Who Can Wait Quietly?
April 08, 2013
Inside of Each and Every Breath
We are never more than a breath away from every thing we want and need in this life.March 12, 2013
A Passionate Sense of Potential
Photo: Mimi Pouget Ditkoff
It's Time to Totally Go For It!
February 02, 2013
"This is the true
joy in life,
the being used for a purpose
recognized by yourself
as a mighty one;
the being thoroughly
before you are
thrown on the scrap heap;
the being a force of Nature
instead of a
feverish selfish little clod
of ailments and grievances
that the world will not
to making you happy."
- George Bernard Shaw
A Wealth that is Priceless
February 01, 2013
Excerpt from New Prem Rawat Book
January 27, 2013
It's About Awakening
January 26, 2013
December 28, 2012
December 16, 2012
It What's On the Inside
December 09, 2012
On Letting Go
December 06, 2012
Beyond Your Facebook Friends
November 27, 2012
Prem Rawat in Benin
November 18, 2012
Prem Rawat in Johannesburg
November 16, 2012
Excerpts from Madagascar: 11/15/12
November 12, 2012
Prem Rawat in Mauritius
Big thanks to Louise Roenn for gathering these excerpts.November 06, 2012
Rumination for the Day
November 05, 2012
If You Have to Give Up...
October 23, 2012
October 17, 2012
October 04, 2012
The Ancient (Motown) Message October 03, 2012
You Have a Choice
September 27, 2012
Listen to Your Heart August 28, 2012
The Wise Man Does Nothing
"The foolish man
to be done.
The wise man
- Lao Tzu
It's Really Very Simple
August 19, 2012
A Word to the Wise
August 04, 2012
No Mud, No Lotus July 22, 2012
What Prem Rawat Said in Chicago
July 11, 2012
What Prem Rawat Said Tonight
July 10, 2012
The Pressure's Off
100 Awesome Quotes on What It Really Takes to Innovate
No matter what path you walk, hop, skip, or jump, there's a good chance you will need to innovate if you want get your message out there. Here are some inspiring quotes to goose you on your way...
1. "I want to put a ding in the universe." - Steve Jobs
2. "Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them." - Alfred North Whitehead
3. "Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk
4. "If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong." - Charles Kettering
5. "Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller
6. "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
7. "You can't solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level." - Albert Einstein
8. "Do not fear mistakes. There are none." - Miles Davis
9. "The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct arising from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves." - Carl Jung
10. "There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo
11. "If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think."
- Clarence Darrow
12. "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." - John Steinbeck
13. "To accomplish great things we must dream as well as act." - Anatole France
14. "It is the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas."
- Charles Peguy
15. "There's no good idea that cannot be improved on." - Michael Eisner
16. "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." - Anais Nin
17. "We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything."
- Thomas Edison
18. "The best vision is insight." - Malcolm Forbes
19. "Genius is infinite painstaking." - Michelangelo
20. "Nothing will change the fact that I cannot produce the least thing without absolute solitude." - Goethe
21. "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together, go to the making of genius. Love, Love, Love. That is the soul of genius." - Mozart
22. "Swipe from the best, then adapt." - Tom Peters
23. "Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself." - Robert Louis Stevenson
24. "You can expect no influence if you are not susceptible to influence." - Carl Jung
25. "Whether or not you can observe a thing depends upon the theory you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed." - Albert Einstein
26. "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." - Goethe
27. "Sit, walk, or run, but don't wobble." - Zen proverb
28. "The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites." - Carl Jung
29. "We don't know who discovered water, but we're certain it wasn't a fish." - John Culkin
30. "I will act as if what I do will make a difference." - William James
31. "There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start." - Charles Baudelaire
32. "What is now proved was once only imagined." - William Blake
33. "Remember, a dead fish can float down a stream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream." - W.C. Fields
34. "99 percent of success is built on failure." - Charles Kettering
35. "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow
36. "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein
37. "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
38. "The ultimate creative thinking technique is to think like God. If you're an atheist, pretend how God would do it." - Frank Lloyd Wright
39. "I start where the last man left off." - Thomas Edison
40. "Never confuse motion with action." - Ernest Hemingway
41. "The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child." - Thomas Edison
42. "No matter how well you perform, there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Sir Laurence Olivier
43. "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
44. "I'll play it first and tell you what it is later." - Miles Davis
45. "The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away." - Linus Pauling
46. "Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought." - Albert Szent-Gyorgi
47. "A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind."- Antoine Saint-Exupery
48. "Without a deadline, baby, I wouldn't do nothing." - Duke Ellington
49. "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." - Wayne Gretzky
50. "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki
51. "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - General George Patton
52. "The man with a new idea is a crank - until the idea succeeds." - Mark Twain
53. "A problem well stated is a problem half solved." - Charles Kettering
54. "The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." - Thomas Edison
55. "Don't be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George
56. "The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development." - Alfred North Whitehead
57. "A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor." - Victor Hugo
58. "Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money." - William J. Cameron
59. "Systems die; instincts remain." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
60. "You will never find the time for anything. If you want time, you must make it." - Charles Burton
61. "Whenever anything is being accomplished, it is being done, I have learned, by a monomaniac with a mission." - Peter Drucker
62. "One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
63. "The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind." - Thomas Carlyle
64. "I failed my way to success." - Thomas Edison
65. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
66. "The way to succeed is to double your failure rate." - Thomas Watson, (Founder of IBM)
67. "Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze." - Peter Drucker
68. "The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the presentâ€¦the decline will be fast." - Peter Drucker
69. "You can only be as good as you dare to be bad." - John Barrymore
70. "No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered."
