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Friday, August 29, 2014

Quotes of the day... 8/29/14

I do not agree with what you have to say, 
but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
     ~ Voltaire 

This is my doctrine: Give every other human being 
every right you claim for yourself.
     ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

A society that puts equality 
before freedom will get neither. 
A society that puts freedom before equality 
will get a high degree of both.
     ~ Milton Friedman 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Quotes of the day... 8/28/14

Your biggest enemy is your own false self; 
your deepest friend is your authentic you. 
One betrays you, while the other has your back.
     ~ Marianne Williamson 

If you are always trying to be normal,
you will never know how amazing you can be.
     ~ Maya Angelou

Life shrinks or expands
in proportion to one's courage.
     ~ Anais Nin

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Quotes of the day... 8/27/14

Our actions, habits, character, and future 
are most definitely affected by our thoughts. 
     ~Elizabeth George 

Be careful how you interpret the world: it is like that. 
     ~ Erich Heller 

Happy is as happy does. Make your own joy in life. 
     ~ Jorge Prada

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Quotes of the day... 8/26/14

Every saint has a past, 
and every sinner has a future. 
     ~ Guy Penrod 

One day we will wake up and realize 
that we are family. 
     ~ Bishop Desmond Tutu 

One makes mistakes; that is life. 
But it is never a mistake to have loved. 
     ~ Romain Rolland 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Quotes of the day... 8/25/14

Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, 
"Be more silent." As that happens, 
your soul starts to revive.
     ~ Rumi

I restore myself when I'm alone. 
     ~ Marilyn Monroe  

Carefree, peaceful... 
those words reminds me of you.
     ~ Cat Patrick

Sunday, August 24, 2014

"You should date a girl who reads...

...who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read...

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag...

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street... Lost in a world of the author’s making...

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries...

...a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop...

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable... 

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”

~adapted, Rosemarie Urquico

New Moon in Virgo on Monday, August 25, 2014

"It's time to manifest our thoughts and ideas into reality.

The Sun and Moon are both in Virgo!

New Moons represent new beginnings and fresh starts. With the Moon in practical and grounded Virgo, it's a great time to be productive and to start putting plans into action. Virgo deals with paying attention to detail and taking appropriate action in a perfective way.

Virgo loves perfection and working hard.

With both the Sun and Moon in Virgo, the energy is encouraging you to start something new and act on your dreams. If you've been holding back on something then its time to manifest it into your reality and start planning how to make it possible.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the Planet of communication. It's a great time to get your point across and to question yourself about who you are, what you stand for, and what you believe in.

What seeds do you need to plant for the rest of this year?

New Moon Blessings! Don't forget to make a wish :)"

~adapted, Holly Gill

3 Ways to Take Back Our Power

We only give up our power by telling ourselves we don't have any.

Are we making the right choices in our lives?

Whenever we are reaching out for something in life, we are giving our power away to that situation. We disconnect from ourselves and it stops us from looking within.

Don't give so much to a person or situation that we obsess over it, because then it becomes unhealthy and we end up feeling powerless. This is when we begin to lose ourselves and forget who we are.

Take back our power in a few ways:

1) Re-align our thoughts

Observe our thought patterns. Do we feel in control? Do we love ourselves? Are we taking enough time out for ourselves What we think about is exactly what creates negative emotions.

2) De-limit our mind

When we limit and restrict ourselves, we feel powerless. Focus on the opportunities we have around us and most importantly, focus on the here and now. Whats going well in our lives? Look for the little things that make us feel powerful. That focus will bring positive energy back to us and our lives.

3) Remember, we have a choice

Power is the ability to act. We all have choices in life but when we become so used to a situation, we forget that. We end up believing we are stuck in a situation forever and make excuses so we don't have to leave it. We must remind ourselves of the choices we do have and that we can change our 'life story' if we really want too.

Once we realize we can leave a job that doesn't make us happy anymore, or that relationship that isn't fulfilling, then we have taken your power back and realized our self worth. We can free ourselves from anything that no longer makes us happy.

We need to focus on where we'd like to be in our lives if we had no fears or limiting thoughts - what would we be doing? Why have we told ourselves it's impossible? Is it really? Or is it a story we tell ourselves? Have a think....

Once we take responsibility for the choices we make in life, then we have taken back our power. We are constantly learning and growing. We are as free as we allow ourselves to be.

~adapted, Holly Gill

“It's all make believe, isn't it?” ~ Marilyn Monroe

Old souls are aware that everything is an illusion. This can be a depressing concept. There's a tendency to think, "What's the point?". That's where I see old souls in two categories; the old soul, and the new old soul. The new old soul is the one that gets depressed that this is just an illusion. The true old soul is so close to its source that it sees the amazing gifts of this illusion.

The illusion is the place of feelings, senses, adventure, and more. Sight, for me, is the one sense that gives away the illusion. I have always looked at nature in particular as if I were looking at a picture. I think that is why I like it when the wind blows. The wind animates nature.

Just as the movie enthusiast never gets sick of seeing new movies (essentially illusions), the truly old soul never tires of new feelings, new adventures, and the pleasures of the senses, regardless of the fact that it is an illusion.

The truly old soul gets to experience the illusion with a sense of detachment, where the new old soul still feels trapped and powerless by the illusion. The illusion is malleable and the truly old soul knows that. The new old soul has not awakened to that power yet.

The illusion is the arena for sense adventure. What would it be like not to be able to experience emotions, taste, touch, hearing, smell, sight, pain, and pleasure? Pretty boring! I see the goal as appreciating this illusion without being controlled by it.