Wisdom from the Heart
The Collection of Inspiring Quotes of the Day
Risk Taking Is the Way to Get What You Want ~ by Dr. Alan Zimmerman
Think about it. Everything you really, Really, REALLY want requires risk. There are no exceptions. Whether it’s a healthier body, a bigger income, a better career, or a stronger marriage, you can’t get any of those things by just hoping they’ll happen. You have to do something.
Light In The Darkness ~ by Aine Belton
Relationships of any kind help you face parts of your ‘shadow’ – buried parts that may otherwise remain hidden and unconscious, light or dark. You may project these parts on to other people, or attract people that act out these subconscious selves; aspects that are coming up for acknowledgement or healing at any given time in your life.
A New Twist to your New Year’s Resolutions ~ by Linda Sapadin
Are you just weak willed? Or could it be that something’s wrong with your resolutions? It could, of course, be both. But let’s see what happens if you were to create different types of resolutions. Here are my top 10...
The Essential Secrets to Attracting Your Soul Mate ~ by Jafree Ozwald
If you’ve found your life doesn’t have all the love you want in it, and have almost forgotten what its like to be madly, deeply in love, it may be time to turn your heart upside down and take a big risk to get the most out of your life.
Lower the Pressure ~ by Rick Hanson
You can give yourself over to wholesome aspirations, letting them carry you along with resolve and passion, staying true to your own North Star without straining and stressing along the way. You can be prudent, love others, rise in your chosen work, and nurture our planet without feeling like there’s a stick at your back.
Electing to Live Now ~ by Gabriella Kortsch, Ph.D.
The other day I caught myself thinking about my next vacation. For several seconds I was counting the weeks - until I realized what I was doing... I was in the process of in some fashion discounting or throwing away the intervening weeks between now and then because of how much I was looking forward to that vacation time. So you could say that I was discarding - as though it were rubbish - a bit of my life.
Training and Education Lead to Prosperity ~ by Dr. Alan Zimmerman
To all those people and organizations who want to cut back on their education and motivation, you would be well advised to listen to the words of the great philosopher Aristotle. Even though he penned these words more than 2000 years ago, they still ring true today. He said, “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” In other words, it may cost you some time and money to keep on learning, but the results are always worth it.
Share the Wealth ~ by Stephanie Marston
Caring is instinctive. A child is lost, we help her find her parents, someone trips, we reflexively reach out to break his fall. A co-worker’s car won’t start, we offer her a ride home. It’s a natural part of being human. We live, therefore we help. Helping occurs because the obstacles that separate us drop away, and we are in essence caring for ourselves.
Resistance to What-Is is a Prison Without Bars ~ by Joyce Shafer
Resistance, especially sustained resistance, is a prison without bars. Resistance keeps us from seeing the truth about what we are truly capable of, what our true strengths are, and how creative and supportive we can actually be. It causes us to forget we are co-creators, that we are compassionate, that we are never alone.
The Trap of Self-Importance ~ by Joyce Shafer
Walk your path in reverence for humanity and life. No one's journey is easy or free of fears, no matter what it looks like on the surface. It's remarkable and lovely to feel the humbleness of making a real difference, large or small, versus a "See! I'm-special!" trap of the frightened ego-aspect. Ask yourself often what it is you want to contribute while you're here, what you want your personal legacy to be, even if it's a silent, less-obvious one.
Heaven on Earth ~ by Harold W. Becker
There is a paradigm shift underway upon the earth and in its wake we shall know a new reality. The days of discord and negative expression are rapidly dissolving despite the appearance otherwise. In their place, we are coming to know and experience a love of such unbelievable magnitude as to scarcely recognize the old ways of living through fear and doubt. The polarization of negative and positive forces, and their respective expressions, are blending and balancing into a new awareness of unconditional love.
The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self ~ book by Gabriella Kortsch
Learning to love yourself is much easier said than done and the difference with this book is that Gabriella does not just paint a picture of how things could be, she provides many practical ways we can learn these skills. In particular, it's a matter of asking yourself the right questions, and indeed, the most illuminating questions are presented here. Answering them honestly will take you a very long way.
