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12/23/14 4:20 P

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I love that quote Kali. Of course we are. What other kind of journey is there really.
Only the spiritual has any hope of not ending in the final curtain. :)

“Just like heaven. Ever’body wants a little piece of lan’. I read plenty of books out here. Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. It’s just in their head. They’re all the time talkin’ about it, but it’s jus’ in their head.”

― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men



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"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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12/23/14 8:10 A

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Patience emoticon I was on another planet when handed out...
Disappointment is not something I've had to deal with - perhaps the 'Pollyanna' in me...

"The spiritual path - is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it."

~ Marianne Williamson

(And half the time I DON'T know it...)

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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12/22/14 6:07 P

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“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”

― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

Amen to this in my case. I never focus much on patience and yet I do need it to help with everything else. emoticon

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12/22/14 9:39 A

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emoticon love it Wispy!

Here's to simplicity!

"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures."

- Lao Tzu



“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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12/20/14 4:54 P

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Hi there Evie. Loving the quote.

Found this today and it is where my life is right now. I am letting go of some things that take my time away from what is meaningful. Letting go of the inessential is leaving me space for what I love.

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.”

― John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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12/20/14 10:14 A

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Hope you are all having a lovely and vibrant holiday season, my meditative friends. emoticon

"Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world."
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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12/19/14 6:07 P

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“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

~Dr. Viktor Frankl

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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12/19/14 10:20 A

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These quotes are getting better and better... Here's to living life to the fullest!

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ”

—Martin Luther (1483-1546) Monk, Priest, Theologian


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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12/18/14 6:48 P

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I know, it is a beautiful phrase - am so working on spending more time there - mindfulness is easier when I am alone - when with others I seem to lose it so quickly and this "other person" pops out. emoticon
The dalai lama is my inspiration in this regard. He is always the same. So gentle, so kind, so quiet, so peaceful, so present. emoticon

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that doesn't even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It's not like you have forever, so don't waste any of your seconds, don't throw even one of your moments away.”

― C. JoyBell C.

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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12/18/14 8:38 A

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"Inhabit your moments" emoticon How wonderful is that?!?

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows."

- Pope Paul VI

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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12/17/14 6:34 P

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O YES, INDEEDY. (oops caps not intended. :)

“Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow. Do you know what you’re doing when you spend a moment wondering how things are going to turn out?

You’re cheating yourself out of today. Today is calling to you, trying to get your attention, but you’re stuck on tomorrow, and today trickles away like water down a drain. You wake up the next morning and that today you wasted is gone forever. It’s now yesterday. Some of those moments may have had wonderful things in store for you , but now you’ll never know.”

― Jerry Spinelli, Love, Stargirl (abridged)

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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12/17/14 11:01 A

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Love it!
Here's to a vision of a day "worth remembering"!

"In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision."

Dalai Lama
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“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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12/16/14 7:57 P

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Oh Kali, you do make me smile. You are so very an action person.

“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, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Amen brother! emoticon

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12/16/14 8:42 A

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Ah - action... not my strong suit...

"Note to self: finding a cool quote and writing it in your journal is not a substitute for Getting. It. Done."

~Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.com
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“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

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“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”

― Gautama Buddha

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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12/15/14 9:40 A

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Here's to our own inner paths, the warriors and en'light'enment they bring us...


“The strongest of all warriors are these two—Time and Patience.”

—Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian Author



“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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12/12/14 4:32 P

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"Do not believe anything
because it is said by an authority,
or if it is said to come from angels,
or from gods,
or from an inspired source.

Believe it only if you have explored it
in your own heart
and mind and body
and found it to be true.

Work out your own path,
through diligence."

Gautama Buddha

It is good to feel the sense of inner resonance with the quotes that seem to already be a part of our own individual journey. Thank you. :)

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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12/12/14 9:10 A

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Here's to being ourselves!

"A nice definition of an awakened person: a person who no longer marches to the drums of society, a person who dances to the tune of the music that springs up from within."

~ Anthony de Mello

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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12/11/14 4:02 P

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Of course it is so true. Why do we try to wake others up. When we are ready we unfold like flowers. To open too soon, or worse be forced to open early does not produce good strong growth in the plant.

"To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting."

E. E. Cummings

James (my son) enjoys Anthony de Mello.

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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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12/11/14 11:19 A

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Here's to transparency and reminding me I too love the teachings of great men. Who knows, perhaps the Holy Spirit guided them?

