Grandmother Rita Pitka Blumenstein from the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers: “We are free to be who we are—to create our own life out of our past and out of the present. We are our ancestors. When we heal ourselves, we also heal our ancestors, our grandmothers, our grandfathers and our children. When we heal ourselves, we heal Mother Earth.”
“The past is not a burden; it is a scaffold which brought us to this day.”
“Decide what you want, review it constantly, and each day do something that moves you toward those goals.” Jack Canfield
Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.
Anthony Bourdain, Chicago Tribune Interview: “I welcome questions that are provocative and hopefully confrontational. I’d rather be challenged by somebody, rather than have somebody say, “Dude, where are you going to have drinks after the show?” I love a spirited debate as much as anybody. I even like being wrong, if something can make a good case … on something. In a lot of ways, that’s what I do professionally, traveling. I’m confronted by my own ignorance or misunderstandings all the time.”
Your life is not little, and your playing small doesn’t serve the world. Your living large, on the other hand- your being your true self despite fear, fatigue, doubt and opposition- will serve the world more than you can imagine. In fact, it may help save it.—Martha Beck, O Magazine- September, 2008
The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small. — Mother Teresa
The conscious part of your brain (calculations, analysis) can only process 40 bits of information per second, while the subconscious mind (responsible for controlling your physical body) can process 11 million bits of information per second. Get out of your head and into your body. Trust your gut instincts, they’re always right.
“Never be afraid to expect the best.
Never feel we are unworthy or
not justified in having the best.
I tell you this is your heritage.
But you have to claim it,
you have to accept it,
and expect it.
It is not demanding too much.”
“On the level of final reality, the Unity of life undoes all the differences.”
~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi~
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“Health is not just the absence of a disease. It’s an inner joyfulness that should be ours all the time. A state of positive well-being.”
~ Deepak Chopra, Journey into Healing
“Aut viam invenium aut facia.” – Hannibal (Where there is no way, I will make one)
Martin Luther King, Jr. inspires us to be courageous. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear…”
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. Even if we run a hundred miles an hour to the other side of the continent, we find the very same problem awaiting us when we arrive.” -Pema Chodron”
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” ~ Les Brown
If we are not careful, life remains very small.
“When we think of failure, failure will be ours. If we remain undecided, nothing will ever change. All we need to do is want to achieve something great and then simply to do it. Never think of failure, for what we think, will come about.”
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Happiness is not a goal to be pursued. It is the by-product of a balanced and purposeful life.
“The knowledge of your destiny is available to you, well before it actually happens, as a message streaming continuously from your heart to your brain, written in the language of longing. ”
Martha Beck, The Joy Diet
“Question every thought that causes suffering and test it against your own sense of truth. ”
Martha Beck, Steering by Starlight
“The problem is that perpetually doing, without ever tuning in to the center of our being, is the equivalent of fueling a mighty ship by tossing all its navigational equipment into the furnace. ”
Martha Beck, The Joy Diet
“You and I might not have met, but because of my own superpower, I can tell you this: Your life is not little, and your playing small doesn’t serve the world. Your living large, on the other hand—your being your true self despite fear, fatigue, doubt, and opposition—will serve the world more than you can imagine. In fact, it may help save it. And saving the world, after all, is what all heroes (including you) are here to do.”
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – as in being able to remake ourselves.”
“If there is anything I have learned about men & women, it is that there is a deeper spirit of altruism than is ever evident. Just as the rivers we see are minor compared to the underground streams, so, too, the idealism that is visible is minor compared to what people carry in their hearts unreleased or scarcely released. (Hu)mankind is waiting and longing for those who can accomplish the task of untying what is knotted, and bringing these underground waters to the surface.”