The decisions that shape a conscious life
When you are afraid and anxious, don’t trust the voice of fear.
When you are in a chaotic situation, find a way to bring order and calm.
When faced with an angry conflict, make no decision until the anger has subsided.
When meeting resistance to your ideas, consider the viewpoint of those who resist you.
When you are tempted to condemn someone else, see if what you hate in them is hidden away in yourself.
When you are in trouble, decide if the situation is one you should put up with, try to fix, or walk away. Having decided, act accordingly.
When you know the truth, speak up for it.
– Deepak Chopra
Evelyn: “Nothing here has worked out quite as I expected.”
Murial: “Most things don’t . But sometimes what happens instead is the good stuff. Don’t you have work to go to in the morning?”:”
-From “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
- Just because you are struggling does NOT mean you are failing. Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there.
- It doesn’t matter if you’ve failed or if you’ve been beaten. All that matters is that you learn something, get back up, and try again. Because winning is a good feeling, but winning when nobody else thought you could is an awesome feeling.
- Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.
- ‘Finished last’ will always be better than ‘Did not finish’, which always trumps ‘Did not start.’
From “Hack Life – http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/07/27/60-empowering-quotes/#more-485
“A son and his father were walking on the mountains.
Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”
Curious, he yells: “Who are you?”
He receives the answer: “Who are you?”
And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!”
The voice answers: “I admire you!”
Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!”
He receives the answer: “Coward!”
He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?”
The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.”
Again the man screams: “You are a champion!”
The voice answers: “You are a champion!”
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.
It gives you back everything you say or do.
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.
If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.
If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.
This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;
Life will give you back everything you have given to it.”
YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU!”
— Unknown Author