Tools For A Life Well Lived

September 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Popular Posts

There are tools that are important for us to develop if we want to have a chance for a more fulfilling life.  The list is independent of race, age, gender or socio-economic status.

1 – Our ability to let go – Living in the moment requires releasing control of any outcome.  We are here in this moment and in this situation.  Where the future goes it’s not so important.  Where we are is.

“Life is a process of becoming. A combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” -Anais Nin

Read more

Share

Love And Kisses

April 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself.  To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.  To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.  ~Kahlil Gibran

But where do we find love, the romantic kind? If you are out of school and have entered the work force, finding that special someone can be a daunting task.  Most of us work full days and then run errands before wanting to vege out in front of a TV.  Weekends are often spent with so more catching up.

We tell our friends and family we would like to be in a relationship but don’t seem to meet enough people.  Someone then suggests what about a dating site, or some other speed dating organization.  So we give it a try and then use some of the hours we would spend with our friends or running errands to sit in front of a computer.  Before we know we are exchanging emails, phone calls and sometimes actual meetings.

This seems to be all well and good except that in all this activity we leave out a very important tool in meeting others; living in the moment.  How many people do we actually interact on a daily basis?  Think about it.  Coffee shops, dog parks, dry cleaners, super-markets, wine bars, movie lines etc.  What if we were open and present?  Could we make friends?  Could we meet someone we could become romantically involved with?  Could we meet someone who could introduce us to someone else?  Maybe.  But just as maybe as meeting someone online.  Plus by living in the moment we build a life with less anxiety and more spontaneity.  We live in the world and we build connections.  So don’t spend all your time running around or in front of a computer.  Go out do things and meet people while having a good time.

How did it happen that their lips came together?  How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill?  A kiss, and all was said.  ~Victor Hugo

Share

Quotes That Make You Think

July 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured

“Life: a sexually transmitted terminal condition.”- Rainer Maria Rilke

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” – Wayne Dyer

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“To dream of the person you wish to be is to waste the person you are” – Unknown

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.” – Unknown

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Stephen Covey

“I am not my memories. I am my dreams.” – Terry Hostetler

“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” – Confucius

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” –  William Wallace

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.” - Anne Frank

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” – Albert Schweitzer

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” -Dale Carnegie

A Japanese proverb: “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

Share