- Winston Churchill
71. "Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives." - Carlos Casteneda
72. "After years of telling corporate citizens to 'trust the system,' many companies must relearn instead to trust their people - and encourage their people to use neglected creative capacities in order to tap the most potent economic stimulus of all: idea power." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter
73. "If the creator has a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely would have meant for us to stick it out." - Arthur Koestler
74. "If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself." - Rollo May
75. "Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have." - Emile Chartier
76. "There's always an element of chance and you must be willing to live with that element. If you insist on certainty, you will paralyze yourself." - J.P. Getty
77. "Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are just produced." - A.N. Whitehead
78. "Our best ideas come from clerks and stockboys." - Sam Walton
79. "The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." - Albert Einstein
80. "Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction." - Pablo Picasso
81. "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." - Groucho Marx
82. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
83. "Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way." - William James
84. "Vision is the art of seeing things invisible." - Jonathan Swift
85. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Alan Kay
86. "If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it." - Gordon MacKenzie
87. "Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most." - Fyodor Dostoevsky
88. "There is a vitality, a life force, that is translated to you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and will be lost." - Martha Graham
89. "We have approximately 60,000 thoughts in a day. Unfortunately, 95% of them are thoughts we had the day before." - Deepak Chopra
90. "Confusion is a word we have invented for an order that is not yet understood." - Henry Miller
91. "I refuse to be intimidated by reality anymore. What is reality? Nothing but a collective hunch." - Lily Tomlin
92. "Now that we have met with paradox we have some hope of making progress." - Niels Bohr
93. "Microsoft is always two years away from failure." - Bill Gates
94. "We've reached the end of incrementalism. Only those companies that are capable of creating industry revolutions will prosper in the new economy. - Gary Hamel
95. "If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied." - Alfred Noble
96. "I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it." - Steven Wright
97. "You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new." - Steve Jobs
98. "I am looking for a lot of people who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done." - Henry Ford
99. "You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere." - Lee Iacocca
100. "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John CageJuly 02, 2012
From Clever to Wise
June 15, 2012
Einstein on Mistakes
- Albert EinsteinMay 27, 2012
When the Heart Is Full...
Quote: Prem Rawat
Graphics: Birger Pohl
Aspiration is Beautiful
Design: Birger Pohl
Who Are You?
"Who are you? Are you the sum of all your thoughts? Are you the sum of all your actions? Are you the sum of what other people think about you? Who are you? Who, exactly, are you?"
- Prem Rawat, Las Palmas, Spain, 3/18/12
Now is the Moment
Such a great paradox:
All we have is now,
is also eternal,
The past is gone,
tomorrow never comes.
It is always
A true Master knows
how to help others
enter into the now
and enjoy it.
Quote: Prem Rawat
Design: Birger Pohl
Four Words of Inspiration
Quote: Prem Rawat
Graphics: Birger Pohl
The Wisdom of Mark Twain
March 14, 2012
Dance from Within
Quote: Prem Rawat
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Quote: Prem Rawat
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Your Strength is in Knowing
IDEA for this post: Monika Winslow
IDEA for this post: Monika Winslow
February 07, 2012
Fit to Be Tied?
