Dreams - A microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Few are aware of the phenomenal power of belief. We carry bundles of them, mostly in our subconscious, and mostly put there by others...but only because we allowed them to (genes do not have beliefs!) Unless we awaken to the beliefs we carry, we will never ever be at peace with ourselves, and certainly the world around us will be a threatening place. Begin by becoming aware of your language - your words will tell you what you have recorded inside. Some clues, 'I can't...', 'Aren't they awful...', 'It will never....', 'They shouldn't...', are all phrases which indicate different categories of negative and disempowering belief. During the next three days see how many categories you can identify within yourself. Just being aware of them will begin the process of challenging and changing them.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
This is the situation of your head: I see cycle-handles and pedals and strange things that you have gathered from everywhere. Such a small head...and no space to live in! And that rubbish goes on moving in your head; your head goes on spinning and weaving - it keeps you occupied. Just think what kind of thoughts go on inside your mind. One day just sit, close your doors, and write down for half an hour whatsoever is passing in your mind, and you will understand what I mean and you will be surprised what goes on inside your mind. It remains in the background, it is constantly there, it surrounds you like a cloud. With this cloud you cannot know reality; you cannot attain to spiritual perception. This cloud has to be dropped. And it is just with your decision to drop it that it will disappear. You are clinging to it - the cloud is not interested in you, remember it.
Learn to create silence in your mind and peace will flourish in your soul. You will see life with other eyes. You will discover Gods language. To be internally silent do not think too much. Trust yourself. Trust others. Trust life. You will find it is easier than it seems
To make good use of what you have and to let go of what you do not use is to live in a contented way.
Before I get any kind of advancement or promotion in life I need to have earned the right to it. There are no free gifts in life nor are there any short cuts to success of a lasting nature. Being worthy of any kind of responsibility requires an attitude of service to others. I earn a right only when I have given cooperation to others from my heart.
I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity... in important things, diversity... in all things, generosity.
Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
I am a strong believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Once we have begun to accept life's flow, and to avoid pointless efforts, we are letting go of our need to exert control -- a much overvalued commodity, although one very much in tune with the temper of the times. We could choose instead to have acceptance. This is not so much to do with fatalism; rather it is a matter of working happily with, rather than stubbornly against, the grain of nature.
If at any time I begin to lose hope in myself, let me simply look inside my heart and see all the good actions I have ever performed, from the smallest to the grandest. When I see how much happiness I have given, I easily remember the purpose of my life.
Procrastination is not only the thief of time, it is the creator of subtle inner tension. You know you are cheating yourself. There are three secrets to overcoming procrastination. One, dont wait till you feel like doing it - the feeling will come only when you start doing it. Two, list all the things you have to do and then prioritise the list. Three, create a vision of the result and be motivated by the vision of the outcome, not the thought of the process. And the options to those ideas? One - ask for help. Two - completely forget about it, you dont have to do anything! Three - if there is anything you can learn from the process then see it is action learning. Six ways to overcome procrastination...but you may have other ideas.
Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labours of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
He alone is an acute observer, who can observe minutely without being observed.
You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
Politics has become so bitter and partisan, so gummed up by money and influence, that we can't tackle the big problems that demand solutions. And that's what we have to change first. We have to change our politics, and come together around our common interests and concerns as Americans.