June 27th - Perception becomes our reality

The reason a car has a tiny rear view mirror and a large windshield is because the future that awaits us is much more important than our past. We should only look back to see how far we have come.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

“Change your perception of things and you will change your reality.”

In first Down Dog:

Leonardo da Vinci always assumed that his first way of looking at a problem was too biased toward his usual way of thinking. He would always look at a problem from at least three different perspectives to get a better understanding.

“People see what they want to see and what people want to see isn’t always the truth.” Roberto Bolano

“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” Leonardo da Vinci

“I stopped explaining myself when I realized other people only understand from their level of perception.” It is not your responsibility to like me, it is my responsibility to like me. It is better to be dislike for you are, than loved for who you are not.

Letting go of repressed emotions:

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” - Sigmund Freud

Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience. Everything that you are going through is preparing you for what you’ve asked for.

Mixed Bag

“Feed your dreams and your fears will starve to death.” – David Scott

“Kind words are short and easy to say, but their echoes are truly endless” Mother Teresa

You are not truly rich until you have something money cannot buy.

Four very powerful words you can say to your child “I believe in you.” Tell that to your child within.

Make sure your worst enemy is not living between your own ears.

“If you surround yourself with people who are strong and positive, you are much more likely to see a world of opportunity and adventure.” – Jack Canfield

What you wish for in life, someone else already has, what you already have is what someone else needs, what you already take for granted, is something someone else only dreams of finding.

There is only one reality, but there are many ways that reality can be interpreted.” - B.K.S. Iyengar

“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for empathy, your hands for helping others, your mind for truth, and your heart for compassionate love.” – David Scott

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” Jack Kornfield

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” – Rumi

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” - E. Joseph Cossman

Closing Options

"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings. Always believe in yourself."

"Keep calm and be crazy, laugh, love, and live it up because this is the oldest you've been and the youngest you'll ever be again."

“The same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg, transforms in coffee. It’s about what you’re made of and not the circumstances that your in that define you.”

“We will never know the good a simple smile will do. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa