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Saturday, December 31, 2011


"When we come to the last moment of this lifetime and we look back across it, the only thing that's going to matter is 'What was the quality of our love?' " ~ Richard Bach 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A response to news of a suicide . . .

“What a wonderful day when we American's take major depression more seriously, and treat people with the kindness, compassion and patience we give to patients with cancer or some other serious ailment, instead of making them feel weak and cowardly.” ~ Post by WhatASweetBeginning, Huffington Post, 12/27/11

"Be kind to everyone you meet, for everyone is fighting a great battle."    Plato of Alexandria

Monday, December 26, 2011


" . . .Don't worry up your mind
People are sick and mean sometimes
Don't worry up your mind
They're only words
It's only words
It's only words"
Lyrics to Words by Ryan Adams

Saturday, December 24, 2011

If there is anything I have learned about men and women, it is that there is a deeper spirit of altruism than is ever evident. Just as the rivers we see are minor compared to the underground streams, so, too, the idealism that is visible is minor compared to what people carry in their hearts unreleased or scarcely released.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Your Critics

“When you see yourself doing something badly and nobody’s bothering to tell you anymore, that’s a very bad place to be. Your critics are your ones telling you they still love you and care.”  ~ Randy Pausch

Friday, December 16, 2011


Nothing in the world,
Is as yielding and receptive as water;
Yet in attacking the firm and inflexible,
Nothing triumphs so well.
Because of what it is not,
This becomes easy.
The receptive triumphs over the inflexible;
The yielding triumphs over the rigid.
-Lao Tzu

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Permanent Relaxation

"Permanent relaxation comes as we relax our imaginary ideas about ourselves. We must remember that these imaginary self-images are always subconscious, unseen, so a man finds it difficult at first to connect his tension with them. Stated differently, a man cannot see how his self-pictures must always be at war with reality, causing endless tension and distress. It is his realization of all this which sets him free. To repeat, permanent relaxation comes as we relax our imaginary ideas about ourselves." ~ Esoteric Mind Power

Monday, December 5, 2011


"For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that, an enemy is indispensable. So we should be grateful to our enemies, for it is they who can best help us to develop a tranquil mind." ~ Dalai Lama

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Brain Hemispheres

"The left hemisphere is the side that is concerned only with our human condition. It understands logic, mathe­matics, sequential relation-ships and the parasympa-thetic nervous system. Its main job is to place everything in this reality into a Time line. This creates the illusion that we are finite, that we are separate from one another and separate from God.

In contrast, the right hemisphere of the brain is the side that represents the creative part of the human biology. This includes music, rhythm, imagination, intuition, humor, dreams and the sympathetic nervous system. The right hemisphere understands that we are infinite, connected in unity to one another and to God.

Peace is only a thought away, and all we have to do to access it is silence the voice of our dominating left mind." ~ Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On Religion

“I have learned ao much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew.”

“The great religions are the ships, poets the life boats. Every sane person I know has jumped overboard.” ~ HAFIZ


“Nothing has ever been said about God that hasn’t already been said better by the wind in the pine trees.” ~ THOMAS MERTON


“Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others…
Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book;
Dismiss whatever insults your own soul;
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.” ~ WALT WHITMAN


“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” ~ ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dying Process

"My experience with the dying elderly is that the disregard for human life arises when we focus on keeping people alive at all costs...le­ading to immense suffering that is needless and cruel. A true reverence for life, in ALL its stages, honors the dying process on an equal footing with the birthing process, and lovingly guides the dying home with minimal pain, fear and struggle." ~ Eileenla, Author, "Sacred Economics"

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"Grief and gratitude are kindred souls ....

... each pointing to the beauty of what is transient and given to us by grace." ~ Patricia Campbell Carlson (Letter to a friend)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant." ~ Horace 65-68 B.C.

"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds
to walk boldly through them." ~ Orison Swett Marden

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Every one of our thoughts, actions or feelings can be traced back to these two root emotions: Love and Fear

"I offer a genuine insight into how you can, and should, be a rational, science-believing human being and at the same time know that you are also an immortal spiritual being, a spark of God. I propose a worldview that offers a way out of the hate and fear-driven violence engulfing the planet."

