Quotes – 2009

We Yearn For The Peace

We yearn for a moment’s peace and quiet, only to turn on the radio, make a phone call, or run an errand as soon as an opportunity for solitude presents itself.Ronnie Polaneczky

why do we move constantly?

We fill our life with motion. Incessantly. Why?

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ponder

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I think it’s because we’re running away from ourselves. We do need action in life, not constant action. At some level we’re afraid of facing our deep, apparently lonely, self. We feel more alive when we’re moving. Life is movement. When we’re still and without interaction; at a very deep level, we fear our mortality

breathe instead

Take pause; focus on your breathing. Slowly, find yourself calming down. Your mind will want to race, let it, don’t attach your attention to it or to its production, which are thoughts.

Once you start getting used to being still, at rest, a peace will start to descend, actually emerge from within you. Then you will know that you’ve never been alone.

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Quotes – 2009

It’s Family, Stupid!

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. - Thomas Jefferson

the meaning of life

A few days ago our family was at the neighborhood Holiday party when a discussion amongst guys turned to the ‘meaning of life’. That’s the kind of discussion I love to participate in so I jumped right in and said ‘The meaning of life is simple’! Everyone stared at me incredulously, their facial expressions read ‘ok tell us wise guy, let’s see you make a fool of yourself’. I said that Life’s meaning and purpose can all be encapsulated in ‘It’s all about family’.

what else is there?

It is all about family. You need someone to share your life with. Joys, sorrows, purpose and fears. Family includes our good friends and neighbors. Our achievements in life are meaningless without deep relationships. If you strip everything out; or when we die, all we’re left with are the sweet memories of loving relationships.

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Quotes – 2009

Who are you?

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. - Mike Robbins

be yourself

You come with an essence that’s you, uniquely so, in all time and in all space.

Mull over that.

everyone else is taken

Waste not your time and precious attention on how you compare with others; what others think of you or what you must do to please them. Instead focus on what makes you beautiful, helpful to others and an attractive person from the inside out.

You must get to know yourself first; that comes when you become increasingly more self aware; which is a product of stillness.

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