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.”

Everything is Figureoutable – Marie Forleo

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.

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.” 

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