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The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose in life is to give it away.. ~Pablo Picasso
And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes, cannot be bettered.
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. Kurt Vonnegut
Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
If we all could see the world through eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything! ~Chee Vai Tang
For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.. ~Kabir Das
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation! ~Rumi
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love and then we return home. ~Australian Aboriginal Proverb
Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you
At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions. We cannot be free. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
Compassion crowns the soul with its truest victory. ~Aberjhani
The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao. In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In ruling, be just. In daily life, be competent. In action, be aware of the time and the season. ~Lao Tsu, Tao te Ching
A beautiful life begins with a beautiful mind..
When looking for the tree of truth in a forest of illusions, the only reliable compass is ones soul.. -Enza Currenti
Wake up every morning with a song in your heart!
Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment. I know this is the only moment. Thich Nhat Hanh
If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. Stop leaving, and you will arrive. Stop searching, and you will see. Stop running away, and you will be found.
I do respect people’s faith, but I don’t respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.. ~Javier Bardem
If you love a person, you accept the total person, with all the defects. Because those defects are a part of the person. Never try to change a person you love, because the very effort to change says that you love half, and the other half of the person is not accepted
Tomorrow has not invited you yet, so live for today.. Tomorrow is near, yet so far away. Choose this day to smile, laugh, love unconditionally and be happy within. Stephanie Lahart
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. -Kurt Vonnegut
”Time to create” said her heart. ”It’s about time” replied her Soul. ~Unknown
It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love, or how you love, It matters only that You love. John Lennon
When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists as it surely will. Then act with courage.
Let us be silent, so that we may hear the whisper of God.. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings.. ~Unknown
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love and then we return home. Aborigonal Proverb
There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” Erin Hanson
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.. ~Frank Herbert
Gratitude is the vitamin for the Soul.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. ~Joseph Campbell
Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful.. Unknown Author
Loving all other life is not just a part of spirituality, it represents a spiritual life.
If your mind is happy then you are happy anywhere you go. When wisdom awakens within you, you will see Truth wherever you look. Truth is all there is. It’s like when you learned how to read, you can then read anywhere you go.. ~Ajahn Chah
Take off my clothes and there becomes a man. Take off my skin and there becomes my bones. Break all my bones and there becomes my heart. Smash my heart and there becomes my Soul. And that you cannot take. Carew Papritz
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.. ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Always trust your instincts, they are messages from your Soul. They are that inner part of you that strives to make you whole. ~Unknown
There are many spiritual beings on Earth and not all are human beings. Anthony Williams
A Beautiful Prayer I asked God to take away my habit. God said, “No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.” I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, ”No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.” I asked God to grant me patience. God said, “No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learned.” I asked God to give me happiness. God said, “No. I give you blessings; happiness is up to you.” I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, “No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.” I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, “No. I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.” I asked God to help me Love others as much as He loves me. God said….”Ahhh, finally you have the idea.” -Unknown
When we let go of our battles and open our hearts to things as they are, then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and the end of spiritual practice.. ~Jack Kornfield
If you believe the doubts in your mind you won’t achieve the dreams in your heart. ~Marinela Reka
Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. ~Lao Tzu
The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the Spirit heals with joy.. ~Proverb
Surrender yourself humbly. Do not be concerned with loss or gain. Love the world as your own Self; then you can truly care for all things. ~Lao Tsu
I change my life when I change my thinking. I am Light. I am Spirit. I am a wonderful, capable being. And it is time for me to acknowledge that I create my own reality with my thoughts. If I want to change my reality, then it is time for me to change my mind.
Important encounters are planned by the Souls long before the bodies see each other.
Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back.They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away.They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are. ~Pema Chodron
Life whispers,listen closely.
Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them. ~Unknown
Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just Be.
Love is God, and the one that believes in love, believes in God. ~Shri Radhe Maa
Let my Soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. Paramahansa Yogananda
Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little… ~Cheng Yen
The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
The ultimate truth of who you are is not I am this, or I am that, but I AM.. ~Eckhart Tolle
We can’t take with us out of this world more than we had when we arrived, so we have nothing to lose except the fear that we carry deep inside us. ~Unknown
There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.. ~Deepak Chopra
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.. ~Maya Angelou .
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility. ~Rumi
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to Be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing Enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make and manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. -Marianne Williamson
This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. ~ Swami Sivananda
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. ~Kurt Vonnegut
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver
Quotes, sayings, inspire,
**Wise woman ** I knew a wise woman And she said to me. That the river would mold me And the wild wind would cool me.That the trickster the coyote he would fool me. That father sun would warm me, mother earth would clothe me. Grandmother moon would greet me and of the old ways she would teach me. Wise woman, she told me to always walk lightly. Tread the earth ever gently, lovingly, so preciously. And take from her sparingly. She said, to share with others what you have learned from me. Be still and breathe, ever patiently, for the web of life has woven what is to be, but you must still chose your own path, you will see. And lastly, the wise woman said to me to listen to the wise one that dwells within me. To walk my path in balance is too be free. More than just words So might it be. ~Unknown
A spiritually illumined soul lives in the world, yet is never contaminated by it. Swami Bhaskarananda
The soul knows exactly what it wants as the eyes survey all they do see. In the end desire allows that which is felt and seen to become all that is manifested and enjoyed.. ~Gigi Galluzzo
Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks and plays in freedom. ~Arnaud Desjardins
Situations seem to happen to people, but in reality, they unfold from deeper karmic causes. The universe unfolds to itself, bringing to bear any cause that needs to be included. Don’t take this process personally. The working out of cause and effect is eternal. You are part of this rising and falling that never ends, and only by riding the wave can you ensure that the waves don’t drown you. The ego takes everything personally, leaving no room for higher guidance or purpose. If you can, realize that a cosmic plan is unfolding and appreciate the incredibly woven tapestry for what it is, a design of unparalleled marvel. Deepak Chopra
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. Unknown Author
Blessed is the mind that jumps over and beyond its own conditioning and lands again into its natural state of unmoving awareness. ~Mooji
May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon. May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path. May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul. May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention. May the flame of anger free you from falsity. May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you. May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul. May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. ~John O’Donohue