Monday, June 30, 2014

How Do You Act Your Best

"You are what you think you are. If your appearance makes you think you're inferior, you are inferior. If it makes you think small, you are small. Look your best and you will think and act your best."

-- David Joseph Schwartz

"When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. ... Forgive yourself and move on."

-- Bernie S. Siegel

"Listening is being able to be changed by the other person."

-- Alan Alda

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Where Our Own Power Lies

"It is so convenient to blame others when we are consciously our unconsciouly run by our fears.  While our tendency is to resist our own responsibility in the matter, our power lies in changing what doesn't work."

-- Susan Jeffers

"How do we take something away? As we cultivate higher awareness, we begin to see just how much we have added things that really aren't there to our picture of reality. Our beliefs, concepts and emotions all add layers of meaning to physical reality, but that meaning exists for us only - it has no objective existence. For example, the word 'mother' has a complicated network of meaning for each of us."

"Become aware of how your beliefs and emotions colour your perception of different events in your life. See if you can begin to step out of your fabrications to experience the truth and spaciousness of what is."

-- John Robson

Friday, June 27, 2014

When Visualization Become Reality

"If we continue to practice the visualization intentionally, our unconscious mind explores the other option: turning our visualization into a reality. This process creates improved results in every area of life and relationships, and is used by many successful people all over the world."

-- Gary Dooley

"Toys are put on this Earth to be played with by a child."

-- John Lasseter

"To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day."

-- Lao Tzu

Tackle One At A Time

"If you find yourself with a list of goals, then choose the one that will make the biggest difference to your life. Lots of people don't have one big goal, but several different ones – you can achieve them all – just tackle one at a time."

-- Sue Hadfield

"I learned... that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness."

-- Brenda Ueland

"I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of quiet life stimulates the creative mind."

-- Albert Einstein

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Reasons for Happiness and Unhappiness

"One of the reasons why happiness and unhappiness are so unpredictable is because they are mainly in your head.  To a large degree, happiness is a habit, and good habits have to be developed and cultivated.  To develop a good habit, or skill, you have to work at it, you have to practice it, and the same goes for happiness."

-- Barry Parker

"Stress, fear, negativity, too much to do and doing things for others at the expense of our own needs -- these all stifle our innate creativity. Relaxation, fun, meditation, and going after our dreams all get the creative juices flowing. Soul is always creative, always fresh and new."

"How can you create more space in your life to allow the soul's energy out to play?"

-- John Robson

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Serious Learning vs Casual Learning

"There is a great deal more effort involved in serious learning than in casual learning.  In everything you do, be it self-observation, reading or observing others, the intensity of your efforts will have a profound effect on the amount of knowledge you gain."

-- Jim Rohn

"Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness by the way."

-- John Stuart Mill

"If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning.... The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living."

-- Marion Woodman

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Everything in Your Life is There for a Reason

"If you take the approach that “good” is not an accident, that everyone and everything that shows up in your life is there for a reason, and that the universe is moving you toward your ultimate destiny for learning, growth, and achievement, you’ll begin to see every event—no matter how difficult or challenging—as a chance for enrichment and advancement in your life."

-- Jack Canfield

"Everybody builds a dream in their lifetime. You're either going to build your dream, or somebody else's. So build your own!"

-- Christopher LaBrec

"We don't have to agree with each other in order to think well together. There is no need for us to be joined at the head. We are already joined by our human hearts."

-- Margaret Wheatley

Monday, June 23, 2014

Be Mindful of What You Attract

"Our thoughts powerfully influence the programs of our unconscious mind and we must be mindful that we will attract what we think about. When we worry, we see fear-based images that powerfully influence our unconscious mind. But worrying isn't an effective way to deal with our problems; if it was, we could just sit down and worry till our problems disappeared!"

-- Gary Dooley

"Don't discard your fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about what you can do and directions you can choose."

-- Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born."

-- Dale E. Turner

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Your Circumstance Is Not To Be Blame

"Never blame your circumstances.  Life is 10 per cent of what happens to you and 90 per cent how you respond to it.  I just work hard and make the best out of a bad situation."

-- Andrew Koh

"What are your deepest heart-felt desires, dreams and visions?"

"Our deepest desires and dreams align with the essence of who we are. The more we align with that essence, the more our life holds meaning, purpose and fulfillment. Do you have a sense of your destiny?"

-- John Robson

Only You Know What Your Life Will Be

"Life is not school; your achievements aren't going to be ranked and pasted on a board. This is your decision about your life. Only you know what you would like to do with your life and only you can take the steps that you need make. Your future stretches out ahead of you and can be as bright as you want it to be."

-- Sue Hadfield

"At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it."

-- Thich Nhat Hahn

"Choice of attention... is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be."

-- W.H. Auden

Friday, June 20, 2014

Important Traits Most Successful People Have

"One of the important traits and most successful people have is knowing when to stop working on a dream, so they can focus on the next one.  The ideal point to stop is when you have achieved the desired outcomes of your dream.  You are now in the position you dreamt of being in."

-- Richard Newton and Ciprian Adrian Rusen

"How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it."

"If you are not willing, that's okay. Don't judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are."

-- John Robson

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Virtue of Patience

"Patience gives you peace of mind, and a feeling of contentment.  Patience is a very desirable trait, and as you might expect, many people don't have it.  It is something, though, that is worthwhile developing.  If you don't have patience you will become annoyed, bothered, irritated, and frustrated easily."

-- Barry Parker

"Life is a miracle, and being aware of simply this can already make us very happy."

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

"We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open."

-- Harry Edwards

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Knowledge Can Be Gained Anywhere

"Knowledge is gained anywhere and everywhere. It can be acquired from books, people, things, happenings, history, and casual observation. But to be useful it must be organized. You must know what you know."