— Bernard Haisch, The God Theory

Friday, October 14, 2011

About Anger:

"I'm holding on to my past and using resentment as a safety net for my failures” ~ Matt, Oprah’s Lifeclass

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Oprah Favorite ...

"The one thing I wished I had become is less prideful. The one thing I will become is more forgiving." ~ @margofrtenn

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Your Ego Armor

"One way to think about ego is as a protective heavy shell, such as the kind some animals have, like a big beetle. This protective shell works like armor to cut you off from other people and the outside world. What I mean by shell is a sense of separation: Here's me and there's the rest of the universe and other people. The ego likes to emphasize the "otherness" of others." ~ Eckhart Tolle

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Friday, October 7, 2011

All Things are Coming and Going

'Everything that is happening now will change into something else; every thought and feeling, no matter how intense or dramatic, will one day be immaterial. Without change in yourself, you become stifled and stagnant. As nothing lasts forever, so you can appreciate every moment, fully and completely, knowing it will never happen again. Coming to a still place, gently breathe in and out, silently repeating: And this too shall pass." ~ Ed & Deb Shapiro

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


. . Empathy is the most important quality in the assessment of applicants to the Harvard Business School’s graduate program, and the top five attributes are all “soft” qualities, such as being a team player, and being able to effectively coach people and understand their perspective . . .

. . .Empathy does not mean sentimentally acceding to the demands of others. Knowing how the other person feels and being able to show it does not mean agreeing with them. I can understand and be open to another perspective, while standing for my own viewpoint. This quality of empathy and the skill to express it underlies effectiveness across practically all life dimensions."

Excerpt From Relationships That Work: The Power Of Conscious Living - By David B. Wolf

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ho’oponopono . . .

. . . the Hawaiian system that heals oneself ... and the world, too: "I'm sorry", "Please forgive me," "Thank you," and "I love you."

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Until Somebody Softens

"If you look back at history or you look at any place in the world where religious groups or ethnic groups or racial groups or political groups are killing each other, or families have been feuding for years and years, you can see — because you’re not particularly invested in that particular argument — that there will never be peace until somebody softens what is rigid in their heart."
~ Pema Chödrön

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Einstein: "... a kind of optical delusion of consciousness"

"A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive." ~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Animals Teach Us Spirituality

In Loving Memory of Petty, Lani, Daphne, Jasmine, the German Shepard, the Dog I Took To the Pound, the Newborn Lost

"That animals touch us in a deep, central place is not a modern-day phenomenon, but one that pervades the history of the human-animal relationship. We sense that we can benefit spiritually in our relationship with animals, and we are right. They offer us something fundamental: a direct and immediate sense of both the joy and wonder of creation. We recognize that animals seem to feel more intensely and purely than we do. Perhaps we yearn to express ourselves with such abandon and integrity." ~ Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D.

Animals live in the Now!

Cat Soothing Crying Baby to Sleep

"Lao Pan, an unmarried man without much family, found close companionship with his loyal dog. And even though tragedy, their steadfast bond lives on. Pan lived in the Chinese village of Panjiatun, but died earlier this month at the age of 68. His furry friend was found by villagers at Pan's grave safeguarding the site according to BBC News. The loyal pup refused to leave even after going seven days without food.Sky News reports that since noticing the dog, villagers have been bringing food and water to the gravesite, and are even planning to build a kennel there for the dog to sleep in."

In a heroic story beyond reason, a yellow lab named Reagan made a discovery on an Iowa roadside that saved two precious lives.
Two kittens had been sealed into a bag of Meow Mix, left on a roadside and run over by traffic on a rural Iowa highway about three months ago, reports.
It was Reagan the dog who dragged the bag home and whined until his owner opened it. Reagan's owner discovered two kittens barely hanging onto life, while the rest of the litter hadn't survived, prompting a call to the Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary.
"There was a litter of four or five of them and you couldn't tell if there were two or three [in the bag]...they had been run over by a vehicle. It was not a pretty sight," Linda Blakely of the animal shelter told
The Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary is now housing the two kittens -- Skipper and Tipper -- who weren't originally expected to live through the ordeal. The two were bottled-fed every two hours and are now back to their normal lively selves, the news outlet reports.
Thanks to Reagan, both kittens are now up for adoption through the Raccoon Valley Animal.

