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Friday, March 18, 2016

Quotes of the day... 3/18/16

If you find it in your heart to care for 
somebody else, you will have succeeded.
     ~ Maya Angelou 

I do sometimes wonder why
we don’t all just fall wildly and crazily
in love with one another, once and for all.
     ~ Mike Dooley

Nothing evolves us like love.
     ~ Hafiz

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Quotes of the day... 3/17/16

“Plan, to the extent that feels right to you 
at a particular time in your life, 
but always be open to serendipity.” 
     ~ Steve Leveen

Life is always speaking to us… 
sending us little messages, causing 
coincidences and serendipities, 
reminding us to stop, to look around, 
to believe in something else, something more.
     ~adapted, Nancy Thayer

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Quotes of the day... 3/16/16

The richness of life is all around us;
stories, messages, humor, love, 
serendipities and synchronicities.
     ~adapted, Doreen Virtue

Happiness is gained or lost 
not by dramatic deeds, but by 
the simple of acts of daily living. 
     ~adapted, Alan Cohen 

Whatever the reasons, 
however we explain it, 
finding a reason to feel good 
expresses our willingness to receive it.
    ~ Ivan Kelly

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Quotes of the day... 3/15/16

You do not need to leave your room. 
Remain sitting at your table and listen. 
Do not even listen, simply wait, 
be quiet, still and solitary. 
The world will freely offer itself to you 
to be unmasked, it has no choice, 
it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
     ~ Franz Kafka

Life does not ask 
your ability or your inability. 
It asks only your availability. 
     ~adapted,  Mary Kay Ash 

Life doesn't have to be so planned. 
Once in awhile roll with it and let it happen. 
     ~adapted, Jenny Han

Monday, March 14, 2016

Good morning :)

Quote of the day... 3/14/16

For a few moments, attune your mind to the idea 
of harmony and peaceful coexistence 
flowing among all peoples and nations.
The source of this idea is deep within your heart.
As you calmly breathe in and out, 
picture it radiating from you like 
a fine, colored vapor gradually 
covering the face of the earth.
See it enter the hearts of everyone, 
especially those stuck in the mad zones.
Feel it circulate everywhere until it comes 
all the way round and back to you.
This is love in action.
The source of this love is 
the energy that connects us all.
Savor this.
     ~adapted, Stephen Russell, The Barefoot Doctor 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Many of my thoughts are becoming things of late. While Christy, Mayhem, and I were hiking today, 2 thoughts became things. I told Christy about them which brought up an old debate. Did my thoughts manifest or did I see something happening before it happened?

I brought up the theory of past, present, and future happening at the same time. In that case, we accepted that we could be creating future events with our thoughts and picking up future events manifesting as thoughts.

Irregardless of why and how this happens, it seems to happen when I am in an open-minded, peaceful place - nonjudgmental, positive, and optimistic. I would love to know what state of mind other people are in when thoughts become things.

Thoughts and feelings creating experience is as exciting as it is scary. Mind control is pretty important with respect to this, unless you're an adventurer, maverick, or warrior who welcomes all experience. I can assure you, that is not me :) Fear and pain be gone! Joy and happiness? Bring it on! Therefore, I will be practicing mind control to steer my experience :)

Now that's a powerful state of mind!!

Fluid Goals for Changing Times ~adapted, Danny L. Smith

In absence of clearly defined goals, 
we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia. 
~ Robert Heinlein 

Our culture is changing and, depending upon where you are reading this from, the life around you is very likely changing much faster than you even begin to be aware.

In America we've morphed, in two short decades, from a society that feared and resisted change to one that not only accepts change as inevitable, but 1. completely takes dramatic change for granted and 2. does little to prepare to stay with it.

Instead, as a society, the American culture just chases after what it wants in afterthought.

Daily practice suggests some slight modifications to the traditional rules of goal-setting:

1. Set goals with expectation that the longer the timeline, the more likely they will almost certainly change.

2. Goal plans must be "LIVING DOCUMENTS."

3. Constantly re-evaluate your goals and your plans. A robust evaluation system will help insure good results of achieving your goals. The evaluation must be active and passive. This means that you must be asking questions, looking for problems in your plan (active) and keeping an awareness of problems (passive). For a good mental picture of passive and active, think about active and passive sonar on a submarine; active is pinging for an enemy while passive is listening and being keenly aware of surroundings.

4. Don't allow your tolerance for change to allow you to give up on something prematurely. This is one reason your plan should have minor-goals that lead up to the major outcome.

If you've been running your career in an unfocused manner, and most people do, it is absolutely critical that you take the time to practice proper goal setting.