I use these phrases and quotes to guide me daily, when my mind slips, they help me get back on the right path to conscious living and making the right choices in my life.

I am an optimist.

Life is always subject to change, be flexible.

Choose to put health and quality of life before work and seek balance. Wake up to the fact that it’s important to live your values and spend your days doing things that matter.

You cannot find happiness by making it your goal. Happiness is the unintended benefit of pursuing personal dreams and living true to your self. A deep sense of fulfillment will emerge when you proactively connect the person you are with the things that you choose to do. ~Life Wisdom

I am grateful for what I am and have. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once; seize them. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Live your dream, and wear your passion. Life is short

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Listen to advice and accept instruction.

Always ask for help when you need it.

Ride for those who can’t.

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

Try to observe what’s going on around you, read the signs and get the message.

Learn to accept and celebrate your failures along with your successes.

Be kind, be generous, be thankful, be responsible, have respect, have courtesy, have a sense of humor and humility.

Decide, Commit and Succeed!

Say, Affirm and Claim!

Focus on what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

Expect nothing, be prepared for everything.

It’s too easy to become bigger than what we think we are; check yourself and never forget your own humble beginnings.

Maintain a good moral compass which has certain fairness and certain rules. Never lose sight of where you come from-that’s pretty important.

If you can’t do anything about it, laugh like hell.

Don’t compete-find what’s uniquely yours.

Transform yourself and yet quietly do it, elegantly do it.

Become more present with your surroundings; take in the sights, sounds and smells of wherever the bike takes you.

It’s up to us to slow down and seek out the beauty that can be found everywhere.

Life is short. Stop and smell the roses! Check out whatever catches your eye.

Don’t forget to just simply enjoy being on the bike and ride!

Why not? Why wait? It’s never too late!

It’s okay to say “No”, it only means you’re saying “Yes” to yourself.

Don’t complain about something if you’re not willing to step up and take action to make the change happen.

Work on not becoming “that person” that everyone wants to avoid and not be around.

Have a slice of humble pie now and then so that you don’t forget what it taste like.

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.

Forgive those who trespass against us.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.

Common sense is the genius of humanity.

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude
toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather
than allowing it to master you.

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again. ~The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that! I’m always gonna love you, no matter what. No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.
~Rocky Balboa

What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness.

I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.

At the moment of commitment, the universe conspires to assist you.

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.

The only Zen you find on tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.

Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.

A healthy attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.

The road to success is always under construction.

Positive attitudes create a chain reaction of positive thoughts.

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow are yet to be said. The chances, the changes are all yours to make. The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.

At this point in my life, riding my bike is the basis of my existence.

You think you know your possibilities. Then other people come into your life and suddenly there are so many more.

Getting what you want is just as difficult as not getting what you want. Because then you have to figure out what to do with it, instead of figuring out how to do without it.

Reality is harsh. It can be cruel and ugly. Yet no matter how much we grieve over our environment and circumstances nothing will change. What is important is not to be defeated, to forge ahead bravely. If we do this, a path will open before us.

For each of us eventually whether we’re ready or not someday it will come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or owed, your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from or on what side of the tracks you lived at the end. It won’t matter if you’re beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant. So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured? What will matter is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example. What will matter is not your competence, but your character. What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone. What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those that love you. What will matter is how long you will be remembered by whom and for what. A life lived that matters is not of circumstance, but of choice.  ~Dying to Have Known 2006

We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong.

Always find time for things that make you feel happy to be alive.

The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to yourself. ~Ernest Hemingway

Eliminate the unnecessary.

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.

There is beauty in walking away.

You may think the grass is greener on the other side. But if you take the time to water your own grass, it would be just as green.

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. ~Leonard Cohen

Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, take another shot.

Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.

I just want to  make nice, be happy and get enough sleep.

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. ~Carl Jung

When things aren’t adding up in your life, start subtracting. ~Anon

I am happy to be me. I may not be perfect but I am honest, loving and happy. I don’t try to be what I am not and don’t try to impress anyone. I am me.

You must master a new way to think before you can master a new way to be. ~Marianne Williamson

Create a life that feels good on the inside. Not one that just looks good on the outside.

Be the type of person that you want to meet.

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.

Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.

Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

The secret to change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new. ~Socrates

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. ~Roald Dahl

I choose…to live by choice, not by chance; to make changes, not excuses; to be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not used; to excel, not compete; I choose self-esteem. not self-pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others.

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. ~Buddha

Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Goodbye.”

Be with people who knows your worth. You don’t need too many people to be happy, just a few real ones who appreciate who you are.

Everything you can imagine is real. ~Picaso

A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have.

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. ~Lao Tzu

Nothing is worth it if you are not happy.

All you need is less.

It’s not until we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything. ~Fight Club

Have more than you show and speak less than you know.

The highest result of education is tolerance. ~Helen Keller

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime you just might find, you get what you need. ~ Rolling Stones

The best days are when you don’t need anything extreme or special to happen to make it great. You just appreciate and enjoy what is and that’s perfect enough.

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it.

The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. Participate in life instead of just watching it pass you by.

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.  ~Seth Godin

The grief that’s for real, the big one, it comes from the recognition of the way that life is and must be. That it requires death to be able to continue because death feeds everything that lives. The recognition that that’s the case, and that it includes not you-that’s the easy part to see-but it includes the people that you love and the things you don’t want to end. That’s grief and it’s not personal. But the key, the real skill to being grateful is not to be grateful for the stuff that benefits you. That’s easy. What about being grateful for the stuff that doesn’t benefit you in the least. But you’re grateful that it’s in the world anyway.  Now you’re willing for life to be bigger that your life span or you children’s life span. Now you’re getting somewhere. Grief is not a feeling. Grief’s not how you feel, grief’s what you do. Grief is a skill. And the twin of grief as a skill of life is the skill of being able to praise, or love life. Which means wherever you find one authentically done, the other is close at hand. Grief and the praise of life, side by side. The honored guest, the room at the head of the table and they’re toasting you. Grief and the ability to love life are clinking their glasses and toasting the living. So here’s to your health. Until the time we come to get you, LIVE WELL! Everywhere you go, goodness will come. ~Griefwalker 2008

Someone told me “Just don’t worry about it”, by the end of your lifetime, you’re gonna have a blessing come to you. It might not be right now, it might be 5, 10 years later down the line. But I’m going to get my blessing, cause I always have faith.  ~Tent City USA 2013

A lot of people don’t know what the price is when they step up to the plate.

Next time you’re stressed: take a step back, inhale and laugh! Remember who you are and why you’re here. You’re never given anything in this world that you can’t handle. Be strong, be flexible, love yourself and love others. Always remember to keep moving forward.

We must travel in the direction of our fear.

It’s up to me to find out what’s is best for myself. I’m ready to be amazed.

No matter how big your house is, how recent your car is, or how big your bank account is. Our graves will always be the same size. STAY HUMBLE

Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it. ~Buddha

The Rules for Being Amazing: Risk more than requires. Learn more than is normal. Be strong. Show courage. breathe. Excel. Love. Lead. Speak your truth. Live your values. Laugh. Cry. Innovate. Simplify. Adore mastery. Release mediocrity. Aim for genius. Stay humble. Be kinder than expected. Deliver more than is needed. Exude passion. Shatter your limits. Transcend your fears. Inspire others by your bigness. Dream big. Act now. Don’t stop. Change the world.  ~Robin Sharma

Since everything is a reflection of our minds…everything can be changed by our minds. ~Buddha

In order to be, you must do. All great things start from that one adventure. That one dream. That one idea. That one step. To adventure is to find yourself whole. To adventure is to have a story at the end of all this. The places you see, the things you make and the people you meet will fuel you forever. Choose to see beauty where others see none. And strive for greatness always. We want to inspire you to do more. To be more. To feel good lost and explore always. ~16 HOURS

What do I want to surround myself with?

