“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends and spirit … and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.”

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"Setting an example that all humanity should aspire to..."


Photo: Getty Images



Today is an extremely sad day. Nelson Mandela, one of most courageous leaders, has passed away. South Africa –indeed, the whole world – is saying goodbye to a great human being and an incredible inspiration.





ONE OF THE TRUELY GREAT LEADERS OF OUR TIME! 
Rest in Peace





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10 WAYS TO ZEN - Buddha 

  1. LET GO OF COMPARING
  2. LET GO OF COMPETING
  3. LET GO OF JUDGEMENT
  4. LET GO OF ANGER
  5. LET GO OF REGRETS
  6. LET GO OF WORRY
  7. LET GO OR BLAME
  8. LET GO OF QUILT
  9. LET GO OF FEAR
  10. HAVE A PROPER BELLY LAUGH AT LEAST ONCE A DAY (ESP. IF IT'S ABOUT YOUR INABILITY TO LET GO OF ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE).




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TODAY...Choose to be HAPPY!





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Christina Aguilera - Let There Be Love



GIRLPOWER


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Apple Steve Jobs The Crazy Ones - NEVER BEFORE AIRED 1997 - (Original Post)




Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels. The trouble makers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them… because they change things, they push the human race forward.
While some may see them as “the crazy ones”, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do.
Thank you, Steve. Thank you so much.

"When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is, and your life is to just live your life as it is and try not to bash into the walls to much. But that's a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact. And that is, if everything around you that you call life was made up by people that are No smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that other people can use. It's to shake off this erroneous notion that life is just there and your just going to live it verses embrace it, change it, prove it, make your mark upon it. And once you learn that..... You'll never be the same again!"~ Steve Jobs ~







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TRUE LEADER DONT CREATE FOLLOWERS...THEY CREATE LEADERS!



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Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside.

"COURAGE is what it takes to stand up and speak, COURAGE is also what it takes to sit down and listen" - Winston Churchill

There is still much to be done...let's not lose sight.




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Buddhism - Path To Peace



'Nothing Higher to Live For- A Buddhist View of Romantic Love'

If it is possible to live with a purpose, what should that purpose be? A purpose might be a guiding principle, a philosophy, or a value of sovereign importance that informs and directs our activities and thoughts. To have one is to live seriously — though not necessarily wisely — following some track, believing in a hub to the wheeling universe or a sea toward which we flow or an end before which all the hubbub of civilization subsides. What is your purpose, friend, or what should it be?

Perhaps most of us do not come to a clear conclusion in the matter, but this does not mean we have no purpose, only that we do not recognize it or admit it or even choose it for ourselves. In the unhappiest case nature simply takes its course, which is a turbid meandering through the swamps of desire. If life means nothing then only pleasure is worthwhile; or if life has meaning and we cannot getat it then still only enjoyment matters — such is the view of brutes and some sophisticated philosophers. It slips into the unconscious by default when we hold no other, but we are reluctant to entertain it and will rather, if we think about it, take as our purpose support of family, search for beauty, improvement of society, fame, self-expression, development of talent, and so on. But it might be fair to say that apart from these or beneath these the fundamental purpose of many of us is the search for love, particularly romantic love.

The love of a man for a woman and a woman for a man is often the floor to which people fall after the collapse of other dreams. It is held to be solid when nothing else is, and though it frequently gives way and dumps them into a basement of despair, it still enjoys a reputation of dependability. No matter that this reputation is illogical — it still flourishes and will continue to flourish regardless of what is said in any book. Love, or possibly the myth of love, is the first, last, and sometimes the only refuge of uncomprehending humanity.

While we cannot all at once purify our sentiments of their dross, we can raise the aim of our thought and conduct, and reflect on — indeed, contemplate — the virtues of the Buddha and the noble ones who are free from taint. Their achievement is an image to set before our inner eye, something higher to live for, within and beyond the motions of our conventional life. No good thing prospers in ignorance. The more we understand this flawed universe the more skillfully we can live, and the happier we will be.

