Meditation is the art of being aware and conscious in our day to day living.
Any action done with awareness is meditation.
A meditative person is fully conscious in one action.
Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
~Coco Chanel ~
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
~Henri Frederic Amiel~
We are not to throw away those things that can benefit our neighbor. Goods are called good because they can be used for good: they are instruments for good, in the hands of those who use them properly.
~Clement of Alexandria~
They who give have all things;
they who withhold have nothing.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
When we lose one blessing, another is
often, most unexpectedly, given in its place.
When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
...it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions.
Trust is kind of this economic lubricant. When trust is high, morale is high. ... Higher trust environments produce individuals who are happier.
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
~Henry David Thoreau~
You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face, and show the world all the
love in your heart... You're gonna find, yes you will, that you're beautiful as you feel.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops.
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
There are no strangers here;
Only friends you haven't yet met.
~William Butler Yeats~
If you have much, give of your wealth;
If you have little, give of your heart.
What we think determines what happens to us, so if
we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be
~William Morris ~
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
~Robert A. Heinlein~
I find out what the world needs.
Then, I go ahead and invent it.
~Thomas A. Edison~
It's not enough to have lived.
We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
We will open the book.
Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce ~
HAPPY MONDAY TO ALL!