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The Journey Within

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

To Be Free
"In each of us there is an urge to be free. To live life without worry and stress and distress and pain.

We all want to be free from Frustration, Guilt, Resentment, Blame, Fear, Anger, Discouragement, Worry and freedom from unfulfilled desires.

To be really free. . .

YOU must unlock the gate that holds your higher self imprisoned in darkness and anguish.
The key to this gate lies deep within your being. It is hidden behind years of disappointment and unexpressed desires.

To find it YOU will have to look with courage and calm.
YOU must persist when you feel that the search is in vain. For to be truly free the search must begin and once begun you cannot go back.

And it is not a search for timid souls.

The road inside is cluttered with all sorts of baggage and illusions as well as erroneous beliefs that have become etched on your

YOUR key to freedom lies in your power to control your thoughts."
Tim Connor

"Live and create as though heaven is on this earth." Anonymous

"Have the courage of your desires." Anonymous

"Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed." C. Kent

"Every Path has its puddles." English Proverb

"An obstacle is often a stepping stone" Prescott

"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." Vince Lombardi

"Love as though you have never been hurt before--For those who love Time is eternal"

"Friends are like the sunshine of life." Anonymous

Do not wait until tomorrow for it may not come--it is called the present moment for a reason -a present to you to live each moment as if it were your last. LRK

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    Very nice. Thank you for sharing.


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MOONLITSTAR 4/15/2009 7:44AM

    Laura thank you for this post. It is a needed one. A welcome one, and I am a brave soul, at least in my attempts. At least I hope to be ever present in the now's of life. Thanks for these reminders and words of wisdom.

Loving Huggles to you and yours,

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INCEPERSON 4/14/2009 10:35PM

    I REALLY needed to read this blog today. Thank you so much for sharing! Words of wisdom!

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HARLYCHIC14 4/14/2009 7:55PM

    These are great. Thanks for sharing.


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S_HANSEN 4/14/2009 5:28PM

    I enjoyed your blog very much... I love the quotes... I wrote down a few of them for the future... Thanks for sharing.. emoticonSondra

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MSTELZER 4/14/2009 2:04PM

    Wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing this with us!


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MARYBETH_OHIO 4/14/2009 1:47PM

    Wow I just love this and it is so true so thank you very much for sharing this with us..

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Empower Yourself with Attitude

Thursday, April 09, 2009


"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company. . .a church. . .a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. . .we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. . . . I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you . . .we are in charge of our Attitudes." Anonymous


"You have choice. You can select joy over despair. You can select happiness over tears. You can select action over apathy. You can select growth over stagnation. You can select you. And you can select life. And it's time that people tell you you're not at the mercy of forces greater than yourself. You are , indeed, the greatest force for you." Leo Buscaglia

"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have." Abraham Lincoln

"Remember. . .there is a deeper strength and an amazing abundance of peace available to you.
Draw from this well; call on your faith to uphold you. You will make it through this time and find joy in life again."
"Life continues around us, even when our troubles seem to stop time.
There is good in life every day. Take a few minutes to distract yourself from your concerns---long enough to draw strength from a tree or to find pleasure in a bird's song."
"Return a smile;
realize that life is a series of levels,
cycles of ups and downs--
some easy, some challenging.
Through it all, we learn;
we grow strong in faith;
we mature in understanding.
The difficult times are often
the best teachers, and there is
good to be found in all situation.
Reach for the good.
Be strong, and don't give up." Pamela Owens Renfro

"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." Thomas A. Edison (He should know --it took him a thousand some attempts to create the light bulb)

A focused light can cut through anything!!!

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NEBWRITER 4/10/2009 5:07AM

    Excellent post!

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KARALIANNE 4/10/2009 1:36AM

    Ooo... a focused light... like a laser! :)

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GAIL_SANTIAGO 4/9/2009 8:36PM

    Thank you again for sharing your wonderful quotes.
Hugs Gail

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DINA:-) 4/9/2009 7:47PM

    i agree that attitude goes a long way- how true this is "life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it."

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    All so very true!



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EOSTAR_45 4/9/2009 5:14PM

    I love it! These are wonderful quotes. I absolutely agree, attitude (positive or negative) is so important. That is why I enjoy being a part of the Thanksgiving Community.

BTW, thanks for stopping by my page and your encouraging words.

Happy Easter!

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Inspirational Thoughts

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

"What is appealing is the idea of attaining the unattainable and learning from it. Once you obtain a fantasy it becomes a reality and that reality is not as exciting as your fantasy. Through the fantasies you learn to appreciate your own realities."

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein

"Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves." Dale Carnegie

"Years wrinkle the skin but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." Samuel Allman

"Positive thinking. . . is the key which unlocks the doors of the world" Samuel McChord Crothers

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." William Shakespeare

"The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory." Cicero

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. . . Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope." Helen Keller

"You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try--you don't take the risk." Rosalynn Carter

"The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fail." Chinese Proverb

"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment." Marcus Aurelius

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 in you and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

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DINA:-) 4/9/2009 7:51PM

    great quotes! thanks for sharing!

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HAPPY-DESTINY 4/9/2009 11:15AM

    Ah yes . .Home away from home!

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    You are a virtual font of inspiration!

Love you,

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KARALIANNE 4/8/2009 11:38PM

    Excellent! I am loving these quotes!

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    Hello Laura, These were wonderful to read! I will revisit this entry whenever I can use a dose of inspirational thoughts. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Stay sparked4life!


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GAIL_SANTIAGO 4/8/2009 2:48PM

    I love reading these blogs. They seem to be so relaxing to me. Thanks for sharing

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Motivational and other quotes

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself becomes easier but that our ability to perform has improved." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self." Whiney Young

"Happiness depends on ourselves." Aristotle

"The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions." Alfred L. Tennyson

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Mahatma Gandi

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep it in the sunlight." Ben Franklin

"We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer or goals to achieve." Unknown

"The wisest men follow their own direction." Euripides

"Every creature is full of God and is a book about God." Meister Eckhart

"The only thing normal in this life is the cycle on the washing machine." LRK

"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on."

"Strength is a matter of the made up mind." Buddha

"Enthusiasm is the great hill climber." Elbert Hubbard

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. " Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance- and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning." Oprah Winfrey

"Success is having peace within yourself and joy in serving others that they too may find it. May you have the light of hope, direction, and strength to be the person-the soul you were meant to be." Howard T. Rainer

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be" Douglas Adams

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet."
James Oppenheim

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    Wonderful collection of quotes! Thank you for sharing!!

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KARALIANNE 4/8/2009 11:08PM

    These are excellent! I love quotes!

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GAIL_SANTIAGO 4/8/2009 12:49PM

    Thank you for sharing these are great

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MOONLITSTAR 4/8/2009 12:26PM

    Thanks for sharing these!!!! Some I have read before and loved others new to me at least in memory LOL.

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