Creators of reality
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Silence is essential. We need silence just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.
He who has freed himself of the disease of ‘tomorrow’ has a chance to attain what he came here for.
Truly creative people care little about what they have done, and a lot about what they are doing.
Criticize by Creating.
Don’t let your mind control you. Control your mind.
Every thought we think is creating our future.
You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.
Thinking and writing are very different. Thinking can often be somewhat unstructured, disorganized, and even chaotic. In contrast, writing encourages the creation of a story line and structure that help people make sense of what has happened and work toward a solution. In short, talking can add to a sense of confusion, but writing provides a more systematic, solution-based approach.
Visualize Yourself Doing, Not Achieving.
In the creative process you do not make choices about what you do not want. You make choices about what you do want.
Once you begin to understand and truly master your thoughts and feelings, that's when you see how you create your own reality.
A human being always acts and feels and performs in accordance with what he imagines to be true about himself and his environment... For imagination sets the goal ‘picture’ which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of ‘will,’ as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
A truer barometer of intelligence is an effective, happy life lived each day and each present moment of every day.
Silence is a source of great strength.
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.
Today’s challenge is to keep your focus and preserve the sanctity of mind required to create, and to ultimately make an impact in what matters most to you. This can only happen when you capitalize on the here and now. To do this, alternate periods of connectedness with periods of truly being present.
Reinvention involves growing up. Growing above and beyond the hurts and memories of the past.
We have patiently suffered long enough, hoping that someone or some kind of luck would one day grant us more opportunity and happiness. But nothing external can save us, and the fateful hour is at hand when we either become trapped at this level of life or we choose to ascend to a higher plane of consciousness and joy. In this ailing and turbulent world, we must find peace within and become more self-reliant in creating the life we deserve.
Our minds are all we have. They are all we have ever had. And they are all we can offer others. This might not be obvious, especially when there are aspects of your life that seem in need of improvement—when your goals are unrealized, or you are struggling to find a career, or you have relationships that need repairing. But it’s the truth. Every experience you have ever had has been shaped by your mind. Every relationship is as good or as bad as it is because of the minds involved. If you are perpetually angry, depressed, confused, and unloving, or your attention is elsewhere, it won’t matter how successful you become or who is in your life—you won’t enjoy any of it.
Genius appeals to the future.
Meditation is not just blissing out under a mango tree. It completely changes your brain and therefore changes what you are.
The ultimate reason for meditating is to transform ourselves in order to be better able to transform the world.
Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become the next moment. By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.
It is said that 10 percent of life is what happens to us and 90 percent is how we choose to react to it.
Champions focus on what they can control. They know that while they can’t always control what takes place during an event, they can always control how they respond to an event. Within every setback lies the hidden opportunity…
Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.
Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.
We all have the tendency to believe self-doubt and self-criticism, but listening to this voice never gets us closer to our goals.
People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives, which is as close as any of us can come to being happy.
Flow is more than an optimal state of consciousness—one where we feel our best and perform our best—it also appears to be the only practical answer to the question: What is the meaning of life? Flow is what makes life worth living.
From a quality-of-life perspective, psychologists have found that the people who have the most flow in their lives are the happiest people on earth.
Mindfulness - moment to moment non-judgemental attention and awareness.
It’s nice if everyone sits down together to enjoy three sounds of the bell, nine times of breathing in and out. People practicing breathing with a small bell in this way are able to enjoy much peace and harmony together. That is what I call true civilization. You don’t need a lot of modern gadgets in order to be civilized. You need only a small bell, a quiet space, and your mindful in-breath and out-breath.
Writing in a journal activates the narrator function of our minds. Studies have suggested that simply writing down our account of a challenging experience can lower physiological reactivity and increase our sense of well-being, even if we never show what we’ve written to anyone else.
In the West we have a disease-care system, and medicine recognizes thousands of ailments and myriad remedies. One Spirit Medicine, on the other hand, is a health-care system that identifies only one ailment and one cure. The ailment is alienation from our feelings, from our bodies, from the earth, and from Spirit. The cure is the experience of primeval Oneness with all, which restores inner harmony and facilitates recovery from all maladies, regardless of origin.
We want to make life permanent, but in doing so we go against nature, and there lies our pain. Only the mind which is always moving, without resting places and fixed ideas, can be in tune with life and therefore joyful.
Everything in life is a mind game! Whenever we get swept under by life’s dramas, large and small, we are forgetting that no matter how bad the pain gets, no matter how harrowing the torture, all bad things end.
Reading is your first line of defense against an empty head.