Antennae for droplets of received wisdom

Wednesday, December 31, 2014



"A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it." 

Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, December 30, 2014



"Forgiveness is a gift to the one who forgives."


Monday, December 29, 2014



“Rejection is protection and redirection.” - Earl Purdy

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Attitude

"Human beings can alert their lives by altering their attitudes of mind . . . we become what we think about." 


Saturday, December 27, 2014


"When you know better you do better." 
Maya Angelou


Friday, December 26, 2014


“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” —Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, December 23, 2014



"Our rewards in life will always be in exact porportion to our contribution...our service."
- Earl Nightingale


Monday, December 22, 2014

Forgiveness


"Hurt people hurt people. No one who feels good about themselves goes around hurting people." - Dr. Trish Whynot

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Transforming the feeling of being a victim . . .

"We can consider the encounter as a gift.  If we didn't have a wound that wasn't already there, we wouldn't have taken it personally.  Real strength is born of humility, having the courage to admit when we are bothered. We have a choice, we can choose to be less because of that experience or to be more because of it." - Dr. Trish Whynot

“What impressed me about Dr. Trish Whynot was her ability to see through the chaos of life’s web and identify the root cause of any problem. She has the natural ability to see past the smoke screen of drama, chaos and emotion and recognize the true origin of our physical, mental, social and even financial issues.” - Bob Olson

Saturday, December 20, 2014


To relate is to react. To react is to understand oneself. To understand oneself is to be enlightened. Relationships are schools for enlightenment. - Anthony De Mello


Friday, December 19, 2014


“It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.” - Gandhi

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Great Vegetarians


“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”  
- Albert Einstein



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy. . .

Doubts and fears should be rigorously excluded; they are disintegrating elements which break up the straight line of effort, rendering it crooked, ineffectual, useless.  Thoughts of doubt and fear never accomplished anything and Never can.  They always lead to failure.  Purpose, energy, power-to-do, and all strong thoughts cease when doubt and fear creep in.   

- As A Man Thinketh, James Allen

Tuesday, December 16, 2014



“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” - Eckhart Tolle 


Monday, December 15, 2014


"Only those who are asleep make no mistakes." - Ingvar Kamprad


Sunday, December 14, 2014



"Men do not attract what they want, but what they are." 

- James Allen


Saturday, December 13, 2014



“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” - Nikola Tesla


Friday, December 12, 2014



"The ego loves busyness and creating and sustaining problems."


Thursday, December 11, 2014


“Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.” 

 - Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Wednesday, December 10, 2014



"Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."  
- Sophia Loren

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Be Yourself

"To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight.  Never stop fighting." 

- E.E. Cummings

Monday, December 8, 2014

Happiness


"On Earth everyone yearns for happiness, but do they know what real happiness is?  No.  People on Earth think happiness means a lot of money, comfort, luxuries, fun and fame.  We are sorry to say that these things do not bring real happiness. Real happiness comes from true love, nature's beauty, genuine laughter and smiles, helping others selflessly, and purifying your soul to achieve a higher level."

Saturday, December 6, 2014


"Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them."

- Andrew V. Mason

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas is a necessity.

"There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves."

Thursday, December 4, 2014



"The definition of insanity is thinking that you need something you don't have. The mere fact that you exist right now without that which you think you need is proof that you don't need it." - Byron Katie


Wednesday, December 3, 2014



"Turn your wounds into Wisdom." - Oprah Winfrey


Tuesday, December 2, 2014



"Joy doesn't exist in the world, it exists in us."  - Ben Franklin


Monday, December 1, 2014



"Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power."  - James Allen, As a Man Thinketh


Sunday, November 30, 2014


“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” 

 - James Allen


Saturday, November 29, 2014



 “Sweet is the rest and deep the bliss of him who… looking out upon the world with boundless compassion and love, can breath, in his inmost heart, the blessing:  Peace unto all living things.”  - James Allen



Friday, November 28, 2014



Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.


Thursday, November 27, 2014



“The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness.” 

- Esther Hicks


Wednesday, November 26, 2014


If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. - W. Clement Stone

Tuesday, November 25, 2014




“It is not the things you have done, it is the person you have become...” 


Monday, November 24, 2014



Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own. 

- Emanuel Swedenborg

Sunday, November 23, 2014



There is ingrained in our souls an insatiable desire to behold the truth.

- Saint Augustine


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Don't let your subconscious mind become dormant . . .


 " Throw away hate and adopt love

Throw away jealousy and adopt understanding


Throw away crookedness and adopt wisdom


Throw away selfishness and adopt selflessness "




Friday, November 21, 2014


"By correcting your mistakes, solving your problems and facing your troubles, you purify your soul.  Without mistakes, problems and pain you would never be able to understand the difference between good and bad."


