Difficult roads

03/08/2017

“Many people fail to take action because they’re afraid to fail. Successful people on the other hand realize that failure is an important part of the learning process. They know that failure is just a way we learn by trial and error.” ~Jack Canfield, The Success Principles

Give with joy

03/07/2017

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.” ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“The greatest joy comes from giving and serving. That’s much better than the discomfort and distress of focusing exclusively on yourself and what’s in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you’ll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving. This giving, loving, serving person is the real you.” ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Uniquely you

03/06/2017

“The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.”

~Lao Tzu

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”

~Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

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Live brightly

03/06/2017

“Let everything we do and say be an expression of the beauty in our heart, always based on love.”

~Don Miguel Ruiz

Live brightly. Be who you are. Who you really are. With all your wrinkles and warts. All your cuteness and kindness. You are enough. Just relax and be you. Your light shines brighter as you become more authentic. One cannot help but be original as we share our own journey. Namaste.
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“The important virtues are only learned with much repetition. Their importance is revealed again and again in obvious and then gradually subtler ways. Some of the deepest virtues, like patience and temperance, perseverance and compassion, take a lifetime to assimilate. So relax. The journey is meant to be a gradual unfolding.”

~Ann Mortifee, In Love With The Mystery

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Sparkle like gold

03/04/2017

The incredible story of the golden Buddha statue that was masked and forgotten beneath a layer of clay for centuries until a piece of the coating chipped off to reveal the glorious golden artifact that it truly was, has been told and retold. It is an important tale that symbolizes our rediscovery of our inner worth. Joni Mitchell sang the truth: “We are stardust. We are golden.”

“Just because you are soft doesn’t mean you are not a force. Honey and wildfire are both the colour gold.”

~Victoria Erickson

“Just as in the story of the Golden Buddha, sooner or later the chisels of life’s trials pick away at our armor. And this dismantling is wonderful, for there is no greater tragedy than hiding behind something that we are not, living a life that is less than we are. The universe is continuously working to remind us of our identity and our purpose. If we are living a life that is untrue to our soul’s calling, our inner guide will not let us rest until we step back onto our true course.” Alan Cohen, Dare to be Yourself

Every breath

02/27/2017

“Light the candle of love. Spread the rays of happiness in every direction in every breath.” ~Amit Ray

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“Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.” ~Erich Fromm

“Sometimes it’s the same moments that take your breath away that breathe purpose and love back into your life.” ~Steve Maraboli