Thursday, October 2, 2008

Words of Inspiration - Words of Mother Teresa

Saint Theresa's Prayer

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing,
dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

Take care

Steven :-))
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Words of Inspiration - Words to ponder

My favorite's

"In a world of unlimited possibilities, I am what my mind chooses to be"

"What if the question is not: why am I so infrequently the person I really want to be, but, why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am?" Oriah mountain dreamer

"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet"
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Words of Inspiration - Everyone has a purpose

"There will never be another NOW.

Learn from the past. Don't dwell on it.

Make tomorrow what you want it to be.

That is your choice in life." 

Everyone you have ever known  or met had a purpose!

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person..
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support,
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are..
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they just move far away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,
Things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson,
Love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant

Thank everyone you have ever known for being a part of your life,
Whether they were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Thank you for entering my life by reading this

Take care

Steven  :-))

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Words of Inspiration - Peace beyond the mind

"Our mind is like a candle flame, disturbed by the winds of
our emotions. When the candle flame is still, the radiating light
allows us to see more clearly. In the same way, when we calm 
our mind, quieten our thoughts and rest, clarity and confidence 
naturally arise in our lives."
His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigme Losel Wangpo

Rest the mind, not just the physical body. 

Find the peace beyond the mind, beyond the thoughts, the worries, the every day stress we accumulate in order to make our lives happier, more productive.

Stress, worry, anxiety, depression, anger, can not exist when the mind is not thinking. And when in this state, solutions can arise.

To regain sanity you need to be out of your mind!!!

Be at peace

Steven   :-)) 

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Words of Inspiration - I CHOOSE to be grateful

I CHOOSE to be grateful for.......

Too many e-mails, because it means I have friends thinking of me.

The large pile of laundry & ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.

For my large heating bill, because it means I am warm.

For the alarm that goes off in the early hours, because it means I am alive.

For the lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning & gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.

For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat.

My shadow that watches me work, because it means I am out in the sunshine.

For the lady behind me singing loudly out of tune in church, because it means I can hear.

Getting a parking spot at the far end of the carpark, because it means I am capable of walking & have a car.

For the wife who says its my turn to cook tonight, because she is home with me.

For the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato, because he is home & not out drinking.

For the teenagers who are complaining about doing the dishes, because it means they are at home & not on the streets.

For the taxes I pay, because it means I have a job.

For the mess to clean up after a party, because it means I have been surrounded by friends.

For all the unsung heros who, without any thought of receiving anything in return, do something special for one who needs help.

For the strangers I pass in the street who share a passing smile. It only takes a moment but can change a persons day.

Share a smile, brighten up some-ones day, you will feel that much better as well.

Take care

Smiley Steve,         ^  ^

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Words of Inspiration - Live for today

Live for today
as yesterday is but a memory.
And tomorrow a vision.
But every today well lived
makes every yesterday a memory of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

NOW is the moment of power. It is the only time that exists. Everything that has ever happened, happened NOW.  

Take yourself back to school learning history, with a time line graph. A horizontal line with dates indicating special moments in history, or your life. Change this image to a vertical line. Everything happens at a moment of NOW.  There is only one time that exists & that is NOW. 

NOW is the time to Create, to Love, to Be. 

Be the change you wish to see in the world. When??  NOW!!

Take care

Steven :-))

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Words of Inspiration - Reap your destiny!

Your thoughts become an action
Your action becomes a habit
Your habit becomes your life.

Sow a seed, you reap a habit
Sow a habit, you reap a character
Sow a character, you reap a destiny.
Author Unknown

Everything begins with a thought. Keep them positive and focused, and your life cannot be anything other than that you desire.

Take care

Steven  :-))

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Words of Inspiration - Step outside your comfort zone

I used to have a comfort zone
Where I knew I couldn't fail
The same four walls of busy work
Were really more like jail

I longed so much to do the things
I'd never done before,
But I stayed inside my comfort zone
And paced the same old floor

I claimed to be so busy
With things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for
Something special of my own.

I couldn't let my life go by,
Just watching others win.
I held my breath and stepped outside
And let the change begin.

I took a step and with new strength
I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone 'goodbye'
And closed and locked the door.

If you are in a comfort zone,
Afraid to venture out,
Remember that all the winners were 
At one time filled with doubt.

A step or two and words of praise,
Can make your dreams come true.
Greet your future with a smile,
Success is there for you!

Author Unknown

"Experience is not what happens to a man; It is what a man
does with what happens to him"   -  Aldous Huxley.

Take care

Steven  :-))

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