Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Look to this day,
The very life of life,
In its brief course lies all,
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power.
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived,
Makes every yesterday
A dream of happiness
And every tomorrow
A vision of hope.
Look well, therefore,
To this day.
"Every day is my best day; this is my life; I am not going to have this moment again." (~Bernie Siegel)
"My name is not mine, it's theirs. It's a series of costumes put on my life by other people."
"Life can show up no other way, than that way in which you think." (~Walsch)
"Give, always give something, always, even if it is only kindness." (~Anne Frank)
"The rigidity of one's religious beliefs diminishes with the presence of faith." (~Davis)
"Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the
silence?" (~Sai Baba)
"The root cause of misery is fear: we are too afraid of the unknown. We remain confined in the known."
"Once you label me, you negate me." (~Kierkegaard)
"Who everywhere is free from all ties, who neither rejoices nor sorrows if fortune is good or is ill,
his is a serene wisdom." (~Bhagavad Gita)
"Stay in the heart, feeling everything that life is handing to us. We are not in control. We never have
been. Life is living Us." (~Laube)
"Prayer is not simply an act of worship -- the bending of the knee on set occasions or offering
petitions in need. It is an attitude of soul. It is an opening of life on the Godward side, and keeping
free communication with the world of spirit." (~Black)
"Once you have looked into your innermost core, you are never the same again. Then your life is nothing
but love." (~Osho)
"What's the good of dragging up sufferings which are over, of being unhappy now just because you were
"Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others is possible." (~Thich Nhat Hanh)
"It's a case of one life per customer." (~King)
"What future are you creating now?" (~Chopra)
"To dwell on the things that depress or anger us does not help in overcoming them." (~Einstein)
"Just surrender, and love God. Then miracles will happen." (~White Eagle)
"Every morning, when we wake, we have twenty-four brand-new hours. What a precious gift!" (~Thich Nhat Hanh)
"Do not look behind you. Do not regret mistakes, but be thankful for every experience." (~White Eagle)
"What you're seeing "out there" is the projection of where you are -- the projection of the clingings
of your mind." (~Ram Dass)
"What the heart knows, the mind has forgotten, and what the heart knows is truth." (~Koontz)
"The greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing may avoid suffering and
sorrow, but simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, and love." (~Buscaglia)
"Maybe the best thing that can happen to the person who wants everything in the world is to to get it.
Because in that moment, they will realize that it's not enough." (~Chapman)
"You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses.
Don't wait any longer..." (~Rumi)
"When you check your own mind properly, you stop blaming others for your problems." (~Lama Yeshe)
"Realize that you are the author, and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page."
"The heart is always the place to go. Go home, into your heart." (~Khema)
"There is only one religion, the religion of Love; There is only one language, the language of the
Heart; There is only one God, Omnipresent." (~Sai Baba)
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of
ourselves: we must die to one life before we can enter another!" (~France)
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"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away."
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or to be the mirror that reflects it.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Monday, October 17, 2011
“The secret to inner peace and lasting happiness is kindness—not random acts of kindness or simply being nice, but rather, kindness as a way of life.”
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through persistence."
Thought for the day: You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future. ~ unknown
"Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination."
"Be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness."
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
For hope itself is happiness,
And its frustrations, however frequent
Are less dreadful than its extinction."
I have spent years trying to define what change means to an individual life. Change is a constant.
There are changes we cannot control that happen in the World at large. We can not end a war.
But we can choose our habits and attitudes. This site will focus on improving our performance in the areas of our greatest influence.
Aristotle is often quoted as saying,
"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
"We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit."
We will work on a checklist of good habits that will help you create the lifestyle of which you dream.
Reason, passion and desire will keep us motivated and help us to choose worthwhile goals. Habits will be the daily actions that move us along our path to a better life. Daily self-management is an art to be learned because lasting changes in peoples' lives is an "inside job". We need to take lessons to heart and learn about what we want our lives to be, i.e., our purpose. We may need to change some attitudes and some habits along the way to becoming more effective in creating our vision of the meaningful life.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
WHERE DO WE START TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE?
The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there."
— Robert M. Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)
(As quoted in Distilled Wisdom: An Encyclopedia of Wisdom in Condensed Form (1964) by Alfred Armand Montapert, p. 270)
- Baltasar Gracian
"The argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence."
- Ayn Rand
"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
"What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do."
"It is better to fail at your own life than to succeed at someone else's."
"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
- Alfred Adler
"Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed."
- Alexander Pope
"A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it."
- Albert Einstein
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do."
- B. F. Skinner
"Don't let the noise of others drown out your inner voice." - Steve Jobs
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. - Mohandas Gandhi
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary. ~ SenecaWhen spiders unite, they can tie down a lion. - Ethiopian ProverbSteve Jobs: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.""I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." ~Steve Jobs quoting Wayne Gretzky."Brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world & talented enough to do it" -Obama on
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid
the trap of thinking you have something to lose." - Steve Jobs, 2005
Steve Jobs passed away today, October 5, 2011:
"We're born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It's been happening for a long time." -- Steve Jobs, 1993
the trap of thinking you have something to lose." - Steve Jobs, 2005
Steve Jobs, Apple’s Visionary, Dies at 56
If he had a motto, it may have come from “The Whole Earth Catalog,” which he said had deeply influenced him as a young man. The book, he said in his commencement address at Stanford in 2005, ends with the admonition “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”
“I have always wished that for myself,” he said.
Optimism and laughter, while enjoyable in their own right, bring benefits like health, longevity, and a decrease in stress. You may also know that a positive attitude can be cultivated, meaning even if you're not naturally prone to bright-side looking, you can actively change that.
I cannot think of a better way to counteract the pain and uncertainty of living with M.S. than to manage your attitude. We can choose how we feel about our situation. Feeling better about ourselves will give us the motivation to take better care of ourselves. M.S. is a disease with no cause, no cure and no effective treatment which forces us to take some responsibility for our well-being. Addressing areas of your lifestyle such as, diet can exert many benefits in dealing with chronic illness. We are fighting a great battle and need a Warrior's attitude towards our enemy within.
Positive Attitude Resources From Elizabeth Scott:
Monday, October 3, 2011
- Deirdre Davis Brigham, author "Imagery for Getting Well -Clinical Applications of Behavioral Medicine