The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.
– Julie Cameron
You can own your own power. You do not have to stand there with
your hands tied, groveling helplessly, and submitting to whatever comes
along. There are lots of things you can do. You can speak
up. You can assert your own wants and needs. You can solve
problems. You can create problems for others to motivate them to
take responsibility for themselves. You can use your own problems
to invite you to take responsibility for yourself. You can let go
of your fear of the future. You can stop avoiding the future by
scaring yourself with “what if” questions. You can choose how you
want to respond to ANY event or circumstance.
You can make yourself feel good. You can do something good for
yourself. You can walk away, and come back only on your own
terms. You can stand up for yourself. You can refuse to let
others control and manipulate you. You can do whatever it takes
to take good care of yourself.
– Lloyd J. Thomas
To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing
for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that stands
behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course.
Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you.
Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression
– Albert Schweitzer
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are.
– Thomas Carlyle
As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the
map to move by. We have a hundred alternatives, a thousand paths and an
infinity of dreams. Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go;
hopeless, we are lost forever…
– Lao Tzu
Seek goodness in others. Love more persons… more impersonally, more
unselfishly, without thought of return. The return, never fear, will
take care of itself.
– Henry Drummond
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have
more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so
they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You
must first be who you really are, then do what you love to do, in order
to have what you want.
– Margaret Young
Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
– Dinah Shore
I’ve had lots of experiences of moving away from the loving and moving
back into the loving. Only moving back into the loving really counts.
When you realize that loving is what really counts, then more and more
you will be choosing loving.
– John Morton
Time is a scale we created in order to measure our worldly
accomplishments. Time makes you rush to accomplish something. Time
makes you believe you should be accomplishing something other than what
you have already done. Accomplishments, no matter what you call them,
even that of being on a holy crusade, are only as temporary as your
life. Great artists, scientists – and even holy men – also die.
– Zen O’Clock
When we stay in the here and now of the present, we find more laughter
and fewer tears. The problem for many of us is that we bury the tears
of yesterday and carry them into our tomorrows. Instead, let’s choose
to cry when we are hurt, smile when we are happy and welcome each new
day with hope and humor.
– Marilyn C. Barrick
Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.
Beyond your ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I will meet you there.
In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.
– Mother Teresa
Reason is like an officer when the King appears. The officer then
loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by
God; God is the sun.
SOME WAYS TO LOVE YOURSELF
• Acknowledge your divinity and your beauty.
• Take note of what you say
and what you think about yourself. Eliminate those put downs such
as “I am a clumsy idiot” Say instead, “That was a silly thing to do”.
Put aggression towards the incident instead of towards yourself.
• Laugh at yourself but not in a derogatory way.
• You are No 1. Put yourself first always.
• Spend time doing what you really want to do for yourself.
• Focus on your spiritual and physical needs before your wants.
• Follow through on a project.
• Do not waste time on trivia.
• Learn from everything you do without judging yourself.
• Throw out old possessions.
• Always know what you want, so others can not tell you.
• Be loyal to yourself and always make goals.
• State what your boundaries are, so people respect you.
• Take time to meditate and relax.
• Do things for yourself that you do not usually do.
• Buy something for yourself that you would not buy before.
• Let go of authority
figures. Stand up for yourself. Look at the beauty around you – the
trees and parks.
• Keep your home tidy for yourself.
• Take more care with your clothing.
• Take more care with what you eat.
• Ask a friend to list your five good qualities.
• Think of someone you admire
and write their good qualities that you see in them. You then know that
you have those qualities in you because you could not see them
The play of life is not a separate creation watched and presided over
by You. You – Consciousness – appear presently as the play, already
wide awake, unable therefore to awaken. You are always obvious to
Yourself; never hidden.
The characters in the play have no separate existence, only an apparent
one. The characters are You celebrating Yourself, immersed in the great
play of life, playing the game of looking for Yourself, sometimes
recognising Yourself within and as the appearance of Your play.
This communication about clarity has no particular relevance or
significance over any other part of the play. It carries no merit and
has no point. There is no purpose for You to find Yourself.
With clarity, all of this is made obvious – Your present appearance as
the play in all its myriad forms, the recognition of the non-necessity
Right now You are Consciousness, appearing as a character in Your play.
Maybe You think You need confirmation. Forget it. Relax. You already
With much love to You from Yourself.
From: ‘Clarity’. By Nathan Gill
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the
I WISH YOU ENOUGH SO WHEN YOUR WISH COMES TO YOU YOU WILL KNOW YOU HAVE ENOUGH.
Happy New Year