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Friday, February 6, 2015

Quotes of the day... 2/6/15

Avoiding problems you need to face, 
is avoiding the life you need to live. 
     ~ Paulo Coelho, via Zen Moments

We learn to improve our skills and be 
more effective by not blaming others.
     ~ Ivan Kelly

What you think you become.
What you feel you attract.
What you imagine you create.
     ~ Buddha

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Quotes of the day... 2/5/15

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, 
and not just money or things. 
Poverty is a way of living and thinking, 
and not just a lack of money or things.
     ~ Eric Butterworth

The substance from which comes 
all visible wealth is never depleted. 
It is right with you all the time and responds 
to your faith in it and your demands on it.
     ~ Charles Fillmore

Any person who contributes to prosperity 
must prosper in turn.
     ~ Earl Nightingale

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Stay in the moment and watch the magic.

There was once a wise farmer who had tended his farm for many years. One day his horse unexpectedly ran away into the mountains. Upon hearing the news, the farmer’s neighbors came to visit.

“How terrible,” they told him.

“We’ll see,” the wise farmer replied.

The next morning, to the farmer’s surprise, the horse returned, bringing with it three wild horses.

“How wonderful. You are very lucky,” the neighbors exclaimed.

“We’ll see,” replied the farmer.

The following day, the farmer’s son tried to ride one of the wild horses. The horse was untamed and the boy was thrown and fell hard, breaking his leg.

“How sad,” the neighbors said, offering sympathy for the farmer’s misfortune.

“We’ll see,” answered the farmer.

The next day, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.

    ~ James McCrae, via tinybuddha.com/

The solution stands next to the problem.
Will you accept it or push it away?

Quote of the day... 2/4/15

Five minute trick!

Here’s a simple way to trick yourself into getting started when you have zero motivation. Just tell yourself you're going to do whatever it is you need to do for five minutes. Just five minutes. Then go back to whatever it is you prefer to do.

The logic here is, if you tell yourself you're only going to exercise, write, wash the dishes, clean your home, etc. for "only five minutes," your brain doesn't have much of a leg to stand on. Nobody can argue with five minutes, including your brain, so it lets you have it.

Of course, what often happens is you start to get into it. But, if you don’t, go back to whatever it is you prefer to do and keep trying the 5 minute trick. Eventually it works! 

Concept, Benjamin Spall
Excerpted, Melissa Dahl
Adapted, Angie Ducharme

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Quotes of the day... 2/3/15

Don´t hesitate or allow yourself to make excuses. 
Just get out and do it. Just get out and do it. 
You will be very, very glad that you did.
     ~ Christopher McCandless 

I've decided I'm going to live this life 
for some time to come. 
The freedom and simple beauty 
is just too good to pass up.
     ~ Christopher McCandless 

The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences.
     ~ Christopher McCandless 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Quotes of the day... 2/2/15

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. 
There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. 
You can’t “should’ve” done something. 
You can only DO something. Renew yourself. 
Release that attachment. Today is a new day!
     ~ Steve Maraboli

The most fortunate are those who have
a wonderful capacity to appreciate 
again and again, freshly and naively, 
the basic goods of life, with awe, 
pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.
     ~ Abraham Maslow

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, 
or where you are, or what you are doing 
that makes you happy or unhappy. 
It is what you think about.
     ~ Dale Carnegie