Thursday, November 20, 2014


I have learned to never worry about that which you have no control over 

I have understood never judge something you know nothing about 

I have studied these things with a belief that I know nothing 

and I feel peace as to whatever comes and I have no fear 

I live a free life as a result as I am not making my mind a prisoner to fear 

Does a car have a choice where it goes when its done its life here ?  No ... it gets recycled , reborn as a toaster or a fridge magnet 

Thankfully, we have a bit more scope in that department

One thing i don't do is wonder what I'm doing when i die because on my death bed i will be wondering what I did with my life 

Live today 


Naniu



Wednesday, November 19, 2014


It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection. 
- Voltaire (1694-1778)


Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Have the courage to let go of relationships that are not working, let go of emotions that are toxic.

Monday, November 17, 2014



 Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.  - Kevin Kruse

Sunday, November 16, 2014



"There are no failures - just experiences and your reaction to them."

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Life's Twists & Turns


"The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination."

- Don Williams Jr.

Friday, November 14, 2014


“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”  

- Thich Nhat Hanh



Thursday, November 13, 2014

The only real cure for depression...


"... and therein lies the genius of my teacher, my mother's mother, who fulfilled herself completely by always forgetting herself in the joy of the welfare of all those around her. This is the only real cure for depression.
  It is the prescription that would come from any authentic spiritual physician. If you dwell upon yourself and your own private satisfactions, the first disappointment will throw you into a depression.
  If you can train to think more and more of the needs of all those around you, to work with people around you even if they are not always pleasant, you will be making yourself immune to depression, and you will be helping others to do the same."

From
THE PROPHET, Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, November 12, 2014




How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions?  Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.  

- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Tuesday, November 11, 2014



The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.   - Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, November 10, 2014


The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body. - Dr. Bruce H. Lipton

Sunday, November 9, 2014



"Solitude matters, and for some people, it is the air that they breathe." - Susan Cain


Saturday, November 8, 2014


He who sings frightens away his ills. 
- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Friday, November 7, 2014


Circumstances don't matter, only state of being matters.

- Tami Close

Thursday, November 6, 2014


He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment. - Meister Elkhart

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal.



When you walk through a forest that has not been tamed and interfered with by man, you will see not only abundant life all around you, but you also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotting leaves and decomposing matter at every step.  Wherever you look, you will find death as well as life.

Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves.  Microorganisms are at work. Molecules are rearranging themselves.  So death isn't to be found anywhere.  There is only the metamorphosis of life forms.

Excerpt from Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.  - Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, November 3, 2014

Are journalists in general intellectual "prostitutes"?

Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play. - Joseph Goebbels

Sunday, November 2, 2014



Our bodies are where we stay; Our souls are what we are.

Saturday, November 1, 2014


The mind exists in a state of “not enough” and so is always greedy for more. When you are identified with the mind you get bored and restless very easily.

- Eckhart Tolle


Friday, October 31, 2014



Inflexible trees snap in the wind. The more we protect who we think we are in the face of major life changes, the more we’re at odds with the natural flow.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life -- is the source from which self-respect springs. 
- Joan Didion

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury…to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.” ~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. - Scott Adams


Monday, October 27, 2014


It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. - Krishnamurti


Sunday, October 26, 2014


 Energy – positive or negative – is a “boomerang.” When you send out good energy towards someone, that good energy is returned sooner or later. If you send out negative energy by unfairly being dishonest against someone, or by cheating, lying, harassing, discrediting or causing harm to someone, that kind of negative energy will inevitably return to you.

Friday, October 24, 2014



“The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.”  
- George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, October 23, 2014


“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”  - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Worth repeating...


"Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
- Phyllos

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


"Fear isn’t going to kill you. It’s an energy that you can allow to move through you." - Panache Desai

Monday, October 20, 2014


"Your sadness doesn’t make you less of a human being. In fact, it makes you more. More expansive. More connected. Painfully beautiful. Raw. Open. Completely alive.”  Panache Desai

Sunday, October 19, 2014


"Do not rely on the outer world as your measuring stick for your own spiritual growth, rely on your response to the outer world to determine how much you have grown."  - Bashar

Saturday, October 18, 2014


"If you argue with reality, you'll lose every time." 

Adyashanti

Friday, October 17, 2014


Dalai Lama once said:  "In the final analysis, the goal of every person is simply peace of mind."

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Forgiveness


First, let us forgive others for ways that may have harmed us.

If anyone, through their confusion, has harmed me in any way—either knowingly or unknowingly—I forgive them.

And now, let us ask for forgiveness for ways in which we may have harmed others.
If, through my own confusion, I have harmed anyone in any way—either knowingly or unknowingly—I ask for forgiveness.

And now, let us offer forgiveness to ourselves.

For all the ways that my own confusion has led me to harm myself, or be unkind to myself, I forgive myself.

Finally, if there is someone, including myself, who I'm not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that.

