"DOES WHAT WE ARE CHOOSING REFLECT WHAT WE VALUE MOST DEEPLY?"---Jack Kornfield
"OPEN OUR HEART TO THINGS AS THEY ARE"---Jack Kornfield
"IT IS THRU OUR OWN SRENGTH OF BEING, OUR OWN INTEGRITY, THE DISCOVERY OF OUR OWN GREATNESS OF HEART, THAT WE BRING FREEDOM TO OUR LIVES AND BRING IT TO THOSE AROUND US AS WELL."---Jack Kornfield
Believe in Yourself
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were
meant to be there. To serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or
help figure out who you are or who you want to become.
You never know who these people may be but when you lock eyes with them, you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.
And sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible,
painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming
those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, will
power or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of
good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer
stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small
tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.
Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet affect your life. The successes and downfalls that you
experience can create who you are, and the bad experiences can be learned
from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.
If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them because
they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious
to whom you open your heart.
If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they
love you, but because they are teaching you to love and to open your heart
and eyes to little things. Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can,
for you may never be able to experience it again.
Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let
yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high.
Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a
great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in
yourself, no one else will believe in you. Create your own life and then go
out and live it.
"If you take your eyes off your goals, all you see are obstacles."
"IT IS BY GIVING AND ENGAGING AND NOT BY FOCUSING ON OURSELVES THAT WE SLOWLY AND MIRACULOUSLY BEGIN TO DRAW NEAR THE ELUSIVE MYSTERY OF HAPPINESS WE SO SEEK"
---from ME TO WE:TURNING SELF-HELP ON IT'S HEAD by Craig and Marc Kielburger
OK, I put this in another thread, but I should have put it here... so what? Lol... I never said I was perfect.
"I am only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And just because I cannot do everything, I will NOT refuse to do the something that I can do." - Helen Keller
And then there is this one... (Most people only know the first part of this quote, but here is the WHOLE thing...)
My country right or wrong.
My country to stand beside when she is right,
And my country to make right when she is wrong
(I have no idea who said this to begin with... I will ask my MOM, 'Cause she knows EVERYTHING!!!)