“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” ― Steve Maraboli
“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.” — Goethe
Do you ever find yourself saying this? I wish I could do that? I wish that I could go on that trip. I wish I could get a better job. I wish that I could find that perfect whatever.
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell
If we allow ourselves to rise each morning worrying about what bad things are going to happen, we can never see the good that is out there as well. We must make a conscious decision to think about thoughts before thinking them. Attitudes towards thought are habits.
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” — John Muir
We all have problems. No one is immune from them. From birth to death….The infant cries for milk and an elderly person may worry if tomorrow will come. Reaching, striving and working hard at being happy will never remove any of our individual problems. We must accept the fact that everyday life will bring it’s own set of problems into our lives.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” — Albert Einstein
The simple enjoyment of a cloud.
I went out for some fresh air today and remembered very quickly that it is still very hot this time of year. The sun is still bearing down even though it’s getting late into summer.
Having only ten minutes or so, I started thinking that it might be too hot and sunny to stand outside.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” — Buddha
“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” — George Burns
Have you ever noticed that when you are struggling to accomplish something, it’s more enjoyable if it is something that you love to do?
“The greatest achievement is selflessness.” — Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” — Buddha
Have you ever noticed that no matter how down you are feeling, it only takes a good word from one happy person to brighten your day?
That is, if your mind is open to the possibility that you can be happy under your current situation.