As You Awaken

I saw this on Facebook and just had to put it here on my blog.

as-you-awakenIt is so true, that nothing but finding the center of who we are, will ever bring peace in this world of polarity. In the center lie the answers.

As Lao Tzu says: “Love is a decision. Not an emotion.”  “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

I’ve got Buddha on my mind

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Lao Tzu


When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Einstein quotes

Quotes from Einstein:

“Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience”.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value I never think of the future – it comes soon enough

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

Distinct or Dissolve

“The man who follows the crowd, will usually get not further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.

Creativity in living is not without its attendant difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt. And the unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they’ll say it was obvious all along.

You have two choices in life: you can dissolve into the mainstream, or you can be distinct. To be distinct you must be different. To be different you must strive to be what no one else but you can be…

Alan Ashley-Pitt

Lao Tzu


”Would you like to save the world from the degradation and destruction it seems destined for? Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self-awareness. If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” Lao Tzu

Words from Buddha

ocean_shores_428w“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”


Harmony in Presence



“One is in harmony when that which one absolutely must do becomes identical to that which one most desires to do”. Maslow

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”

Chris Gardner “… here’s the secret to success: find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Steve Jobs

A recent study by two Harvard researchers suggests that peoples minds are wandering nearly half the time they are awake. Their minds were not on their current activity as much as 46.9% of the time. Those whose minds were elsewhere were decidedly unhappy. The researchers interpret these findings to mean that people who live in the moment are much happier than those who don’t. While dreaming of the past or the future may be part of the human condition, those most focused on the present are happiest.