April 26, 2006
I am human, humans are not perfect, never have been, never will be. But there is no one else like me in the whole wide world. I am UNIQUE; I am a MIRACLE!" Author Unknown --- Submitted by Beng Mari --- Philippines
April 26, 2006
Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated. Meditate-Celebrate." Acharya Rajneesh --- Submitted by Simon Heighwaya --- U.K.
This Indian mystic later became known as 'Zorba the Buddha' because of the way he combined the indulgences and celebration of Zorba the Greek with the stillness and meditative life of Guatam Buddha; a fusion of East/West, a way to "be in the world, but not of it".
He always emphasized the 3 'L's - Light, Love and Laughter and also the importance of combining the 3 'M's - Music, Mathematics and Meditation (or, the arts, science/technology and the inner-life). He spoke eloquently on virtually every subject over a period of more than 30 years, but everything he ever said could be summed up in just one word; Live. He believed that even suicidal people are not against life itself. In fact, they are very much 'for' life, they're just against the particular life they are living (the situation they're in )or have lived up until that point. Something within them is the problem, not life itself.
Every moment is an opportunity to turn it all around, and suicidal feelings can be an invitation to make a deep inner-change. To drop all the ideas and beliefs that aren't working and making you so unhappy and begin to live in a totally new way, he called this process 'sannyas'.
April 19, 2006
In every worry under the sun,
There is remedy or there is none.
If there is remedy, hurry and find it;
If there is none, never mind it. Author Unknown --- Submitted by Toni Sta. Maria --- Philippines
April 17, 2006
Peace is the highest form of acceptance of not only what is without, but also of what is within." Written in 2005 by Karen Kesler --- Idaho
This inspiration came to me at a time in my life when I seemed to be resisting all the change that was taking place at the time. When I finally let go, I found the peace I was looking for through acceptance of those things which affected me without as well as within.
April 17, 2006
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom." Les Brown
April 12, 2006
The heart knows the answer to all of the questions that perplex the mind." Written in 2006 by Simon Heighwaya
Who we are? Why we're here? What God is, what love is? We can think about these things for eternity and end up going mad, but deep in our hearts we already know because heart is an integral part of the mystery itself.
As I see it, the brain is not the mind. The brain is just a brilliant computer; the mind is all of the outdated software constantly running on it. The brain is the library itself; the mind is the many, many books stored there, many of them old and outdated, too. The mind is basically the past, memory.
It says somewhere in the Upanishads of India "Use your memory but don't let it use you". My all-time favorite mystic, Osho, used to say, "The mind, as your slave, is a beautiful gift of nature. But the mind, as your master, is a disaster".
To live from the head is to live like a robot, asleep. To live from the heart is to be alive, awake. To drop from the head to the heart is to 'fall in love'. We each seem to live in our own little worlds, surrounded by a dark cloud of past/future dreams. This is a burdened mind. Someone once said that what we perceive is not fact. We look out through our minds, through the lens of past, the conditioning, through our beliefs. That is just like looking out through thick colored glasses. The whole universe will seem distorted.
Meditation is nothing but cleansing the mind, washing away the rubbish, taking off the glasses so that we can see things as they really are. "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Mind is past and future. Mind is time. Our heart is always here-now. So, trust your heart and use your mind. Live from the heart with courage. Listen to your own heart. If you can't find it or hear it because there's too much noise or clutter in your head then either meditate and let the thought clouds drift away or, do something daring, take a risk, take a jump and then your heart will start beating so fast you'll be in no doubt at all where it is!!
April 10, 2006
The best thing about life is that it comes one day at a time." Author Unknown --- Submitted by Robbie P. --- Australia
It is so profoundly obvious that it is sometimes forgotten.
April 5, 2006
Today will be good or bad depending on what happens today, not because of what happened yesterday and not because of what will happen tomorrow." Written in 2006 by Danielle Trimpop
I was chatting with my friend online and she asked me how my life was going. Normally I talk about things that bothered me in the last few days or things that I have to do in the future that are stressing me out. It is hardly anything positive, but today I had such a great day. It's mostly because I didn't think about things that happened yesterday that bothered or upset me and I didn't think about the things that I have to worry about in the future. I actually sat back and enjoyed today and only today. Everyone is always telling me to stop dwelling on the negative events from the past or the events in the future that could possibly be bad. I finally did and it was great. So I thought of this quote and thought that there are probably more people out there who do the exact same things I do. This quote is for them.
April 5, 2006
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed." Eileen Caddy
April 5, 2006
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." Archbishop Desmond Tutu
April 3, 2006
Advice from someone who understands: When in doubt, close your eyes and just remember that God does everything for a reason. And as hard as that seems to believe, he does. With the faith you have in him, nothing can stop you; you will make it because of the faith you carry with you." Written in 2006 by Stephanie R. --- Texas
April 3, 2006
The best remedy that I have learned in life, to overcome any problem or difficulty, is having "faith" in God." Written in 2006 by Jamila Munshi --- Kuwait
From my experiences in life - believe me it really works.