JULY 2006

July 31, 2006
" Everybody comes from the same source. If you hate another human being, you're hating part of yourself."
--- Elvis Presley
July 31, 2006
" Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die, you will have made a difference."
--- Mark Victor Hansen
July 31, 2006
" Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding."
--- Louis Gerstner

July 26, 2006
" You're not working for free; you're working to free yourself."
--- Written in 2006 by Gil Gonzalez
I started my own marketing/design firm about a little over a year ago with almost nothing except the will to do it. It's been hard, both financially and work wise, however, I've managed to secure some very respectable clients since opening for business. Around every corner is an obstacle that hides an opportunity. Some days I just want to crawl up into a ball and hide from the world. However, many of people's greatest accomplishments come from their will rather than another factor like luck and being at the right place at the right time. When I'm working consecutive 12-14 hour days and my bank account doesn't indicate the same, I think about this quote and it helps me to how fortunate I really am.
July 26, 2006
" Impossibility is only a question of one's understanding."
--- Copyright 2006 Sean Michael Bell
July 26, 2006
" You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile."
--- Christopher Reeve
July 24, 2006
" The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shweta T. --- India
July 24, 2006
" When duty is a reality, then success is your right!"
--- Written in 1995 by Guru Prasad --- New York
July 24, 2006
" The most important decision we ever make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe."
--- Albert Einstein --- Submitted by Simon Heighwaya --- United Kingdom
...because we don't see and experience things as they are, but as We are! We project our own ideas and beliefs onto the world. Perception is projection. I've seen it so many times in so many people. There are those who believe that the world is hostile, dangerous, that there's never enough, that bad things always happen etc., seem to attract all of this stuff towards them whereas those who feel that the cosmos is friendly, generous, full of opportunity, basically safe and supportive generally experience this as their reality.

Ask yourself which you would rather(?) because it seems that our basic attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy. We almost always get what we expect. I know that it seems if I wake up in a good mood, on a high, then all day long things seem to flow, to just work out. I walk down the road and it's just as if everyone I pass is smiling at me and the sun is shining. On the other hand, if I wake up feeling low, get out of bed on the wrong side, then it follows that I'll see the negative in everything and just struggle along.

It's taken me a long time to really realize that this is actually all my own choice, deep down. Everything begins from within. No doubt each individual's most basic idea of whether the universe is friendly/hostile is formed at a very early age, determined very much by early experiences, conditioning and impressions. Because of this, it can seem that our outlook is pretty fixed, but it's not.

We always have the choice to change our minds about anything. In fact mind, body and just about everything else is constantly changing anyway. So to shift that inner-attitude to a more positive one is just natural. It's evolution. It may actually be the case that the universe is neither hostile nor friendly - but just neutral??

Even so, if you look into the eyes of a newborn baby, see a bird on the wing or a shooting star, or watch a beautiful sunset you will just know, without a doubt, that there is something divine, miraculous, infinitely loving and supportive behind it all. I don't know what it's called, maybe it's better nameless, but I do think that Einstein was right again when he said, "the most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystery".
July 19, 2006
" Self-realization is the culmination of introspection combined with experience that teaches us to look within ourselves for answers."
--- Written in 2006 by Pritesh Jethwani --- India
July 19, 2006
" Life is like a boomerang. Everything you say and do, always will come back to you."
--- Written in 2002 by Monica Florez --- Virginia
July 19, 2006
" Our world is full of blind people who close their eyes and refuse to see. Sometimes the best things in life are just inches away from us. We just have to stretch our hand and grab them... but we are stubborn and proud, and don't realize this. We should open our eyes, and let the world show what it has in store for us."
--- Written in 2006 by Maria C. --- Colombia
July 17, 2006
" We are not damned by the things we do, but by the things we need to change and don't."
--- Written in 2006 by John Giroux --- Kansas
July 17, 2006
" Man without ambition is like Bird without wings."
--- Written in 2006 by Vijay Pashkanti --- India
My personal thought.
July 17, 2006
" As we all walk through life we make choices that affect lives of someone you know or love. So when you get behind the wheel, under the influence, please think about whose life is in your hands. Please, because life is a precious thing."
--- Written in 2006 by Craig Mateer
July 12, 2006
" Excuses are tools of the incompetent used to build monuments to nothing. For those who specialize in them shall never be good at anything else."
--- Emmanuel E. W. Jones --- Submitted by FEARLESS AC --- Texas
July 12, 2006
" Some knowledge I found, I'm able to say that courage is found where no doubt is profound although, moments abound, when people will see my fear surround my life to the ground. But at the end of my life I will turn around and say... How sweet is the sound of those victories that earned me a crown and made obstacles look like a clown, yes, some knowledge I found, after wearing this miserable crown."
--- Copyright 2006 Francisco Leon
July 12, 2006
" You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than what others say about him."
--- Leo Aikman
July 10, 2006
" Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
--- Rainer Maria Rilke --- Submitted by Abhimanyu Kalra --- India
July 10, 2006
" Finding a solution to a problem may be problematic, yet it remains the only solution to a problem."
--- Written in 2006 by Ogunyemi Sola Jacobs --- Nigeria
The way to success may be rough, yet, it is worth going through.
July 10, 2006
" Life begins at 40 only when you are healthy physically and spiritually!"
--- Written in 2006 by Czar Hagoriles --- Canada
Life experience taught me that keeping your body healthy is not enough. Your soul needs to be healthy too and this can be achieved by having a clean conscience.