10/22/10

inspiration

some random quotes that have really spoken to me:

from "Conversations With God: Book 3"

"Changing your ideas of what's "right" and "wrong" isn't the problem. You HAVE to change those ideas, or you would never grow. Changing is a product of evolution.


No, the problem is not that you have changed, or that your values have changed. The problem is that so many of you insist on thinking that the values you now have are the right and perfect ones, and that everyone else should adhere to them. Some of you have become self-justified and self-righteous.


Stick to your believes, if that serves you. Hold tight. Do not waiver. For your ideas about "right" and "wrong" are your definitions of Who You Are. Yet do not require that others define themselves according to your terms. And do not stay so "stuck" in your present beliefs and customs that you halt the process of evolution itself.


Be open, therefore. Be OPEN. Don't close off the possibility of new truth because you have been comfortable with the old one. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


Yet be not quick to judge another. Rather, seek to avoid judgement, for another person's "wrongs" were your "rights" of yestermorn; another person's mistakes are your own past actions, now corrected; another person's choices and decisions are as "hurtful" and "harmful" and "selfish" and "unforgivable," as many of your own have been."





From "The Power"

"Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindess and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."
-Og Mandino


"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
-Albert Einstein


"Everything is possible for the person who believes."
-Jesus


"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."
Martha Washington

the end!

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