Monday, September 21, 2015

Only that day...

Play energizes us and enlivens us.  It eases our burdens.  It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.  ~ Stuart Brown
- In what diverse ways do your nurture play?

It is brave to be involved.  ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
- In what worthwhile project might you get involved?

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.  ~ Henry David Thoreau
- How awake are you to the possibilities of today?

I have compiled 475 quotes and questions such as the above in How Do You Make a Life?  Check out my author page on Amazon.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Get it out

Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.  ~ Napoleon Hill
- How well are you applying the three p's?

Do what you love, and you will find a way to get it out to the world.  ~ Judy Collins
- What do you love to do which could enrich yourself and possibly others?

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~ Marcel Proust
- For whom are you grateful?
- Whom could you support and nurture?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Small ways

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.  ~ Latin  proverb
- Where could you exert a little more effort to accomplish your goals?

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.  ~ Richard Moss
- How can you improve the quality of your interactions?

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  ~ Anne Frank
- In what small ways could you make a difference?

I have compiled 475 meditation nuggets like the above.  The book is entitled How Do You Make a Life?

Monday, September 14, 2015

Taking Steps to Blossom

The only way out is through.  ~ Carl Jung
-Why is confronting challenges often better than avoiding them?

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.  ~ Annie Dillard
- What small steps can you take to transform or enrich your days?

Bloom where you are planted.  ~ Mary Engelbreit
- What can you do to blossom in the circumstances around you?

I have compiled 475 quotes and questions such as the above.  The title of the book is 'How Do You  Make a Life?'  and it's available here.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Three More from 'How Do You Make a Life?'

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.  ~ Carol Welch
- What are you doing to enjoy the benefits of exercise?

Time is clay.  Go make something.  ~ Barbara Bach
- What worthwhile project could you begin?

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.  ~ Confucius
- Where might you be missing the beauty in your life?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

5 More Selections from 'How Do You Make a Life?'

#6 He who angers you conquers you.  ~ Elizabeth Kenny
- What helps you to manage negative feelings?

#7 Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.  ~ John Barth
- What positive qualities do you possess (need) to live your life well?

#8 Life is the sum of all your choices.  ~ Albert Camus
- What important choices lie ahead for you in the near term, in the long term?

#9 Enough is great riches.  ~ Danish proverb
- What makes your life rich?

#10 I am not an Athenian or  a Greek; I am a citizen of the world.  ~ Socrates
- Why is a global perspective needed?

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

50 Selections from my Latest Book

Over the next several weeks I will provide readers with a perspective of the range of quotes and questions from my latest book.

#1 It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.  ~ Roy Disney
- What are some of your key values and principles which help to guide you through life?

#2 We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.  ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
- To what new page could you turn?

#3 Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~ Albert Einstein
- What insights have you gained through the appreciation of nature?

#4 To make headway, improve your head.  ~ B. C. Forbes
- What are your learning frontiers?

#5 Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.  ~ Peter Marshall
-  What special little things could you do today?

My book, the product of an enriching hobby for me, is entitled How Do You Make a Life?  475 Quotes and Questions for the Journey and is available here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Publication of New Volume

My latest book, How do you Make a Life? 475 Quotes and Questions for the Journey, is a synthesis of much of what I have posted at quoteflections over the last few years. 

I have selected 475 pivotal quotes, and asked a question for each to encourage reflection.

The theme revolves around Maya Angelou's quote, "I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life."

"How do you make a life?"

The answer to this question is a multifaceted one, certainly deserving of some thought and application to our lives. Consider each a meditation nugget.

Once again, I published this volume at Create Space and made it available for purchase through Amazon. You may visit my author page here.

Thanks for following, possibly purchasing the book, and providing any positive recommendations to others.