6.27.2011

May 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

Our lives disconnect and reconnect, we move on, and later we may again touch one another.
~Salman Rushdie ~

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,
and he who plants kindness gathers love.
~ Saint Basil ~

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
~ Juvenal ~

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
~Robert Byrne ~

In the silence of listening, you can know yourself in everyone,
the unseen singing softly to itself and to you.
~Rachel Naomi Remen ~

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always, and never, the same.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
~William James ~

Follow effective action with quiet reflection.
From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
~ Peter Drucker ~

Thought is an amazing thing: it can be a mirror, a lens, a bridge, a wall, a window, a ladder or a house. There is nothing in the world that has the cutting edge of a new thought.
~John O'Donohue ~

Every word has three definitions and three interpretations.
~Costa Rican Proverb ~

Everyone is the age of their heart.
~ Guatemalan Proverb ~

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself.
It is precisely that simple and also that difficult.
~Warren Bennis ~

Money is not my master. I'm out here for a purpose: to help someone.
~Curtis Jackson, Homeless in Chicago ~

Faith is a withholding of conclusion, so that you allow what is to arise.
~Adyashanti ~

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
~Margaret Lee Runbeck ~

There's an analog for this in life, where disparate events, spread across years, come together to reveal the path forward. It goes by a nicer name, though: serendipity.
~Robert Lang ~

Everything in life is speaking in spite of its apparent silence.
~Hazrat Inayat Khan ~

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
~Miguel de Cervantes ~

Much of what we do is like planting trees under which we may never sit, but plant we must.
~ Brother James Kimpton ~

Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous.
~Confucius ~

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~Thomas Jefferson ~

When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
~Rumi ~

If someone gives you negative energy, you give back positive, affirmative energy -- such as forgiveness. [...] This is the giving within for-give-ness.
~Michael Bernard Beckwith ~

There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
~Seneca ~

If you want to change the world, change the metaphor.
~Joseph Campbell ~

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
~Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
~Author Unknown ~

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
~Albert Einstein ~

Slow travel isn't only about the mode of transportation -- it's also about the way you travel. You settle in. You have to go to the grocery store. You get to know the people who run the cafe. It makes for a completely different trip.
~Pauline Kennedy ~

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
~George Washington Carver ~

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
~Mark Twain ~

6.21.2011

True Confession

I got hard time putting up a new post after a very long vacation since my last post. There were times that I attempted to blog but I end up hitting the delete button. At first the very busy schedule was my main reason for not blogging. But lately, I realized that I really missed the blogosphere and that I still have enough time to blog kung gugustuhin ko nga lang.

And today as I am trying to start blogging again, I’d like to confess to you two major reasons for my absence here for such a long time.

One is that, I was deeply hurt from what happened to my parent. Both my father and my mother suffered from a stroke. It’s very painful kasi wala man lang akong magawa for them maliban sa mahirap na din silang pagsabihan o pagbawalan sa mga bagay na dapat na nilang tigilan. Though, alam naman nila that I love them both and I care for them kahit pa magkahiwalay sila.

Second, I am having difficulty with my second pregnancy. Parang ang hirap-hirao compared when I got pregnant with KA. I just hope that this baby will be as healthy as KA and of course I wish na sana eh boy na ito.

So that’s it for the meantime. A blessed Tuesday everyone and belated Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there.

6.03.2011

April 2011: Inspirational Quotes!

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
~Walt Whitman~

Love is the energizing elixir of the universe, the cause and effect of all harmonies.
~Rumi~

Space is to place as eternity is to time.
~Joseph Joubert~

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
~Camille Pissarro ~

I'm a vegan -- you're not. But if your chicken's burning, I'll flip it on the grill.
~ Chris Bornstein ~

Beauty is being in harmony with what you are.
~ Peter Nivio Zarlenga ~

In a world where everybody is out for himself, the winning strategy is to be forgiving.
~ Martin Nowak ~

Those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
~ Tony Robbins ~

Bliss does not come from outside. It comes from inside, from serving the people.
~Anna Hazare ~

Pain is never permanent.
~Teresa of Avila ~

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
~Author Unknown ~

Great art picks up where nature ends.
~Marc Chagall ~

Refuse, refuse, refuse.
Then reduce, reuse, and recycle (and only in that order).
~ Bea Johnson ~

Social networks are not new.
The difference is we have the ability to bridge to each other in ways we never did before.
~Trabian Shorters ~

Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth:
the only way to help yourself is to help others.
~Elbert Hubbard ~

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
~The Buddha ~

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
~W. C. Fields ~

Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators.
They must learn to think and act for themselves -- and be free.
~Cesar Chavez ~

Where there is no gift, there is no art.
~ Lewis Hyde ~

Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
~Schultz ~

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
~ Jean Houston ~

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
~Buddha ~

Just like the many colours of roses, we may be of different nationalities, ethnicities, religions or race. But no matter what colour a rose may be, it is still a rose, and likewise we are all human beings first.
~ Sushil Koirala ~

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
~Robert Anderson ~

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
~ Swedish Proverb ~

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
~Erica Jong ~

That's why I'm helping you, because we're brothers.
~David Ross ~

I have the view... that the human being was not made for pleasure, was not made to gratify the ego, was not made to make money, was not made to have babies: it was made to serve something bigger than oneself. We are built to serve.
~ Jacob Needleman ~

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.
~Jacques Yves Cousteau ~

What I would really like to do is to be able to change the lives of a group of people, with the same materials they deal with everyday.
~ Vik Muniz ~