Feel-good Friday: It’s never too late to…

Act on your dreams.

Be what you want to be (or better still; who you want to be).Change your future.  Sometimes the future makes changes without your consent. Makes changes you didn’t want or hope for.  But you can still make some changes that will make a difference.

Do things differently.

Enrich others’ lives.

Face your fears.

Get out of neutral.

Have fun.

Initiate friendships.

Jumpstart possibilities.

Knock the “t” off can’t.

Live enthusiastically.

Be Nonjudgmental (try, try hard!)

Orchestrate your legacy.

Plan for tomorrow.

Question your priorities.

Reinvent yourself (even if you’re not Madonna or David Bowie).

Stop keeping score (unless you have money on the game of course).

Take a leap of faith.

Uncork your mind (maybe along with a good bottle of wine).

Value who you are.

Wake up your luck.

Explore your spirituality.

Yearn for fulfillment.

Zoom in on love.

Source: Meiji Stewart – A taste of Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman’s Soul.

Words of Wisdom

On Life

Life Lessons from Het Patel

At the beginning of October 2016, Het wrote a list of his life lessons.  Sadly, he died unexpectedly and suddenly two weeks later at the age of 37.  The one year anniversary of his passing is coming up this month.  I would like to share with you a selection from his 34 philosophical quotes on living. His life was cut short and he had so much more to give. But even in times of mourning there are moments to feel good about. Think about it:

Our brains are our greatest asset and our worst enemy.

A smile can hide the deepest pain.

The fabric of life is change.  We can’t often stop it.  We can’t always fight it.  Acceptance is, most of the time, the best way to deal with change.

We barely understand ourselves, yet we’re confident that we can understand others.  That’s kind of silly when you think about it.

The best moments in life are spent in the company of loved ones – regardless of what you’re doing.

Nothing in life has meaning, other than the meaning we put on it.

Accepting that we will die one day, is key to knowing how to live. – Het Patel

 Life Lessons from Dogs

 Living moment to moment, no worries whatsoever, an innocence, acceptance, playfulness and trust that escapes most of us humans.  Refreshing!  If only we could live like that!

We can all cope with the battles of today.  It’s when we add the worry of tomorrow, and the regret of yesterday, that we break down. – Het Patel.

Have a happy weekend.  No regrets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Words – of inspiration from funnyman Jim Carrey  

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Jim Carrey – from Images

 PAY ATTENTION!

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 No one said that Comedy and Spirituality cannot co-exist (which is the abbreviated version of comedy and existentialism.  So I thought you might like to see a different side of this well-known, super talented comedian.  Of course for the full speech you’ll have to visit the link below.

“Your job is letting the universe know what you want and working toward it

While letting go of how it comes to pass

Open the door in your head and when the door opens in real life

Just walk through it

Don’t worry if you miss your cue

Cause there’s always doors opening

They keep opening”

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This was taken from a video clip (link below) when Jim Carrey gave the commencement address to Maharishi University of Management’s class of 2014. The University Board of Trustees also presented Mr. Carrey with the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, in recognition of his significant lifetime achievements as a world-renowned comedian and actor, artist, author and philanthropist.  Enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V80-gPkpH6M&list=PLs4GvULvBU47e4kRTRsAMUuGOCcGnrg4b&index=2

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WORDS: Wisdom from a Wise Woman

mata1Mata Amritanandamayi – humanitarian and spiritual leader

On Spirituality & Science: Spirituality is not against science. In fact it is the ultimate science. Science without spirituality is blind. Spirituality without science is lame. We need both.

On Love and Faith: Light the lamp of love within you and move forward. When we take each step with good thoughts and a smiling face, all the goodness will come to us and fill our being. Then God cannot possibly stay away from us. He will embrace us.

On The Secrets of the Universe: “When thoughts are reduced; power of the mind and it’s subtlety increases, tunes with the universe. Then you can see the realms beyond the common understanding. When the mind is pure and quiet it becomes one with the universal mind. That mind is like a mirror. The secrets of the Universe will be revealed there.”

Amma’s Desire: “Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear, at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat to his fill, at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals see no one admitted due to violence. By doing selfless service for at least one day, everyone should help the poor and needy. It is Amma’s prayer that at least this small dream be realized.” – –Mata Amritanandamayi Devimata2

Free Public Programs –  Mata Amritanandamayi is in Seattle this Memorial Day weekend: A celebration devoted to world peace.  Link: http://www.amritapuri.org/

 

 

 

 

Wisdom in Words

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Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself – Truman Capote

Better than a thousand holy words, is one word that brings peace – Buddha

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.  ~Sylvia Plath

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sometimes when you fall you fly

sometimes when you fall you fly

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AWay with Words – inspirational WOW

words of wisdom

Nothing happens unless first we dream. ~ Carl Sandburg

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~ Edgar Allen Poe

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. ~ Gandhi

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. ~ Sophia Loren

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. ~ Gandhi

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.  ~ Chinese Proverb

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. ~ Audrey Hepburn

“Where should one use perfume?” a young woman asked. “Wherever one wants to be kissed,” I said.  ~ Coco Chanel

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched… but are felt in the heart. ~ Hellen Keller