"Waking up is unpleasant, you know. You are nice and comfortable in bed. It is irritating to be woken up. That’s the reason the wise guru will not attempt to wake people up. I hope I’m going to be wise here and make no attempt whatsoever to wake you up if you are asleep. It is really none of my business, even though I say to you at times, "Wake up!" My business is to do my thing, to dance my dance. If you profit from it fine; if you don’t, too bad! As the Arabs say, "The nature of rain is the same, but it makes thorns grow in the marshes and flowers in the gardens"."

- Anthony De Mello

(Lets me 'know' my lesson in Trust worked!)

Edited by: KALIGIRL at: 12/11/2014 (11:20)
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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I so love Rumi. I sometimes think, if there was no one else his words would carry it all.
I kind of feel guilty typing that - being brought up a Christian. But decided to leave it. God knows what I think, no point in censoring for other people. emoticon

Would you guess I am practicing transparency right now. It amazes me what goes through my head at times. But sure does make me feel part of the human race, especially those I would tend to judge. emoticon

This gives me a great deal of peace.
"What you seek is seeking you.”
― Rumi

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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12/10/14 9:01 A

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Profound...
Especially for those of us who were on another planet when patience was handed out.

“Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.”

― Rumi

PS - perfect for me today as I need to foresee the sun and longer days.

Edited by: KALIGIRL at: 12/10/2014 (09:03)
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Aint it just the truth though. :) Thank you.

“A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.”

― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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Ah my emoticon

“Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.”

—Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622) Roman Catholic Saint


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Still grinning. So we can learn to "Live and Let Live" perhaps and stop try to convince everyone else we are right . Sounds like that lunatic has learned how to deal compassionately with all of us who still try to argue our own point of view. I still tend to interrupt rather than listen patiently. I see I have a lot to learn. emoticon

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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Love it!

"What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?"

- George Orwell
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“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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What a lovely quote Debster. Thank you.

"Everyone hears only what he understands."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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"To love our enemy is impossible. The moment we understand our enemy, we feel compassion towards him or her, and he or she is no longer our enemy." Thich Nhat Hanh.

Debbie

Eat to live!

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

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Sad to say Kali, that is where I spent most of my life. But in my case I did not know how to love either. I had not learnt it when my children were small. We can only give what we have to give. "Forgive and forgiven" as Tarah Brach puts it. I love those words. So simple and yet the whole Bible really.

“I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”
― Mother Teresa

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Amen and I hate to admit that I am 'guilty' of that one...

"There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God's finger on man's shoulder."

~Charles Morgan

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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Loving it Kali. emoticon

“If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Living Buddha, Living Christ

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Definitely a emoticon description of true love!

This one beckons me...

"True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart."

- Honore de Balzac


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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Came across this and thought it was delightful. emoticon

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”

― Robert Fulghum, True Love

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Wonderful, as usual...
Here's to recognizing we are all children of the Universe!

“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”

- Deepak Chopra

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Still an old favourite of mine. emoticon

“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment is it perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.”

― Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

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Here's to emoticon

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."

- Saint Francis de Sales


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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Good golly. I never checked back to see what I had posted. When I highlighted my quote it must have highlighted the whole page. :)

Can understand the emoticon Here's my emoticon ...goodness gracious me.

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”

― Dalai Lama XIV


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"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Wow! emoticon
It's going to take me a while to read all these and even longer to 'digest' them....

"All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports."

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Oh Kali. Yes, I love Rumi. That is so beautiful. All in all always and eternal.
These masters have learned so much in their lifetimes. Most of which we seemed to have lost over the last few centuries - the dark ages. Now the light seems to be returning. The Catholic knowledge at base. Omnipresent and all the other omnis that go with it.
If the understanding of this were to really sink deep into us it would change every single thing I think and say and do. A work in progress.

Thank you for sharing Rumi. :)




“Consider your own place in the universal oneness of which we are all a part, from which we all arise, and to which we all return.”

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Wonderful...

I'm so excited I found the quote that helps me understand duality!

"I have put duality away, I have seen the two worlds are one; One I seek, One I know, One I see, One I call. He is the first, He is the last, He is the outward, he is the inward."

- Rumi

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”

~Flora Whittemore

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Ah... I may be beginning to understand.

The Chopra Energy of Attraction meditations may also be leading me to 'practice what I preach'

"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things (a)new."

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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Kali Your quote gives me goosies. :)

Beyond duality - all things are leading me here currently. This is the field I have my eyes set on discovering and finding a way of being that matches it in practice.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”

― Rumi

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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Ah...

“Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

"You owe me."

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”

― Hafiz

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"Become The Sky"

Rumi

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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emoticon much food for thought...

"Thus it is necessary to commence from an inescapable duality: the finite is not the infinite."