'We love best when we do not love out of desperation.'

MAY ALL BE HAPPY!!!

~ Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano ~
'Nothing Higher to Live For- A Buddhist View of Romantic Love' 

 If it is possible to live with a purpose, what should that purpose be? A purpose might be a guiding principle, a philosophy, or a value of sovereign importance that informs and directs our activities and thoughts. To have one is to live seriously — though not necessarily wisely — following some track, believing in a hub to the wheeling universe or a sea toward which we flow or an end before which all the hubbub of civilization subsides. What is your purpose, friend, or what should it be?

Perhaps most of us do not come to a clear conclusion in the matter, but this does not mean we have no purpose, only that we do not recognize it or admit it or even choose it for ourselves. In the unhappiest case nature simply takes its course, which is a turbid meandering through the swamps of desire. If life means nothing then only pleasure is worthwhile; or if life has meaning and we cannot getat it then still only enjoyment matters — such is the view of brutes and some sophisticated philosophers. It slips into the unconscious by default when we hold no other, but we are reluctant to entertain it and will rather, if we think about it, take as our purpose support of family, search for beauty, improvement of society, fame, self-expression, development of talent, and so on. But it might be fair to say that apart from these or beneath these the fundamental purpose of many of us is the search for love, particularly romantic love.

The love of a man for a woman and a woman for a man is often the floor to which people fall after the collapse of other dreams. It is held to be solid when nothing else is, and though it frequently gives way and dumps them into a basement of despair, it still enjoys a reputation of dependability. No matter that this reputation is illogical — it still flourishes and will continue to flourish regardless of what is said in any book. Love, or possibly the myth of love, is the first, last, and sometimes the only refuge of uncomprehending humanity.

 While we cannot all at once purify our sentiments of their dross, we can raise the aim of our thought and conduct, and reflect on — indeed, contemplate — the virtues of the Buddha and the noble ones who are free from taint. Their achievement is an image to set before our inner eye, something higher to live for, within and beyond the motions of our conventional life. No good thing prospers in ignorance. The more we understand this flawed universe the more skillfully we can live, and the happier we will be. 

'We love best when we do not love out of desperation.'

MAY ALL BE HAPPY!!! 

~ Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano ~



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LOVE YOURSELF


The strongest action of a women is to love herself first.
Stop being so hard on yourself.
What do we all all have in common…we all have had our own “ROCK BOTTOM”, our defining moment of courage.
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before…to test your limits …to break through barriers.  We all have our own paths to walk and overcoming hurdles allows you to free yourself from any labels of circumstances. Your relationship with yourself is the most important one you’ll ever have.
Give yourself permission… to not beat yourself up!
We all fall victim to this unconscious mental script now and then.But you know what? It’s no way to live!I’m not good enough…I shouldn’t have said that…why did I say it that way?…I should have said something…I can’t believe I wore this out of the house…Any of those sound even remotely familiar? It’s our little ego popping up and hammering away on our self-esteem. And you know what? Most, if not all of that, is not even true!So here are three simple ways to start the process today of being kinder to oneself:
1. Be mindful of how your internal monologue sounds day in and day out.Like any other habit, we can habitually talk down to ourselves. You know that saying “think before you speak”, well try that internally. Be consciously aware. Have kind thoughts about yourself.
2. Positive Affirmations where you will see them each and every day. “I am beautiful.” or “I have the courage to love.” Write notes that remind you of what you love most about yourself. Read them out loud, every day, at least once, ideally at least ten times each time you notice one of them. Sticky notes are fabulous for such affirmations and goals.
3. Free yourself from negative people
Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Surround yourself with people that are like-minded, who reflect the person you want to be. Choose people who admire you, who love and respect you- people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness right out of you. When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be YOU and being YOU is the only true way to live.
Take an opportunity to acknowledge your self for many of the things you do, big or small. Honor yourself from a place of kindness and gentleness. We do what we know to be the best at that time. Forgive yourself when needed and celebrate yourself whether you think you need it or not. We all deserve to be celebrated.

