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7/23/14 7:30 P

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"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."

Kahlil Gibran

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7/22/14 6:11 P

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Hey Buttercup, found this today - thought of you. emoticon

"The moment you start seeing life as non-serious, a playfulness, all the burden on your heart disappears. All the fear of death, of life, of love - everything disappears. One starts living with a very light weight or almost no weight. So weightless one becomes, one can fly in the open sky. Zens greatest contribution is to give you an alternative to the serious man. The serious man has made the world, the serious man has made all the religions. He has created all the philosophies, all the cultures, all the moralities; everything that exists around you is a creation of the serious man. Zen has dropped out of the serious world. It has created a world of its own which is very playful, full of laughter, where even great masters behave like children."

Osho

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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7/22/14 12:56 A

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"When mind knows, we call it knowledge.
When heart knows, we call it love.
And when being knows, we call it meditation. ”
~Osho

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7/21/14 7:43 P

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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

George Bernard Shaw



"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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7/20/14 8:13 P

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“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”

― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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7/18/14 10:44 P

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"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you."

~ Fred DeVito

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7/17/14 6:06 P

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“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.
It isn't more complicated that that.
It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is,
without either clinging to it or rejecting it. ”

― Sylvia Boorstein

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7/17/14 5:53 P

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Barbie, one of my favourites. Was so enjoying reading what Kali and you had posted I forgot to find one before posting. emoticon I havent yet mastered this Windows 8 so that I can look something up without losing the page I am posting on. Me not the computer is the problem! Back in a bit.

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7/17/14 4:43 P

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How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go”
― Jack Kornfield

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7/17/14 9:26 A

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Ah... what is important in life... while not true if we die and certainly not living in the emoticon I like this one:

"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."

- John Wayne


“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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7/16/14 6:58 P

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This quote is one that brings me back to the reality of making the best choices for today. The quote it about the big choices, but it always brings me back to the fact that the small choices I make today are the ones that determine if today is filled with things I would like to experience if today is my last.

"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



"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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7/16/14 2:23 P

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“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
― Mother Teresa

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7/16/14 9:19 A

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Loving life and relishing in its surprises... Doesn't get much better than that!

"Surprise yourself every day with your own courage."
- Denholm Elliott



“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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Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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"Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity."

Henri Nouwen



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Wispy - you give me too much credit emoticon but I will indeed someday celebrate exercise!

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.” – Joanne Harris

“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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7/14/14 8:56 P

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Kali, this is just so perfect for me. This is the only time I am able to let go, when I am finally convinced that there has to be a better way of handling some situation than the one I am currently using.

'the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them' just taken out of your quote by Walt Whitman, but so resonates in my heart.

My quote yesterday came from reading your blog on 'celebrating exercise'. To me that is exactly what you are already doing.

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Oh my, might actually make me consider surrendering...

“I like the scientific spirit - the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine - it always keeps the way beyond open - always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake - after a wrong guess.”

― Walt Whitman, Walt Whitman's Camden Conversations

“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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"The peace that comes with surrendered action turns to a sense of aliveness when you actually enjoy what you are doing.”

Eckhart Tolle

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake...”

Francis Bacon, Sr.

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~Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

~Martin Luther King Jr.

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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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“To be shame-bound means that whenever you feel any feeling, need or drive, you immediately feel ashamed.” What you feel ashamed about is not something you’ve done, but who you are."

John Bradshaw - toxic shame

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Interesting thread... shame, self- healing, daring... not sure this makes a connection, but will give it a try...

“We humans are finite, “perfectly imperfect.” Limitation is our essential nature. Grave problems result from refusing to accept our limits. Healthy shame is an emotion that teaches us about our limits. Like all emotions, shame moves us to get our basic needs met.”

― John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You

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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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- It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

- Seneca

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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

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"Stopping, calming, and resting are preconditions for healing. When animals in the forest are wounded they find a place to lie down and rest completely for many days . . . They just rest and get the healing they need."

~Thich Naht Hanh

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame."

Friedrich Nietzsche



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Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

- Dale Carnegie

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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

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"Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process."

Sai Baba



"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.”

