"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn


"Friendship enhances our lives and gladdens our hearts." ~Francis Gay, The Friendship Book 2014 - in grateful thanks to Maurice Ware
"I don't want someone to want me only when I'm around them. I want someone to want and miss me when I'm not." ~Brigitte Nicole

10/2/14

MY PICK of the DAY:


"The universe is a complete unique entity. Everything and everyone is bound together with some invisible strings. Do not break anyone’s heart; do not look down on weaker than you. One’s sorrow at the other side of the world can make the entire world suffer; one’s happiness can make the entire world smile." ~Shams of Tabriz

Herman Boerhaave - simplicity

"The great seal of truth is simplicity." ~Herman Boerhaave

Nayyirah Waheed - heart

"Your heart is the softest place on earth. Take care of it." ~Nayyirah Waheed

Vaclav Havel - salvation

"The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility." ~Vaclav Havel

Kent M. Keith - vulnerable

"Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable." ~Kent M. Keith, Family Friend Poems

Charles De Foucauld - Faith


"Faith strips the mask from the world and reveals God in everything. It makes nothing impossible and renders meaningless such words as anxiety, danger, and fear, so that the believer goes through life calmly and peacefully, with profound joy - like a child, hand in hand with his mother." ~Charles De Foucauld

Farzana Shaker Quotes

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"If you look around in Nature, you will find that everything follows a precise rhythm influenced by the rotations of the sun, moon and the earth." ~Farzana Shaker

"Sleeping and waking are part of natural cycle just like the changes in seasons, the rising and setting of sun, the lunar cycle, etc." ~Farzana Shaker

"The human body is meant to observe a natural rhythm to function at its optimum. This natural cycle is known as our bod clock." ~Farzana Shaker

"Before the invention of electricity, people used to sleep early as intended by nature." ~Farzana Shaker

"Sleeping early strengthens our metabolism and hence our ability to sustain exertion. It reduces levels of stress and inflammation in the body, while bolstering memory and keeping us alerts as the memory consolidation process occurs during sleep." ~Farzana Shaker

Source: Turning in to Nature, Indian Link, 2 January 2010

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10/1/14

PICK of the DAY

"If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn’t walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don’t need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices." ~Don Miguel Ruiz

Ralph Steadman - majesty of nature

"I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side." ~Ralph Steadman from Tim Cox Fine Art.

Henrietta Mears - no time to envy

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"The man who keeps busy helping the man below him, won't have time to envy the man above him." ~Henrietta Mears

Christopher Livingston - endless possibilities

"I've always believed that a mind that wasn't learning was as a body of water standing still, growing stagnant, but a mind willing and capable to grow, the possibilities are endless, as a rushing river or the mighty oceans." ~Christopher Livingston

T Boone Pickens - new look

"I have always believed that it’s important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure." ~T Boone Pickens

Rita Schiano - joys

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"Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit, talk about your joys." ~Rita Schiano

Andre Breton - yearning

"All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name." ~Andre Breton

Antony Loewenstein - undeserving win

"If you launch a war based on a lie, you deserve not to win." ~Antony Loewenstein

9/30/14

VISION OF TRUTH


“Master, I behold only miracles. Life is a miracle. All being is a miracle. Consciousness is a miracle. I behold God in all creation. I sense the beauty of Love in the fragrance of the flower, in the smile of a child, in the warmth of lovers, in the glow of the stars. When I look onto the world, I am greeted with its mysteries. It is with awe and reverence that each day unfolds its beauty. I know that all things are good and that each expresses their good in their own appropriate manner for the moment. I know that which my brothers speak about is but illusion, for only the eternal is real. I will give no power to thoughts of scarcity, of limitation, of need, for all that is truly needed is here for us to behold, to recognize, and to accept. I wish only to give to the world the sight I have been given. For with these modest eyes and senses, my heart is quickened by the glory of being.” ~Attributed to the Author, Eldon Taylor

Source: How Do You See The World?
Via Positive Thoughts

Cristy Ramos Padilla - good laugh

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"Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh." ~Cristy Ramos Padilla

Lynda Field Quotes

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"A goal is a dream with a deadline." ~Lynda Field (Life Coach)

"A good laugh is sunshine in a house!" ~Lynda Field Life Coach

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Sidney Lovett - handmade

"Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands–a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world." ~Sidney Lovett

Quotes from Journey to PEACE

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"Life will test you but remember this, when you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger." ~Journey to Peace

"When you wake in the morning let your first emotion be JOY. Pure Joy because you are alive and every new day is a new beginning. Be grateful for breath in your body." ~Journey to Peace

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Tracy Smith - your worth

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"Know your worth. Stand strong within your own presence." ~Tracy Smith

David Nicholas - shine brighter

"God's promises are like stars, the darker the night, the brighter they shine." ~David Nicholas

9/29/14

Charlotte Kitley - rainbow frame

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"Surround yourself with beautiful things. Life has a lot of grey and sadness — look for that rainbow and frame it. There is beauty in everything, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to see it." ~Charlotte Kitley

Derek Jeter - image

"Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person." ~Derek Jeter

Eleanor H. Porter - character

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"The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious. ...People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts." ~Eleanor H. Porter

St. Therese of Lisieux Quotes

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"Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love." ~St. Therese of Lisieux

"Prayer means launching out of the heart toward God; a cry of grateful love from the crest of joy or the trough of despair; it is a vast, supernatural force that opens out my heart, and binds me close to Jesus." ~St. Therese of Lisieux

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Seán O'Casey - wine for the soul

"Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living." ~Seán O'Casey from Mermaids of the Lake

Roxane Gay

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"So many of us are reaching out, hoping someone out there will grab our hands and remind us we are not as alone as we fear." ~Roxane Gay

Jacqueline Winspear - alchemy

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"It is indeed a wondrous universal alchemy, is it not? When one's heartfelt intentions cause mountains to move." ~Jacqueline Winspear

Sara Gentry - happy ending

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"A lot of people are down on the concept of a happy ending, and it’s not a new thing. The Greeks were entertained by tragedies, Shakespeare peppered his repertoire with catastrophe, and many of the writers in Austen’s time were far more interested in philosophizing than lifting hearts. While they might not be considered beach reads nowadays, Austen’s novels were for the most part meant to be light, funny social commentary, sometimes with a slight moral agenda. The happy ending was mandatory." ~Sara Gentry, editor turned novelist. From 5 Timeless Lessons We Learned from Jane Austen

9/27/14

Leah C. Dancel - warrior

"Two things that can make me a warrior: when justice is trampled, and truth is squashed." ~Leah C. Dancel, 26 June 2011

Mary Schumann - freedom and wisdom

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"The only way to heal yourself was to understand. Understand the love or the hate or the cowardice, or the impulsiveness, the lack of will of the one who hurt you--the circumstances that twisted them, the influences that warped them. And when you forgot yourself and saw the others with pitying comprehension, saw their tortured motives, a white, healing peace descended upon you. Your betrayal became an impersonal one, like a bridge giving way when you crossed it, lightning, a motor collision--you were in the way and you were damaged--that was all. It wasn't meant for you. When you understood, you were released into a new freedom and wisdom.” ~Mary Schumann, Strong Enchantments

9/23/14

Quotes from Silver Lining of Your Cloud


"Go for long walks. Indulge in great conversations. Pay attention to the moment. Count your blessings. Let go for a little while and just be and breathe." ~Silver Lining of Your Cloud

"Living your life as good as you are able to, is good enough. You don't need to be superhuman, and you don't need to be perfect. Simply live the best you can, and God will take care of the rest." ~Silver Lining of Your Cloud

"Look at life as a journey and enjoy the ride. Get the most out of the detours and realize that they are sometimes necessary." ~Silver Lining of Your Cloud

"You may not be able to control every situation and its outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it." ~Unattributed by Silver Lining of Your Cloud

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9/11/14

Quotes from Mermaids of the Lake

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"When someone offers you a compliment, they’re saying that they’ve observed and assessed a praiseworthy quality in you. When you deflect or deny that praise, you’re basically contradicting them; you’re saying that they don’t have good judgment, discernment, or taste, or that they’re insincere – that they don’t know what they’re talking about. You’re returning their kind words with an insult." ~From the blog, The Art of Manliness - How to Accept a Compliment with Class

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OTHERS

“Head up, heart open. To better days!” ~T.F. Hodge from Mermaids of the Lake

"Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living." ~Seán O'Casey from Mermaids of the Lake