Luke and Tally - this is love...

Turtles High-Five Like People Do!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's not what life sends us, what is important is how we respond to what we receive ...

"The facts that free us to live richly are often shocking to our smug ego-armor. None is more disturbing to some people
than this one:

You must not live with a calculated motive of pleasing other people. Such motive is ego-centered; it expects some kind of
reward. When the reward fails to come, as it often does, the so-called pleasantness turns to secret resentment." ~ Vernon Howard

~ ~ ~

"Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties." ~ Sara Ban Breathnach

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

~ Doreen at Style Maniac

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ripples on The Surface of Being

" . . . the way I perceive the world is like ripples on the surface of being. Underneath the world of sense perceptions and the world of mind activity, there is the vastness of being. There's a vast spaciousness. There's a vast stillness and there's a little ripple activity on the surface, which isn't separate, just like the ripples are not separate from the ocean."

. . . Neither happiness nor unhappiness, however, go all that deep anymore. They are ripples on the surface of your Being. The background peace within you remains undisturbed regardless of the nature of the outside condition.

. . . The “yes” to what is reveals a dimension of depth within you that is dependent neither on external conditions nor on the internal conditions of constantly fluctuating thoughts and emotions." ~ Eckhart Tolle


Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Without

"Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, "I love to go and see all the things I am happy without." ~ Jack Kornfield

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Consciousness Connection

"If ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects us with each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice, religious values, and all other human endeavors would change radically."

~ Dr. Amit Goswami, Theoretical Nuclear Physicist, University of Oregon Institute of Theoretical Science


Monday, August 15, 2011

The Three Most Difficult Things For A Human Being

"They are not physical feats or intellectual achievements. They are, first, returning love for hate; second, including the exclued; third, admitting that you are wrong." ~ From Awareness... the Perils and Opportunities of Reality, by Anthony deMello


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Taking Things As They Come

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." ~ Carl Jung

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Letting Go The Essence of Awakening

"The call to let go is common to most spiritual traditions. Non-attachment, surrender, accepting the present, opening to the guidance of a higher power, relinquishing the ego, forgiveness—they all entail a letting go." ~ Peter Russell

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Be True To Who You Are

“Am I my thoughts, the thoughts that I am thinking? No. Thoughts come and go; I am not my thoughts.
Am I my body? They tell us that millions of cells in our body are changed or are renewed every minute,
so that by the end of seven years we don’t have a single living cell in our body that was there seven years before.
Cells come and go. Cells arise and die. But “I” seems to persist. So am I my body? Evidently not.” ~ Anthony de Mello


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Unhappiness ...

" ... with all the negative thoughts and feelings that it breeds -- is a form of greed; this kind of sorrow is produced by a sleeping mind that sees most moments, whatever their given nature -- as never being enough! " ~ Guy Finley

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The lama told the prince, who was about to become ruler of the huge kingdom . . .

“In order to become successful in this world, you need three qualities: wisdom, compassion, and courage. These three will lead to a successful, happy, and fulfilled life.” ~ via Shambhala Sun


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Injustice/Invisible Justice, Also Known As Karma

"Question: I spend precious time and energy fuming over what others have done to me. My emotions make me feel like a prisoner of these people… and the more I try to punish them, the less freedom I have to be at peace with myself!

Answer: Here is a beautiful lesson in invisible justice, one that will help you let go of any revenge-filled, self-tangling thought. We need never concern ourselves with whether or not some wrongdoer will get his just due. Here's why: any person who does wrong to another is already punished. More correctly stated, anyone who acts unjustly in life instantaneously ensures that he or she will be corrected by the celestial laws that govern all such trespasses. It doesn't matter one bit that you or I don't see this law enacted to our satisfaction. The fact remains: an invisible system of justice for all already exists. This means we need never judge anyone, nor wish some sentence of suffering upon him or her. This understanding is a gift of great freedom known only by the true few. And we can count ourselves among these liberated ones if we are willing to learn what we must.

