Monday, June 30, 2014

Find a Place

Find a place inside where there is joy and the joy will burn out the pain.  ~ Joseph Campbell

You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.  ~ Walt Disney

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~ T. S. Elliot

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which yourself has altered.  ~ Nelson Mandela

Quotes about place

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Keep Moving

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.  ~ Alfred Adler

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.   ~ Martha Graham

Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.  ~ Aldous Huxley

To me, if life boils down to one thing, it's movement. To live is to keep moving.  ~ Jerry Seinfeld

Life is a balance between rest and movement.  ~ Osho

Quotes about movement.

Friday, June 27, 2014

You can Choose

Potential has a shelf life.  ~ Margaret Atwood

All we are not stares back at what we are.  ~ W. H. Auden

It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts.  ~ Ella Fitzgerald

Your past is not your potential.  In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.  ~ Marilyn Ferguson

Use wisely your power of choice.  ~ Og Mandino

Quotes about potential

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Be Ready and Willing

People in the West are always getting ready to live.  ~ Chinese proverb

We are always getting ready to live, but never living.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.  ~ Emily Dickinson

Miracles come in moments.  Be ready and willing.  ~ Wayne Dyer

It is the characteristic of the magnanimous person to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.  ~ Aristotle

Quotes about getting ready

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Feel our Humanity

Be truthful, gentle, and fearless. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Being fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it. ~ Veronica Roth

Fearlessness is delusional. Facing your fear is courage. Conquering your fear is growth. ~ Pierre Bennu

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. ~ Marie Curie

F-E-A-R has two meanings: 'Forget Everything And Run' or 'Face Everything And Rise.' The choice is yours. ~ Zig Ziglar

Fear makes us feel our humanity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Quotes about fear, fearlessness

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

We Have a Choice

Seek opportunities to be remarkable. ~ Seth Godin

Look for something different, something remarkable in a person, and you won’t be disappointed. ~ Jameson Currier

Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine. ~David Ogilvy

Babe Ruth was not afraid to strike out. And it was this fearlessness that contributed to his remarkable career.  ~Simon Sinek

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. ~Charles R. Swindoll

Quotes about remarkable

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Personal Journey

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.   ~Marcel Proust

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.  ~Henry David Thoreau

If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.   ~unknown

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.  ~ Carl Jung

There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.   ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Quotes about the journey of self discovery

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Life as Art

Today's opportunities erase yesterday's failures.  ~ Gene Brown

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.  ~Meister Eckhart

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death, can erase our good deeds.  ~ Buddha

To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius.  ~ Joyce Cary

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.  ~ John W. Gardner

Quotes about erasing

Friday, June 20, 2014

Odd and Imperfect

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.   ~ Chriss Jami

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.   ~ Aristotle

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.  ~ William Law

I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.  ~ Emile Zola

I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect- they are much more interesting.  ~ Marc Jacobs

Quotes about perfection

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Foundational Key

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.  ~ Paul J. Meyer

My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.   ~ Francine Jay

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.  ~ Alexander Graham Bell

Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.     ~Leo Babauta

Action is the foundational key to all success.   ~ Pablo Picasso

Quotes about productivity

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Reveal our Hearts

The best of conversations occur when there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments.  ~ Samuel Johnson

I try to open up my heart as much as I can and keep a real keen eye that I don't get sentimental.  I think we're all afraid to reveal our hearts.  ~ Paul Simon

Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sentiment has never been unpopular except with a few sick persons who are made sicker by the sight of a child, a glimpse of a wedding, or the thought of a happy home.   ~Oscar Hammerstein

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.  ~ James Russell Lowell

Quotes about sentiments

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Order is the Shape

Good order is the foundation of all great things.  ~ Edmund Burke

Order is a great person's need, and their true well being.  ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.  ~ Henry Brooks Adam

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.  ~ Will Durant

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.  ~Pearl Buck

Quotes about order and chaos

Monday, June 16, 2014

Field of Energy

Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement. ~Jack Kornfield

We are perishing for lack of wonder, not for lack of wonders. ~ G. K. Chesterton

Be infinitely flexible and constantly amazed. ~ Jason Kravitz

Amazement + Gratitude + Openness + Appreciation = an irresistible field of energy. ~ Frederick Dodson