"The foolish man is always doing, yet much remains to be done. The wise man does nothing, yet nothing remains undone." - Lao Tzu
Start With Yourself
January 26, 2012
20 Awesome Quotes on Beginning
1."Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
2. "There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth -- not going all the way, and not starting." - Buddha
3. "Be willing to be a beginner every single morning." - Meister Eckhart
4. "All great ideas and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning." - Albert Camus
5. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu
6. "Beginnings are always messy." - John Galsworthy
7. "When there is a start to be made, don't step over! Start where you are." - Edgar Cayce
8. "So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin." - W. Clement Stone
9."Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." - Seneca
10."The beginning is the most important part of the work." - Plato
11."The beginnings of all things are small." - Cicero
12. "What's well begun is half done." - Horace
13. "Every exit is an entry somewhere else." - Tom Stoppard
14. "The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." - Chinese Proverb
15. "No good ending can be expected in the absence of the right beginning." - I Ching
16. "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Martin Luther King
17. "Beginning is easy -- continuing hard." - Japanese Proverb
18. "There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." - Louis L'Amour
19. "The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette." - Henry Hoskins
20. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi
Thanks to Val Vadeboncoeur for locating these quotesJanuary 11, 2012
50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility
1. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi
2. "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll
3. "The Wright brother flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility." - Charles Kettering
4. "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." - Miguel de Cervantes
5. "The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do." - Henry Moore
6. "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!" - Walt Disney
7. "I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities." - Whoopi Goldberg
8. "What is now proved, was once only imagined." - William Blake
9. "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." - Mark Twain
10. "The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke
11. "Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing." - John Andrew Holmes
12. "God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed. That is the meaning of evolution." - Graham Greene
13. "Whether you believe you can or not, you're right." - Henry Ford
14. "Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision." - V.S. Naipaul
15. "I don't regret a single excess of my responsive youth. I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace." - Henry James
16. "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki
17. "The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious." - John Sculley
18. "One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king." - Abraham Maslow
19. "The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react." - George Bernard Shaw
20. "We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do." - Dale Carnegie
21. "An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to." - Laurence J. Peter
22. "When nothing is sure, everything is possible." - Margaret Drabble
23. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." - Albert Einstein
24. "I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist." - Max Lerner
25. "If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!" - Soren Kierkegaard
26. "All things are possible until they are proved impossible. Even the impossible may only be so, as of now." - Pearl S. Buck
27. "Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great." - Cher
28. "This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work." - Bette Davis
29. "You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices." - Deepak Chopra
30. "Some people see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and say 'Why not?'" - George Bernard Shaw
31. "The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility." - John Lennon
32. "I love those who yearn for the impossible." - Goethe
33. "Every man is an impossibility until he is born." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
34. "If you can't, you must. If you must, you can." - Tony Robbins
35. "A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility." - Aristotle
36. "If someone says can't, that shows you what to do." - John Cage
37. "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
38. "Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today." - Mark Twain
39. "Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done." - Louis D. Brandeis
40. "The possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination." - Emily Dickinson
41. "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso
42. "If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas Edison
43. "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." - Les Brown
44. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau
45. "Everything you can imagine in real." - Picasso
46. "Everything that is done in the world is done by hope." - Martin Luther
47. "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
48. "I don't dream at night, I dream all day. I dream for a living."
- Steven Spielberg
49. "The shell must break before the bird can fly." - Alfred Tennyson
50. "If not you, who? If not now, when?" - Rabbi HillelJanuary 08, 2012
38 Awesome Quotes on Change
1. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin
2. "Change before you have to." - Jack Welch
3. "People don't resist change. They resist being changed!" - Peter Senge
4. "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy
5. "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." - Albert Einstein
6. "Nothing endures but change." - Heraclitus
7. "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller
8. "Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." - Margaret Mead
9. "I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed."-George Carlin
10. "The key to change... is to let go of fear." - Rosanne Cash
11. "When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can't make them change if they don't want to, just like when they do want to, you can't stop them." - Andy Warhol
12. "Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
13. "Things do not change; we change." - Henry David Thoreau
14. "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." - St. Francis of Assisi
15. "We change whether we like it or not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
16. "When you're finished changing, you're finished." - Benjamin Franklin
17. "All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." - Anatole France
18. "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." - Victor Frankl
19. "Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer." - Shunryu Suzuki
20. "If you want to make enemies, try to change something." - Woodrow Wilson
21. "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof." - John Kenneth Galbraith
22. "Our only security is our ability to change." - John Lilly
23. "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou
24. "Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
25. "The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." - Alan Watts
26. "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress." - Charles Kettering
27. "We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing." - R.D. Laing
28. "People change and forget to tell each other." - Lillian Hellman
29. "The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades." - John Kotter
30. "Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got." - Peter Drucker
31. "In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy."-J. Paul Getty
32. "Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale
33. "Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different." - Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
34. "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell
35. "It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." - C. S. Lewis
36. "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu
37. "The changes we dread most may contain our salvation." - Barbara Kingsolver
38. "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." - Anon
Big thanks to Val Vadeboncouer for locating these quotes.December 21, 2011
You Are the Music
December 17, 2011
It's All Within
November 03, 2011
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Speaks
October 18, 2011
The Happiest People
October 14, 2011
Maharaji in Melbourne: 9/11/11
"Did you know you are unique? As unique as the snowflake? As unique as the flower? Do you know that? There's no one like you. And there will never, ever again be anyone like you. Never. Ever. The way you smile, the way you think, the way you laugh, the way you cry, the way you sleep, the way you are awake, the way you think, the way you are when you are generous. The way you are when you're kind. The way you love. The way you receive. The way you understand. There will never, ever be another one like you on the face of this earth. Never. What does that mean to you? You're precious."October 13, 2011
What's Surprising About Humanity
September 29, 2011
A Way to Slow Down
September 27, 2011
August 27, 2011
The Creative Impulse
August 22, 2011
Creators on Creating
Inspiring slide show of quotes by breakthrough thinkers, innovators, and other assorted wizards. View full screen for max impact.July 15, 2011
It's Your Choice
"There is sadness and there is joy. When you experience sadness, you think joy has gone somewhere? No, it's right there. And when you experience joy, you think sadness has disappeared? No, it's right there. When you experience clarity, do you think confusion is gone? No, it's right there. When you experience confusion, do you think clarity is gone? No, it's right there. But you have chosen one over the other."
- Maharaji, Barcelona, 6/25/11July 12, 2011
We Are One, But Two Is Also Good
1. "It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin
2. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
3. "If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless." - Darryl F. Zanuck
4. "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." - Henry Ford
5. "Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
6. "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
7. "It takes two to speak the truth -- one to speak, and another to hear." - Henry David Thoreau
8. "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." - George Bernard Shaw
9. "Politeness is the poison of collaboration." - Edwin Land
10. "I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively." - Golda Meir
11. "It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." - Napoleon Hill
12. "No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you." - Althea Gibson
13. "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Phil Jackson
14. "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." - Henry Ford
15. "The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind." -- Thomas Carlyle
Got others? Lay them on me!
This post is dedicated to Ramsey MargolisJuly 01, 2011
Breath By Breath
- Lao TzuJune 29, 2011
A Word to the Wise
June 05, 2011
Maharaji in Lima, Peru: 4/27/11
"I can show you the cadence of this breath, and when you play to this metronome called the breath, it will be the sweetest music you have ever heard in your life."May 20, 2011
You Are Not a Philosophy
"You are not a philosophy. You can think about philosophy, you can listen to philosophy, you can comment about philosophy, but you are not a philosophy. You are something living, existing, breathing, changing, evolving. A human being. You're not a theory. You're not a possibility. You exist." - Maharaji, 4/24/11, Buenos AiresApril 05, 2011
Inspired Quotes of Prem Rawat
"Who are we
We look up
to the sky,
to come down
and fix all of
are the angel
fix your problems."
- Prem Rawat
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George Bernard Shaw on Life
March 22, 2011
"This is the true
joy in life,
the being used for a purpose
recognized by yourself
as a mighty one;
the being thoroughly
before you are
thrown on the scrap heap;
the being a force of Nature
instead of a
feverish selfish little clod
of ailments and grievances
that the world will not
to making you happy."
- George Bernard Shaw
Einstein on Prem Rawat
March 13, 2011
Go For It!
you will be
by the things
you didn't do
than by the ones
the trade winds
in your sails.
March 11, 2011
- Mark Twain
"If You Can't Explain It Simply..."
March 01, 2011
- Albert Einstein
Afraid of a Cockroach?
of a cockroach?
that you said,
'Oh my God,
- Prem Rawat, Kuala Lampur, 2/16/11February 21, 2011
You Have a Wisdom Inside of You
"You have a wisdom inside of you that is immeasurable. You have a love inside of you that's unparalleled. You have a strength inside of you that is phenomenal."February 04, 2011
Be Fulfilled Everyday
January 31, 2011
21 Awesome Quotes on Appreciation
1. "There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread." - Mother Theresa
2. "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice." - Meister Eckhart
3. "The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated." - William James
4. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward
5. "I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate." - Elbert Hubbard
6. "Celebrate what you want to see more of." - Tom Peters
7. "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." - Cicero
8. "Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower." - Goethe
9. "The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them." - G.K.Chesterton
10. "Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune." - Sam Walton
11. "Next to excellence is the appreciation of it." - William Makepeace Thackeray
12. "Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least." - Anonymous
13. "Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart." - Seneca
14. "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia
15. "I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement." - Charles Schwab
16. "You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink." - G.K. Chesterton
17. "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder
18. "In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong." - John Ruskin
19. "There are two things people want more than sex and money -- recognition and praise." - Mary Kay Ash
20. "Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." - Margaret Cousins
21. "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." - Buddha
Big thanks and a flying chest bump to Val Vadeboncoeur for finding these great quotes.January 28, 2011
37 Awesome Quotes on Time
The biggest excuse people make about why they can't innovate is the lack of time. Really?
