Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Growth means reaching out toward a valued higher destination, overcoming obstacles on the way and learning in the process. Learning is like rowing upstream - if you stop you go backwards, because the flow of life never stops offering new challenges, new opportunities. Including opportunities to be of service, because that's what raises the vibration the most. And that's the game.
As Jim Rohn said, "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."
Removing the cobwebs is easier said than done, of course. So much invested in those old beliefs. But it's never too late to change the programming imprinted in childhood, carried in our genes or derived from previous lives. Realizing a truth that before was obscured can really open the floodgates to change.
Wallace Huey further says, "High values offer broad vision. Broad vision gives rise to burning desire. Burning desire leads to focused intent. Focused intent stimulates committed action. Then God arranges the details!
To turn our lives around, we need to build up our capabilities, to increase our knowledge and gain skills. If our goal is clear and worthwhile, to transform our lives, this self-directed education is just part of the fun.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
I think we need to evolve, to move forward as a race, and then we stand a chance of resolving the immense social, cultural, economic and ecologic problems that are staring us in the face. Human nature has to change. That’s all! It’s as H.G. Wells foresaw: “Civilization is in a race between education and catastrophe.” Continues...