Beyond the Light and the Dark ~ by Kenneth J. MacLean
All physical universes are virtual realities, even though when you are IN them they appear to be the ONLY reality. We are getting closer and closer with our virtual gaming to this idea, but it is still a way off. The next step is to actually send your consciousness into that reality. That is precisely what you do when we incarnate into a physical body.
Anti-Gravity and Conscious Awareness in Aether Technology ~ Ralph Ring
In this fascinating video, you will not only hear evidence of 'free' energy technology, but also a man talking of his direct experience of how consciousness works, along with tangible evidence of how our world is controlled from behind the scenes by powerful banking interests (learn more at Richard Presser's site) who work hard and ruthlessly to keep the current diminished paradigm in place. A truly wonderful and uplifting story. You can find Ralph's website at BlueStarEnterprise.com. The work that Ralph has been involved with parallels much of the work of Keshe Foundation.
Technocracy is the latest piece of insanity derived from the notion that you can have everything you want handed to you on a silver platter. I have news. At bottom, people don't want that silver platter. They want the fruits of their own efforts. They want the joy that comes from those efforts and freely made choices.
I think there are four kinds of peace, and I’ll point out where each might be found. The first two kinds are pretty straightforward, while the third and fourth take a person into the deep end of the pool. It’s helped me to notice, appreciate and practice each of these. It’s OK to focus on just one for a while; any peace is better than none!
If there’s one thing guaranteed in our lives it is that change will be upon us, sooner or later; usually sooner. If we are open to change, and are willing to learn whatever is necessary to predict and adapt to it, we can even become its master and control its direction. Self-directed learning is therefore key to mastery over life and to the creation of the life that we want.
- Is there a message for me in this experience?
- What’s the gift in this situation?
- What can I learn from this?
- What’s the most loving thing I could do now?
- What’s the most important thing for me to focus on now?
- What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
- What would I do if there were nothing to fear?
Access your own inner wisdom by tapping into your subconscious and intuition. Release stress, blocks and negative emotions, and spark imagination and greater vision. Go deeper... reach higher with
Journaling for Self-Empowerment from Higher Awareness.
We need to look for ways to break out, to broaden our responsibilities, to acquire the resources that enable us to meet the challenges of life head-on, to survive/be accepted/find ourselves in this broader domain. This is the path of our development, toward actualizing our potential and moving beyond even that to be of loving service... so it is an act of love, not an act of selfish ego.
People who are never asked to consider what they are grateful for will continue to experience what they’ve always experienced, but fail to feel the happiness that gratitude adds to that experience.
As long as we are depending on safe solutions, prejudiced judgments and fixed ideas, our mind is closed to inspecting anew, to discovering our own truth. Those mental structures affect the way that we feel and act, and filter our perception so that we are unlikely to notice the message of nature and we are likely to distort the meaning of the song in our heart.
I believe in a multi-domain approach. We are not just one with God; nor just angelic beings; nor just a witnessing consciousness; nor just a creative mind; nor just a scheming ego; nor just a social being struggling to survive; nor just a lover, parent or friend; nor just a creature programmed by genes; nor just one with the super energies of the planet and the Universe. We are all of these things at the same time. A unified field.
Many of us are taught from a young age to “love our neighbors as we love ourselves.” But what if we don’t love ourselves? What if we are our own worst enemy, and our own harshest critic? If we treat others as we treat ourselves, then are we judging everyone else with the same harsh brush that we are using to paint ourselves? Is this why there are more people on our planet obsessed with trying to condemn anyone who is different, instead of learning to embrace everyone who shares our earth, and rejoice in our differences?
One of the great paradoxes of life is that being normal or even reasonable usually means settling for average, ordinary results, while success requires that we step outside our normal routines, dare to be different and often, uncomfortable. Highly successful people are, by definition, unusual people!
The belief that you are “Not Good Enough” is born of the story you tell yourself. Tell yourself a different story and you start meandering down a different road. Believe the new story and you live in a new world.
The words we use say a lot about us. They suggest sloppiness and laziness or precision and order. They underscore what’s important to us. Are there words that mean something special to you? What words excite you? What words do you aim at incorporating into your life? What words guide you?
You can align yourself with any possibility that comes your way, trusting that win-win is the attitude that life itself has been taking for billions of years. Evolution is win-win, which we can say not out of blind optimism but by referring back to the body. Anything happening inside a cell is either part of its healthy operation or a sign that a correction should take place.
