C.Faith Holland

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 7.29.13 July 29, 2013

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1. It is impossible to be influenced by any person or situation outside of ourselves; therefore, it is equally impossible to blame. The thinking mind is the narrator and we (in either our agreement or disagreement) are the decision-maker.

 

2. The thinking mind is constantly telling lies… its pants are so on fire!! Thanks Pamela

 

3. 10 things you might regret in 10 years… “If only…”  These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.

Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to this phrase of regret, and how to elude them:

  1. Wearing a mask to impress others. – If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it.  Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are.  So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you.  You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people.  Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
  2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you. – The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find.  A big part of this is your decision to stay true to your own goals and dreams.  Do you have people who disagree with you?  Good.  It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path.  Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing. 
  3. Keeping negative company. – Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you.  Don’t let them get to you.  They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun.  When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.
  4. Being selfish and egotistical. – A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone.  Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired.  So carve your name on hearts, not stone.  What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.
  5. Avoiding change and growth. – If you want to know your past look into your present conditions.  If you want to know your future look into your present actions.  You must let go of the old to make way for the new; the old way is gone, never to come back.  If you acknowledge this right now and take steps to address it, you will position yourself for lasting success.  The Power of Habit.
  6. Giving up when the going gets tough. – There are no failures, just results.  Even if things don’t unfold the way you had expected, don’t be disheartened or give up.  Learn what you can and move on.  The one who continues to advance one step at a time will win in the end.  Because the battle is always won far away and long before the final victory.  It’s a process that occurs with small steps, decisions, and actions that gradually build upon each other and eventually lead to that glorious moment of triumph.
  7. Trying to micromanage every little thing. – Life should be touched, not strangled.    Sometimes you’ve got to relax and let life happen without incessant worry and micromanagement.  Learn to let go a little before you squeeze too tight.  Take a deep breath.  When the dust settles and you can once again see the forest for the trees, take the next step forward.  You don’t have to know exactly where you’re going to be headed somewhere great.  Everything in life is in perfect order whether you understand it yet or not.  It just takes some time to connect all the dots.
  8. Settling for less than you deserve. – Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.  Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand up taller than you ever were before.  Sometimes your eyes need to be washed by your tears so you can see the possibilities in front of you with a clearer vision again.  Don’t settle.
  9. Endlessly waiting until tomorrow. – The trouble is, you always think you have more time than you do.  But one day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to work on the things you’ve always wanted to do.  And at that point you either will have achieved the goals you set for yourself, or you will have a list of excuses for why you haven’t.  Read The Last Lecture.
  10. Being lazy and wishy-washy. – The world doesn’t owe you anything, you owe the world something.  So stop daydreaming and start DOING.  Develop a backbone, not a wishbone.  Take full responsibility for your life – take control.  You are important and you are needed.  It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday.  Someday is now; the somebody the world needs is YOU.

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 5.31.13 May 31, 2013

1. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”― Mark Twain

 

2. “Then Universe is not outside you…. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already ARE.” ~ Rumi

 

3. Relationship as a Spiritual Path:  One of the paradoxes of relationship is that we give our power away to others in order to learn to honor ourselves more completely. We become co-dependent with others in order to learn how to have better boundaries. We blame others so that we can learn to be gentle with ourselves and forgive our own mistakes. It is all a set-up. 
We look for love and happiness through others to learn that we can find love and happiness only in our own hearts and minds.

Being in a relationship helps us learn to stand alone. The “We” is an incubator for the “I,” or true Self. When the true Self is actualized by both people, the spiritual purpose of the partnership is fulfilled. ~ Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini

 

4. Can you love someone who does not need you, or do you need to be needed? All that need business is just body/ego stuff. There is nothing enlightened about it. On the other hand, the joy of heaven is increased when two or more are aware of the love that each already has and is, and they come together to share that love. It is not about need. It is about sharing and joining in the love that is already in the awareness of each. Thanks Benny

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.27.13 March 27, 2013

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1. Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi ~

2. Somebody is trying to usurp your control, authority and power? There are things like money and even the well-being of yourself and loved ones at stake? What to do? Well, if nothing Real can be threatened, then whatever you think is at stake, probably is of no value. And if you are willing to turn your will and life over to God (Holy Spirit/Divine Love/Source) then you do not need to maintain control. So, what’s the problem? Now you can RELAX and even let go of that grievance.

3. We may think we need to find an answer in order to have peace of mind. But if we choose peace of mind now, we will have an answer. On a path of growth, we don’t get rid of chaos. We learn how to dance in the uncertainty, breathe through fire, and discover strengths we never knew we had.

4. Beliefs are like stepping stones. They provide us with some temporary stability until we  find a better one with a more inclusive viewpoint. If we cling to a belief we’ll never experience our life completely.

 

5. Be the Light that Shines Bright in your day…

Be the Light that Shines Bright in your Day

Be the Light that Shines Bright in your Day

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.25.13 March 25, 2013

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1. “Nothing good or bad happens to us unless our mind labels it such. The state of our mind alone determines happiness and unhappiness” – Geshe Tashi Tsering

 This is the ultimate freedom. The challenge is to remember I have it.

2. “Between a stimulus and a response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. The last of human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”- Viktor Frankl

3. The whole world is a form for truth. When someone does not feel grateful to that, the forms appear to be as he feels. They mirror his anger, his greed, and his fear. Make peace with the Universe. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open… Don’t plant anything but Love. ~ Rumi

4. We only do three things in life: we sit, we stand, we lie horizontal. The rest is just a story. ~ Byron Katie

 

5. Running Free!!!

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