Spiritual practice is not a mindless repetition of ritual or prayer. It works through consciously realizing the law of cause and effect. Perhaps we can sense the potential of awakening in ourselves, but we must also see that it does not happen by itself. How we act, how we relate to ourselves, to our bodies, to the people around us, to our work, creates the kind of world we live in, creates our very freedom..Jack Kornfield
Each step Each word Each breath is an invitation. Give yourself the gift of silence, of listening. Go out into the woods, the mountains, walk along a meandering stream or the ever changing sea. Look closely at a hundred kinds of steady, leafing trees, follow the delicate flight of birds, listen for the laughter of children. When you are in difficulty, remember the world beckons to you with a bigger story. It invites you to vastness and freedom.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.Today we have abundant opportunities to utilize our strengths and passions, do things we enjoy, and connect with people we love.Tomorrow might bring a world of exciting new possibilities, but today, wherever we stand on our journey, can be an adventure in itself.
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, Every minute should be enjoyed and savored...
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching
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, Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings and opportunities for positive change.. Today is a new day!
Believe in your dreams. Believe in today. Believe that you are loved. Believe that you make a difference. Believe we can build a better world. Believe when others might not. Believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you might be that light for someone else. Believe that the best is yet to be. Believe in each other. Believe in yourself...
Friendship is the purest Love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving... Osho
You will find, as you look back upon your life, that
the moments when you really lived are the moments
when you have done things in the spirit of love.
May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.. May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours..
We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they are called memories. Some take us forward, they are called dreams...
Peace starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities, and so on.
When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. And there are ways in which we can consciously work to develop feelings of love and kindness.
For some of us, the most effective way to do so is through religious practices. For others, it may be non-religious practices. What is important is that we each make a sincere effort to take seriously our responsibility for each other and for the natural environment. THE DALAI LAMA
To walk softly upon this earth; sprinkling gifts of love, kindness,sharing and giving of ourselves as if goldust being showered over all we meet; placing our troubles ever so gently upon a make believe feather blowing them away as a kiss in the wind; meeting each day a new being.
May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
Having an attitude of gratitude in all things is what helps to keep life in focus, it helps us to realize what is truly important.It will help us to make sense of our past, help today be peaceful, and will enable us to create a vision for tomorrow.
May your day and night be filled with magic and dreams.Read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you are wonderful, and do not forget to make some art, write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.
Acceptance is the universal currency of true friendship. It does not ask a person to be anything other than what they are, Make someone else feel good and they will pass that good feeling on to the next person. There is no limit to how far goodness can travel..
At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment... We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun..
Most of us have had moments in childhood when we touched the divine presence. We did not think it extraordinary because it wasn't; it was just a beautiful moment filled with love. In those simple moments our hearts were alive, and we saw the poignant beauty of life vividly with wonder and appreciation..
Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude, looking forward, I am filled with vision, looking upwards I am filled with strength, looking within, I discover peace.... Apache Indian Prayer
Take time to laugh.. it is the music of the soul.
Take time to be friendly.. it is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream.. it is what the future is made of..
Every day is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment--this day--is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day--each moment of this day--a heaven on earth...
The first element of true love is loving kindness. The essence of loving kindness is being able to offer happiness. You can be the sunshine for another person. You can not offer happiness until you have it for yourself. So build a home inside by accepting yourself and learning to love and heal yourself. Learn how to practice mindfulness in such a way that you can create moments of happiness and joy for your own nourishment. Then you have something to offer the other person...
Hanh Nhat Thich
When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open hearted vision of people who embrace life.
Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living...
May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through...
What you want to do, and what you can do, is limited only by what you can dream
We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the mystery of existence, to be amazed by the beauty of the world, to seek truth and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others to brighten the corner where we are.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regrets. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.... Dr. Seuss
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor... It is to enjoy each step along the way.
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved....
If a child smiles, if an adult smiles, that is very important. If in our daily lives we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. If we really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile? Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. ..Thich Nhat Hanh
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself,, I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it..
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give..
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves..
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.
Being happy means finding that something, no matter how small it may be, and holding onto it. Happiness is a conscious choice, a matter of changing our perspective on the world. At any given moment on any given day, in each and every situation, we have two choices: be happy, or be unhappy. Choose happiness..
Live a good and happy life. Then when you get older and think back, you will be able to enjoy it a second time...The Dalai Lama
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down..happy.... They told me I did not understand the assignment, and I told them they did not understand life....
A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you really are..
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make..
Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live...
We each bring our own unique beauty to the world... and how blessed we are to have the freedom to find that beauty in each other..
Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality....
Find yourself and express yourself in your own particular way. Express your love openly. Life is nothing but a dream, and if you create your life with love, your dream becomes a masterpiece of art.
Let life take your breath away,, like a kiss you want to last forever and a day. ~ ~Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance~~~Great magic lies in the unseen, that's why we close our eyes when we Kiss & Dream...