The real test in terms of life success is how we deal with the little things that are easy to ignore. Things like living within our means. Things like managing our weight and staying fit. Things like time for loved ones, time for rest and for renewal. These things are not dramatic and they are not urgent. We can delay taking time for our kids. We can neglect our health for a long time before obvious problems occur.
How, exactly, are those of us who are trying to embrace a philosophy of love able to deal with our anger over the injustices that drive us to the brink? We all wrestle with our anger over the issues in our own lives as well as out there in the world. How do we keep that anger from bubbling over? (An excerpt from The Source of Miracles.)
In the words of Einstein, “We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” The head is and should be the servant to the heart. Putting the heart centre stage in our life means we are back fully in our power. We are taking full responsibility for who we are in this life and by following our heart we are becoming all that we were meant to be.
Just as the Love is eternal.
That all men and women of good heart
Will know and live the truth
And become fully realized beings
While here in their bodies
On earth as it is in heaven.
This is why the time returns.
For those with ears to hear, let them hear it.
The only way to discover this place of freedom is to look deeper within. Go beyond the mind and our programming around what is “right and wrong” and simply look at what is at the source of here and now. To go inside of ones Self means to drop the outer world completely, and discover that this Universal Love is abundantly within!
Imagine all the people living life in peace. Can you imagine this? Is it hard to do? Or do you scoff and think that it’s just the vision of a crazy idealistic dreamer who was preoccupied with love and peace, spouting notions that are naïve and simplistic?
If we’re angry, upset, discontent, bored, or frustrated, we’re allowing ego to run the show. The primary cause of much, most, or all of our unhappiness is this demanding ego aspect. Once you understand what this means, you can do something about it, starting today.
At first blush, you might consider that this question is simply a matter of conjecture because it cannot be proven. Well, it turns out that is not so. Indeed Dr. Ian Stevenson made the study of the evidence for reincarnation a key focus of his life’s work.
Put simply, if you want people to believe they came forth from primordial slime, lived in caves 10,000 years ago, are alone in the cosmos and there will be nothing left of you when you die, then you need a theory like Darwin’s to explain how we got here. Pure and simple. And the evidence is abundant that a lie that is widely promoted and powerfully supported will be believed.
It will be very difficult - if not impossible - to have a happy and productive life and career if you’re saddled with a negative attitude. If that sounds like you, don’t lose heart. You CAN change your attitude once and for all. Let’s get started on your attitude transformation right now.
Peace is the elusive “it” that everyone wants. Most of us don’t know what it is -- much less how to find it. Oddly enough, the opposite of peace is not necessarily chaos. Chaos is easily identified. However, it’s the status quo that’s challenging -- the safe place where nothing changes but you. Identifying the stagnant places in your life is harder to detect because we fill emptiness with stuff before we realize it was ever empty.
Conditioned values are sufficient for a successful material life; however, they cannot guide your intention to be free. The core of the issue is that, although our intentions are good, the way in which we use our values to direct those intentions is subject to both individual and collective conditioning; hence, the purest objectives can be misdirected by ego, and we end up essentially back at the beginning where we started.
Developing your intuition enhances your life by providing you with more information than meets the eye in every situation. You will successfully discover your true calling in life, your right mate, your true friends and whom to avoid, the right business venture, the right time to move forward with something and when to wait, and on and on and on.
When we listen to our intuition we are guided to the solutions we need to solve life’s many challenges. We are connected to the source of all intelligence in the Universe. All answers are available to us if we will only listen. The technology for conveying this information to us is our intuition. Let your intuition shine a light on your problems.
The next time you hear that ‘little voice’ when you are about to make a decision make sure you’re not tuning out your intuition. The intuitive mind always comes up with the simple and elegant solutions to whatever you are facing. Strip away all the rationalizations and focus on how the situation makes you feel.
Listening to guided meditations is a bit like using training wheels to learn how to ride a bicycle. You use the training wheels until you have improved balancing on your own and then you can remove them. When you listen to a guided meditation your mind is engaged in following the narrator’s directions and when your mind is absorbed in listening, your own rate of thinking distracting thoughts ceases. And, prolonged and cumulative time spent in relaxation is the key that triggers the benefits of meditation.