Choice vs Destiny  If you believe it is a world of choice, you regard your life as a product of your own decisions. If you believe in destiny, you suspect there are greater forces defining your life’s story. Even if we are each part of some great master plan, our unique journey has more personal meaning when we choose it for ourselves. You make many choices every day. Whenever possible, choose the life you want. 

Let the life you live speak for you.

Every day is an opportunity to begin anew. 

You have to stay aligned with your passion because as you start to move forward, you got to make sure that you remember what you started off doing it for. ~The Pact 2012

Well, you don’t listen, you don’t hear nothing. People think what they think and they don’t wanna know anything else. i also think people are so scared about what they don’t know that they make things up to feel better about it. You are not responsible for what other people do. You leave things alone, they know what to do. ~Get Low 2010

Just go with truth and beauty and forget everything else-Just do that.  Beauty comes from simplicity. The master is nature-that’s the boss. ~The Zen of Bennett 2012

When you start out with nothing, everything that you have in your life is incredibly special.  ~Holes in My Shoes 2006

A goal without a plan is a wish.

Your life belongs to you. Stop caring what others do. ~A Touch of Sin 2013 

I would like to say that in this life, nothing comes easy. There are a lot of things you have to pay for and the price will be very expensive. Like-freedom, time and health, but there is a result. The result is happiness. ~Corner Store 2011

It’s a pretty amazing thought to open yourself up to the possibilities of what else is out there to explore and what else is out there for yourself, what else exists for you. The world is a pretty vast and amazing place and there’s a lot to explore. Living life to the fullest and really feeling what exists beyond you backyard even though you backyard could be amazing. You’re not going to know until you go explore it. And what happens if you keep going? What happens if you go to another country? We’re always on the path, always going somewhere, so we’re lucky enough to get a chance to journey right now, to journey together and be here. You gotta push yourself and go seek out the secret destinations of the journey. The ones that when you set out, you’re pretty much unaware of. But once you get into your journey, things open up and you see the possibilities, and the nooks and crannies in the landscape all opens itself up to you. You seek out change, personal change, metamorphosis in your life. I think if you try to be the change that you want to see in yourself, as you travel, you’re going to be open to a lot of magical experiences with local people with local environments. ~Reveal the Path 2012

If you do what you love, you will succeed no matter what.

Don’t miss out on the wonder of you own life.

It’s not about what I did and what I’ve done. It’s what the hell I’m doing. Maybe talk to somebody, cause that’s all I did all my life was just talk. But see, maybe the right person wasn’t listening. ~Lost Angels-Skid Row is My Home 2010

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is to let go of all the things that make you sad.

Don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones. ~H Jackson Brown Jr

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein

Be soft. Don’t let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

For one minute please, stand here in silence, look at the sky and contemplate how awesome life is.

You have the potential to make beautiful things, yes, YOU.

May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground. ~Carry On

Your life is a result of the choices you make. If you don’t like your life, it is time to start making better choices.

The most dangerous risk of all-the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful!

Before you act- LISTEN
Before you react-THINK
Before you spend-EARN
Before you criticize-WAIT
Before you pray-FORGIVE
Before you quit-TRY  ~Ernest Hemingway

The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. ~W.E.B. DuBois

This is where I want to be.

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. ~Jim Rohn

Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

There’s no such thing as a tiny act. The way you greet someone, the joy you experience in nature, with family, friends and strangers. It all matters. Celebrate the rest of life on earth, celebrate the air, the water, the soil and the sunlight that makes our lives possible. We are all part of a greater whole. You know, just being here is a cause for celebration. It’s a cause for grief too but grief is also a  form of joy. The rose celebrates by falling apart and the clouds celebrate by weeping. ~I AM 2010

Missing somebody? CALL
Want to meet up? INVITE
Want to be understood? EXPLAIN
Have questions? ASK
Don’t like something? SAY IT
Like something? STATE IT
Want something? ASK FOR IT
Love someone? TELL IT

Only boring people are bored.

Don’t waste time and energy on people that make no difference in your life-zero impact. Don’t let others control your mood, you have choice.

Sometimes you do what you have to do instead of what you want to do. 

I’m not deliberately different, I’m just me.

Only by letting go can we truly possess what is real. ~Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2000

Everyone has a touch of greatness within them. Someplace, somewhere and maybe it’s uniqueness. Everyone is unique.

The message gets clearer and clearer the more we open up and surrender to the knowing that we have a purpose.

Afford to be kind and generous of spirit.

Things happen when you just show up. No one’s asking you to win, just don’t quit. ~Legendary 2010

Always be honest, eh? You don’t live long enough to be kidding. Everything’s changing all the time, that’s what life is. I’m going to see what’s around the next corner. Now I’m seeing the world from this end and I want to keep going. I don’t want to stop. ~Heartlands 2002

Sir, I do many good deeds in this life, will I get what i wish for in my next life? if it’s your destiny, you may even get what you wish for in this life. ~Beautiful Boxer 2005

There’s what life gives you and what you do with it. those are the two forces that make you what you are. ~The Heir Apparent 2008

If we don’t push, nothing happens. But life is much more interesting when you make a little bit of effort. ~Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

We are responsible for making ourselves whole again.

We can do things together that we can’t do alone.

Active kindness: sometimes it requires not speaking when you want, sometimes it requires speaking when it is difficult to speak. It is also being brave enough to act and sometimes to be brave enough not to act.

Live as if you had never lived.

Nothing misleads people like the truth. ~Labor Day 2013

Sometimes in life you have to get on with things. ~Grantchester 2015

Wisdom isn’t always to be found in books. ~Grantchester 2015

Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon. ~Beyond  the Lights 2014

One thing that is missing from the vision boards is what happens when you don’t get what you want. Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are. ~Viola Davis

Nothing that matters comes easy. Nothing that comes easy ever really matters. Ordinary Girl-Rick Springfield

Sometimes we don’t see the whole picture until we turn around and look back.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not fighting the old but on building the new.

Find time for happiness, because the only gifts that last are memories. ~Lullaby 2014

Don’t let life happen to you. You happen to life! Have the energy to enjoy it while it’s here. A Little Game-2014

There is only one way to gain access to the truth and that is to not expect anything. Red Lights 2012

The truth isn’t all things to all people all of the time.

When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. The Kite Runner 2007

Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all.  It’s about what’s going on in our hearts.  About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater. The Horse Whisperer 2002

It only matters if you think it’s true. The Hours 2002

If your friends won’t tell you the truth, who will? Something to Talk About 1995

Truth has its price. Quiz Show 1994

A man has to come to terms with life as it is. man of La Mancha 1972

I give my respect to those who’ve earned it.  To everyone else, I’m civil.

And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too. The Kite Runner 2007

A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In light of calm and steady awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part. ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it. No matter if I have said it. Unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. ~Buddha

Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don’t have to say anything. The Kite Runner 2007

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.

The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you becomes. ~Heraclitus

Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. The Kite Runner 2007

In character, In manner, In style, In all things, The supreme excellence is simplicity. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life goes on, unmindful of beginning, end…crisis or catharsis, moving forward like a slow, dusty caravan of kochis (nomads).  The Kite Runner 2007

Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it. ~Buddha

If you look to others for fulfillment,
you will never truly be fulfilled.
If your happiness depends on money,
you will never be happy with yourself.
Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
~Yao te Ching 

You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts. ~Brian Tracy

12 Steps to Self Care

1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it
2. Say “exactly” what you mean
3. Don’t be a people pleaser
4. Trust your instincts
5. Never speak bad about yourself
6. Never give up on your dreams
7. Don’t be afraid to say “No”
8. Don’t be afraid to say ” Yes”
9. Be kind to yourself
10. Let go of what you can’t control
11. Stay away from drama & negativity
12. Love

You have to be brought down to your humblest point so you can appreciate other things that are waiting for you. A ‘higher power’ takes people through certain experiences in order to mold them ‘into something you need to be’.’I never expected it to be like this, but its like this.

