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Showing posts with label quotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quotes. Show all posts

Monday, June 3, 2019

Little Steps

Our bodies are AMAZING!  

How to restore balance?

Two little steps to get you started:

Monday, June 18, 2018

Inspiration for Thought


"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts."   Thich Nhat Hanh








"Express yourself completely, then keep quiet.  Be like the forces of nature:  When it blows, there is only wind; When it rains, there is only rain; When the clouds pass, the sun shines through."  Tao Te Ching



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Kindness & Compassion

Whether one believes in a religion or not, 

and whether one believes in rebirth or not,

there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate 

kindness and compassion.

Dalai Lama

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Busyness is not a virtue

 Stop the Glorification of Busy!

Busy Busy Busy

Why are we so busy?

What then, if not busy?




Saturday, November 30, 2013

Weaving the Web

Humankind has not woven the web of life
We are but one thread within it
Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves
All things are bound together
All things connect

This beautiful quote is usually attributed to Chief Seattle, pictured above in the only known photo of him, taken in 1864.  However the folks over at  snopes tell us it was really written by Ted Perry, a screen writer, in 1971.  Regardless of the author or era, these profound words remain true today, and always will.  

"Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves"

I believe the opposite is also true:

 Whatever we do to ourselves we do to the web

So be compassionate with yourself.  Make compassion your connecting thread to the web.  Weave it over, around and through everything you do for yourself.

Take time for yourself.  Do the things that feed your soul.   Yes, you can.  In fact, you have to.  It's like the flight attendant says before take off - you have to put your own oxygen mask on first, before you can help anyone else.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Oh the Thinks you can Think!

 "When you say you fear death you are really saying that you fear you have not lived your true life.  This fear cloaks the world in silent suffering".   
David Viscott

"To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life."  Oscar Wilde


 “I believe one has to escape oneself to discover oneself.”     
Rabih Alameddine

 Finding the right work
is like discovering your
own soul in the world.  Thomas Moore

“Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that 
ought to have lain there unnoticed. ” 
 Leo Tolstoy 

"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone."   Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wise Words

W is for Wise

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than 
you can see.
Winston Churchill

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
Albert Einstein 

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
Oscar Wilde

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn 
from a wise answer.
Bruce Lee

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. 

Benjamin Franklin

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Khalil Gibran

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no 
limited dimensions.
Lao Tzu

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


J is for Jello

Forrest Gump told us "Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get."

As much as that is true, I think life is more like jello.  Partially set jello to be precise.  You pour it into a mould and the rigid sides hold it in place.  If you change the shape of the container, the jello follows the new contours, fills the new spaces.  It's dynamic and flexible.  But if you remove too much of the supportive structure it's chaos.  It oozes in all directions,  eventually ending up wherever gravity's pull is strongest.

So the trick is to strike a balance between being confined by rigidity and leaking all over the floor.   The best part, unlike Gump's chocolates, is you can tell what flavour you'll get from the colour on the box. 


Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.
                                                                                                    Truman Capote

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Gifts of Giving

G is for Giving

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Mother Teresa

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Maya Angelou

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Future is Now

"F" is for Future
“How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment 
to improve the world." 
Anne Frank (1929-1945)

With so much buzz about 2012 and the Mayan calendar, I can't help but think about our future and what it might look like.   I must admit, some days it's hard to be optimistic.  Political revolutions, austerity measures, oil wars, corporate bail outs, climate change, famine, peak oil, genetically modified food - so many things seem to be reaching their tipping point.   So what can one person do about any of this?  Lots!

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for 
good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke (1729-1797); Statesman, Author, Philosopher

5 things you can do to make a difference 

Try to keep things in perspective. Be mindful of the big problems, but focus on solving them through the things we can all do everyday to help reduce them.  Develop a positive outlook:
  1. First, accept that you are only able to control your actions and responses to changing conditions around you.
  2. Take responsibility for your actions in all things. It sounds simple but being accountable to yourself will help you make the necessary changes.
  3. Stop to consider the consequences of your actions (if I choose to do this, what will be the result?).
  4.  Lead by example! If you can change, then it just might inspire others.
  5. Remember that one person can make a difference. Small accomplishments add up quicker then you might think. Remember, no matter what your economic standing, you can help save the environment and money at the same time. You the consumer drive the market; products are made because you buy them. If you buy products that are better for the environment it will become profitable for companies to respond to the demand for environmentally-friendly products. It really is that simple.

    If you choose only one product on which to flex your consumer muscle, please make it bottled water.  Watch the movie "Tapped" - it will boggle your mind!  At least spend a bit of time on the movie's website found here.   Thank you!
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, 
but still I can do something; 
and because I cannot do everything, 
I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
Edward Everett Hale

What one man is doing to prove small, individual actions have earthshaking potential: http://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/paul-stamets-and-the-healing-power-of-mushrooms/

“...if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will be the same again.”      William P. Young, The Shack

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Quotes to Consider

“If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.”  
Billy Joel

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.”   Epictetus


Understand (life) by
seeing how the stone
has been hollowed out by rain.

Do not cling to the illusion 
that nothing changes.
Dr. Mikao Usui

“When we are no longer able to change a situation… we are challenged to change ourselves. Victor Frankl

“The wise stand out because they see themselves as part of the Whole. They shine because they don’t want to impress. They achieve great things because they don’t look for recognition. Their wisdom is contained in what they are, not their opinions. They refuse to argue, so no-one argues with them.” Lao Tzu