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Sunday, July 8, 2012


Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere. 
- Alan Cohen
The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.   - Wayne Dyer

One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger. 
- Japanese Proverb
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.  
 - Vincent Van Gogh

 Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. 
- Dale Carnegie

For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe. 
- Larry Eisenberg

There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated. 
- David March

Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment. 
- Ajahn Chah
No really great man ever thought himself so. - William Hazlitt

Drink nothing without seeing it; sign nothing without reading it. 
- Spanish Proverb

You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours. ~ Yogi Berra

We all make mistakes. It's how we come back from the mistakes that matters. 
  - Tom Welling


Even if I knew that tomorrow the World would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.   - Martin Luther
If you borrow something, return it in better condition. That's Yoga in action in daily life.

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? 
-  Dogen Zenji

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. 
- Pablo Picasso


Why meditate? You start to unhook the automatic cycle of reactivity and gain some freedom. ~ Gerald Grow


If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? ~ Dogen Zenji

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. ~ Pablo Picasso


Let the waters settle, you will see stars and moon mirrored in your being.
  - Rumi

The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream. ~ Harry Kemp


There is no certainty; there is only adventure.    - Roberto Assagioli

Silence between friends says that one's presence is enough.   
  - Dr Jack Hyles

With great power, comes great responsibility. ~ Voltaire


Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Rev. John Watson (aka Ian MacLaren)


Uncertainty & mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay & spark creativity.   
 - R.Fitzhenry


The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.
   - James Yorke

My love is thine to teach; teach it but how, And thou shalt see how apt it is to learn Any hard lesson that may do thee good. 
 - Shakespeare

Belief is truth held in the mind; faith is a fire in the heart. ~ Joseph Fort Newton


The only amaranthine flower on earth Is virtue; the only lasting treasure, truth.       - William Cowper


A person hears only what they understand. 
 - Goethe

Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.     - Peter Ustinov


I shut my eyes in order to see.  
- Paul Gauguin


The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. 
 - Paul Valery


There are the dreams we have for our life and there are dreams that life has for us.          - Marcia Wieder


When the soil disappears, the soul disappears.
 - Ymber Delecto

If you want to be happy, be. 
 - Leo Tolstoy


'You' means to be aware of the universe in the form of you, and 'I' means to be aware of it in the form of I. 
 - Shunryu Suzuki
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe, is love.
 - Pearl Bailey


Always have a song on your heart and you will be on a good note. 
 - Christina Pagliarulo

Knowledge without Spirit is like finding yourself on a cold night with all the wood in the world and no flame to ignite it. 
 - Guy Finley

I suggest just being an earthworm - letting go of the desire to radiate love throughout the world. - Ajahn Sumedho

We all need each other. - Leo Buscaglia

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.    
- Melinda Haynes

The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. 
-Albert Einstein

Receiving with grace is beautiful. It allows someone the opportunity to give, and blesses both giver and receiver.
 - Zen Moments

When you are relaxed, interested, alert, receptive, not judging, open to the mystery, life will unfold before you.
 - Zen Moments


Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise.
- Harvey Mackay

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. 
- Deepak Chopra


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde

If you always give, you will always have. ~ Chinese Proverb

To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else. 
- Dalai Lama


Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
- Goethe


To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. 
- Oscar Wilde


What you resist persists. And only what you look at and own, can disappear.  
 - Neale D Walsch

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.   
- Thich Nhat Hanh


I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.   
- William James

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
-Dogen Zenji

My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass. 
- anon.


Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.- Will Rogers


Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.            - Rumi


Take that first step. Bravely overcoming one small fear gives you the courage to take on the next. - Daisaku Ikeda


Everyone who got to where they are had to begin where they were. 
- Richard Paul Evans

What wound did ever heal but by degrees?.
- Shakespeare

Never say more than is necessary. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.                - Wayne Dyer

If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher. 
- Pema Chodron

The world's people all share the earnest aspiration to have peace, stability, justice and cooperation. 
- Tran-Duc Luong

It is better to be a small stream, than a deep ditch.
- Chinese Proverb


We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves. 
- Pema Chodron

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. 
 - Aristotle Onassis

Go as far as you can see: when you get there, you'll be able to see farther. 
 - J.P. Morgan

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.         - Langston Hughes

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. 
 - Kahlil Gibran

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.           - Albert Einstein

You think you can choose God like you choose a pair of shoes? 
- Buddha of Hollywood

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. 
- St Thomas Aquinas