There is great wisdom in the timeless idea of letting go and letting God. The love of God transforms all things bitter into something better. This truth proves the existence of a great and universal system of invisible justice. And if we look deeper still, we will find within it the promise of this welcome relief: we are forever relieved of the conflict and misery of wanting to penalize those who may have caused us pain. We can let go of all forms of lashing out at others because we see the truth of how things actually work. Getting wrongly caught up in the conflict of wanting to fix the bad behavior of someone else only opens the door and invites other problems and pain into our own life!

Now we can leave these people alone to their own trials and torment, for we have seen that their negative nature is one and the same as their punishment; and further we have seen that whatever weight we would try to add on to their backs only falls onto our own. To act from this higher self-awareness not only helps free us from the initial pain born of a negative reaction to what others have done to us, but it also keeps us from wrongly investing ourselves in trying to correct what is already in the throes of being corrected! And once we stop locking ourselves up with wasted judgments and their attendant, never-ending worries, we find that not only are we free, but that there's no power in the universe capable of holding us captive again."

~ Guy Finley, Excerpted from Let Go and Live in the Now


Sunday, July 17, 2011


“Guilt was never a rational thing; it distorts all the faculties of the human mind, it perverts them, it leaves a man no longer in the free use of his reason, it puts him into confusion.” ~ Edmund Burke, 18th Century philosopher


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Suppressed Pressures

"You must remember that other people have far greater inner conflicts and confusions than they reveal. You sometimes see
these suppressed pressures burst through with a flash of anger, sarcasm or accusation." ~ Vernon Howard


Saturday, July 9, 2011

7 Universal Truths

1. You are exactly where you are supposed to be
2. Fear and pain are life’s greatest teachers
3. Laughter and play are the keys to the fountain of youth
4. Exercise and rest are the keys to vibrant health
5. Touch and intimacy are basic human needs
6. Everything is impermanent
7. Everything is connected

~ via Oh She Glows Blog

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see." - Helen Keller

 "It is worth dying to find out what life is." - T.S. Eliot

 "A man is not completely born until he is dead." - Benjamin Franklin

 "What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." - T.S. Eliot

"In the light of the near-death experience, death is nothing more than the illusion of separateness and finality, and those who can believe in this vision of death, like near-death experiencers themselves, lose all fear of it, for how can you fear that which does not exist?" - Dr. Kenneth Ring

"To fear death is nothing other than to think oneself wise when one is not. For it is to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not even turn out to be one of the greatest blessings of human beings. And yet people fear it as if they knew for certain it is the greatest evil." – Socrates

 "As each second passed there was more to learn, answers to questions, meanings and definitions, philosophies and reasons, histories, mysteries and so much more, all pouring into my mind. I remember thinking, 'I knew that, I know I did, where has it all been?'" - Virginia Rivers describing her near-death experience

"The "hell" that I experienced was the pain, anguish, hurt and anger that I had caused others, or that I suffered as a result of my actions/words to others. "Hell" was what I had created for myself and my own soul through turning my back on unconditional love, compassion and peace." - Tina, a near-death experiencer

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Second Arrow

"The Buddha speaks about the "second arrow." When an arrow strikes you, you feel pain. If a second arrow comes and strikes you in the same spot, the pain will be ten times worse. The Buddha advised that when you have some pain in your body or your mind, breathe in and out and recognize the significance of that pain but don't exaggerate its importance. If you stop to worry, to be fearful, to protest, to be angry about the pain, then you magnify the pain ten times or more. Your worry is the second arrow.

You should protect yourself and not allow the second arrow to come, because the second arrow comes from you." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


Is there a spiritual path for those who are fighting incurable diseases?

" . . . While you're alive, enjoy every moment and look deeply to touch your true nature of no birth and no death. That cloud in the sky -- she cannot die, she can only become snow or rain. To be a cloud floating in the sky is beautiful; but to become rain falling on the ground is also beautiful. With that insight, you'll continue without fear. And if in your daily life you can produce beautiful thoughts, beautiful speech, and compassionate actions, you will continue beautifully in the future in many ways. The dissolution of this body is the end of anything. That insight is crucial for true happiness and non-fear." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


Friday, July 1, 2011

Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls

"As long as we look outside of Self - with a capital S - to find out who we are, to define ourselves and give us self-worth, we are setting ourselves up to be victims.

