“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!”
-William H. Murray
"Some things you're not letting happen right now because the timing isn't perfect for you. Some you're not letting happen because you are very aware of where you are. But all things, as they are happening, are happening in perfect order. And if you will relax and begin saying, 'Everything in its perfect time. Everything is unfolding. And I'm enjoying where I am now, in relationship to where I'm going. Content where I am, and eager for more,' that is the perfect vibrational stance."
“The one arch enemy of the Solar Plexus which must be absolutely destroyed before there is any possibility of letting any light shine is fear. This enemy must be completely destroyed; he must be eliminated; he must be expelled forever; he is the cloud which hides the sun which causes a perpetual gloom. It is this personal devil which makes men fear the past, the present, and the future; fear themselves, their friends, and their enemies; fear everything and everybody. When fear is effectually and completely destroyed, your light will shine, the clouds will disperse, and you will have found the source of power, energy, and life."
-Charles F. Haanel, The Master Key System
"...the power of our sexuality & passion, creativity, generosity, tenderness along with the parts of us that are whiny, afraid, dependent, controlling, empty, violent or needy – not to mention the parts of us that may sink to new depths of sneakiness and manipulation. While our minds want to categorize these traits as good and bad, they are neither. They simply reflect aspects of our humanness. In Buddhism, there's no judgment of where you are on the path. They joys and the obstacles reflect your momentary state of consciousness. When you get upset, afraid, or obsessed, it's not bad, it's a message. Sometimes it's a scream for within saying "notice me, stop hiding from me, I need your attention". Become fascinated by and curious about your inner world, bring minute-to-minute awareness of your judgments, reactions, fears and hurts, without the shame or saying, "I shouldn't feel that way." How you feel is how you feel, what you think it's what you think. Instead of stopping the flow of these thoughts and feelings, be with them, observe them, explore their origins. They are your teachers. All transformation starts with awareness."
- Charlotte Kasl, Ph. D. from the book “If the Buddha Dated
"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are some difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes a brave soul to win them."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Success is more about who you are, and how you enjoy the journey through life, than what you have or accomplish while you're here."
"The word TIME is composed of only four letters, but if you divide the word you will see that there are two extremely important words inside. They are 'I' and 'Me'... In order to make the best use of your time, in order to do twice as much in half the time, you must take TIME for 'I' and 'Me.' You must make time to recharge and be rejuvenated."
"It is easy to choose a path in life that has been well traveled by many before you and crowded by many walking beside you. There is safety in knowing the obstacles ahead, comfort and warmth from the companionship of others and certainty in the destination. Embarking on a journey into unknown territory requires steely courage, an adventurous spirit, a deep belief in oneself and simple hope for a better tomorrow."
“If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.”
-Marcus Aurelius Antonius
"It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters."
- Mother Teresa
"How can you learn and grow when you never step out and try something new and exciting? There is never a lack of resources, only a lack of ideas. Without risk, there can be no progress. All of us only have so much sand left in the hourglass, and one day our sand will run out. The time to risk is now and the great ones know it."
“It's not the things you get but the hearts you touch that will determine your success in life.”
"24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."
- Mark 11:24-26
"Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart."
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want”
- Psalm 23
"If you are hurt, you are self hurt. If there is darkness in your world, you created the darkness and the gloom and depression. If there is light and joy, you created it for there is no one but consciousness that does all. You cannot find a cause outside of your own consciousness. Your world is a grand mirror, constantly reflecting your state of consciousness. The people you meet are telling you, by their behavior, who you are."
"Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart."
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
- Nelson Mandela
"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, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make 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
"Don’t worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."
- Mathew 6:34
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
"When I die, I do not want to be afraid of how I lived."
- Sidney Poitier
"Turn your expectation into appreciation and your life will be a WHOLE lot better!"
Conscious Language (TM) The Logos of Now
by Robert Tennyson Stevens
Examples of Conscious language:
I will have
I am abundantly blessed
I intend to
My house, my business, my book, my screenplay.
I already have
I "want" focuses on the lack.
Other Examples of Unconscious language:
I would like to
The best I can do
The, that, you, these, those, them, they, it.
Wouldn't, couldn't, isn't, shouldn't
I'm happy if you're happy.
I don¹t know, what do you want?