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More Quotes #4
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Most of us are pretty good at keeping promises to others and pretty bad at keeping promises to ourselves.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
To give people the experience of happiness and comfort with your vibrations of happiness and peace is true service.
There is a distance between believing the Truth and embodying that Truth. We may know that we are children of God with divine capacities, but until we act on that belief, it remains a foggy awareness. Using spiritual practices moves us from believing in God to becoming aware of the reality of God moving in and through us.
Mary Manin Morrissey
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
The only thing that separates any one of us from excellence is fear, and the opposite of fear is faith. I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for, perfection is God's business.
Michael J. Fox
The mind is like a parachute it works best when it is open. How quickly we make assumptions and jump to conclusions. How easily we form and hold fast to our opinions. An open and understanding mind never assumes, doesn?t jump to conclusions and wont hold fast to any opinion. Yet we know there are always many points of view (ing), and that seeing each one is much more rewarding, entertaining and enlightening.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You are infinitely lovable, infinitely desirable, because the One who most desires and loves you is also infinite.
It is crucial to our well being to constantly love and appreciate ourselves. Loving our bodies is important at any stage of our lives, but it is absolutely vital, as we grow older. Anger is not healing. If we put anger into any part of our bodies, especially a part that is sick, it only delays the healing process.
Louise L. Hay
Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses; out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt, comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Free yourself of old limiting beliefs, of the traditional constraints of medical technology, and release yourself from harmful habits that lead to poor health.
Harboring resentment is like taking poison and hoping it will hurt the other person.
There is a space between each of your thoughts, where you are in infinite choice maker. The "gap" between thoughts is the window to your higher self, your cosmic self. The real you cannot be squeezed into the volume of the body or the span of a lifetime. It is the thinker in the field of memory, and information in the space between thoughts. The space between thoughts is silent. A silence filled with an infinite possibility of thoughts, and a field of pure potentiality.
Nature will not let us stay in any one place too long. She will let us stay just long enough to gather the experience necessary to the unfolding and advancement of the soul.
Ernest Holmes, The Science Of Mind
The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Man has never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances
Julia Sorel, writer
WISDOM - I have always grown from my problems and challengers, from the things that didn't work out. That's what I've really learned.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
From The Poem "Will" By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
F. P. Jones
It's good to be just plain happy; it's a little better to know that you're happy; but to understand that you're happy and to know why and how.and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The Dalai Lama
We all have the power to create the life we really want to have. The key is finding the tools and support system that will help us to most easily and quickly bring forth, from within, our highest and our best.
If you are headed in the wrong direction, God allows 'u' turns.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann von Goethe
All things change, nothing perishes.
Ovid - B.C. 43-18 A.D.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Each man had only one genuine vocation -- to find the way to himself...His task was to discover his own destiny--not an arbitrary one--and to live it out wholly and resolutely within himself. Everything else was only a would be existence, an attempt at evasion, a flight back to the ideals of the masses, conformity and fear of one's own inwardness."
Herman Hesse from Demian
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Learning is finding out what you already know, Doing is demonstrating that you know it, Teaching is reminding others that they know it as well as you do. We are all learners, doers, and teachers.
The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it -- every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.
John D. Rockefeller III
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Each one of us is a shrine in which the Divine Mind dwells; therefore, within us all , the Power that replenishes our strength, gives us life, gives us health, heals our wounds and banishes our ailments and sufferings.
Rabbi Morris Lichtenstein
Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Every day is an opportunity to be creative - the canvas is your mind, the brushes and colours are your thoughts and feelings, the panorama is your story, the complete picture a work of art called, 'my life'. Be careful what
Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
The biggest disease of the mind is over-thinking,especially too much thinking about others: What they did, what they should do, what they should have done, what they said, what you wished they had said, why they spoke at all. All of these rob the mind of its inherent serenity.
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is hard to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.
W. L. Shirer
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
William Ellory Channing
When you renounce something, you're stuck to it forever. When you fight something, you're tied to it forever. As long as you fight it, you are giving it power. You give it as much power as you are using to fight it... Don't renounce it, see through it. Understand its true value and you won't need to renounce it; it will just drop from your hands.
Anthony de Mello
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured; yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara De Angelis
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
Forgiving: If you desire to align yourself with God's love, take an honest assessment of where love is lacking in your life. Do you embrace the difficult people in your family, work or neighborhood? Do you hold grudges or do you forgive those who betray you? The only way to keep in alignment is to practice choosing love, again and again, even when it's difficult.
Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey
Apologies: Apologies are the art of spiritual housekeeping. They help to put and keep our lives in order