Og Mandino wrote ” I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.”
“Synchronicity is God’s way of remaining anonymous”
“When you do your best and dedicate yourself to excellence the universe supports you and puts wind beneath your wings.”
“Remember, you are not your moods but a force far bigger than them. You are not your psychology but a power wiser than it.”
“When you shift from a compulsion to survive into a heartfelt commitment to serve, your life cannot help but explode into success.”
The Poet David Whyte once observed: “The sould would rather fail at its own life than succeed at someone else’s.” Nothing’s more important than having the bravery to live Your life.
My Nightly prayers – Better late than never: Gratitude list
- For Miss. Angela – my guardian angle
- For Miss. Louise – who set me on the Monks path
- For Miss Nikki – who cares well beyond the call of duty
- For Jacob who makes me work hard to be honest and authentic
- For Peter who keeps me honest
- For Royal Bank who saved us financially
- For air in my lungs and life in this old body still
- For all those who sent gifts, cards and well wishes
- For those of you who read and DO NOT leave comments EVER!!
Find your passion – Do it – Money will follow.
“Dedicate yourself to offering others all you can do to make their lives better, Be Truly outstanding in every element of your professional and your personal life. The money will follow, this I guarantee you.
Money is the unintended yet inevitable byproduct of a life spent helping others get what they want. Money is nothing more than the payment rendered by the universe in return for value you have added to others. As you sow, so shall you reap.
And once you can develop some emotional engagement around a pursuit, rather and simply an intellectual one, the excitement flows and the energy explodes.
Find your cause, and then do your work with pride and love – love is such an incredible force for good. Do it with a devotion to excellence, the world will reward you in unimaginable ways.
No matter how insignificant the thing you have to do, do it as well as you can, give as much of your care and attention as you would give to the thing you regard as most important.
“One sage said it brilliantly when he recognized that life is like a river with two banks. On one bank we will find happiness and on the other we will see sorrow. As we move along the river, we will brush up against both banks. The real trick is not to stay stuck on either one too long.”
Life must unfold for us – destiny with eventually find us, if we are properly prepared to visualize it and know where to look for it.
Live had its seasons, its chapter, if you will. And the hard times are ultimately the times that sculpt us into something better.
Basic Principles to Live By:
- Always help others get what they want while you get what you want.
- Have impeccable integrity
- Live in the present moment
- Become the kindest person you know
- Do your best and be excellent in all you do
- Be true to yourself
- And, Dream Bravely
This is for Angela
If a person loves being a writer – her heart soars when she’s alone in front of her computer, writing with great conviction and passion as if nothing else mattered – her soul’s purpose and passion as if nothing else mattered – her soul’s purpose will not likely be for her to become a door-to-door salesperson.
The universe really does what you to win. The plan is for you to be very happy indeed….
Excerpts from the Introduction from Robin Sharma:
“The whole reason we are alive, I believe, is to grow into our greatest selves and remember the truth about who we fundamentally are. Life will support you perfectly in this quest. You will be sent people, events and trials that will invite you to reveal more of your brilliance and discover more of your possibilities.
Often, your lessons will not come easily. Suffering has always been a vehicle for deep spiritual growth. Those who have endured great suffering are generally the ones who evolve into great beings. Those who have been deeply hurt by life are generally the ones who can feel the pain of others in a heartbeat. Those who have endured adversity become humbled by life, and as a result, are more open, compassionate and real.
We may not like suffering when it visits us, but it serves us so very well: it cracks the shell that covers our hearts and empties us of the lies we have clung to about who we are, why we are here and how this remarkable world of ours really functions. Once emptied, we can be refilled with all that is good, noble and true. Troubles can transform, if we choose to allow them to do so. As Joseph Campbell wrote: “Where you stumble, there your treasure lies.”
“Success is important but Significance is even better!”
Every human being needs to carve out the time to articulate a philosophy for his or her life – it is one of the most important things a person can do. Every person, to live truly and greatly, must define how he wants to live and what his brightest life will look like.
Without this philosophy you will live your life by accident, reacting to whatever pops up within your days. Living like that is a recipe for disaster – you’re just begging for trouble when you live like that.
“Without a philosophy, you just might find yourself on your deathbed and wonder ‘what if my whole life was a lie?’ “
Rumi says: “Whoever enters the Way without a guide will take a hundred years to travel a two day journey.”
The past is a grave and it makes no sense to spend your life living in a grave. Every ending represents a new beginning. Or to put it another way, you cannot move forward in life if you’re stuck looking in the rear view mirror. As Cicero noted:
‘The souls of wise people look to the future state of their existence; all of their thoughts are concentrated on eternity.’ The key is to learn from your mistakes and build a foundation of wisdom.
“If you do not feel some fear on a daily basis, you are living life within a safe harbor and clinging to the shore.”
When you ask for something you’ve never asked for from someone and your heart starts beating rapidly, that’s when you are truly alive. When you want to say something to someone but the very thought of doing so sends butterflies through your stomach, thats when you are most alive. When you do something that you’ve never done before but follow through on it because you know in your heart it’s something that will make your life richer and better, that’s when you are most alive.
No one discovers their destiny. Your destiny will discover you – it will find you, provided you have done the preparation and inner work required to seize the opportunity when it presents itself.
Carlos Castaneda said it so well: ‘All of us, whether or not we are warriors, have a cubic centimeter of chance that pops out in front of our eyes from time to time. The difference between the average person and a warrior is that the warrior is aware of this and stays alert, deliberately waiting, so that when this cubic centimeter of chance pops out, it is picked up.’