Sunday, July 30, 2017

Who Am I?

What you are, the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world. ~J. Krishnamurti

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you love to do, in order to have what you want. ~Margaret Young

Image may contain: one or more people, sky and outdoorA person's worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having. ~Alice Mary Hilton

...What I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can't do and how there's not enough time in which to do it, isn't that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that's what I get. You see, I recognize that it's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it. ~W. Mitchell

Sunday, July 23, 2017

First, Do No Harm

First, do no harm. ~Ahimsa, yoga sutra
They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority. ~Gerald Massey
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. ~Yehuda Berg
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We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths. ~Desmond Tutu
If you are hurt by people you trusted, you do not heal by distrusting everyone. Nor will you heal by wishing them harm.To do so is to punish your own soul with their act of betrayal. ~Dodinsky

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Embracing the Unknown

How can you know what you are capable of if you don't embrace the unknown? ~Esmeralda Santiago
Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction. ~Unknown
Whatever inspiration is, it's born from a continuous 'I don't know.' ~Wislawa Szymborska
Don’t let someone dim your light simply because it’s shining in their eyes. ~Unknown