Category Archives: Quotes – 2010

Daily Adventure

Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life — facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and in the process, discovering our own unique potential.John Amatt 

what do we seek?

What are we after when we seek adventure and excitement in our lives? What do we truly want?

life is adventure

Often what we seek is not outside our current situation. If we can approach daily living as an adventure we can enrich our experience, be more fulfilled and not feel as empty. We seek something else… examining that ‘feeling’ deeply will allow us to understand ourselves, that in turn leads to greater serenity…

Daily Affirmation: Today life is the adventure!

Recommendation: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The AlchemistKindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6

How To Find Peace

4.16 What is work? … I will teach thee the truth of pure work, and this truth shall make thee free.

4.18 The man who in his work finds silence, and who sees that silence is work, this man in truth sees the Light and in all his works finds peace. The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 4)

what is work?

This chapter continues its treatise on work, check out the book for more detail, God wants all mankind to understand ‘pure work’. Which is work that is done for the highest good, with no selfish motive and to which we are not attached regardless of the outcome.

peaceful silence

It is also work that engenders the peace ‘that passeth all understanding’. When we know we do ‘pure work’ and that the force of the Universe is behind our efforts, that we never fail, regardless of outcome, then we find a peaceful silence in the eternal now in which we conduct our work.

Daily Affirmation: Today I enjoy peaceful silence as I work…

Recommendation: The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Juan Mascaro

The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics)Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6

The Best Prayer

I never ask God to give me anything; I only ask him to put me where things are.  – Mexican Proverb

the best prayer?

Just today I was chatting with a friend about what a prayer ought to contain. We both agreed that we should be asking for wisdom and understanding. We also agreed that we shouldn’t be asking for help getting out of problematic situations. Who knows for what purpose we live through life’s experiences? Unless of course the situation is very tough, in which case we thought that God would know our plight even before we asked… and then we might ask for greater strength in the present moment.

the best prayer…

Love today’s quote. God already knows us and our circumstances intimately, better than we do actually Smile! So what should we ask for? Nothing more or less than for:

  • Greater wisdom
  • A long term view
  • The ability to recognize growth opportunities
  • Understanding our place and purpose in the Universe
  • Courage and strength to face life and to be selfless

Daily Affirmation: Today I pray for wisdom and understanding, so help me God!

Recommendation: Meditations from Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch

Meditations from Conversations With GodGod Is Closer Than You Think: This Can Be the Greatest Moment of Your Life Because This Moment Is the Place Where You Can Meet GodKindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6

How To Be Brilliant!

Don’t put on airs. Conceit and pretense don’t win people’s hearts; the facade soon crumbles. Be yourself. Daisaku Ikeda

our airs

At some level we all exhibit who we’re not. That’s tiresome. It’s like trying to follow a lie we had uttered and having to keep up with it until it subsides! Being ourselves is natural, child-like and the only way to be. It’s the sure way to true friendship and lasting relationships.

our brilliance

When we live naturally, as ourselves, we enable our inner brilliant nature to shine through. Such a nature comes from the very center of all things, it comes from the source. This nature cannot penetrate into our waking consciousness if we live a lie, at any level. Now it doesn’t mean that a habit that’s deeply ingrained in us, is us. It could well be a learnt trait which isn’t our true nature and certainly doesn’t support our well being. In the end truth does triumph, as it will through us if only we let it.

Daily Affirmation: Today I shine as myself!

Recommendation: The Urantia Papers

The Urantia Book: Indexed Version with free Audio Book on DVD (Can only be played on a computer with a DVD drive.)Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6

A Secret To Happiness…

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.Rochefoucauld

we hide

We hide behind a façade that’s manufactured by us, over the years, and eventually lose sight of how we were born. We are more concerned about how we appear to others. We don’t want to be hurt and certainly we don’t want to be exposed. A child is more herself compared to how she’ll eventually grow up.

our essence

We are a unique expression of Universal Intelligence. We do have many rough edges, nevertheless we must expose our nature to the outside world. We must let go and experience our gifts to the world and to us. We must be child-like. That’s a secret to happiness.

Daily Affirmation: Today I express my child nature.

Recommendation: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken…
by Mike Robbins

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of AuthenticityKindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6

The Ego

We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.Chuang Tzu

we love ourselves

We love ourselves so much that we find it hard to not cling to our opinions and points-of-view! When anyone challenges such opinions, ‘we’, are challenged. ‘How dare they’ we say, ‘let me’ provide the ‘right’ answer here. We seldom truly listen, we mainly want to tell and inform.

no permanence

Like everything around us, our own opinions change, often. Isn’t that true? So why do we feel the need to correct others and why do we feel offended when challenged? It’s because we identify so closely with our thoughts, we become our thoughts, we are our thoughts, and therein lies the problem. We think up our thoughts, we design them or accept them from others, we are not the content of our thoughts. How can we step back and recognize this truth? How can we identify with the pure awareness that’s our core?

Daily Affirmation: Today I notice my ego and its ways.

Recommendation: Zen And the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss

Zen And the Art of HappinessKindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6

God Is Here Now!

4.8 For the salvation of those who are good, for the destruction of evil in men, for the fulfillment of the kingdom of righteousness, I come to this world in the ages that pass.The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 4)

through the ages

Contrary to popular belief God never stopped paying attention to us. He and his messengers have been coming to earth to keep the message alive. The message is simple actually and at the same time very powerful.

god is

God created it all. He is ever present in us. His presence in us makes him ever accessible. He’s our forefather. For that reason everyone around us is our sibling. His pre-eminence and his universal family makes up this simple and life changing Truth.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM God’s child.

Recommendation: The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Juan Mascaro

The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics)Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6