Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Daily Inspirational Quote July 30 2014

“I had looked for happiness in fast living, but it was not there.
I tried to find it in money, but it was not there either.
But when I placed myself in tune with what I believe to be the
fundamental truths of life, when I began to develop my limited ability,
to rid my mind of all kinds of tangled thoughts,
and fill it with zeal and courage and love,
when I gave myself a chance by treating myself decently and sensibly,
I began to feel the stimulating, warm glow of happiness.”
- Edward Young

How many of us treat ourselves decently and sensibly? I believe that I love myself and have healthy self-esteem, yet I continue to over-schedule myself — to make commitments I know I can fulfill, but only at the expense of my inner peace and well-being. Many of us are like this. While we may ultimately feel proud of ourselves for doing so much on a daily and hourly basis, it could hardly be said that we are treating ourselves with kindness and sensibility. If stress is eating away at your happiness, it’s time to focus less on doing, and more on being content with who and where you already are.

You Can, So Do It

Whatever it is you wish to accomplish, you can do it. You can do it if you will take the time and make the effort.

Very likely you have talked yourself out of it, and others have talked you out of it, too. Nonetheless, you can do it by making the choice and making the commitment.

It will demand the best of you, but that’s a benefit rather than a drawback. Giving your all while working toward a meaningful goal is one of the most empowering things you can do.

And you can do it, without question, without a doubt. You can do it when you choose to start and continue making the choice to keep going.

Whatever may seem to be beyond your reach begins to draw closer the moment you begin to do the work. Instead of complaining that you don’t know what to do, just do what you can and make the commitment to learn more each step of the way.

You are here right now to achieve great and wonderful things. You can, so do it.

— Ralph Marston

Power of Place: Photos From Around the World

Steve Mccury captures the beauty and uniqueness of different places that the human family calls home from around the planet. His photos bring to light that our environments play a role in shaping our perceptions about what it means to be human--from our relationship to the weather to our relationship to the soul.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Daily Inspirational Quote July 29 2014

“The secret to success in any human endeavor
is total concentration.”
- Kurt Vonnegut

Some years ago, I read about a study of multitasking, and how researchers discovered that folks who try to multitask actually end up getting less done than those who focus on one task at a time. Sometimes when we have a hard time accomplishing our goals and responsibilities, it’s because we haven’t set ourselves up for success by creating the time and space to work uninterrupted. If you’re frustrated and running behind, ask yourself if distractions are wasting your time and energy, and consciously create the ideal conditions for total concentration. It will allow you to tap your deepest personal resources, and empower you to make the most of your time and potential.

Strength Within You

There is greatness within you. Allow it to come out, and let all the world benefit from what you have to offer.

There are strengths and abilities within you, ready to be put to good use. Focus on a meaningful purpose, and allow those strengths and abilities to flower.

You have courage, determination, focus, discipline, creativity and passion within you. As you face life’s many challenges, remind yourself to call upon all those valuable qualities.

There is the power of love within you. Let that love always make a difference in the lives of those around you.

There is unique, original beauty within you. As you live each day, express that beauty in whatever you do, making it ever more abundant.

There is real, true, rich and wonderful life within you. In every moment, every day, live it as fully as you can imagine.

— Ralph Marston

Look With Your Heart: Lessons From My Grandmother

Mia Tagano visits her 94 year old grandmother -- who now has dementia -- and discovers a whole new, less verbal, way of communicating her love through heart, hands and hugs. To her surprise, when she brings this approach to her grandmother's roommate who has suffered a stroke, it radically transforms their communication and opens up both women profoundly. This heart-warming story shares more...