“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.”~ Dawna Markova
The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
Waiting does not exist in the experience of those who recognize the presence of love wherever they are.~ Alan Cohen
“It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.” ~Ken Kesey
Remember, we are all affecting our world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being Love is the supreme creative act. ♥ -Ram Dass
“The happy heart runs with the river, floats on the air, lifts to the music, soars with the eagle, hopes with the prayer.”
~ ~ ~ Maya Angelou ~ ~ ~
“When there is no where else to turn, turn inward. Enter into the sacred silence of your soul and ask for healing, guidance and personal peace. ”
~ ~ ~ Michaiel Bovenes ~ ~ ~
Learn to forgive people and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.
Just like a sunbeam can’t separate itself from the sun, and a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind. ~ Marianne Williamson
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing.
~ ~ ~ Marie Carmichael Stopes ~ ~ ~
Because the angelic realm is made up of love and light energy, it’s not surprising that Heaven gives us visually stunning signs in the form of rainbows. ~Doreen Virtue
The secret of life is this: to produce beauty in ourselves.
When beauty is produced in the heart, then all that breaks the heart vanishes and the whole universe becomes one single vision. — Hazrat Inayat Khan
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Denis Waitley ~
“Everybody’s got the potential for great good and great wrong in them, but it’s the choices we make that define who we really are.”
~Charles de Lint~
Go Forward With Courage
When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still;
be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
as it surely will.
Then act with courage.
Ponca Chief White Eagle
The more light you allow within you,
the brighter the world you live in will be.
Feel the feeling as though the prayer has already been answered, and in that feeling we are speaking to the Forces of Creation, allowing the world to respond to us.
“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict — alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.”
It’s a new week and an opportunity for a fresh start. It doesn’t matter how many times you started before. It only matters that the desire to start again has welled up in you. It only matters that your dream is still alive. Those two things are all you need for a perfect recipe for a fresh start to begin ~ Debbie Ailman
Everything is a stepping stone, and by staying on the stone that you are on right now, do you create the opportunity to step to the next stone. Invalidate any place you are, invalidate any portion of yourself, and there is no stone from which to step. Everything that is, is what needs to be. ~Bashar
“We are a success if we get up in the morning, and go to bed at night — and in between we do what we want to do.” — Bob Dylan
“The world makes way for those who know where they’re going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. – Rabbi Harold Kushner
Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.
Listen to your Heart, it knows anything because it comes from the soul of the world, and one day it will return to it.~ Paulo Coelho
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