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John Assaraf Inspirational Quotes

“The most wonderful gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make that person’s life a little bit better to live.”

"Here's the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don't want, and they're wondering why it shows up over and over again."

"Our job as humans is to hold on to the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the Universe, and that's the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most."

"We're all connected. We just don't see it. There isn't an "out there" and an "in here." Everything in the Universe is connected. It is just one energy field."

"Everything is made up of the exact same thing, whether it's your hand, the ocean, or a star."

"And so just when we think that resources are dwindling, we find new resources that can achieve the same things."

"The simplest way for me to look at the law of attraction is if I think of myself as a magnet, and I know a magnet will attract to it."

"We can have whatever it is that we choose. I don't care how big it is."



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You will never be happy if you continue to hold onto things that make you sad.
SO...
Go on...
I dare you...
BE HAPPY!!



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DANCING IN THE SKY



BEAUTIFUL!! 



BRILLIANT!!





"Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life that you've always imagined" ~ unknown



Pura Vida


This picture and words speak to me, as I sit here in Costa Rica with my family!
I am so grateful and blessed
Thank you!


"Dream. Believe in yourself..."  (Photo by Nikolay Krusser)





WHEN SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS
YOU HAVE 3 CHOICES;
YOU CAN EITHER LET IT DEFINE YOU,
YOU CAN LET IT DESTROY YOU,
OR YOU CAN LET IT STRENGTHEN YOU.



BELIEVE IN YOURSELF







BELIEVE IN YOURSELF There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren't the way you had hoped they would be, that's when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down, but those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself and all that you are capable of. There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are, so when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be, because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you. Keep believing in yourself! ♥
-Annamarie Carlson-Orwig




Never give up...Miracles happens all the time







just BE




BE PROUD
BE CONFIDENT
BE HONORABLE
BE YOURSELF...
MOST OF ALL BE HAPPY!





True dat!



GOAL



The goal isn't to live forever...the goal is to create something that will

simple





Remember, as long as you are breathing it's never too late to start a new beginning




"Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots." - RUMI

Life is too short to live the same day twice


You will find that it is Necessary to let things go; simple for the reason that they are HEAVY.





“Never judge people by your own standards, you will only end up annoyed, frustrated and feeling let down. All you can do is live my your own high morals and standards and hope that those around you will notice and maybe learn....!” ~ Dave Hedges

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson. 




Nothing in this life is Easy. Don't expect things to be given to you; You have to go out and GET IT!














Always BELIEVE something wonderful is about to happen!




"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself." - Thich Nhat Hanh




Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in. -Louise Brown 



LOVE YOURSELF!






I am always learning and growing
and no matter what crosses my path 
I try to have a fresh perspective, to grow...

  • KNOW YOURSELF
  • UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL GREAT
  • RECOGNIZE THINGS THAT GET YOU DOWN
  • SET GOALS AND ACHIEVE WHAT YOU WHAT
  • DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP
  • STAND UP FOR YOUR BELIEVES AND VALUES
  • HELP SOMEONE ELSE
  • TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS
  • TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF



One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. - Sheila Murray Bethel.






Courage does not always roar,
Sometimes courage is a little voice
at the end of the day
that says...
I'll try again tomorrow.






LIFE IS TOO SHORT
to wake up in the morning with regret.
So, love the people that treat you right,
forgive the ones who don't and 
believe that everything happens
for a reason.
If you get a chance, take it.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said it'd be easy,
they just promised
IT WOULD BE WORTH IT. - Unknown




Your own words are the bricks and mortar 
of the dreams you want to realize. 
Your words are the greatest power you have. 
The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience. 
Sonia Choquette








Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only survive but surmount our difficulties. Sarah Ban Breathnach