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9/9/14

Quotes From The Healing Room


"Come meet me in the night sky - under the brightest star. I'll be waiting for you." ~Fiona

"Don't allow other people's noise ruin your inner peace." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"Grab a friend by the hand, run out into the world and have an adventure." ~ The Healing Room

"I've come to realise that love doesn't always last forever - no matter how much you want it to.
That you cannot love enough for two people and by trying you will be crushed. That trust can be betrayed - and often by the one person you never dreamt could be capable.
That true love can lead to grief and loss. That hearts are shattered as often as they are cherished.
And I've also realised that the longest, toughest and most harrowing day is still only 24 hours long.
That even though I might cry through the darkness of the night, the sun still rises in the morning, bringing with it a new day full of purpose and potential.
That love can cause devastation and tears, but that there will be friends nearby to wipe them away.
That support comes from all directions and in the most unexpected and unlikeliest places - especially when you're on the right path.
And I've finally realised that it's okay not to know what to do next. Not to know what I want, and to be comfortable in that confusion and pain.
And the very best realisation of all is that there isn't a single answer for every question - and that it can evolve and change and transform with me. " F. Dunphy, The Healing Room

"It's impossible to be angry and to laugh at the same time. The emotions we feel are based on the choices we make. We can choose to feel sad, angry, resentful or we can choose to be happy, joyful, forgiving. It's not always easy to choose the latter - sometimes it's so tough you have to keep focusing on your decision every single minute. And that's ok too. Remember that what you focus on is what grows - so choose laughter, choose joy, choose love." ~Fiona

"Keep your head up, your shoulders back and look the world in the eye. Miracles are all around you if you take the time to look." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"Learn to get in touch with yourself, with your feelings and emotions. With you inner voice. Learn from every moment, every experience." ~Fiona, The Healing Room,

"Let no one dull your sparkle or dim your light." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"Oh Beautiful Soul, for you to feel this sad, you must have once felt so very happy. Know that you will be happy again. It will be wondrous, it will be beautiful, and it will be real." ~Fiona Dunphy

"One of the hardest lessons I've ever learnt in my life is to simply ignore most of what people say.... I now watch what they do instead." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"People who are truly beautiful are always filled with beauty on the inside, which spills over to the outside." ~Fiona Dunphy (The Healing Room)

"Time won't make you forget your pain - but it will help you to understand it and help you to grow from it. " ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"To experience peace does not mean that life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life." ~Fiona

"People who are truly beautiful are always filled with beauty on the inside, which spills over to the outside." ~Fiona (The Healing Room)

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Katherine Scholes - PEACE

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"Peace is not a gap between times of fighting, or a space where nothing is happening. Peace is something that lives, spreads, and needs to be looked after." ~Katherine Scholes

George E. Lyon - PEACE

"Peace is a process of responding to diversity and conflict with tolerance, imagination, and flexibility; war is a product of our intent to stamp out diversity and conflict when we give up on the process of peace." ~George E. Lyon

W.H. Murray - elementary truth


"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of creation there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of events and meetings and material assistance which no man would have believed would have come his way." ~W.H. Murray, who led a Scottish Himalayan Expedition.

Sakyong Mipham Quotes


“Awareness puts us in tune with the elements. This elemental connection is part of being alive. We are too often indoors, unaware of the elements. The elements are not our enemies: we ourselves are made of the elements. When we connect with them, they inspire us and make us stronger, allowing us to communicate with the world in much subtler ways.” ~Sakyong Mipham

“If we do not push ourselves enough, we do not grow, but if we push ourselves too much, we regress. What is enough will change, depending on where we are and what we are doing. In that sense, the present moment is always some kind of beginning.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“In the beginning of running and of meditation, one of the biggest obstacles is laziness. One kind of laziness is basic slothfulness, in which we are unable to extract ourselves from the television or couch. In this case, just a little bit of exercise can send a message to the body that it is time to move forward. Even putting on workout clothes and beginning to stretch helps bring us out of our sloth. By the same token, sitting down to follow the breath for even five minutes has the power to move us out of laziness. Another form of laziness is that we don’t make time in our busy, speedy life to go for a run or to sit down and practice.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don't even notice it.” ~Sakyong Mipham

"Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. And when we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We're left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don't we think about training our minds?” ~Sakyong Mipham

