is exploring a comparison of self-with-self, and doing that in relationship to people, places or moments from our past.
Over the years your personal growth is exponential, which we so often don’t see for ourselves. “Keeping a journal, over an extended period of time, is a terrific way to record your evolution. Re-reading it will help you in those times that you feel there has been no forward movement.” -Thea Westra
All you need do is to act from what you can see is true. You know better than to run from one scary doubt right into the arms of another. Practice this lesson in the trying moments of life. There is nothing that needs to be done with any dark state except for you to stay awake and watchful.
With any dark state, stay awake and watchful. There is nothing that needs to be done with any dark state except for you to stay awake and watchful. Whatever wants to frighten you will eventually fade into the nothingness from out of which it came in the first place.
Listen to the voice of truth & do what it tells you to do. Here’s the beauty and the secret way in which higher self-knowledge rescues the one who actualizes it. You don’t have to do anything else. Your part in the process is done. All you need to do is to listen to the voice of truth.
Challenge your personal viewpoints…. Remember that your perspective, on anything, is only one opinion. That includes your opinion about yourself. Every now …
Move toward your desired lifestyle one new habit at a time. You may transform overnight and ‘morph’ into that desired persona or lifestyle. It’s a rare occurrence though! Consider how you got where you are today. In that very same way you can get to where you want to be. The timeline is up to you.
Life is not a practice game. When will you live your life, the one you choose for yourself? If you are waiting for something, what are you waiting for? What if “that thing” you’re waiting for never happens?
Fear has many disguises and it can sometimes look like procrastination, being vague, confusion, indecision, going slow on a project, avoidance, being easily distracted… How does fear show itself in your life at the moment?
Time with yourself…. Have you recently spent enough time with only yourself? Have you recently spent too much time with only yourself?
Flow on effect… Tackle that issue you’ve most avoided. “When you empower one area of your life, there is a flow on effect into many others. Particularly, when you finally tackle that issue you’ve most avoided.” -Thea Westra
True to you… Stay 100% true to you! “There are only a few people in this world who will stay 100% true to you, and YOU should be one of them.” -Marc Chernoff
Share It With Others… “When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.” -Chinese Proverb
Pain of change… The pain of change must become less than the pain of staying the same. Be willing to release the patterns that are creating the conditions you do not want. Most of us know what we need to be doing or being in order to improve our lives or to move forward.
When you die… Learn how to call up your inner calm. Life is an ever-growing process, an ever-renewing process. You’ll never have it “all handled” when you die. There’ll still be items to attend in your “in-tray”! There is no finish line, there is no race, there is nowhere to “get”. There is simply, life.
Smile before you sleep… It is healthy to smile before you sleep. “Put a smile on your face as you close your eyes to sleep. Smiling causes your brain to send out endorphins that help you feel good.” -Chunyi Lin
Infatuation is when you think he’s as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he’s as ….[read quote in image], but you love him anyway. Judith Viorst quote.
Born at the age of eighty… “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.” -Mark Twain
Eliminate violence from the world within one generation… “If every 8-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” -Dalai Lama
Befriending who we are… Meditation is about befriending who we already are. “The point is not to try to change ourselves. Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” -Pema Chödrön
Life passes before your eyes… “It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living.” -Terry Pratchett
Every living thing is connected in some way… “I mean, the whole thing about meditation and yoga is about connecting to the …
“If you’re impatient while waiting for the bus, tell yourself you’re doing ‘Bus waiting meditation’. If you’re standing in a slow line at the drugstore, you’re doing ‘Waiting in line meditation’. Just saying these words makes me feel very spiritual and high-minded and wise.” -Gretchen Rubin
Do you ever make mountains out of molehills? “At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I’ve made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.” -Ringo Starr
Imagined thought… “Our subconscious minds have no sense of humour, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.” -Robert Collier
Part to play… You have a part to play and it matters. “Your life, with all its quirks, has an irrefutable logic & intelligence all its own. You have a part to play and it matters.” -Lissa Boles
Every meltdown brings its own miracles. There’s merit & magic in every meltdown… “Knowing is grand. Control has its place. Yet there’s merit & magic in every meltdown and in every cycle of uncertainty.” -Lissa Boles
Right emotion… “The right emotion can help stimulate a good, happy, healthy life. Negative emotions drive negative energies of anger, depression, dis-ease.” -Chunyi Lin