The greatest challenge is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

more positive thoughts

“For to be free is not merely to cast off ones chains,
but to live in a way that respects and enhances the
freedom of others.”

Nelson Mandela

A turtle makes progress when it sticks its head out.

"Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul." ~ Democritus

 "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. Earl Nightingale
Everything is material for the seed of happiness, if you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity. The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment. There always is the potential to create an environment of blame -- or one that is conducive to loving-kindness. Pema Chodron

 You know that if I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates or envies him, or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered and he can eat anything.
William Faulkner

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
Edward de Bono

Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
Annie Leibovitz

I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
~Martha Washington

My mind wants to interpret...All my dreams.
My heart wants to love...All my dreams.
My soul wants to fulfil.....All my dreams(Sri Chinmoy)

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Robert J. Sawyer (1960 - ), "Calculating God", 2000

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” -Albert Einstein

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”
Albert Camus