- Hans Urs von Balthasar



“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"Moving beyond duality is pure light.
We are like a prism, each reflecting off the world from a different point of view,
a seemingly separate color which is different from oneself.
There would be no color or difference except for the light and the prism
We would not exist without the light, but we think we are the color we see in the prism
We are the light that does not recognize itself.
The rainbow in the prism is nothing but pure reflected light".

Anonymous quote

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Wonderful quotes!

"Life is a gift of nature; but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom."

- Greek Adage


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."

Buddha



"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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“I set my goals, allow the power of the Living Universe to take over, and I enjoy the ride.” ~ Pierre Ferrari

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MAKE THE HEALTHY CHOICES:
I am capable. I am worth it.

Allow every moment in your life to be an opportunity to be present – to revive, to grow, to thrive.

“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” ~ Maya Angelou
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"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Leo Buscaglia



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An oldie, but a goodie - from yesterday's meditation with Oprah and Deepak

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
— George Bernard Shaw

I like the idea of creating or choosing who and how I want to be, but I also believe it is about realizing myself, because my true and authentic self is (and always has been) alive in me; sometimes I am closer to her and sometimes further away. My goal is to realize that part of me in everything I do, which, I guess, is creating the person I want to be...
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~*~ Nicole ~*~

Wishing you some sort of success every day, and the ability to always see your blessings.


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Love it!

“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.”
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—Diogenes of Sinope (died 323) Greek Philosopher

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside."

Denis Waitley

I feel your warmth and your smile. :)

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Definitely a favorite of mine too...

“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.”

― C.S. Lewis

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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An Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sunshine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

One of my favourite all time prayers.

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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Especially poignant considering Allhallowtide, and the traditional focus of All Hallows' Eve revolving around the theme of using "humor and ridicule to confront the power of death." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

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“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."

Steve Jobs

Truth for me. He discovered it at a much younger age than I did.
Pride is such an easy trap to fall into - it is unconscious, at least to myself till something happens.
I am grateful to the people and places that bring it to my attention.

PS. Just had a thought, it is interesting that this focus on death far from being morbid, has changed the way I look at life and made me aware of what is really important to me. I wonder if we all value the same things in the face of death?

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Yes indeedy. Thank you. So pleased he came back. It is good that we all find teams where we feel comfortable. Also we now have Chaplain. It is good to see the male population growing in the team.




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Not to worry Wispy - Poppa is a 'big' boy...

As to humility (not a strong suit of mine):

"It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels."

- Saint Augustine

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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Good golly woman, I did not step with care yesterday when I stomped all over Poppa. That's for sure. Nor did I make him feel warm and fuzzy and celebrated.

It is good for me to remember I am so fallible and so forgiven.


“These are the few ways we can practice humility:

To speak as little as possible of one's self.

To mind one's own business.

Not to want to manage other people's affairs.

To avoid curiosity.

To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.

To pass over the mistakes of others.

To accept insults and injuries.

To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.

To be kind and gentle even under provocation.

Never to stand on one's dignity.

To choose always the hardest.”

― Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

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Ah, here's to making others feel celebrated!

"Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act."

- Dr. Seuss


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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That is just so the truth.

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

― Maya Angelou

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I'd never heard of him either, but love his form of motivation.

So glad he touched you too - and we are definitely in a place and with others where we are celebrated!
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"Life is a celebration of awakenings, of new beginnings, and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul."

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The quote gave me goosebumps quite literally. It was like his words touched right into soul. Never heard of him, had to look him up immediately. emoticon

"We're not here for everyone, just someone. Find those "someones" and serve them. Don't go where you're tolerated, go where you are celebrated. (read this again) Going for your dreams takes bravery, self-assertion, conquering and managing your weaknesses. Create a firestorm of success that melts away your critics. Become a doer, get excited, get motivated, and take action each day."

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"Go where we are celebrated." It gives me goose bumps all over again. What a wonderful thing to say. It has become part of me. I cant stop the goosies. lol.

Love you and thank you.

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As yours do with me - wonderfully resonant quotes - reflecting our unique contributions to oneness...

"As you're reading this, your life's getting shorter. Its ticking away. I'm not saying this to frighten you. Or even scare you. Though it may. I'm saying this to awaken you. To inspire you. To rise you out of your deep slumber. To really know you wont live forever. To share your unique gifts. To ignite your great inner fire. To ignite your great inner strength. To ignite your great inner light. To shine. Brightly shine. To awaken your great inner beauty. To motivate. Yourself and others. To love. Yourself and others. To paint. To write. To teach. To innovate. To sing. To dance. To care. To feel. To listen. To learn. To laugh. The clocks ticking. The world needs you. Make your move."

- Mike Litman

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“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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I had not either. But I did hear Sri Chinmoy play music in a concert for Peace many years ago. I liked his words.