-- W. Clement Stone

"We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery."

-- H. G. Wells

"The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small."

-- Mary Webb

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Negative Thinking Trap

"Don't fall into the negative-thinking trap: “I'll never be able to do it”, or “I've never had any luck in my life”, or “I'll never achieve what they have done” or “Other people had a better start in life”."

-- Sue Hadfield

"Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives."

"Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about."

-- John Robson

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thinking Does Make It So

"Thinking does make it so. The fellow who thinks he is inferior, regardless of what his real qualifications may be, is inferior. For thinking regulates actions. If a man feels inferior, he acts that way, and no veneer of cover-up or bluff will hide for long this basic feeling."

-- David Joseph Schwartz

"The soul requires duration of time -- rich, thick, deep, velvety time -- and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can't be hurried or harried .... We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view."

-- Robert Sardello

"If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?"


Friday, June 13, 2014

You Must Exercise Mentally

"Just as you exercise physically on a regular basis to remain fit and healthy, you must exercise mentally on a daily basis to become better and better in your chosen field."

-— Brian Tracy

"When you are saying that you are happy and you are not, there will be a disturbance in your breathing. Your breathing cannot be natural. It is impossible."

-- Osho

"Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible."

-- Gabrielle Roth

Take Inspiration From Children

"Take inspiration from children.  Children are naturally enthusiastic.  So many things are new to them, and in most cases they haven't experience the problems and setbacks that adults have, so they have natural optimism."

-- Barry Parker

"Instead of frittering away your vibrancy with worry or distraction, realize your mind and body are inextricably united. What calms and tones up one, soothes and improves the other."

-- Marsha Sinetar

"Altruism is innate, but it's not instinctual. Everybody's wired for it, but a switch has to be flipped."

-- David Rakoff

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fear of Competition

"You need have not fear of competition from the person who says, 'I am not paid to do this and I will not do it'.  He will never be a dangerous competitor for your job.  But watch out for the fellow who remains at his work until it is finished and performs a little more than is expected of him, for he may challenge you at the post and pass you at the grand-stand."

-- Napoleon Hill

"The way Khan portrays the concept of education and the mechanism of learning is revolutionary."

-- Bill Gates

"There are times when we may fool ourselves. There are times when we can fool others. But we can never fool our body. It is the most sensitive barometer of our inner world."

-- Sherrill Sellman

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Chose To Believe Anything Possible

"I was not the most gifted or talented person in my field, but I chose to believe anything was possible. I studied, practiced, and worked harder than the others, and that’s how I got to where I am.”"

-- Jack Canfield

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."

-- Aristotle

"In school you get the lesson and then take the test... In life you take the test and then get the lesson."


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What Keeps You From Starting

"It's the fear of the unknown that keeps a person from starting, even though he may have a strong desire. Another may also fear, but he does get started and once started, he permits nothing to stop him."

-- W. Clement Stone

"No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know 'why' it happened."

-- Barbara Rose

Monday, June 09, 2014

Important To Be Enthusiastic

"One of the most important things to remember is: To be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.  This may sound a little strange, but it can be of tremendous help.  It's the same as the old advice: 'Do it, and you'll be it.'"

-- Barry Parker

"Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher.  When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn."

-- Barbara Rose

"The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life."

-- Dalai Lama

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Stretch Your Brain

"Stretch your mind. Get stimulated. Associate with people who can help you to think of new ideas, new ways of doing things. Mix with people of different occupational and social interests."

-- David Joseph Schwartz

"There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential."

-- Rusty Berkus

"Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart."

-- Myla Kabat-Zinn

Friday, June 06, 2014

Natural Positive Thinkers

"Natural positive thinkers have purposeful, complete lives, yet rarely seem harassed or rushed.  They take more risks than average, and often accomplish a great deal, yet seldom appear frazzled by crises.  They are nearly always able to distinguish clearly between what is urgent and what is important and they can prioritise accordingly."

-- Lynn Williams

"Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else."

-- Wayne Dyer

"Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are."

-- Julia Cameron

Protect Love With a Vengeance

"Protect love with a vengeance.  Don't let anything stand in its way.  If a chair gets in the way, I suggest you destroy the chair.  Don't let anything block love."

-- Jim Rohn

"Close your eyes and imagine that everything you are is enough. You don't need to be better or different -- you're great just as you are. Can you experience the peace and contentment that owning that perspective brings?

Moving into such total acceptance does not mean that we stop growing. When we can accept who we are now, we open the doors to our own inspiration to do and be even more!"

-- John Robson

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Focus On The Important Things

"Life is full of interruptions, created by those around us or by ourselves.  Focus your time on the important things, and prioritize the urgent.  Everything else either can be left for later, dealt with by someone else or ignored.  To help you stay on track, work at a time and in a place where you are less likely to get interrupted, keep believing in your dream and stay focused on your map."

-- Richard Newton and Ciprian Adrian Rusen

"The power to move the world is in the subconscious mind."

-- William James

"When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don't leave until you have captured its essence."

-- Minor White

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Means To Gain Knowledge

"When you have a burning desire that drives you to action to reach your goal, you will find the means to gain the knowledge and get the experience that will give you know-how."

-- W. Clement Stone

"What you bring forth out of yourself from the inside will save you. What you do not bring forth out of yourself from the inside will destroy you."

-- Gospel of Thomas

"If we can transform ourselves, we have the potential to change the world."

-- Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Be An Experimental Person

"Be an experimental person. Break up fixed routines. Expose yourself to new restaurants, new books, new theaters, new friends; take a different route to work some days, take a different vacation this year, do something new and different this weekend."

-- David Joseph Schwartz

"If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one."

-- Anthony J. D'Angelo

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."

-- Hans Hofmann