What you put out in the world comes back to you. How you live your life determines what kind of life you will have. ~JA Marie

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conductive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. ~Buddha

Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. ~Melody Beattie

The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you. ~Lost in Translation 2003

If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share. ~Suze Orman

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 
~Don Miguel Ruiz

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
~Earl Nightingale

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
~Bran Tracy

Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be. ~Eckhart Tolle

I am suggesting that as we go through life, we ‘accentuate the positive.’ I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort. ~Gordon B. Hinckley

The more we attune to peace, the more radiant our lives become. ~Zen Proverb

Detachment is not that you should own nothing. But that nothing should own you. ~Ali ibn abi Talib

You create your own calm.

All you need is less.

So tenderly Your story is Nothing more Than what you see Or What you’ve done Or will become Standing strong Do you belong In your skin Just wondering. Your world Is nothing more Than all The tiny things You’ve left Behind ~Gran Torino -Jamie Cullum

Everything in life is easier when you don’t concern yourself with what everybody else is doing.

Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.

We would do well to slow down a little, focus on the significant & truly see the things that matter most. ~Dieter F Uchtdorf

Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness…it is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. ~Helen Keller

Living a life of gratitude is healing energy. ~Zen quote

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. ~Marcus Aurelius

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~Lao Tzu

Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your JOYS! ~Zen Quote

“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.”
—Jackie French Koller

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. – Baba Ram Dass

I live in the moment. You worry about yesterday or last week or 20 years ago. It’s not gonna work out too good for you. You can’t live in two places at once. You don’t have to keep living in the past. ~Buck Brannaman-Buck 2011

“It’s not about approving or liking, but just being able to allow the world to be the way it is without resenting, hating, or judging it.” ~Buddhism Now

Once you stop chasing the wrong things, the right ones catch you.

To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha

Be peaceful, be happy, be whole. ~Zen Quote

In the end, only three things matter; how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. ~Buddha

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
~Zen Quote

Whatever your life’s work is, DO IT WELL. ~Martin Luther King, Jr

We often add to our suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things and sometimes taking things too personally. ~Dalai Lama

Mother Teresa’s Humility List: 1. Speak as little as possible about yourself  2. Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others. 3. Avoid curiosity. 4. Accept contempt, being forgotten and disregarded. 5. Accept small irritations with good humor. 6. Do not dwell on the faults of others. 7. Accept censures even if unmerited. 8. Give in to the will of others. 9. Accept insults and injuries. 10. Do not interfere in the affairs of others. 11. Be courteous and delicate even when provoked by someone.

Gratitude turns what we have into enough. ~Zen Quote

Simplicity is not about deprivation. Simplicity is about a greater appreciation for things that really matter. ~Zen Quote

The true purpose of Zen is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes. Zen practice is to open up our small mind. ~Shunryu Suzuki

Train your mind to see something good in everything. ~ Zen Quote

You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind. ~ Zen Quote

Your mantra is “thank you”. Just keep saying “thank you”. Don’t explain. Don’t complain. Just say “thank you”.  Say “thank you” to existence. ~ Zen Quote

What you think about all day is what you end up manifesting. ~Zen Quote

It’s not what you say, or wish, or hope, it is only what you do that counts. ~Zen Quote

PEACE. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. ~Zen Quote

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. ~ Dalai Lama

“the mountain won’t climb itself” ~Mike Hall 1981-2017

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” ~Jose Micard Teixeira


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