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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Life Bursts With Miracles

“Around us, life bursts with miracles;
a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, 
a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. 

If you live in awareness, 
it is easy to see miracles everywhere. 
Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles.

 Eyes that see thousands of colors, 
shapes, and forms; ears that hear 
a bee flying or a thunderclap; 
a brain that ponders a speck of dust 
as easily as the entire cosmos; 
a heart that beats in rhythm 
with the heartbeat of all beings. 

When we are tired and feel discouraged 
by life's daily struggles, 
we may not notice these miracles, 
but they are always there.” 

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

Friday, May 16, 2014

Quotes of the day... 5/16/14

The most spiritual place you can be in your life 
is when you're being very real, when you're 
not allowing everybody and everything 
to influence your decisions and your moods, 
and what's morally right or ethically right. 
     ~ Meredith Brooks

Don’t judge others just because
they sin differently than you.
     ~ Unknown

I'm not allowing my perspective 
to be dictated by the dominant culture. 
     ~ Holly Near

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Change - Roll With It

Change, you either roll with it or it rolls you. 
Rolling with it requires 
having your stuff firmly together, 
as in knowing how 
to get centered, stay centered, 
maintain clear perspective, 
and an open loving heart all the time, 
lest you waste any precious moments 
of your miraculous existence 
feeling unnecessarily down-at-heart 
or sorry for yourself 
(and of course remembering to use this knowledge with consistency). 
Once attained to, all the external factors normally associated 
with the stuff you have to keep together, 
then tend to spontaneously 
keep themselves together 
with little effort on your part.

~ Stephen Russell, The Barefoot Doctor

Quotes of the day... 5/15/14

You are what you are and where you are 
because of what has gone into your mind. 
You can change what you are 
and where you are 
by changing what goes into your mind.
     ~ Zig Ziglar

It's really important that you feel good. 
Because this feeling good is what 
goes out as a signal 
that attracts more of itself to you. 
So the more you can feel good, 
the more you will attract the things 
that help you feel good and that will 
keep bringing you up higher and higher.
     ~ Joe Vitale

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Quotes of the day... 5/14/14

Every time I thought I was being 
rejected from something good, 
I was actually being re-directed to something better!! 
     ~ Steve Maraboli (via Alana Jayze)

Patience is the calm acceptance 
that things can happen in a different order 
than the one you have in mind. 
     ~ David G. Allen (via Terri Cole)

The moment that you let go of problems, 
is the moment that you receive solutions. 
     ~ Doreen Virtue

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Quotes of the day... 5/13/14

“I shiver, thinking how easy it is 
to be totally wrong about people - 
to see one tiny part of them 
and confuse it for the whole, 
to see the cause and think it's the effect 
or vice versa.” 
     ~ Lauren Oliver 

The search for someone to blame 
is always successful. 
     ~ Robert Half 

Contrary to what would seem like logical thinking, 
putting up your defenses 
actually inspires others to put up their offenses. 
     ~ Mike Dooley

Monday, May 12, 2014

Quotes of the day... 5/12/14

'Am I at ease at this moment?' 
is a good question to ask yourself frequently. 
     ~ Eckhart Tolle

In everything you do, you’re always teaching, 
so today let your lessons be about peace.
     ~ Doreen Virtue

Do not insist upon your own fixed ideas. 
If your mind is broad it can easily 
embrace the entire world. 
     ~ Zen Master Daehaeng 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You hung my first painting on the refrigerator
And I wanted to paint another.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You fed a stray cat
And I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You baked a birthday cake just for me
And I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You said a prayer
And I believed there was a God that I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You kissed me good-night
And I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw tears come from your eyes
And I learned that sometimes things hurt—
But that it’s alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You smiled
And it made me want to look that pretty too.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You cared
And I wanted to be everything I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking—
I looked . . .
And wanted to say thanks
For all those things you did
When you thought I wasn’t looking.

     ~ by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan, via Paulo Coelho's blog