We need more risk takers
and eccentrics in this world. From Picasso to Mother Theresa,
society thrives because of people who will stand out, or
if necessary, for their dreams and their visions.
"Our concern must be to live
while we're alive ... to release our inner selves from
the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade
designed to conform to
external definitions of who and what we are."
thoughts keep racing around in the future ... where we spend
too much time
creating confusing games with countless options, decisions,
and what ifs. Worry is
unproductive, unnecessary and totally useless. Statistically,
most things that we worry
about do not EVER happen, so worry is a needless waste of
our creative energy.
does not empty
tomorrow of its sorrow;
it empties today of its strength." Corrie Ten
People who live with integrity, who focus
on their values and on developing
their personal character, are rarely confused. They
avoid intellectual clutter, know who
they are, what they stand for, and have clarity about where
they are going in life.
clarity and enlightenment are within your own nature,
they are regained without moving an inch." Lao
This vital element of character revolves
around integrity, genuineness and sincerity.
Webster defines it as "being credible" and "worthy
of trust." To improve our personal, local and global
relationships we must fully embrace our AUTHENTIC SELVES
... and release all need for pretense.
"A bizarre sensation
pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true.
A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with
fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile
each withdrawal more permanent." Maya Angelou
We exist in a world that asks us to live
complicated, stressful and complex lives ...
and if we are not careful, we can lose ourselves, our values
and our joy by falling
prey to the ever-increasing demands on our time. SIMPLICITY
requires us to slow down
to consider how our lives reflect who we are and, most important,
what we value.
of life by eliminating the needless wants of life,
and the labors of life reduce themselves." Edwin
It's vital to remember that freedom from
fear can exist only in the
PRESENT tense. To overcome fears seduction, we must
stop being trapped
between the past and future and move to where freedom lives:
squarely in the "Now."
For only here are we free to want what we have, do what
we can and
be who we are ... so that our life can have meaning in the
is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that
is more important than fear." Ambrose Redmoon
Other folks can have any opinion, make any
remark, or be as "critical" as they wish. That's
But, we also have the right to IGNORE them! Read and embrace
Terry Cole Whittaker's
bestselling book that says: What
You Think of Me Is None of My Business
Declare independence from those who regularly
criticize, but fail to offer constructive assistance.
fool can criticize, condemn, and complain ...
most fools do." Dale Carnegie
To experience the freedom that comes from
the warmth and companionship of
sharing our innermost thoughts and feelings with another
human being, we must step out
of isolation and allow others to get close. "Today,
I will get to know the real me by first
taking a personal inventory, then I will practice being
completely honest with another person."
are my greatest internal enemies; I need to remember
I am not alone, even when it feels that way."
To some degree we are all compulsive
over-working, over-spending, over-worrying
and over-consuming in a variety of forms. We have believed
that the only solution is CONTROL,
but in trying to control our compulsions, they inevitably
control us. SLOWING DOWN creates a space and
freedom from driven-ness, giving us increased sensitivity
and time for more positive thought and action.
is rich in proportion to the things
he or she can afford to let alone." Henry David
YOUR independence from old patterns, habits, 'shoulds'
and relationships or addictions that have limited you.
Determine to live your life to the fullest to
explore your potential
and live according to your own conscience and highest aspirations.
what you have Do what you can Be who you are!
Created from Bits and Quotes on Selected
Websites & My Own Personal Life Experiences and Philosophy
~ Chelle Thompson, Inspiration Line Editor ~