1. "Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time' is to say 'I don't want to.'" - Lao Tzu
2. "To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein
3. "Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." - H. Jackson Brown
4. "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein
5. "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."- Abraham Lincoln
6. "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." - Napoleon Bonaparte
7. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs
8. "Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion." - Eckhart Tolle
9. "Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." - Jim Rohn
10. "Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends." - William Shakespeare
11. "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." - William Penn
12. "Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in." - Henry David Thoreau
13. "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." - Henry Van Dyke
15. "You may delay, but time will not." - Ben Franklin
16. "If you want work well done, select a busy man -- the other kind has no time." - Elbert Hubbard
17. "What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know." - Saint Augustine
18. "Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right -- it holds my golden time!" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
19. "Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well." - Jonathan Carroll
20. "My time is now." - John Turner
21. "All my possessions for a moment of time." - Queen Elizabeth
22. "What may be done at any time will be done at no time." - Scottish proverb
23. "Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." - Will Rogers
24. "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." - Groucho Marx
25. "I've been on a calendar, but I have never been on time." - Marilyn Monroe
26. "The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time." - Leo Kennedy
27. "A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours." - Milton Berle
28. "The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet." - William Gibson
29. "The key is in not spending time, but in investing it." -
30. "It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?" - Henry David Thoreau
31. "Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves." - Lord Chesterfield
32. "In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking." - Sir John Lubbock
33. "I am definitely going to take a course on time management -- just as soon as I can work it into my schedule." - Louis Boone
34. "You will never 'find' time for anything. If you want time, you must make it." - Charles Bruxton
35. "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." -
- Michael Altshule
36. "Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can't afford to lose." - Thomas Edison
37. "The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something." - Carl SandburgJanuary 21, 2011
24 Awesome Quotes on Good Communication
1. "The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said." - Peter Drucker
2. "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw
3."Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people." - William Butler Yeats
4. "We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." - Epictetus
5. "Speak when you are angry -- and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret." - Laurence Peters
6. "In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do." - Stephen Covey
7. "The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them." - Stephen King
8. "Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language." - Walt Disney
9. "Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
10. "The two words information and communication are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." - Sydney Harris
11. "Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing." - Rollo May
12. "Humor is the affectionate communication of insight." - Leo Rosten
13. "Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break." - Earl Wilson
14. "Communication is everyone's panacea for everything." - Tom Peters
15. "Two monologues do not make a dialogue." - Jeff Daly
16. "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." - Plato
17. "Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot." - D.H. Lawrence
18. "Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening." - Emma Thompson
19. "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." - Ernest Hemingway
20. "You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time." - Scott Peck
21. "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." - Mark Twain
22. "That which we are capable of feeling, we are capable of saying." - Cervantes
23. "I have an answering machine in my car. It says, 'I'm home now. But leave a message and I'll call when I'm out.'" - Steven Wright
24. "Give me the gift of a listening heart." - King Solomon
Thanks to Val Vadeboncoeur for locating a bunch of theseDecember 06, 2010
A Simple Request
November 23, 2010
row your boat
stay in the boat,
- Prem Rawat
The Art of Living
"The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which; he simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."
The Big Distinction
25 Awesome Quotes on Creativity
"The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity." - Alfred North Whitehead
"The chief enemy of creativity is 'good" sense.'" - Pablo Picasso
"Everyone who's ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference." - Nolan Bushnell
"As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases. It is no longer enough to do the same thing better . . . no longer enough to be efficient and solve problems." - Edward de Bono
"I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them." - Thomas Edison
"Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things." - Theodore Levitt
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." - Albert Einstein
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams
"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things." - Ray Bradbury
"Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity." - Edwin Land
"There's room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you're trying to be like somebody else, then there isn't." - Tori Amos
"The key question isn't 'What fosters creativity?' But it is why in God's name isn't everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create, but why do people not create." - Abraham Maslow
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." - Joseph Chilton Pierce
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou
"By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired." - Nikos Kazantzakis
"Creativity is discontent translated into arts." - Eric Hoffer
"A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations." - Gerald Jampolsky
"Things are only impossible until they're not." - Jean-Luc Picard
"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity." - T.S. Eliot
"Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous." - Bill Moyers
"The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization." - Otto Rank
"The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards."
- Arthur Koestler
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
- Henry David Thoreau
"If you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself." - Carl Jung
"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John CageNovember 05, 2010
"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." - Benjamin Spock
"Systems die; instincts remain." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
"It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover." - Henri Poincare
"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data." - John Naisbitt
"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something." - Frank Capra
"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. - Billy Wilder
"It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner." - Jonas Salk
"All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas." - Immanuel Kant
"Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drown your own inner voice. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs
"The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the farther, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result." - Edgar Cayce
"I feel there are two people inside me -- me and my intuition. If I go along against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely." - Kim Basinger
"Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer." - Robert Graves
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein
"You must train your intuition. Uou must trust the small voice inside which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide." - Ingrid Bergman
"The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days." - Lao Tzu
"People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind." - William Butler Yeats
"Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives."- Carlos Casteneda
"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk
"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away
just below the conscious level." - Dr. Joyce Brothers
"Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself."
- Oprah Winfrey
This Want to Be Fulfilled
September 13, 2010
The Value of Nothing
"The foolish man
is always doing,
yet much remains
to be done.
The wise man
yet nothing remains
- Lao Tzu
Two Ways to Live Your Life
- Albert EinsteinMay 24, 2010
The Paradise Inside
"There's not too many people on the face of this earth who can truly stand up and say, 'You know, I'm going through about the worst time in my life, but you know what? My happiness has not been taxed. My joy has not been taxed.'
That is unique. That is beautiful. That's the way it should be.
It isn't about a coconut floating in the ocean going, 'Well, how come there's waves?' It uses what it has been given.
So, let there be waves. Big deal. And probably it gets to a point where the coconut says, 'The bigger the waves, the better. Because that means I'll be thrown far inland.'
Everything switches, everything turns around. This is how you are meant to be. This is what the Paradise inside is. This is what the heaven inside is.
You don't need to be in the hell of this world, counting all the problems. In the middle of all of it, there is something so beautiful. In the middle, there's something so real. And the real is more real than the fake is fake." - Prem RawatMay 10, 2010
There Is Another Part of You
Words of wisdom from Prem Rawat...
"Guess what? There is another part of you.
That other part of you is called the heart. Do you know how to use that part? Because if you don't, it's just like walking around with one leg tied, with one arm tied, with a patch on the eye and an earplug in the ear.
You have a whole part of you that wants to be content. There is a part of you that wants to be happy. Yes, there is a part of you that wants to have a posh briefcase and run off to the office every day and hobnob with the friends, and watch the latest things on the TV, and go to the movies, and do this and do that.
But there is a part of you, not an imagined part, a very real part of you, that wants to be content. That is all. No glory, no certificates. no climbing the steps, no climbing the ladders, no arguments.
Just wants to be content. Just wants to be happy. Happy. A simple, basic necessity of every human being on the face of this earth."May 04, 2010
The Wisdom of George Carlin
"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years! We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.
Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all, mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
HOW TO STAY YOUNG:
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain be idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, and hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
If you don't send this to at least 8 people....who cares?"
- George Carlin
Thanks to Matt Miller for forwarding this...May 02, 2010
A General Rule of Thumb
April 22, 2010
-- General George Patton
April 05, 2010
Think About It, But Not For Too Long
One Moment at a Time
Thanks to the almost omnipresent David Klamph for posting this on the Heart of the Matter FB group which you should definitely join immediately even if you have other important things to do right now and are totally overdosed with FB.
Don't Try To Figure Out Tomorrow
September 16, 2009
Seeing Exactly What Is
September 08, 2009
The Miracle of This Moment
August 25, 2009
A Message from Maharaji
"Imagine you have a little boat. And you want to tie it to something because you found a perfect harbor with a beautiful beach and nice clear water, and you want to spend some time there and have a picnic.
But the wind is blowing, and there are rocks, and you don't want to smash your boat on the rocks. You brought a rope with you, and you also brought a big block of Styrofoam that floats on the water. So you tie your boat to it, and you're happy, smiling. The boat is secured to the Styrofoam.
Is everything okay? No problems? Big problems! The boat is going to drift because the Styrofoam is going to drift. If you don't want the boat to drift, you must find something that doesn't drift. That's why people use an anchor. They throw the anchor into the water, set it, then pull on it to make sure it is caught on something that doesn't drift.