“Running and meditation are very personal activities. Therefore they are lonely. This loneliness is one of their best qualities because it strengthens our incentive to motivate ourselves.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“The bones and tendons of the mind are mindfulness and awareness. Mindfulness is the mind’s strength, and awareness is its flexibility. Without these abilities, we cannot function. When we drink a glass of water, drive a car, or have a conversation, we are using mindfulness and awareness.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“Then we wonder, “Why is nothing turning out the way I want?” Tiger mind creates a little gap in which we can look at our choices. We could get mad or not get mad. We could manipulate or not manipulate. We could become desirous and fixate. We could get jealous or not. It’s up to us. Wisdom and compassion begin with cultivating discernment—not just reacting to what happens.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies For Modern Life

“True happiness is always available to us, but first we have to create the environment for it to flourish.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Turning the Mind Into an Ally

“When stress is the basic state of mind, even good things stress us out. We have to learn to let go.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

"When we are certain that the way to accomplish our own wishes is to help others, we have no regrets." ~Sakyong Mipham

Source: The Goodreads

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Quotes from I Love My Family


"Love is Homemade and Grandma's kitchen is never Closed!" ~I Love My Family

"Mother is a beautiful creation, because in this selfish world, she is the only one who always want to see you happy." ~I Love My Family

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Heart and Soul matters - stand in awe

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"I stand in awe and give thanks for all life's blessings." ~Heart and Soul matters

Ervin K. Kery Quotes


"We experience an entirely new dimension of ourself, and this dimension is in fact and ancient, indescribable, intelligent, living, endless space, space-like emptiness, in which bodily sensations, emotions and thoughts as well as material objects appear and vanish, like the waves on the surface of the ocean. We know that it exists, it is the one and only Life, and at the same time it is the essence in us we call ”I” (The ”I am–sensation”). It exists as an ancient, living empty space, a Consciousness conscious of its own existence that comprises everything. Nothing exists outside it, and everything that exists is born inside it: within its space and as its own manifestation. This state is characterized by tranquility, deep silence, peace and all-permeating love. We know that this mysterious ”something” is beyond time, it does not have a beginning and end, it was never born and it will never die." ~Ervin K. Kery

"When you have accepted the Present, you cease fighting yourself and the world: you will feel a deep internal peace and tranquility, in which you have a fresh experience of the world." ~Ervin K. Kery

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Andrew Lloyd Webber - educational opportunities


“We theatre producers are not Victorian pit owners sending children down the mines. In reality, a well-managed show provides children with great educational opportunities and prepares them for the real world.” ~Andrew Lloyd Webber via The Stage

Swami Chetananda - being together

“When you are with someone you love very much, you can talk and it is pleasant, but the reality is not in the conversation. It is simply in being together." ~Swami Chetananda

Peter Abelard - truth

"By doubting we are led to question, by questioning we arrive at the truth." ~Peter Abelard

9/8/14

Inner Calm Reiki - nature

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"Being out in nature is a wonderful way to ground yourself and relieve some stress. Walk outside and just breathe in all the wonder that surrounds you. Tune out the stress and tune into the good stuff!" ~Leslie, Inner Calm Reiki

9/7/14

Judy Frenette Quotes

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"Life experience has taught me, we never get over things, if you go into a painful heart memory, it is still there, but life pushes us forward, like an ancient deep river, it still keeps flowing and moving with natural rhythms of life, don't look to move on when you get over things, because it doesn't happen, move on with the wisdom you earned from your pain, you may be dragging your feet, but keep moving forward, make a choice to own your amazing strength with pride, love and compassion, you have expanded your heart wisdom." ~Judy Frenette

"No matter how bad things get, and sometimes they do get real bad, know that the sun will rise again and we can always make a new start, this time with all the knowledge of our experiences, work with the Universe by accepting what is, understand that challenges and heartaches are universal for all and not something that is faulty in you, create and practice the habit to give thanks for every single blessing in your life and feel the abundance and power of that prosperity of blessings." ~Judy Frenette

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Alfred Jarry - tangent

"God is the tangential point between zero and infinity." ~Alfred Jarry

Richard Peck - light

"We write by the light of every story we have read." ~Richard Peck

Eddie Cantor - scenery

"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why." ~Eddie Cantor