(Taken from the book: Power,
Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)
What is my
purpose in life
contribution can I make to my family/society/to my world
What are my unique talents? How can I express them in the service of humanity
brings joy into my life
the qualities that I look for in a friend
What qualities do I want to express in my relationships
It is all-important to LOVE oneself
To accept one’s flaws and weaknesses
Because without that capacity for self-compassion
How could one truly love or show compassion for anyone else?
“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it.
Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight.
By using words well they strengthen their souls.
Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well.
And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper.”
Experpt from Book Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
“In my life, whenever I say ‘I can’t,’ most of the time what I really mean is ‘I won’t.’ I don’t want to.
I have no desire to make the sacrifice or put in the effort to get that particular result.
It’s not something I want badly enough or something I want to put ahead of my other priorities.
Saying that you don’t want something (or don’t want to put in the work or sacrifice to get it) doesn’t make you bad or lazy. It makes you honest.”
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.
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)
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.”
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.
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 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