Thursday, July 31, 2014

Greet its Flow

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

I would like to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. ~ John Donohue

My day shall be filled to overflowing; yet I shall not haste the day, nor shall I waste the day. ~ Walter Russell

Flow with whatever may happen and let your find be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. ~ Zhuangzi

For this is Wisdom; to love, to live. To take what fate, or the Gods may give.
To ask no question, to make no prayer,
To kiss the lips and caress the hair,
Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow
To have, -to hold -and -in time, -let go! ~ Laurence Hope

Quotes about flow

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Never Gets Opened

Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.  ~ Ann Bradford

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.  ~ Elbert Hubbard

I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.  ~ Shirley  MacLaine

I've tucked those negative thoughts in a drawer and for the most part it never gets opened.  ~ K. Martin Beckner

Quotes about negativity

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cleanse and Cool

Humor brings insight and tolerance.  ~Agnes Repplier

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Humor is an  antidote to isolation.  ~ Elizabeth Janeway

If it's sanity you're after; there's no recipe like Laughter.  Laugh it off.  ~ Henry Rutherford Elliot

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air, and you.  ~ Langston Hughes

Quotes about humor

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sing Anyway

Patient endurance attends to all things.  ~ Teresa of Avila

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.  ~ John Ruskin

We must endure what fortune sends.  ~ Greek proverb

The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last in it, and not be smashed by it.  ~ Ernest Hemingway

Some day there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.   ~ Emory Austin

Quotes about endurance

Saturday, July 26, 2014

All We Need

The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.  ~Robert G. Ingersoll

The future is always beginning now.  ~Mark Strand

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.  ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.  ~Mother Teresa

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.    ~Eckhart Tolle


Quotes about mindfulness

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sharp Tools

Acceptance is the universal currency of real friendship. . . .It does not warp or shape or wrench a person to be anything other than what they are. ~Joan Chittister

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. ~J. K. Rowling

I let it go. It's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home. ~ Joanne Harris

Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience- I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed. ~ Cee Lo Green

Quotes about acceptance

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Eternal Quest

Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men.   ~Rollo May

Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple crumble to dust.   ~ Marcus Aurelius

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.   ~ African proverb

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.   ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

We may stumble, but always there is that eternal voice, forever whispering within our ear, that thing which causes the eternal quest, that thing which forever sings and sings.    ~Ernest Holmes

Quotes about within