What is there in your life that does not drift?
Everything is going to change. You're not going to want it to, but it is going to change. Your face is going to change, your ideas are going to change, and the way you view things is going to change.
This is the nature of the world you live in. It is bound by time, and time changes everything. And you are looking not to drift.
So what is there that does not drift? To find that answer, you need to find your true self, because the true self does not drift.
Find the changeless and tie well this boat of life to the changeless. Then relax. Isn't that why you came into the harbor? Deep question. Isn't that why you're here with this incredible power to enjoy life in hand?
I don't want to change your religion or change your ways. I don't want to change your job. Do whatever you have to do, but know the difference between the permanent and the temporary.
There are all the things that are relative, and there is one thing that is not relative, that's absolute. And the absolute is within you. No variables.
You have life. That is absolute. One day you won't. But as long as you are alive, as long as breath comes into you, it is absolute. And as long as you are alive and can feel, as long as you have the capacity to be conscious, I say to you: be conscious of what is the real life.
Of all the things you could be conscious of, be aware of the existence that you have. Being aware of your existence brings joy, happiness, peace. Real peace."August 05, 2009
Mother Teresa Speaks
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; BE KIND ANYWAY.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends, and some true enemies; BE SUCCESSFUL ANYWAY.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you; BE HONEST AND SINCERE ANYWAY.
What you spend years creating, others may tear down overnight; CREATE ANYWAY.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous; BE HAPPY ANYWAY.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten tomorrow; DO IT ANYWAY.
In the final analysis, it's between you and God; IT WAS NEVER ABOUT YOU AND THEM ANYWAY.If You Have to Pray...
The Most Amazing Miracle
June 29, 2009
Mozart on Love
nor both together,
go to the
Love, Love, Love.
June 27, 2009
These Two Universes Walk Into a Bar
June 24, 2009
Give Up Anger, Fear, Guilt, and Doubt
June 18, 2009
What You Are Looking for is Within You
"There is more to life than you can ever imagine. What you are looking for is within you and, if you want to find it, I can help."
-- Prem Rawat
Pretty simple, eh?
You're looking for something (peace, love, fulfillment) and there's this person named Prem Rawat (aka Maharaji) who says he can help you find it. Hmmm...
No charge, no club to join, no secret handshake.June 12, 2009
Lao Tzu Speaks
"The foolish man
is always doing,
yet much remains to be done.
The wise man does nothing,
yet nothing remains undone."
Love Is Simple
May 22, 2009
What is Waiting Within Us
May 03, 2009
This is the true joy in life....
Read this one aloud. Good medicine for what ails you. Then forward it to any friends of yours who may be complaining about this, that, or the other thing...
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
- George Bernard Shaw
OTHER QUOTES FROM GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
"Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week."
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."
"The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time."April 20, 2009
The Book of Hearts
"Within you is the perfect book -- The Book of Hearts. It is so perfect that even the illiterate can read it. It is so well-written that even the blind can read it. The paper that it is written on never deteriorates. The ink never fades away. The Book of Hearts has never been revised and it never will be. It has been commented on, and every person who has read The Book has understood it. It is the only book that gives you answers, not questions." (Prem Rawat, aka Maharaji)
Thanks to Denise Mitchell for posting this quote hereApril 15, 2009
Get a Big Canvas and Paint!
April 10, 2009
Happy Next Breath!
From Quote of the DayFebruary 04, 2009
"Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction." - Pablo Picasso
No one likes change. No one likes chaos. No one likes starting all over again -- especially the older we get. Get over it, folks! The only way the species survives is by adapting to change -- and change is what's upon us now. The economy is crumbling. The old institutions are dying. Nothing, on the outside, ever stays the same. Picasso knew this. YOU know this, too. So, let the old forms die. Let what no longer works fade away. Then, help usher in the birth of WHAT'S NEXT that will emerge -- before that, too, fades away... only to be replaced by what's next after what's next. And the wheel goes round and round...
(Thanks to Dalit Fresco for the idea for this posting)November 23, 2008
Three weeks ago, my 11-year old daughter Mimi, (hugging Einstein's arm) and her two friends went to the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in New York City. They had their pictures taken with all the legends; Brittany Spears, Robin Williams, John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln, and many others. Of all the pictures, the girls seemed most themselves with Einstein.
What a remarkable man he was -- the epitome of human brainpower and intelligence and yet, at the same time, a deeply soulful, spiritual, and humble man. Click below for some of the amazing pearls of wisdom he left behind...
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
"Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted counts."
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."
"A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be."
