Quotes – 2011

How Can We Find Value In What We Do?

The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place. - Thérèse of Lisieux

do

We focus mostly on our ‘place’ in life. I.e. what we’ve earned or achieved in life or in our jobs. In other words we underscore what we’ve done and what we’ve gathered along the way.

be

The ‘way’ we do our job, play our roles as a child, sibling, spouse or parent appears to be more important. The ‘way’ we show up as a human being, as a student, a worker and as a world citizen seems more crucial. Being must come first. Being must come from our core values and from our high ideals. Being must also come from our aspirations and hopes. Then what follows, the doing, will be of even greater value! More here: BeZenDo Revisited!

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM being more than doing!

Recommendation: Art of Being by Erich Fromm

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Quotes – 2011

Why The ‘Big Picture’ Matters…

Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity to heal. - A Course in Miracles (ACIM)

the small picture

We’re head-deep into maya, or what we may call the ‘small picture’. Our view and experience is extremely circumscribed. We’re boxed in by our culture, our country, our gender, our thoughts (assumptions/biases) and by matter itself.

the big picture

Only by glimpsing the big picture can we hope to feel better about all that goes on in our lives and around the world. That glimpse is more easily caught when we believe in a Creator in whom we have faith. Faith and hope are the vehicles which can bring us peace in the current moment… Once we find that peace then healing (of any sort) can start to take place.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM hopeful.

Recommendation: A Course in Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman

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Quotes – 2011

The Secret To Happiness…

Happiness is a state of being, and comes from the inside of you. By the law of attraction you must become on the inside what you want on the outside. - Rhonda Byrne

inside first

The thought creation must come first! The feeling that would normally accompany the manifestation of that thought must appear alongside the thought. If we want strawberry ice-cream for dessert we must imagine having that ice-cream, complete with the feeling we would experience and the taste of the ice cream on our tongue, the more detail the better! Imagine the exact circumstances, the bowl, the color of the bowl, the ice-cream brand, the sweet cold aroma of fresh ice cream, the spoon used, the time of day, the exact setting etc… Because we’re fellow creators with the Creative Force the Universe is compelled to respond…

the real secret

The real secret isn’t about manifesting what we desire into our lives; even though the Law of Attraction does deliver, it’s about experiencing happiness. So the trick is to imagine the highest, which at one level is happiness. So imagine and feel the happiness and the rest shall follow.

Better still imagine happiness for the whole world! Imagine being an instrument of God that does her will on this planet. When we desire everyone’s happiness we seek the highest for everyone collectively. That then is the highest secret. Seeking God’s will for us as we become his instruments in our daily lives!

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM, and we are, happy!

Recommendation: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

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