Life

Were you to live three thousand years, or even thirty thousand, remember that the sole life which a man can lose is that which he is living at the moment;

and furthermore, that he can have no other life except the one he loses…

This means that the longest life and the shortest amount to the same thing.

For the passing minute is every man’s equal possession, but what has once gone by is not ours.

The Phenomenon of Deathbed Visions

No one ever goes home alone, and I believe that Deathbed Visions are evidence that we’re truly never alone.

Whether our passing is slow or sudden, surprising or expected, there’s always a loved one to reach out and escort us back home.

These experiences often help calm dying patients by lessening the fear of death.

They can be extremely healing to the family and friends that remain after their loved one has passed.

– John Holland ( OM Times)

Values

The values we care about the deepest, and the movements within society that support those values, command our love.

When those things that we care about so deeply become endangered, we become enraged.

And what a healthy thing that is!

Without it, we would never stand up and speak out for what we believe.” 

Mantra

When done systematically, mantra has a powerful effect on the brain.

It gathers and focuses the energy of the mind.

It teaches the mind to focus on one point, and it cultivates a steadiness that over time becomes an unshakable evenness of temper.

How you practice = How you play

“How you practice = How you play.

It’s that simple.

I don’t care if we’re talking about basketball or ballet, cooking or checkers.

The way in which you prepare for a challenge is usually related to your success in that same challenge.

If the level at which you practice is commensurate with the task, then on ‘game day,’ you’ll be fine.”

– Jerry Rice

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.

When you do a thing, do it with all your might.

Put your whole soul into it.

Stamp it with your own personality.

Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm

Fear

Success is not the liar. Fear is. 

 “Fear never really goes away. It sits on your shoulder and whispers in your ear, trying to frighten and belittle you. The spiritual warrior hears the voice of fear, but does not give in to it.”

– Don Juan,

The deepest purpose of our life is to rip the mask off of fear to reveal the love it hides.

We must cease to live as if we are small, and claim our authentic magnificence.

Even while scary newscasts and prophecies bite at our heels, we must move on.

Fear is never justified in any form.

Remember: “I am at home. Fear is the stranger here.” 

The credit belongs to – quote by Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts;

not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,

or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,

whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;

who strives valiantly;

who errs,

who comes short again and again,

because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;

but who does actually strive to do the deeds;

who knows great enthusiasms,

the great devotions;

who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement,

and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,

so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Addiction

 (Taken from the book: Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Addiction is the #1 disease in our world today. It is, directly and indirectly, related to all other diseases.

You get physical and psychological addictions:

Physical addictions                                          Psychological Addictions

Food                                                                         Work

Alcohol                                                                    Sex

Drugs                                                                       Television     

                                                                                    Shopping

                                                                                    Appearing young

                                                                                    To control

                                                                                    Anxiety          

                                                                                    Melodrama

                                                                                    Perfection

We are addicted because we are living from our source. We have lost our connection to our soul.

Self-destructive behavior is an unrecognized spiritual craving.

We hunger for the ecstatic experience – for the ecstasy, the stepping out.

True ecstasy is stepping out of the bondage of time-bound, space-bound world of materialism. We long to step out of the limitations of The Body. We long to be free of fear and limitations.

Addictions are the search for the exultation of spirit.

The only cure for addiction is spiritual.

Memories

 (Taken from the book: Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Memory gives us a sense of continuity.

Use memories, but do not allow memories to use you.

When we use memories, we are creators.

But when our memories use us, we become victims.