Tuesday, November 13, 2007

about courage


"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear."

~Mark Twain~



It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

~ Henry David Thoreau~

helen keller


I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

~Helen Keller~

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Conversation with God

read the book.

enough said.

world without us

last Saturday, i went to my favorite bookstore and stayed there for a few hours until early evening.

after that, i went underground to take my train home.

there was no one there.

at first, i got scared.
feeling vulnerable that no one will help me in the event i get robbed (although highly improbable).

and then, my fear changed.
it was now a fear of the insane possibility or concept of being the last man on earth.

what if i was?

i love my introverted nature.

but that night, i missed having someone around - whoever that person may be.

it was sad being alone.
and it was scary.

after 15 minutes of missing anyone, a college boy appeared.

it was the two of us now waiting for the train.

then boarding the same one.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

great quotes

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.

~Maxwell Maltz ~

"Inspiration, creativity, and growth come easier when you are in a peaceful atmosphere. Allow enough time to know yourself better. Be relaxed and, most importantly - be gentle with yourself."

~Thomas D. Willhite~
Living Synergistically

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

~Mahatma Ghandi~

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.

~Theodore N. Vail ~

The future depends on what we do in the present.

~ Mahatma Gandhi~

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.

~Gerald J. Simmons~

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

~John Lubbock ~

"I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process."

~Diane Nyad~

"We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else's idea of life."

~James Van Praagh~

"The ego problem is a result of a society that promotes exploitation. Being better than, prettier and smarter than, or richer than, at the expense of someone else, is an ego barrier. Only when a person confronts this problem, recognizes and admits where they are, will there be a possibility for constructive change."

~Thomas D. Willhite~
Living Synergistically

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

~Mary Ann Radmacher~

"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its when you had everything to do, and you've done it."

~Margaret Thatcher~

"Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination."

~Barbara Grizzuti Harrison~

When your fear touches someone's pain, it becomes pity. When your love touches someone's pain, it becomes compassion.

~Stephen Levine~

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
~William James~