- From Peter Russell


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


“I want my life to have a rhythm more than anything else on earth.”  ~Denton 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014


"Every day I get up and I say, 'You have to remember whose child this is.  Do not interfere.  Be there when you are welcome.  Be loving but not judgmental.' "

- President Bill Clinton on becoming a grandfather

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Living With Emotional Painbody


"If you are present, the painbody cannot feed anymore on your thoughts, or on other people's reactions. You can simply observe it, and be the witness, be the space for it. Then gradually, its energy will decrease."
- Eckhart Tolle


Tuesday, October 7, 2014




It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.”


Monday, October 6, 2014


"Everyone knows they're going to die but nobody believes it.  If we did, we would do things differently . . . Learn how to die and you learn how to live." 

- Morrie Schwartz

Friday, October 3, 2014


"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." 

- Max Planck

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Broken crayons still color.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


The less said the better.

Monday, September 29, 2014


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. 

- William Morrow

Sunday, September 28, 2014


"Life is full of setbacks.  Success is determined by how you handle setbacks."

Friday, September 26, 2014


"The pursuit of happiness is the source of all unhappiness."

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Friends are more important than money!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014


"...the life we have is the life we attract to us.  We may/may not be its architect, but we assist in its creation." - Robert Fripp

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Calm

"You are the sky.  Everything else - it's just the weather." - Pema Chrodron

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


"Thinkest thyself a puny form when within thee the universe is folded."
 - Sufi saying 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


"The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions." 
- Paulo Coelho

Monday, September 15, 2014


"Every time you do not follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness."

- Shakti Gawain


Question:  During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives?   

Answer:  Yes.   The only important thing is love, kindness, comprehension, empathy, helping others, humans as well as animals, even plants.

- Henrietta, Near Death Experiencer



Sunday, September 14, 2014


ADCs consistently affirm an essential spiritual message:  Life and love are eternal.

When a caterpillar dies,

a butterfly is born.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


"If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we'd be happy with more?" 

Friday, September 12, 2014



“life goes by fast. enjoy it. calm down. it’s all funny.”
- joan rivers

Friday, September 5, 2014


"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - Saint Augustine

Thursday, September 4, 2014



"This is the true joy in life - that being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one - that being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish, little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."  

- George Bernard Shaw


Wednesday, September 3, 2014


 Life and love are eternal.  When a caterpillar dies, a butterfly is born.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014


"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." - Bertrand Russell


Monday, September 1, 2014


"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."  

- Bertrand Russell

Sunday, August 31, 2014


"Given the millions of billions of Earth-like planets, life elsewhere in the Universe, without a doubt, does exist. In the vastness of the Universe we are not alone."  - Albert Einstein


Saturday, August 30, 2014


"This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." - Chief Seattle circa 1850


Friday, August 29, 2014


Be mysterious.  Don't tell everyone everything.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." 
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Love Conquers All

"Don't tell Leo the lion, Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger that they're different species...Lion and tiger and bear, oh my! For 13 years, Baloo, Leo and Shere Khan have been best friends. The three animals, who live at Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Georgia, were rescued as cubs from a drug dealer who kept them as pets. In the wild, the three species hail from different continents and would have never met."



Sunday, August 24, 2014



"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses."

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014


“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:  a time to be born and a time to die."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014




“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.” 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


"The most significant thing that can happen to a human is the separation process of thinking and awareness" and that awareness is "the space in which thoughts exist." 

- A New Earth

Monday, August 18, 2014


"All loves are a bridge to Divine love. Yet, those who have not had a taste of it do not know!" - Rumi

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Living Each Day in the Present


"There exists only the present instant . . . a Now which always and without end is itself new. . . . There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence." - Meister Ekhart



Saturday, August 16, 2014


"Don't try to be Spiritual -- that is only a word in the dictionary."


Friday, August 15, 2014


"Was the first one out of my truck this a.m. at a head-on collision, made sure everyone was breathing and then directed traffic," he wrote. "A solid reminder that our lives can change at any instant, and to be grateful for what I have right now."  - Bill Beckwith
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Thursday, August 14, 2014



"Compassion is the basis of all morality."

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


"You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams


Tuesday, August 12, 2014


"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.”  - Albert Einstein

Sunday, August 10, 2014




"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages." 

- Thomas Edison

Friday, August 8, 2014


“Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission—to be of service to them wherever they require it.
—ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI


Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Dr. Christian Bernard performed the world’s first human heart transplant in 1967, had the following to say about his observations of a chimpanzee:

"I bought two male chimps from a primate colony in Holland. They lived next to each other in separate cages for several months before I used one as a [heart] donor. When we put him to sleep in his cage in preparation for the operation, he chattered and cried incessantly. We attached no significance to this, but it must have made a great impression on his companion, for when we removed the body to the operating room, the other chimp wept bitterly and was inconsolable for days. The incident made a deep impression on me. I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures.”

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