Quote of the Month


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December, 2013

Inside yourself there is a truth.
Bob Marley
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November, 2013

All things are linked together through cause and effect. There is no such thing as an accident.
Swami Prajnanpad
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October, 2013

Michael Parkinson: You said that if you did have one philosophy of life, it was 'Use the difficulty.'

Sir Michael Caine: Yes, 'Use the difficulty'.

Parkinson: What does that mean?

Caine: I was rehearsing a play when I was a very young actor. And I had to come in this scene - it was a stage play - I'm behind the flats waiting to open the door.

There was an improvised scene between  a husband and wife going on inside and then they got carried away and they started throwing things and he threw a chair and it lodged in the doorway.

And I went to open the door and I just got my head round and I said, "I'm sorry, sir, I can't get in."

He said, "What do you mean?"

"There's a chair there."

He said to me, "Use the difficulty."

I said, "What do you mean?"

He said, "Well, if it's a comedy, fall over it. If it's a drama, pick it up and smash it." He said, "Use the difficulty."

Now, I took that into my own life.

You ask my children. Anything bad happens, they go, "We've got to use the difficulty. How can we work with this? What can we get out of this?" You know, use the difficulty.

And so there's never anything so bad that you cannot use that difficulty. If you can use it a quarter of one percent to your advantage you're ahead - you didn't let it get you down. You know? That's my philosophy. "Use the difficulty."

Also, an added philosophy is, "Avoid them if you can."
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September, 2013

Anything you complain about repetitively is something that you have an unconscious intention to produce.
Gay Hendricks
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August, 2013

The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.
Louise L. Hay, You Can Heal Your LIfe
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July, 2013

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
from Chapter 13 of 1 Corinthians
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June, 2013

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
William James
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May, 2013

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
Plato
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April, 2013

There are no ordinary moments.
Dan Millman, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
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March, 2013

Take five seconds to be quiet...
Now everything that disappeared in those five seconds for you, that's what's not real.
So when you're not thinking everything that disappears, that's what's not real.
For most people that's about 99% of their whole experience of life.
Adyashanti
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February, 2013

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then we shall see face to face.
Now I know in part; but then shall I know fully, even as also I am fully known.

And now remain faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:12-13
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January, 2013

No better love than love with no object,
no more satisfying work than work with no purpose.

If you could give up tricks and cleverness,
that would be the cleverest trick.
Rumi
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