Monday, January 10, 2011
Monday Motivation: A few quotes to ponder
I saw these on the Personal Excellence Blog.
“The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.” ~ Anonymous
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beingshaving a human experience” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot
“There’s no next time. It’s now or never.”
“For every effect there is a root cause. Find and address the root cause rather than try to fix the effect, as there is no end to the latter.”
“When you don’t get what you want, you suffer. If you get it, you suffer too since you can’t hold on to it forever.” – Peaceful Warrior, on the fallacy of attachment
“Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things.”
“There are no ordinary moments. There is always something going on.” – Peaceful Warrior
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.
Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain
Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in.
The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced – Art Van Der Leeuw
“My life is my message.” – Gandhi
“If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.” – James A. Garfield
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
“In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap.” – J.Kleykamp (Regarding meditation)
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn