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Introduction Quote:
Two roads diverged in a wood, 
and I -I took the one less traveled by, 
and that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost

August 2008 Quote:

Every breath we take, every step we make,can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

September 2008 Quote:

The only thing 
we are ever dealing with is a thought,
and a thought can be changed.
- Louise L. Hay

October 2008 Quotes:

We are disturbed
not by what happens to us,
but by our thoughts
about what happens.
- Epictetus

The last of the human freedoms 
is to choose one's attitude 
in any given set of circumstances.
-Victor Frankl

November 2008 Quote:

We can't solve problems
by using the same kind of thinking
we used when we created them.

- Albert Einstein

December 2008 Quote: 

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
- James Allen

January 2009 Quote:

I see your true colors shining through... 
so don't be afraid, to let them show.... 
your true colors 
are beautiful like a rainbow.
-Cyndi Lauper

February 2009 Quote:

I have lived with several Zen masters - 
all of them cats.
-Eckhart Tolle

March 2009 Quote: 

You gain strength, courage and confidence 
by every experience 
in which you really stop 
to look fear in the face.... 
You must do the thing 
you think you cannot.-Eleanor Roosevelt

April 2009 Quote: 

God makes his rain to fall
on the just and the unjust alike.
God makes the sun to shine
on the good as well as the evil.
-Matthew 5:45

May 2009 Quote:

The only thing we have to fear...
is fear itself.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

June 2009 Quotes:

You have to leave the city of your comfort and 
go into the wilderness of your intuition. 
What you'll discover will be wonderful. 
What you'll discover is yourself.
-Alan Alda

The intellect has little to do 
on the road to discovery. 
There comes a leap in consciousness, 
call it intuition or what you will, 
and the solution comes to you.
-Albert Einstein

July 2009 Quote:

Your entire life journey ultimately consists 
of the step you are taking at this moment. 
There is always only this one step, 
and so you give it your fullest attention.-Eckhart Tolle

August 2009 Quote:

And the peace… passeth all understanding.
-Philippians 4:7

September 2009 Quote:

When you are present in this moment,
you break the continuity of your story, 
of past and future.
Then true intelligence arises and also Love.
-Eckhart Tolle

October 2009 Quote:

Whole and complete,
Just the way you are.- Billy Joel (with a little poetic license.)

November 2009 Quote:

The mind craves for formulations and definitions, always eager to squeeze reality into a verbal shape.
-Nisargadatta Maharaj

December 2009 Quote:

Strange, isn't it?
Each man's life
touches so many other lives.
When he isn't around
he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?
-Clarence, Angel, 2nd class

in It's a Wonderful Life

January 2010 Quote:

The greatest guru is your inner self. 
Truly he is the supreme teacher. 
He alone can take you to your goal and 
he alone meets you at the end of the road. 
Confide in him and 
you need no outer guru.
-Nisargadatta Maharaj 

February 2010 Quote:

When you trust and act on your intuition, 
you increase your self esteem, 
build trust in yourself and
experience a profound sense of security
that no relationship or 
amount of money will ever give you.
-Cherly Richardson

Let it run like water off a duck's back.....
- Kathryn D. (my grandmother)

Get me out of here!
- unhappy little boy in a bounce house

May 2010 Quote:
Enlightenment is always there.
Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment.
If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive—
that you can touch the miracle of being alive—
then that is a kind of enlightenment.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Nobody likes me,
everybody hates me,
guess I'll go eat worms....
- unknown, childhood rhyme

Make each moment
an occasion to live
in Peace.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

In Truth there is no life
outside this moment.
-Leonard Jacobson

Constantly amazed by the blades of the fan on the ceiling....
-Jimmy Buffet
Little Miss Magic

We are the only true experts
on our journey to enlightenment.
Filter all information through your own heart.
- Daily OM

What people really want is to be fully themselves.
They want the sense of aliveness.
But they want it through this, that, or the other.
They don't realize that nothing can give it to you
because you already have it.
And not only do you have it,
you are it,
you are what you're looking for already.
You don't know that because
you're always looking somewhere else.
You can only know that
in the Now
by aligning yourself with the Now
and with the power that is there within you.
- Eckhart Tolle

I see your true colors shining through...
so don't be afraid, to let them show...
your true colors
are beautiful, like a rainbow.
-Cyndi Lauper

Both abundance and lack exist
simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities/
It is always our conscious choice which secret garden
we will tend...
When we choose not to focus on what is missing
from our lives
but are grateful for the abundance that's present
/love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature
and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure/
the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience
Heaven on earth.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment
of emotional maturity.
It is through compassion that a person achieves
the highest peak and deepest reach in his or her 
search for self-fulfillment.
-Arthur Jersild

That's how it's supposed to feel!
That's what change feels like!
-Marilee, Boot Camp

breathe in the air.
- Pink Floyd

We are the only true experts
on our journey to enlightenment.
Filter all information through your own heart.
- Daily OM

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. 
- Lao-tzu

We must get right with ourselves.
Once, we do, we will have so much to do,
we will not have time to keep track of who is wrong.
I'm okay, you're okay, let's get to work.
-Iyanla Vanzant

Let it run like water off a duck's back.....
- Kathryn D.

One Human Family
-Key West

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe..... He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures....
- Albert Einstein

Be here now.
-Ram Dass

The mind craves for formulations and definitions,
always eager to squeeze reality into a verbal shape.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj

We are victims of the rules we live by.

....waiting to take you away
waiting to take you away!
-The Beatles

Each one of us has a unique thing to give.... 
which is who we are!
- Tim Freke

Your attitude about who you are and 
what you have is a very little thing that makes
a very big 


-Theodore Roosevelt

Your entire life journey ultimately consists
of the step you are taking at this moment.
There is always only this one step,
and so you give it your fullest attention.
-Eckhart Tolle

Never be ashamed 

of the scars that life has left you with.  

A scar means that the hurt is over,
the wound is closed and you endured!
- unknown

Whole and Complete

Just the way you are!
- Billy Joel, (with a little editorial license...)

When I accept me 
no one can reject me.
- Iyanla Vanzant

External power is
looking outside yourself for power and 
trying to manipulate and control 
the external world
so that one feels more powerful 
or more comfortable.
- Gary Zukav

Well I know it wasn't you who held me down
Heaven knows it wasn't you who set me free
So often times it happens 
that we live our lives in chains and 
we never even know we have the key.
- Eagles from "Already Gone"

People are far too involved in their own lives
to devote a lot of time thinking about what’s going on in yours.
- John Holland

July 2012 Quote:

Humans spend a lot of time not in the purity 
of the direct experience, 
but most of their time in thinking.... 
until it becomes so habitual that we actually think that 
the thoughts about things are more real than the things themselves.
- Adyashanti

August 2012 Quote:
Get back on your mat!
- KB

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
- The Wizard of Oz

Do not anticipate trouble or worry
about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Benjamin Franklin

Suffering happens when 
you believe thoughts that tell you 
that something should be happening 
other than what IS happening.
- Scott Kiloby

You would see 
the biggest gift would be from me
and the card attached would say,
"Thank you for being a friend!"

It's been written 
in the scars on our hearts
That we're not broken - just bent
And we can learn to "live" again.
- Pink

....here and nowMy universe will never be the sameI'm glad you came.- The Wanted

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
    -Alfred Lord Tennyson      In Memoriam:27

Go mindless. Breathe. Let go. 
And remind yourself 
that this very moment is 
 the only one you know you have for sure.

Constantly amazed 
by the blades of the fan on the ceiling....
- Jimmy Buffet, Little Miss Magic

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Other Quotes:

37 seconds well used is a lifetime!
- Mr. Magorium in Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance—and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
- Oprah

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
-William Shakespeare

There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
-Helen Keller

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter." 
- Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland

You can't always control which thoughts come....
but you can decide which ones you allow to stay around.
-Joel Osteen

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
-Winnie the Pooh

Rivers know this: there is no hurry.
We shall get there some day.
-Winnie the Pooh