Whatsoever you do, do it with awareness; this is meditation. Walking, walk attentively, as if walking is everything; eating, eat with awareness, as if eating is everything; rising, rise with awareness; sitting, sit with awareness. All your actions become conscious, your mind does not travel beyond this moment, it remains in the moment, settles in the moment .. this is meditation.....Buddha
We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic......
Living well is an art that can be developed.. a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that..a gift....
Dreams are like the paints of a great artist. Your dreams are your paints, the world is your canvas. Believing, is the brush that converts your dreams into a masterpiece of reality..
Here are some simple habits to help make each day an adventure worth having.....
Begin with intention. Wake up in the morning with a clear idea of who you want to become and where you want to be. After all, what we think, we become.
Be compassionate. Every person you encounter is on a journey, just like you. Be gracious, be humble, and be kind to fellow travelers. At the end of the day we are remembered not by what we did for ourselves, but what we did for others.
Be open to adventure.. Be on the lookout for new opportunities and chances to grow. Learn to say yes to what life has to offer, and greet each sunset with satisfaction.
Be kind to yourself. Each day is another chance to grow in wellness. Make time to nurture and develop your special interests and talents, and try not to be so busy that you dont have time for the things you love.
Be grateful. When the day is over, look back and remember the small things you are thankful for and yes, there is always something to be thankful for. Remember what made you smile, and what made this day unique......http://www.mindfueldaily.com/
Gentleness means recognizing that the world around us is fragile, especially other people. It is choosing instead to be tender, soft-spoken, soft-hearted, and careful. When we are gentle we touch the world in ways that protect and preserve it.
You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you're too busy... then you should sit for an hour......
May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace. May a kind word, a reassuring touch, a warm smile be yours every day of your life ..
If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which you have clutched...
Henry David Thoreau
Gratitude is the confidence in life itself... As gratitude grows it gives rise to joy. We experience the courage to rejoice in our own good fortune and in the good fortune of others... We can be joyful for people we love, for moments of goodness, for sunlight and trees, and for the very breath within our lungs. Like an innocent child, we can rejoice in life itself, in being alive...Jack Kornfield
Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me:
If you choose the simple things.. and find joy in natures simple treasures..
life and living need not be so hard....
Every moment you're in the process of creating a person who is like no other, a life that is special..It is an opportunity which has no equal in this world, and it is yours..Your thoughts, your beliefs, your actions,the songs you sing, your hopes, your prayers, the things you learn all go into making the person you are, and the person you are to become....
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But, above all, the world needs dreamers who do...
Let your life not be lived without the song in your soul not sung, the dance in your feet not danced, the smile upon your lips not expressed, the love in your heart not shared ..
Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones..Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent..Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment...Remember, to say..I love you...
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you...
The magic formula for putting more joy into your life can be summed up in one word.. kindness. Just by performing random acts of kindness , you can bring joy to your own life, as well as the lives of others..
Life is a mystery to be lived, not a puzzle to be solved. Rather than trying to figure it all out, let the mystery unfold and prepare to be delighted. .... Kindness is the most precious gift you can offer to yourself and to others. It is the one thing that can transform our world from the inside out.. Love does not just fall from the sky, perfect and intact. It has to be made anew, reaffirmed and remembered in every moment. **** Each day brings a new opportunity to be grateful. Being alive is such a precious gift, there is so much to be thankful for. Say yes to life! *Life never follows a straight line, so be prepared for all the bumps, detours, uphill climbs and downward slopes and enjoy the scenery as you go..... Arms are made for hugging and holding and caring. Lips are made for smiling and laughing and kissing. So have a fun and joyful day!.. You cannot always choose what will happen in life but you can choose to respond with fear or love, anger or with acceptance. So choose wisely!... Celebrate today for no other reason than you are alive. You are a living, breathing, walking miracle!... Rejoice in the magic of your own existence.~Let love sing loud! Let it dance and reach out and smile and share itself. There is always room for more love, never a place where it is not needed.~
Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce...
Our creations are an affirmation of life.whatever form they take, they are the legacy we leave, reflecting the most poignant moments of our short time here. All I know is that the only thing we can share, and the only thing we own, is that split second of time that slips between our fingers, that breathtaking moment of life called now...Heidi Anne Breyer
Some things will always be stronger than time and distance. Deeper than languages and ways. Like following your dreams, and learning to be yourself. Sharing with others the magic you have found. . . . "
The intimacy that arises in listening and speaking truth is only possible if we can open to the vulnerability of our own hearts. Breathing in, contacting the life that is right here, is our first step. Once we have held ourselves with kindness, we can touch others in a vital and healing way.
This is my wish for you...Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.