—Michael Jordan (born 1963); Retired Professional Basketball Player, Businessman


“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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- A victor only breeds hatred, while a defeated man lives in misery, but a man at peace within lives happily, abandoning up ideas of victory and defeat.

- Siddhartha Guatama Buddha

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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

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To thine own self be true....

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't"

--Eleanor Roosevelt

“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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"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."

Friedrich Nietzsche



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Wonderful and so insightful as we emoticon celebrate emoticon


Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“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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It is more difficult to organize peace than to win a war; but the fruits of victory will be lost if the peace is not well organized.

- Aristotle

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

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On Wisdom

"Wisdom comes by disillusionment."
George Santayana


"Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds."
George Santayana


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Kali, I am so loving that quote. Amen sistah!!

"Sanity is madness put to good uses."

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Here's to sanity!

"Sanity is madness put to good uses."

~George Santayana, Little Essays

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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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'Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity'

step 2 from 12 Steps Alcoholic Anonymous.


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“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
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Here's to living our lives....

“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”

Marcus Aurelius (121-180); Roman emperor, Stoic philosopher

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Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

-Jane Addams

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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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"Courage is not the towering oak
That sees storms come and go,
It is the fragile blossom
That opens in the snow."

- Alice MacKenzie Swaim

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Interesting idea - 'learning' about fear... not sure I'm strong enough

“Sometimes it's not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.”

—Richard Paul Evans (born 1962); Author

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"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."

Jiddu Krishnamurti



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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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I came across this poem today and it is so beautiful.
What a joyous and peaceful way this would be to live life.

"O Sadhu! the simple union is the best.
Since the day when I met with my Lord,
there has been no end to the sport of our love.
I shut not my eyes, I close not my ears,
I do not mortify my body;
I see with eyes open and smile, and
behold His beauty everywhere;
I utter His Name, and whatever I see,
it reminds me of Him; whatever I do, it
becomes His worship.
The rising and the setting are one to
me; all contradictions are solved.
Wherever I go, I move around Him,
All I achieve is His service:
When I lie down, I lie prostrate at His feet.
. . . I am immersed in that one great bliss which
transcends all pleasure and pain."

— Kabir
One Hundred Poems of Kabir.

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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



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“If you have a problem and you can't find a solution, you meet again tomorrow and you keep talking until you find a solution. You can disagree with behavior or a particular position, but you do not resort to calling an opponent worthless.”

― Kofi Annan, Interventions: A Life in War and Peace

"Talking to find a solution works well to resolve conflict within ourselves. Some parts are seen as friends, others as foes. Resolving inner conflict is important before we can begin to solve the problems of the world."

Anon

Love both these quotes, and together with compassionate listening can you imagine what they could achieve for us all.

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People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway.If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.Do good anyway.If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway.Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind. Think big anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack if you help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you've got anyway.

- Anonymous

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Choosing and living....

“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”

- Kofi Annan

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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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"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."

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"Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it." ~ Denzel Washington

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Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.

Circumstances are just temporary. Outlook and attitude should remain permanently positive.
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Love it - history repeating itself....

“Build a little fence of trust around today; Fill the space with loving deeds, And therein stay. Look not through the sheltering bars Upon tomorrow; God will help thee bear what comes of joy and sorrow.”

- Mary F. Butts

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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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“Never take down a fence, until you understand the reason it was placed there.”

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Barriers, here and now, making a difference....

You, my friends, definitely lighten my burdens with your thoughtful quotes.
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“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

—Charles Dickens (1812-1870); Novelist


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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

- Margaret Mead

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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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“The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.”

Robert G. Ingersoll

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"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

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Fabulous quotes - much food for thought...

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”

—Joseph Addison (1672-1719); English Essayist, Poet, Playwright And Politician.
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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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“Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes.”

¯ Stephen Richards


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“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”

― Thích Nhất Hạnh


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I can make any moment meaningful just by ending it with the flow of love.

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Waking up this morning, I smile,
Twenty four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment
and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think."

Rumi

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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

- John Quincy Adams

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"At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

–Amelia Earhart

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, and sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.”

—Thich Nhat Hanh (born 1926); Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, Teacher, Author, Peace Activist
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You are doing better than you think you are.

