Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Security is

"Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life."

-- Germaine Greer

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Life Rules

Life is short!
Break the rules!
Forgive quickly!
Love truly,
Laugh uncontrollably..
And never regret anything that made you smile.


A good intention

"A good intention clothes itself with power."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are what you think

"You are what you think.
You are what you go for.
You are what you do!"

-- Bob Richards

There are three kinds of people

"There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:
- people who want to have, to collect
- people who want action, work and labor
- people who want to be
The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When you are, you never lose what you are."

-- Torkom Saraydarian

Every human action

"Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation."

-- Dalai Lama

Every artist

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."

-- Henry Ward Beecher

The people

"The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. So relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth... if we look honestly at our relationships we can see so much about how we have created them."

-- Shakti Gawain

Any situation

"Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness."

-- El Morya

Monday, September 28, 2009

You should not

"You should not do magic you do not understand!"

~~ from The Indian in the Cupboard.

Advice is

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't."

-Erica Jong, American author

Positive Quitting

"Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences."

-- Jim Allen

Adventure can be

"Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring."

-- Grace Lichtenstein

Our lives

"Our lives improve only when we take chances ... and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."

-- Walter Anderson

Getting in touch

"Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority."

-- Tom Hopkins

Two people

"Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to - you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide."

-- Sogyal Rinpoche


"Everything seeks its source."

-- a universal principle

You, yourself

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

-- Buddha

Unkind criticism

"Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish."

-- Barbara Sher

A critic

"A critic is a legless man who teaches running."

-- Channing Pollock

If you had a friend

"If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?"

-- Rob Bremer

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

With the gift of listening

"With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing."

-- Catherine de Hueck Doherty

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Knowledge of the self

"Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms."

- Kahlil Gibran

The time has come

“The time has come to take stock of ourselves, to discriminate between priorities, to assess the use we are making of our power and capabilities, and above all, to recognize the limits and truth of our own nature and humanity.”

- Howard Sasportas

The greatest wisdom

"The greatest wisdom is in simplicity, love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way."

- Carlos Barrios

Three hundred years ago

"Three hundred years ago astrology was suppressed under a tide of mechanical scientific views and religious instability. Science did not want to deal with any study that utilised invisible energy fields amd religion did not want the masses to have a tool for self-realisation. Today, quantum physics has opened science to the possibility of invisible forces and people are fed up with the dogmatic, limiting structures of the religious institutions. Astrology is re-emerging just in time for the spiritual revolution."

- Kelly Lee Phipps

Dum vivimus

Dum vivimus, vivamus
- let us live while we live.


In lak 'ech

In lak 'ech -
I am another yourself or I am you, you are me!


Act Now

Act now - this day will never come again.


When there is light

When there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person;
When there is beauty in the person, there is harmony in the home;
When there is harmony in the home, there is honour in the nation;
When there is honour in the nation, there is peace in the world.

~Old Chinese Proverb

Monday, September 14, 2009

The first duty of love

"The first duty of love is to listen."

-- Paul Tillich

The purpose of therapy

"The purpose of therapy is not to remove suffering but TO MOVE THROUGH IT to an enlarged consciousness that can sustain the polarity of painful opposites."

-- James Hollis

Often people attempt

"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you love to do, in order to have what you want."

-- Margaret Young

Who does not

"Who does not thank for little will not thank for much."

-- Estonian proverb

Even though you may want

"Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life."

-- Mary Manin Morrissey

In truth

"In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages."

-- Swami Brahmanada

This business of hozho

"This business of hozho. The way I understand it ... I’ll use an example. Terrible drought, crops dead, sheep dying. Spring dried out. No water. The Hopi, or the Christian, maybe the Moslem, they pray for rain. The Navajo has the proper ceremony done to restore himself to harmony with the drought. You see what I mean. The system is designed to recognize what’s beyond human power to change, and then to change the human’s attitude to be content with the inevitable."

~from ‘Sacred Clowns’ by Tony Hillerman

Acceptance says

"Acceptance says, True, this is my situation at the moment. I’ll look unblinkingly at the reality of it. But I’ll also open my hands to accept willingly whatever a loving Father sends me."

--Catherine Marshall

It is important

"It is important not to ‘need’ what you are calling to you but rather to have a certain detachment about it. Let it be all right if it doesn’t come, or if it comes in a different form than what you expect. After you have asked for something, surrender to whatever comes as being appropriate."

-- Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

Peace is not won

Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.

- Katherine Paterson

Peace comes

"Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it."

~ Unknown

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Where there is great doubt

Where there is great doubt,
there will be great awakening;
small doubt, small awakening,
no doubt, no awakening."

- Zen saying

Be patient and strong

Be patient and strong; for someday this pain will be useful to you.

~ Ovid

Don't be too timid

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world you see

The world you see is just a movie in your mind.

~Jack Kerouac

Thursday, September 3, 2009

there is no one

...there is no one in this world who is not looking for God. everyone is trudging along with as much dignity, courage and style as they possibly can.

~ Hafiz

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Men are from earth

Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.


Going to church

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.


The grass may be greener

The grass may be greener on the other side but at least you don’t have to mow it.


Sometimes I need

Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence.


The tree of liberty

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

~Thomas Jefferson


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