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Together we can reshape the world, one positive thought at a time.
If you train your mind to see only the good in others, then others will ONLY be good to you
“Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind” – ZEN saying.
"Things may happen around you, and things may happen to you but the only things that really count are the things that happen in you" -Eric Butterworth
When you worry about the future, you rob yourself of the present moment. As importantly it blocks the creative flow of solutions, opportunity and happiness. Or said better by Seneca:
“A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary”
Begin now to live the life you want by being fully present in the one you already have.
Meditation and self hypnosis techniques used in combination with positive thoughts for today, can really help integrate the ideas into your psyche.
" Your life is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your Gift to God." -- Eric Butterworth
The best things in my life, have typically come out of what I initially interpreted as “bad.”
Do you have a story to share – of how life handed you a lemon and you made lemonade?
“When the way comes to an end, then change – having changed, you pass through” - I ching
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so" – William Shakespeare
Approach your life today with a beginner’s mind because as Shunryu Suzuki says :
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few”
Eric Butterworth’s advice (paraphrased):
Accept the reality of the situation but not it’s permanence.
“To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes” -- Pema Chodron
"We can use everything that happens to us as the means for waking up. We can use everything that occurs – whether it is our conflicting emotions and thoughts or our seemingly outer situation – to show us where we are asleep and how we can wake up completely, utterly, without reservations" –Pema Chodron
Sometime we make mistakes and have to do things over. Then, sadly, we confuse repetition with failure. How stupid is that?
Repetition is how we get better at what we do.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. – Basho
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone - Coco Chanel
Lovely snowflakes they fall nowhere else – Zen Saying.
There will never be another day like today or another person exactly like you. Seize the moment
If you would like to create a list of daily positive affirmations start here.
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