"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?"
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."October 13, 2008
Failure Is Not What You Think It Is
If you're inspired and have an idea you think will make a difference in the world, chances are good that you are feeling two things -- excitement and a fear of failure.
You're excited because you're motivated from the inside and see how your idea can help. At the same time, you're hesitating, because you don't want to fail.
This is the same challenge all people face. It's been going on for thousands of years. Failure? The only failure that can happen is you choosing not to act because you are afraid to fail.
Take a risk! Step up to the plate. The force is with you! As a great pundit once put it, "If not YOU, who? If not NOW, when?
But hey, don't take my word for it. Click below for some juicy quotes on the topic -- everyone from Miles Davis to Thomas Edison.
"An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots." -- Charles Kettering
"Do not fear mistakes. There are none." -- Miles Davis
"The way to succeed is to double your failure rate."
-- Thomas Watson, Founder of IBM
"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
-- Henry Ford
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -- Confucius
"Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself." -- Robert Louis Stevenson
"Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it." -- Horace
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." -- Bill Cosby
"I have not failed once. I've just found 10,000 ways that didn't work." -- Thomas Edison
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
-- Robert F. Kennedy
"No matter how well you perform, there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." -- Sir Laurence Olivier
"If your life is free of failures, you're not taking enough risks."
-- H. Jackson Brown
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." -- Beverly Sills
"I failed my way to success." -- Thomas Edison
"99 percent of success is built on failure." -- Charles Kettering
"Act as if it were impossible to fail." -- Dorothea Brande
"Failure is success if we learn from it." -- Malcolm Forbes
"You can only be as good as you dare to be bad." -- John Barrymore
"The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success." -- Paramahansa Yogananda
"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." -- Mary Pickford
"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense." -- Winston Churchill
"We are not retreating -- we are advancing in another direction."
-- Douglas MacArthur
"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." -- Thomas A. Edison
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." -- Japanese Proverb
"Stumbling is not falling." -- Portuguese ProverbSeptember 24, 2008
The Temple of Your Heart
I just came across these inspiring words from Maharaji on innerlink.tv. A timeless message, indeed...
"Look in you. Look in your heart. And you will find the truest essence of your existence. Look within you and you will find the most beautiful waters. Look within you and you will find your solutions. Look within you and you will find your answers. Answers to which you don't even have questions to yet.
The holiest of all scriptures that ever will be, will be in the temple of your heart."September 12, 2008
"I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown." - Woody Allen
August 14, 2008
"The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child." - Edison
June 28, 2008
"Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." (Helen Keller)
Feeling a little off today? Cash flow problems got you down? Relationship a bit shaky? Wondering how you're going to pay the rent?
Hey, you can SEE! You can HEAR! You can SPEAK! She couldn't -- and still she found her way through the obstacles to become a prolific author and a leading supporter of women's suffrage and worker's rights.
Hellen Keller was right. Security IS mostly a superstition. Life IS a daring adventure or nothing. The key, for all of us, is to stay conscious of this, make our little effort, and have some faith.
Everything happens for the best! Enjoy the adventure!
"Forgiveness is the fragrance flowers give off when they have been trampled on."
Is there anyone you need to forgive?
Is there any way you can forgive this person today? This week?
Is there anything you need to forgive yourself for? And if so, when will you do it?May 20, 2008
"When a pickpocket meets a saint, all he sees are pockets."
"Motivation," explains psychologists, "affects perception."
In other words, you tend to SEE what your mind is preoccupied with. If you're driving through a town and you're hungry, you'll see the restaurants.
If you're running out of gas, you'll see the gas stations. If someone you love is dying, chances are good you'll see the funeral homes.
What's motivating YOU today? What lens might you be looking through? And what if you could remove that lens -- such that your experience of life was not skewed or limited or filtered?
What if your motivation was joy? What if your motivation was service... or love... or forgiveness? Might you not see the world in new ways?
If, upon seeing a saint, you saw love instead of pockets, possibility instead of doubt, how might your experience of life change for the better?
"Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted counts." (Albert Einstein)
Some things we can measure. Some things we can't. And just because we can measure something doesn't make it more real or significant. Einstein knew this. There was always the "X factor" for him -- mystery, the unknown, the divine, and the impossible to quantify.
That's why he used to conduct "thought experiments" in his lab -- times when he turned away from the blackboard with all those exotic formulas and simply daydreamed -- letting the intuitive side of him take over for a change.
Hmmm... what might YOU be attempting to quantify or measure that would best be left alone? What might you be needing to TRUST that abides outside the boundaries of the rational, logical, analytical, scientific mind?