We were taught to look outside of ourselves - to people, places, and things; to money, property, and prestige - for fulfillment and happiness. It does not work, it is dysfunctional. We cannot fill the hole within with anything outside of Self.

You can get all the money, property, and prestige in the world, have everyone in the world adore you, but if you are not at peace within, if you don't Love and accept yourself, none of it will work to make you Truly happy."


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where Does Happiness Come From?

“Our danger is to think that happiness will come from outside of us, from the things we possess or the power of our group, and not from within us, from the inner sanctuary of our being.” ~ Jean Vanier


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Living The Questions

"Be patient with all that is unresolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves. Do not seek for the answers that cannot be given. For you wouldn't be able to live with them. And the point is to live everything, live the questions now, and perhaps without knowing it, you will live along some day into the answers." ~ Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke


Thursday, June 23, 2011


"Sensitivity is intuition. Sensitivity is compassion. Sensitivity is love. Sensitivity is real strength: calmness, endurance, silence, non-reactiveness, confidence, faith and a smile."

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Einstein's Religion

“Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.” - Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)


Monday, May 30, 2011

Be like the willow tree...

“As trite as this may sound, it's simply true--
we are all on a journey--and traveling, as we know, is not always easy. 
Along the way, however, there are good things to be had, and it's seems that the little things end up mattering the most--it's just the plain and simple truth.
 We can be OK in each day as long as we bend like the willow tree.”
 ~ from a woman who is fighting cancer

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Every person contains within himself or herself a Spark of Divinity"

~ Eric Butterworth . . . .

'that little Spark of Celestial Fire that a man may desecrate but never quite lose.' " ~ George Washington


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Understanding Fear

"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Who you really are can't be 'interrupted' by a thought, or some dark emotional state, anymore than a passing rain cloud disturbs the open sky through which it passes." ~ Guy Finley


Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Journey

"Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time." ~ Asha Tyson

Monday, May 2, 2011


"The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective." ~ Mother Teresa


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Laws for Self-Liberty

"The understanding of natural laws plays an important part in self-betterment. Whether you call them natural or spiritual or
psychological laws, it is all the same. Here are two laws for self-liberty:

1. Be willing to hear what you don't want to hear.
2. We can understand only that which we have risen above."

~ Esoteric Mind Power


Friday, April 22, 2011

Evolution is possible but one trait is necessary: determination – mine and yours -- to raise the bar...

"....But here’s the other thing: Every day, every single day, is a chance to do better, to live with more grace, to take that moment – that tiny moment in between something happening and your response -- and to think twice... Forget about yesterday – it’s over. But today is a whole new chance." ~ Maryam Montague

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Contradictions and Paradoxes

"We live on the brink of disaster because we do not know how to let life alone. We do not respect the living and fruitful contradictions and paradoxes of which true life is full." ~ Thomas Merton


Saturday, April 16, 2011

"There is no escape from the tests that awakening places in front of you; they must be endured."

"Victory is assured when we choose humility over the ego’s height." ~ Vicki Woodyard, author of LIFE WITH A HOLE IN IT: That's How the Light Gets In

Her thoughts on Vernon Howard, her teacher:

"He taught people how to “witness every negative thought and emotion consciously. He spoke of the False Self and the True Self and how to know the difference. People came from all over the world to hear him speak. He knew that people were hanging on his every word to hear 'the one word that would free them,' so to speak, but it never came. He left his students in a place of waiting, which is quite effective. He knew what he was doing."

We are our own salvation.


Friday, April 15, 2011

"An argumentative spirit cannot learn."

Negative feelings are resistance.

The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind.

"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Work with it, not against it. Accept -- then act." ~ Eckhart Tolle

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Who You Really Are

"... It seems likely that we’re here to cultivate (soulfully) and celebrate (spiritually) a finely honed balance between loving and being loved, caring and being cared for, giving and receiving, accepting and being accepted, forgiving and being forgiven, knowing and being known, realizing and being realized. To the maximum extent possible.

All in the context of learning, growing, exploring, creating, performing, producing, managing, directing, evolving, and flourishing into our best, most enlightened versions of ourselves." ~ Christopher Lovejoy

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world.

Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew. ~ Paul Brunton


Saturday, April 9, 2011

There is only one requirement:

The seeker must be willing to listen, and to learn something new. With that, all things are possible.