Your quote this morning led me on a little adventure. I love it when one quote leads to another and another. Sweeter to me than reading a book sometimes. :)

I found these two and loved the both.

“...as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson
From her book: Return To Love


“When Buddha was on his death bed he noticed his young disciple Anan was weeping.
'Why are you weeping, Anan?' he asked.
'Because the light of the world is about to be extinguished and we will be in darkness.'
The Buddha summoned up all his remaining energy and spoke what were to be his final words on earth:
'Anan, Anan, be a light unto yourself.”

Buddhist Scripture


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Never heard "divinise", but have to admit, I love the sound...

No wish to be immortal, but definitely would like to:

“Do not fear your inner light. Carry your light to the dark world.”

― Lailah GiftyAkita

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"Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to inner love; it will transform you, it will divinise you, it will immortalise you."

Sri Chinmoy


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Here's to our inner light shining through!

"Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we'll need no other light."

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within”

– Maya Angelou

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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Ah inner knowing...

"Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out."

-Katherine Dunham

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"Your inner knowing is your only true compass."

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Interesting the difference in what we 'know' and what we KNOW...
The brain has never been enough for me - somehow the other parts of who I am need to be involved before I get a clue...

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."

- Socrates

Here's to accepting the dark for what it is and the mysteries it holds...
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“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.”

― Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

Just lately I have been, during the meditation course I am doing, coming to work on acceptance of the dark side (not bad as I had previously thought of it) just dark as in sorrow, pain, hurtful emotions, feelings of low self worth etc., which it seems leads to all kinds of behaviours which we call bad.

One day I had a vision of the lion and the lamb lying peacefully down side by side in harmony and it made me think of the dark and light inside myself. Maybe peace comes from accepting both with love and kindness, thus reconciling the two. This is what I am working on at present in the RAIN meditation.
Seems this is a well known way of life - just new to me.

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Ah, the yin and the yang...
The depth to which we know one, mirrors how we know the other...

Not quite the same, but SISSIE21 post has started me on the path to change (once again) - to perhaps understand that while the darkness is always with me, I still want the light to shine?

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are."

- JP Morgan

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"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."

- Francis Bacon



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And how much we live it...

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”

—Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Naturalist, Author, Philosopher


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“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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'It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.'

Charles Spurgeon



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Wispy - how fabulous! Here's to our spiritual energy - may it make us healthy!

"I have decided to be happy, because it’s good for my health."

— VOLTAIRE
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O Kali, thank you my friend.

That Irish Blessing is one of my favourite all time prayers or gifts to all. It captures the heart of Ireland for for me.

The Tolle one is so good for me too.

Here is one I discovered on the back of a hand painted wooden seat overlooking the most superb view out over the lakes and islands. It said. "I see the face of the Beloved everywhere" and there was an open lotus blossom painted underneath the words on the actual seat - so you sat in the heart of the lotus. The name of the cafe/shop was She
Sprituality Health Engery. There were lovely little gardens and waterfalls and ponds. All small and surrounded with flowers. Well I have to tell you it was only of the highlights of the whole experiences, but a perfect one.

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And another for Wispy that was waiting in my 'inbox'

“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action.”

—Eckhart Tolle (born 1948) Spiritual Teacher, Author


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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As Wispy is traveling - this one is for her....

"May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand."

- An Old Irish Blessing

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“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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Love it! - Here's to 'seeing' it!

"Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing."
- Bill Cosby



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"What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.”

Eckhart Tolle

Shakespeare and Tolle would have got on so well. It amazes me regarding the insight Shakeaspeare had (or Bacon) and yet he dressed his words in such everyday clothes.

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Reminds me of the www.marshasummers.com/innerman/goodb
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Right/wrong, Good/bad....

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

- William Shakespeare


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“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”

~Friedrich Nietzsche

Sure mean learn to live with this! emoticon

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"Feeling certain, of course, is no guarantee of being right."

-Barry Magid in "Ending the Pursuit of Happiness"

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“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”

― Mark Twain
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“So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”

― Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

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Decisions and getting out of our own way - ah....

“The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”

― Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life

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Thank you, Wispy! I like Rumi too, although sometimes I think he must have had a puff or two of something intoxicating! LOL

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“People say that it's the big decisions that are important... that these are the type of issues worthy of prolonged consideration. But no one ever explains how it's the little choices that send your life careening in another direction.” ~ Julie Gittus



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MAKE THE HEALTHY CHOICES:
I am capable. I am worth it.

Allow every moment in your life to be an opportunity to be present – to revive, to grow, to thrive.

“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” ~ Maya Angelou
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10/4/14 6:32 P

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Loving it Bene. He is a favourite of mine.

“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

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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