Thursday, December 1, 2011

Be Here Now.
"Every day is my best day; this is my life; I am not going to have this moment again."
(~Bernie Siegel)

Quotes are so important for inspiration. They can change a mood instantly, they give you something to reflect about during the day and they help to put life's everyday experiences into perspective. Read just one of these everyday. Write it down and carry it with you to consider during the days experiences. Each quote reflects mindfulness and our responsibility to ourselves and to others in this world to be a part of a greater good and a part of this huge amazing thing we call Life.  Find inspiration and let it walk with you through your day.  Be inspired, be in the moment and be present in your life.

"A Man Grows Most Tired While Standing Still."

This Chinese proverb reminds us that doing nothing leads to lethargy and inertia.

“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Get started and experience the power of action.

"It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done"
- Nelson Mandela

You can accomplish what looks impossible by breaking the big goal into small tasks you can accomplish with small efforts repeated. Working one day at a time on small achievements you complete big projects like the Pyramids.

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.

The more adept we become at cultivating an altruistic attitude, the happier we will feel and the more comfortable will be the atmosphere around us. But if our emotions fluctuate wildly and we easily give in to hatred and jealousy, even our friends will avoid us. So even for people with no spiritual beliefs, it is important to have a peaceful mind.

Human beings are not intrinsically selfish, which isolates us from others. We are essentially social animals who depend on others to meet our needs. We achieve happiness, prosperity and progress through social interaction. Therefore, having a kind and helpful attitude contributes to our own and others' happiness.

Love, kindness, compassion and tolerance are qualities common to all the great religions, and whether or not we follow any particular religious tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone.

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing there own soul.
Carl Gustav Jung

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. 
William Shakespeare

As long as we have practiced neither concentration nor mindfulness, the ego takes itself for granted and remains its usual normal size, as big as the people around one will allow.
Ayya Khema

Do you have patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?
Lao Tzu

Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman

Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.
Ramana Maharshi

I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.

A great deal of the chaos in the world occurs because people don’t appreciate themselves.” ~Chogyam Trungpa

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ~Leo Tolstoy

“To worship our false selves is to worship nothing. And the worship of nothing is hell.” ~Thomas Merton

“Till the false is seen as false, truth is not.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Realization is to get rid of the delusion that you have not realized.” ~Sri Ramana Maharshi

“It is precisely because our present life is so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire’s tremendous energy if we wish to transform our life into something transcendental.” ~Lama Yeshe

“Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth. Real devotion is rooted in an awed and reverent gratitude, but one that is lucid, grounded, and intelligent.” ~Sogyal Rinpoche

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth” ~Pema Chodron

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~T.S. Eliot

“God’s first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation.” ~Thomas Keating

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ~Aldous Huxley

“If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.” ~Achaan Chah

“Have a mind that is open to everything, and attached to nothing.” ~Tilopa

“Big Mind is something to express, not something to figure out.” ~Shunryu Suzuki

“The primordial fire of reality is going to burn through the hull of our little ego spaceship, and scatter us like stars.”
~Reggie Ray

“Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.” ~Mark Twain

“I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.” ~Saraha

“Being completely and totally present and at every single point of space and time, It is fully and completely present here and now, thus we can no more attain immanent Spirit then we could, say, attain our feet.” ~Ken Wilber

“The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.” ~Meister Eckhart”

“Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.” ~Alan Watts

We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken us a lifetime to learn…for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together…this is the great paradox.
Nicholas Sparks

Ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death…Passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated- what gives you your juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. You will triumph.
Oprah Winfrey

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