“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours” ~ Swedish Proverb
Archive for May, 2011
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. ~Bertrand Russell
Accepting responsibility means recognizing that my behavior is always a matter of my choice. Sometimes the choice may be very difficult, but it is always my choice. I do what I do because i have decided to; nobody is making me and nobody else is responsible for my actions.
Accepting responsibility means being honest about my mistakes and being willing to change.
Accepting responsibility means recognizing that I have an impact on my world; that what I do has an effect on others, and that there are consequences to my actions.
Accepting responsibility is being willing to ask for help rather than to expect it, and being willing to take care of myself when help is refused or unavailable.
Accepting responsibility means being the active author of my life, according to my values and standards, rather than blindly following, without thinking, the path of least resistance.
If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it. — John Templeton
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. ~ William James
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see. ~ John Burroughs
As I go through all kinds of feelings and experiences in my journey through life — delight, surprise, chagrin, dismay — I hold this question as a guiding light: “What do I really need right now to be happy?” What I come to over and over again is that only qualities as vast and deep as love, connection and kindness will really make me happy in any sort of enduring way. ~ Sharon Salzberg