“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.
“When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.” — George Harrison
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” —Mark Twain
So true is Mr. Twain’s statement. It really is a case of mind over matter as we get older. The older I get the more I don’t mind the way the way things turn out. I’m developing an awareness towards how I react to things.
Namaste: I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place and I am in that place in me, we are one.
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” — Joseph Campbell
Years ago, I launched The Selfless Advantage. Things were going well. I posted dozens of inspiring quotes, hoping to give someone a lift to their day. One thought that was at the core of The Selfless Advantage was that “Your Basket Must Be Emptied Before It Can Be Filled”.