Our life-transformation is in exact proportion to the amount of truth we can take without running away.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Test

The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.""

Jan Patocka (1907-77)
Czech philosopher


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Love is a powerful healing energy.

"The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love." ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Via Aninidreams Blog

Thursday, March 31, 2011


"Holding a resentment is like drinking a glass of poison and waiting for the other son of bitch to die." ~ Anon

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Everything that I think, feel say and do belongs to me and everything that you think, feel, say and do belongs to you.”

"Clear boundaries are important on the spiritual path because they tell you exactly where your responsibility begins
and where it ends." ~ Paul Ferrini


Friday, March 18, 2011

Forget Perfection

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in
That's how the light gets in

~ Leonard Cohen


Friday, March 11, 2011


"When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown believe that one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on or you will be taught how to fly. ~ Patrick Overton


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Benefits of Impeccable Conduct

"If you see to it each day that your conduct is impeccable, the following day will be completely clear, and you will be free to carry out your plans, always vigilant that you leave no loose ends. In this way, each new day will find you free and well disposed." ~
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, via


Saturday, March 5, 2011


"Here is an instance of successful thinking. You love someone
only when you truly understand him. This means we must first
understand ourselves, which requires self-unity, with no self-
contradictions. Your own oneness naturally encloses the other,
effortlessly and without personal motive of self-gain. Love has
no fixed point; it flows unceasingly, covering everything along
the way, just as a stream encloses the boulders in its path. This
is not a sentimental idea; it is a fact." ~ Pathways to Perfect Living


Saturday, February 12, 2011

We will have all been these

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." ~ George Washington Carver

Monday, February 7, 2011

Whatever life brings...

"When every situation which life can offer is turned to the profit of spiritual growth, no situation can really be a bad one." ~
Paul Brunton

Friday, January 28, 2011

Advice From Jerry Maguire's Mentor

"I LOVE getting up in the morning! I clap my hands and say THIS is going to be a great day!"

"Unless you love everybody, you can't sell anybody."

"Roll with the punches, tomorrow is another day."

"The key to this business is personal relationships."

"If this [points to heart] is empty, this [points to head] doesn’t matter."

"Hey... I don’t have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I have failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my life. I love my wife. And I wish you my kind of success." ~ Dicky Fox (a fictional character)


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


To abuse or harm someone is an act of choice or free will by the abuser. Abuse is never deserved. ~ Messages From The Masters

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mental illness never robbed her of her humanity, rather, it provided spiritual strength.

Marie Balter, a woman who was misdiagnosed and kept in a state mental hospital for 20 years. Later she learned she had suffered from a form of depression and panic disorder, not schizophrenia. She has returned to the hospital as a full-time administrator after she earned a master's degree at Harvard.

''I wouldn't have grown one bit if I didn't learn to forgive,'' she said in a recent interview. ''If you don't forgive your parents or your children or yourself you don't get beyond that anger."

''Forgiving is a way of reaching out from a bad past and heading out to a more positive future.''

"Now, as I look back on my life, I can honestly say I wouldn't change it. The pain and suffering have brought me psychological understanding and spiritual strength. I still feel the pain when I reflect on those experiences, but while once they would throw me deeper and deeper into anxious despair, now they feed my desire to keep growing."

Marie Balter, a courageous soul.


Monday, January 17, 2011

When Things Don't Go Your Way

"When my grandchild­ren look back at their grandmothe­r and see that the winds didn't go her way (and they surely did not), she adjusted her sails." ~ Elizabeth Edwards

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Promises and Trust

"The reason I so rarely break promises to other people? It breaks trust. Without trust, there's no relationship."
~ Oprah


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Turning Your Life Around

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." ~ Willie Nelson

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Bee

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." ~ Albert Einstein


Saturday, January 1, 2011

1-11-1! Gratitude

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." ~ Melody Beattie

"Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos. When we offer thanks to God or to another human being, gratitude gifts us with renewal, reflection, reconnection." ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach


"Everything is a gift. The degree to which we are awake to this truth is a measure of our gratefulness, and gratefulness is a measure of our aliveness."

"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy."

"Wherever we may come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual." ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast


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