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
Deposit your worry… Find a receptacle into which you can deposit your worry. “Find an item into which you can deposit your worry or concern & place it outside the area where you’d like to focus on what you want to do.” -Lissa Boles
We all need encouragement along the way. Here’s a cute frog story about a group of frogs who helped a friend. Two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead… Read the rest of this tale on the image!
Feeling depleted? Try this… “The next time you’re feeling depleted, try taking a walk in nature or near running water, and breathe in those positivity-making, oxygenized negative ions.” -Matt Riemann
Spirituality Is Fun… “Spirituality does not have to be serious. You are spirituality. Fun & laughter heal you faster than anything. Introduce fun back into your life.” -Anita Moorjani
Top Of The Mountain… “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” -Vince Lombardi
Give it a try, whispered the heart… “It’s impossible”, said pride. “It’s risky”, said experience. “It’s pointless”, said reason. “Give it a …
Good Day? “If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.” -Cavett Robert
Move world! Ha, move the world? “Let him who would move the world first move himself.” A quote attributed to Socrates.
Make A Wish… You could make a wish or you could make it happen.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential.” – Muhammad Ali
“Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment based on what you are feeling and thinking. That is what’s real. We can let go of the unconscious belief that being anxious about the past or the future will somehow protect us” -Doc Childre
Reality is made by agreement. The more similar or identical images that are fused from more sources, the more solid the agreement and the more real the reality. Reality is not truth. The more solid the reality, the more untruth it contains. -Alan C. Walter, from “Gods in Disguise”
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
Choices We Make In Life… “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices we make. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“Life is not easy for any of us. But, what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” -Marie Curie
Auspicious signs… “Once we make our decision, all things will come to us. Auspicious signs are not a superstition, but a confirmation. They are a response.” -Deng Ming-Dao
The hand that gives roses… A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses – Chinese Proverb Be generous with what you have to give away.
You are afraid? More than you are afraid of whatever it is… Decide that you want it more than you could ever be afraid of it.
Superior circumstance? Something inside you is superior to circumstance… “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.” –Bruce Barton
Experience of others can teach us a great deal… “Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” –Douglas Adams
Keep on walking… “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” –Buddhist Proverb
Always take another step… “I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult… I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.” –Og Mandino
Success leaves clues… Think and behave in certain ways. “Happy, vibrant, successful people think and behave in certain ways. So do miserable and unfulfilled people. In other words, there are patterns of success and patterns of failure. The good news is, success leaves clues.” –Tony Robbins
Strong enough… As some might suggest, giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.
Obstacles melt away, if… “One of the greatest surprises you’ll experience is when you discover that you can do what you were afraid you couldn’t do. Your obstacles will melt away, if instead of cowering before them, you make up your mind to walk boldly through them.” –Max Steingart
You are a star… Poke a hole in someone’s darkness. Pretend you’re a star and poke a hole in someone’s darkness.