Some people come into our lives and disappear soon after, Others stay a little while longer and a select few share our life/lives.Whether they come into our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime, they all touch us in one way or another so much so that even a chance encounter can change our lives for we are never, ever the same, whoever they are ... they all touch our spirit.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year....Ralph Waldo Emerson
Peace is seeing the sunset and knowing who to thank... The happiest people do not necessarily have the best of everything.. they just make the best of everything they have...
And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered.
.. Nicholas Sparks.. The Notebook
A FRIEND IS ONE TO WHOM ONE MAY POUR OUT ALL THE CONTENTS OF ONE'S HEART, KNOWING THAT THE GENTLEST OF HANDS WILL TAKE AND SIFT IT, KEEP WHAT IS WORTH KEEPING AND WITH THE BREATH OF KINDNESS BLOW THE REST AWAY...
When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings..nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove.. but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.
The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.. Dalai Lama
Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering......
Perhaps the most spiritual thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness...
Think of the rolling waves of the vasts oceans, of the warm sun rays. Think of the wet grass, the flowers perfume, the birds singing and the joy.. Just get into all the sensations of life today. You dont need anything else to connect yourself to nature, to life, to others but to draw the spirit of Love, Friendship and Compassion into you..
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass .. It is about learning to dance in the rain...
You will find meaning in life only if you create it.It is a poetry to be composed.It is a song to be sung.It is a dance to be danced..
This bright, new day... complete with 24 hours of opportunities, choices, and attitudes.. a perfectly matched set of 1440 minutes.This unique gift, this one day, cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded. Handle with care. Make the most of it. There is only one to a customer...
Recipe For Happiness:~Ingredients:2 heaping cups of Patience,1 heart full of Love,2 hands full of Generosity,1 head full of Understanding~~and a large dash of Laughter.Directions~~Sprinkle generously with Kindness,~~add plenty of Faith and mix well.~Spread over a period of a lifetime~and serve to everyone you meet with ~~LOVE *
Love is a wonderful gift. It's a present so precious words can barely begin to describe it. Love is a feeling. the deepest and sweetest of all. It's incredibly strong and amazingly gentle at the very same time. It is a blessing that should be counted every day. It is nourishment for the soul. It is devotion, constantly letting each person know how supportive it's certainty can be. Love is a heart filled with affection for the most important person in your life. Love is looking at the special someone who makes your world go around and absolutely loving what you see. Love gives meaning to one's world and magic to a million hopes and dreams. It makes the morning shine more brightly and each season seem like it's the nicest one anyone ever had. Love is an invaluable bond that enriches every good thing in life. It gives each hug a tenderness, each heart a happiness, each spirit a steady lift. Love is an invisible connection that is exquisitely felt by those who know the joy, feel the warmth, share the sweetness, and celebrate the gift!
Take some time today to cultivate the qualities of peace and equanimity, sit comfortably and bring a soft attention to your breath until your body and mind are calm. Reflect for a moment on the benefit of a mind that has balance and equanimity. Let yourself feel an inner sense of balance and ease. Then with each breath begin gently repeating such phrases as..
Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I calm my mind.
May I be balanced.
May I be at peace.
Stay with these phrases until you feel quiet in your body and mind. The broaden the sense of calm into a spacious equanimity. Acknowledge that all created things arise and pass away: joys, sorrows, pleasant and painful events, people, buildings, animals, nations, even whole civilizations. Let yourself rest in the midst of them.
May I learn to see the arising and passing of all things with equanimity and balance. May I be open and balanced and peaceful.
When you have established a sense of equanimity and peace, begin to picture, one at a time, your loved ones, reciting the same simple phrases.
May you learn to see the arising and passing of all things with equanimity and balance.
May you be open, balanced, and at peace.
Let the image of each loved one be surrounded by peace. Continue as best your can, breathing gently, patiently wishing peace, repeating the phrases no matter what arises.
-The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace
Relax and be kind to yourself in the process. This is practice, and it doesn't have to be perfect to be just what is needed....Jack Kornfield
For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length--and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly...Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart..If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't then it is of no use to us.....
The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse..For me the world is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while.....Carlos Castaneda-
Never miss an opportunity to say I love you...Better still...Create them!
May you always find your treasure In the blessings that life sends, In the beauty of each season, In the company of friends. May each path you choose bring promise Of the things you're dreaming of, May your world be filled with peace and joy, Your heart be filled with Love..
May the sun bring you energy by day, May the moon softly restore you by night, May the rain wash away your worries, May the breeze blow new strength into your being, May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.-Apache Blessing
Peace of mind is not a goal I need achieve. It is a place inside I never want to leave. Close my eyes, I still my thoughts and then I say I will choose to live in peace today..
Deep listening from the heart is one half of true communication. Speaking from the heart is the other half ..
A friend is a hand that is always holding yours.no matter how close or far apart you may be. A friend is someone who is always there and will always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart ♥♥♥♥
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal..... Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.... It is never too late to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can.― Dalai Lama XIV
Sometimes in your life, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life,and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible~
If the day and night be such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more immortal - that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden