We Are Born To Fight by Sri Krishna

We are born to fight, there is no choice in the matter.

Our every desire must bring us into conflict.

But we can choose how and whom we will fight.

We can turn our anger against others, or we can turn it against what is selfish and angry in ourselves.

We can use our hands to strike at others or to wipe tears away.

The People Who Love Me – Brene Brown

The people who love me, the people I really depend on, were never the critics who were pointing at me while I stumbled.

They weren’t in the bleachers at all. They were with me in the arena. Fighting for me and with me.

Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.

The people who love me and will be there regardless of the outcome are within arm’s reach.

This realization has changed everything.


Galileo Galilei

Galileo was one of the first modern scientists, because he used the experimental method to find out how the world worked.

Rather than trying to decide whether or not his ideas lined up with philosophy, Galileo made theories about the world and then tested them through doing experiments.

Measure what is measurable,’ he once said, ‘and if something cannot be measured, figure out how it can be.

Taken from: The Story of the World Vol. II

Cultivate Gratitude by Robert Emmans

Taken from Gratitude Works

When people regularly cultivate gratitude, they experience a multitude of psychological, physical, interpersonal, and spiritual benefits.

Gratitude has one of the strongest links to mental health and satisfaction with life of any personality trait—more so than even optimism, hope, or compassion.

Grateful people experience higher levels of positive emotions such as joy, enthusiasm, love, happiness, and optimism, and gratitude as a discipline protects us from the destructive impulses of envy, resentment, greed, and bitterness.

People who experience gratitude can cope more effectively with everyday stress, show increased resilience in the face of trauma-induced stress, recover more quickly from illness, and enjoy more robust physical health.

Many of these effects are quantifiable.

Consider these eye-popping statistics. People are 25 percent happier if they keep gratitude journals, sleep one-half hour more per evening, and exercise 33 percent more each week compared to persons who are not keeping these journals. …

Experiencing gratitude leads to increased feelings of connectedness, improved relationships, and even altruism.

We have also found that when people experience gratitude, they feel more loving, more forgiving, and closer to God.

Write down your blessings

The act of writing down your blessings translates your thoughts into words,

and writing has been shown to have advantages over just thinking the thoughts.

Writing helps to organize thoughts, facilitate integration,

and helps you accept your own experiences and put them in context.

Spirituality

When you think of spirituality think about a tree, how the tree grows….

The tree puts down many, many roots….

There is a balance between the roots and branches….

To have a balanced consciousness, you must have spirituality in the inner world, and spirituality in the outer world….

Your spirituality must be grounded or else your spirituality remains suspended in the air.

On one side you must further the expansion of your consciousness, and on the other side, you must show the fruits of the expansion of consciousness.

(Consciousness Vol. 1, p. 278).

The Love of Your Fate – Joseph Campbell

Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say,‘This is what I need.’

It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge.

If you bring love to that moment—not discouragement—you will find the strength is there.

Any disaster that you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life.

What a privilege!

This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow.”

Address to my Inner Self

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

What is my purpose in life

What 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

What brings joy into my life

What are the qualities that I look for in a friend

  What qualities do I want to express in my relationships

Self-love

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?

Writer by Ursula K. Le Guin

“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.”