Alan Cohen



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Doing and failing, trying the new courageously and all the time emoticon - that's what I call living our wonderful lives!

“I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.”

—Steve Maraboli (born 1975); Author


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"The burden of the self is lightened when I am able to laugh at myself."

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"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."

Alan Cohen




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Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

- Winston Churchill

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"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."

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Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Mother Teresa


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Love the tie between smiling and breathing... as an awful child, my mother had me 'fake it until I could make it' and I credit her with my now optimistic nature.
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Not sure the world is a 'great bully' in my eyes, but I have lived a wonderful, blessed life...

Perhaps this can 'tie' the two together?
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"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
- Dr. Seuss

Just came in my 'Values Quote & Idea of the Day' and it is perfect!
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
—Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity


Edited by: KALIGIRL at: 6/18/2014 (09:35)
“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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When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thank you Kali.

"Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace."

Thich Nhat Hanh


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Here's to the breath!
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“The values a man must cherish as his life-breath are, Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Non violence.”

Sri Sathya Sai Baba (Indian Spiritual leader, b.1926)

“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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“Each time we find ourselves dispersed and find it difficult to gain control of ourselves by different means, the method of watching the breath should always be used.”

― Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Nothing endures but change.

- Heraclitus


Thank you Bonnie.

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Thanks Bonnie, that is a great passage to share, thank you.

“Our own life has to be our message.”

― Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Just found this great passage in Scott Stossel's book, My Age of Anxiety:

A study published by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2011 found that subjects who practiced meditation for an average of just twenty-seven minutes a day over a period of eight weeks produced visible changes in brain structure. Meditation led to decreased density of the amygdala, a physical change that was correlated with subjects' self-reported stress levels--as their amygdalae got less dense, the subjects felt less stressed. Other studies have found that Buddhist monks who are especially good at meditating show much greater activity in their frontal cortices, and much less in their amygdalae, than normal people. Meditation and deep-breathing exercises work for similar reasons as psychiatric medications do, exerting their effects not just on some abstract concept of mind but concretely on our bodies, on the somatic correlates of our feelings. Recent research has shown that even old-fashioned talk therapy can have tangible, physical effects on the shape of our brains.

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There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

- Nelson Mandela

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"Sometimes, compassion will demand from you that you eat humble pie. It could be that you have to stand back to allow someone else to take the glory, or to develop and learn. Good mothers do that every day. Or sometimes you have to endure humiliation for the sake of your beloved. How many fathers and mothers do not have to swallow their pride when they are treated unfairly, so that they can keep that job and feed their children? Compassion has a way of turning what others see as defeat into victory for you. This victory of compassion is often silent and only you would know about it. Self-sacrifice for the sake of others often has a bitter taste, but it is true victory, for it is the hidden victory of the spirit over the ego."

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“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.”

― Pema Chödrön

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We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

- Harrison Ford

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Wispy - loved your quote today too! Woo hoo on getting off bp meds and keeping your molehills as molehills more often!

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Thanks Barbie for this subject today. I do have a tendency to do this with something things.
It is a very good reminder. I read another quote on the same topic. "My molehills are your mountains" and thought what a happy and fortunate person that is.

"One way to get high blood pressure is to go mountain climbing over molehills."
Earl Wilson

I tend to realise what I am doing and try to bring them down to size as quickly as possible with acceptance - must be getting better at it because my BP this time was 120/70. No bp meds for almost two years now, so I am happy with that.





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At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I've made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.

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“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

― Albert Einstein

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Love them!
Here's to change - the one 'constant' emoticon

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
Winston Churchill


“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

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Most people think only of changing conditions to suit them, very few think of how to change themselves to suit the current conditions.

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- They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

- Andy Warhol

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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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"Suffering is not enough. Life is both dreadful and wonderful...How can I smile when I am filled with so much sorrow? It is natural--you need to smile to your sorrow because you are more than your sorrow.”

― Thích Nhất Hạnh

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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I breathe in love with gratitude and reverence. I breathe out love without condition or expectation. Every breath is a sacred and extraordinary gift.

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One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

- Maya Angelou

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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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