When people are feeling stuck and unable to change, they either get overwhelmed by their emotions, and inhibit their capacity to be analytical and act logically, or they are overly analytical and cannot tap into the emotions that would lead to a heartfelt decision. When people feel challenged they tend to either make goals for themselves that do not take their emotions into account, or vice versa.
Years of study have taught me why it is so hard for so many people to pursue the lives of their dreams. I have also discovered that understanding a few basic principles about how humans are wired can help anyone to achieve their goals and fulfill their dreams...
You must ask yourself, “Are my social activities and my lifestyle a re-enactment of unconscious programming, an automated mental image loop, replaying reactive patterns of addiction conditioning? Do I really have full, conscious freedom of choice in all areas of my life?”
“Happiness” through the non-purified senses and nervous system is ultimately the cause of most suffering. It’s the starting point of most addiction. Dependence on outer-sourced happiness, whether through possessions or substances, becomes a source of sorrow should these possessions or substances be lost either physically or to the senses or nervous system; it’s either anguish or withdrawal symptoms. This is why experiencing “nature happiness” - natural contentment of mind - is so vital.
You are going to change the world. You will do it alone, on your own, and no one will directly know you are doing it. Sounds a bit like Mission Impossible doesn’t it? But here is the good news: it isn’t impossible. You can do it, and the simple instructions which follow will not be destroyed in a poof of smoke after you have finished reading this. You will remember them.
Over the decades I’ve heard many men and women -- whether they’re psychotherapy patients working to build healthier lives or business executive trying to create healthier leadership -- say at some point that they don’t know what they’re really here for, on this planet. They’re not necessarily religious or spiritually inclined, but they feel a longing for that “certain something” that defines and integrates their lives.
Thoughts have been swirling around like a sandstorm about work for me lately, things I’ve been reading, household tasks, finances, concerns about people, a yard that needs mowing, loose ends, projects, etc. etc. The other day I told my wife: “I’m thinking about too many things.” Know the feeling?
The soul purpose of your life is to love. To love yourself and others so fully, so furiously, that you become completely overflowing with immense joy and lightness. When your heart is bursting with love everyday you will truly be fulfilled. When your love for another is so immense, so passionate, so compassionate, you won’t have time to worry about your own problems and life.
When we face reality in all its messy streaming complexity, we see that it exists independent of our rules, always wiggling free of the abstractions we try to impose upon it. This recognition of truth pulls you out of conceptualizing into direct experiencing, into being with “the thing-in-itself.” Which feels clear, peaceful, and free.
We have years of conditioning, limiting beliefs, emotional roadblocks, and perceived expectations that further confuse us and shroud our vision of what we really truly want for ourselves. We think we should follow a certain path, take a particular job, marry a particular person, live a specific lifestyle - but we wake up one day and it feels all wrong. The life is being sucked out of us, and we can’t fathom why.
Your children are not puppets and you are not a puppeteer. There is just no logical way that you can control every move your child makes or everything your child says, especially outside of your home.
We often forget that children aren’t born with a built-in sense of respect for others. While each child has a different personality, all children need to be taught to be respectful. From birth, kids learn to manipulate their world to get their needs met - this is natural. But it’s our job as parents to teach them respectful ways of doing this.
Something I’ve learned as a therapist and a mom is that you cannot ‘fix’ your child’s self-esteem as a parent - though many of us make ourselves crazy trying to do just that. It’s hard to see our kids acting out and giving up because of insecurities, so we wrack our brains trying to find ways to motivate them and make them feel better. Unfortunately, self-esteem just doesn’t work that way.
When your child repeatedly ignores you, defies you or fights with you over everything, you might even wonder if you’re doing things right, and if somehow you’re failing at parenting.
Parents of kids who hate school end up frustrated, exhausted, and grasping at straws. The key is to meet the problem head-on and focus on solutions that will resolve the issue in the long term, which includes teaching your child how to be a better problem-solver with a healthier outlook on their responsibilities.
These insights can inspire us to awaken and see the world differently,
with new motivation and possibilities for success...
Success and Abundance
Happiness and Wellbeing
Communication & Relationships
Motivation and Leadership
Parenting and Education
“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each
guest has been sent as a guide from beyond” –Rumi