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The Reason You Are Here On Earth — August 9, 2020

The Reason You Are Here On Earth

 

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Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
~Louise Erdrich

 

 

 

 

 

Find Happiness In Yourself — July 28, 2020

Find Happiness In Yourself

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When things are not to your liking, be glad nevertheless, for the glad heart can cause all things to be as we wish them to be. When things do not give you pleasure, proceed instead to create pleasure in your own heart and soul. And you can if you will always be glad. Besides, things will soon change for the better if you continue in the spirit of rejoicing. It is the law that all good things will sooner or later come and be, where the greatest happiness is to be found. Therefore, be happy in yourself, regardless of times, seasons or circumstances.

~Christian D Larson

 

 

The Joys Of Living — July 12, 2020

The Joys Of Living

 

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“Humility makes us more friendly. Happiness makes us more lively. Love makes us more caring. Dream makes us more daring. Trust makes us more forgiving. Kindness makes us more loving. Hope gives us the joy of dreaming. Peace gives us the joy of living.”
~ Debasish Mridha

Why You Need To Decide Who You Are — July 11, 2020

Why You Need To Decide Who You Are

 

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“Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Rules For Success — June 14, 2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Rules For Success

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1) Have goals, purpose, and visions.
2) Don’t listen to the naysayers or doubters.
3) We have to work our ass off and advertise.
4) Don’t have a backup plan. We function better if there is no safety net.
5) Never doubt yourselves.
6) Everyone fails and losers stay down. To be a winner we have to fail, we have to never be afraid of failing, we have to never stay down, and we have to get up continuously.
7) Being relaxed and giving it everything we have is the best way to perform.
8) Help out others and give back to the world.
Change Yourself, Change the World. — June 13, 2020

Change Yourself, Change the World.

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Human beings are the only living organism with the capacity for moral choice. Although your choices are limited to a certain extent by your surroundings, you have an inner freedom that allows you to choose to change yourself and thereby change the world.

Feed Your Mind Positive Thoughts! — June 7, 2020

Feed Your Mind Positive Thoughts!

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It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.
― Roy T. Bennett

Learn To Carry The Universe! — June 6, 2020

Learn To Carry The Universe!

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Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
~Andrew Boyd

The True Path Of Life — May 23, 2020

The True Path Of Life

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The path of life is clear, but not until it’s been traveled. In the immortality of youth, we are blinded by the light of our dreams, cocksure of ourselves, driven by unquestioning hope. Only when the light fades, when our youth has deserted and our hope has gone, do we turn and look back. Only then do we truly see our way.
― Avril Borthiry,

Growing In Character, Gratitude, And Abundance! — May 22, 2020

Growing In Character, Gratitude, And Abundance!

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This past week I finished up the Chopra Center, 21 Day Meditation for Gratitude, Growth and Abundance challenge. There were so many lessons along the journey, some were some emotional as day 19 reminded us that no matter what we’re going through in life, it’s only momentarily because “this too shall pass.” I am so grateful to my friend Trix for inviting me to join her group, which allowed me to create my own group on Facebook which I hope will be just as beneficial to those who have joined as it was to me.

Another was about building strength and gratitude. A reminder that we grow in challenging times as our boundaries are tested and it’s these times that we grow not only character but also in gratitude as learn to celebrate all the abundance in our lives. It was great being a part of the group because even though it may seem like you are alone in your struggle, life has a way of showing you that you are not the only one who is going through challenges.  You can find validation and strength from knowing that there are others out there who have weathered the same storms you have.

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