When it's over I want to say all my life I was a bride married to amazement. ~ Mary Oliver

Quotes about wonder and amazement

Saturday, June 14, 2014

One With a Heart

When you discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.  ~Jean Shinoda Bolen

It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are — not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within — that you can begin to take control.  ~Oprah Winfrey

Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being.  ~David Steindl-Rast

There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit.  ~ Thomas Wolfe

There are many paths to enlightenment.  Be sure to take one with a heart.  ~ Lao Tzu

Quotes about spirituality

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lighting Candles

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge. ~Bertrand Russell

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand. ~José Ortega y Gasset

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do. ~ Goethe

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.  ~ Isaac Asimov

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.  ~Margaret Fuller

Quotes about knowledge

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Stillness Dancing

One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on.   ~ D. H. Lawrence

Be still;
Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity. ~ Lao Tzu

To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer to the universe. ~Eckhart Tolle

Being still does not mean don't move. It means move in peace. ~ E. A. Gardner

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen- that stillness becomes a radiance. ~ Morgan Freeman

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. ~ T.S. Eliot

Quotes about stillness

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Way to Live

The world does not turn without moments of grace.  Who cares how small.  ~ Colum  McCann

In life as in the dance, grace glides on blistered feet.  ~ Alice Abrams

It is the nature of grace always to fill spaces that have been empty.  ~ Goethe

She takes the blame,
She covers the shame,
Removes the stain.  ~ U2, Grace

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It's a way to live.  ~ Jackie Windspear

Quotes about grace

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Deepest Foundations

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.   ~Henry David Thoreau

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.  ~ J.K. Rowling

Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.  ~ Eckhart Tolle

Inclusive, good quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.  ~ Desmond Tutu

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.  ~ Confucius

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.   ~Zig Ziglar

The loftiest edifices need the deepest foundations.  ~ George Santayana

Quotes about foundations

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Reckoning

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.  ~ Doug Firebaugh

You learn something every day if you pay attention.  ~ Ray Le Blond

Do one thing every day that scares you.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Write it in your heart that every day is the best day of your life.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

To sensible men, every day is a reckoning.  ~ John W. Gardner

Quotes about every day living 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Where Are You Going?

There is only one direction you can coast.

Courage combined with integrity is the foundation of character.

The future belongs to the risk takers not the comfort seekers.

Every great human achievement is preceded by extended periods of dedicated, concentrated effort.

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Quotes by Brian Tracy

Friday, June 6, 2014

Oxygen of the Soul

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.  ~ Robert Frost

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.  ~ Moshe Dayan

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.  ~ Albert Camus

Freedom is the will  to be responsible to ourselves.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Quotes about freedom

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tides of Life

The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.  ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The emotions attached to them were like sand castles in the tide, slowly washing out to sea.  ~ Nicholas Sparks

When the tides of life turn against you,
and the current upsets your boat,
don't waste those tears on what might have been;
just lie on your back and float.   ~ unknown

Someday after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.   ~ Teilhard de Chardin

The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits;- on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.  ~ Matthew Arnold

Quotes about the tide

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

To Survive

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.  ~ Horace Mann

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.  Then the victory is yours.  ~ Buddha

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.  ~ Edwin Markham

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment; full effort is full victory.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.  ~ Bill Russell

Who is speaking of victory?  To survive is everything.  ~ Rainer Maria Rilke 

Quotes about victory

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Big Secret

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.  ~Gail Sheehy

Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.  ~Julia Cameron

You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?  ~ Jim Rohn

The most powerful agent of growth and transformation is something much more basic than any technique: a change of heart.  ~John Welwood

I like wherever I am. That's my big secret.  ~Warren Zevon

Quotes about growth,  change, transition 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Life is What Happens

It is not enough to be busy.   So are the ants.  The question is: what are we busy about?  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Focus on being productive instead of busy.  ~ Tim Ferris

Being busy is better than being bored.  Bored left a long time ago.  Busy is always around for me.  ~Tabitha Robin

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it.  Go out and get busy.  ~ Dale Carnegie

Never be so busy as not to think of others.  ~ Mother Teresa

 Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.  ~John Lennon

Quotes about being busy