Mindfulness / Happyness / Postivie Attititude / Being Present
“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
“Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.”
“If you want to know the past, look at your present. If you want to know the future, look at your present.”
“Just as a lamp or candle cannot burn bright without fire, a person cannot be enlightened without passion.” – David Scott
“Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful.”
“You stand at the crossroads of the path of love and the path of fear. Which do you choose to follow?”
“Compassion is that which makes the heart of the good move at the pain of others.”
“Crying with the wise is better than laughing with the fool.”
“Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.”
“Everything that has a beginning, has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.”
“True love is born from understanding.”
A man said to the Buddha, “I want Happiness.”
Buddha said, first remove “I”, that’s ego,
then remove “want”, that’s desire.
See now you are left with only Happiness.
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.”
“I am a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t look at me; look at the moon.”
“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”
“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.”
“The tongue like a sharp knife, kills without drawing blood.”
“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
“In order to gain anything you must lose everything.”
“Rule your mind or it will rule you.”
“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
“Silence is an empty space. Space is the home of the awakened mind.”
“The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character.”
“There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.”
“The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do to others as you would want done to you.”
There is an optimal point to how much money it takes to make an individual happy, and that amount varies worldwide, according to research from Purdue University.
"That might be surprising as what we see on TV and what advertisers tell us we need would indicate that there is no ceiling when it comes to how much money is needed for happiness, but we now see there are some thresholds," said Andrew T. Jebb, the lead author and doctoral student in the Department of Psychological Sciences. "It's been debated at what point does money no longer change your level of well-being. We found that the ideal income point is $95,000 for life evaluation and $60,000 to $75,000 for emotional well-being. Again, this amount is for individuals and would likely be higher for families."
Emotional well-being, or feelings, is about one's day-to-day emotions, such as feeling happy, excited, or sad and angry. Life evaluation, really life satisfaction, is an overall assessment of how one is doing and is likely more influenced by higher goals and comparisons to others.
New research suggests that using money to buy more free time - such as paying for a cleaner or cook to take the daily chores off your hands - does actually improve well-being.
In contrast, spending money on possessions does little to improve happiness.
"People who hire a housecleaner or pay the kid next door to mow the lawn might feel like they're being lazy," said study lead author Dr Ashley Whillans, assistant professor at Harvard Business School who carried out the research.
"But our results suggest that buying time has similar benefits for happiness as having more money."
The researchers surveyed more than 6,000 adults in the United States, Denmark, Canada and the Netherlands.
Those who spent money on time saving purchases reported greater 23 per cent greater life satisfaction.
If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.- Steve Jobs
“A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.”
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung
“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” – Marcus Aurelius
“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” - Oprah Winfrey
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” - Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor)
“The truly person is the one that can enjoy the scenery, even if they made a wrong turn and are lost” – David Scott
"When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless."
“With wisdom and age, you may feel life seems to get easier, but it doesn’t, you just get stronger.” – David Scott
“Be grateful for someone in your life that love’s you so much, that when they hug you, it is so tight and healing, that all of your broken pieces stick back together again.” David Scott
“Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.”
Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.
No rain. No flowers. When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.
“Please all, and you will please none.” - Aesop
Be a voice. Not an echo.
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” - Dr. Seuss
“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” - Rita Mae Brown
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” - Jean de La Fontaine
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
“Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.” - Gary Keller
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - William Skakespeare
When you’re happy you enjoy the music, when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” - Rita Mae Brown
“We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” -William James
“Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.” - Samuel Butler
“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” - Eckhart Tolle
“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” - Frank Tyger
"The un-examined life is not worth living." Socrates
“God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.” - Augustine of Hippo
“The less I needed, the better I felt.” - Charles Bukowski
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” - Rumi
Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean.
“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” - Richard Bach
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michaelangelo
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair
“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer
“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.” – Unknown
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” —Jamie Paolinetti
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs
“Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too.” – Unknown
“The Secret of Change Is to Focus All of Your Energy, Not on Fighting the Old, But on Building the New.” – Socrates
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton
“...to the soul, the most minute details and the most ordinary activities, carried out with mindfulness and art, have an effect far beyond their apparent insignificance.” - Thomas Moore
“Similar to rebooting a computer, as I exhale I say the mantra, reset, recalculate, refresh." – David Scott
“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.” – The Buddha
“It is our imagination that allow our thoughts to be infinite.” – David Scott
“It is ridiculous to think that somebody else can make you happy or unhappy.” – The Buddha
“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” - Henry David Thoreau
“I failed my way to success.” - Thomas Edison
Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it. --Salvador Dali
“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – The Buddha
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. --Coco Chanel
I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down. --Abraham Lincoln
Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible. --Albert Einstein
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. --Mark Twain
“The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.” – The Buddha
“Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.” – The Buddha
“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
“The path of awakening begins with a step the Buddha called right understanding.”
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – The Buddha
“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” – The Buddha
“There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.” – The Buddha
“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”
“Let your practice be a celebration of your life.”
“The quieter you become the more you can hear.”
"To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."
"You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind."
“The ancestors of your thoughts become your future” – Wayne Dyer
“When you start counting your blessings, instead of counting the things you feel are missing in your life, your whole life turns around.” – David Scott
“There is no such things as perfections. There is a crack in everything and that were the light enters.” – David Scott
“We need to learn to work together in peace. The Native Americans had a quote that said, “no tree has branches so foolish, as to fight among themselves.”
“Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.”
“Be strong by bending.”
“If you want to fly, you have to let go of everything that weights you down.”
Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.
“Row row row your boat” – 1891
"Be humble and stay low, like the ocean. It lays low and all the streams come to it."
"Life is an echo. What you send out comes back."
“Mindfulness is a wonderful vehicle through which we clean and refocus our lens; adjusting how we see the world; witnessing once again, what is truly important. With clearly restored, our mind becomes a fertile soil for our hopes and our dreams to distill into our reality.” – David Scott
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to live, love, and laugh.”
“Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.” - Ida Scott Taylor
“At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening.”
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past, if you are anxious, you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.”- Lao Tzu
“If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is to be present in the present. Gratefully.” - Maya Angelou
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” Dr Seuss
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” ~Corrie Ten Boom
“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” ~Wayne Dyer
“There is no greater wealth in this world than peace of mind.”
“Your thoughts have to understand one thing: that you are not interested in them. The moment you have made this point you have attained a tremendous victory.” ~Osho
“You leave the present moment every time you check your phone.” -Deirdre Jayko
“There isn’t enough room in your mind for both worry and faith. You must decide which one will live there.” ~Sir Robertson
“Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of answers.”
“Get out of your head and get into your body. Think less and feel more.” ~Osho
“The spiritual path is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.” ~Marianne Williamson
“The trouble is, you think you have time.”
“Close your eyes and inhale your essence.” David Scott
"Your body is listening to everything your mind is saying."
“You leave the present moment every time you check your phone.” ~Deirdre Jayko
There is no WiFi in the forest, but I promise you'll find a better connection.
"To the heart in you, don't be afraid to feel. To the sun in you, don't be afraid to shine. To the love in you, don't be afraid to heal. To the ocean in you, don't be afraid to rage. To the silence in you, don't be afraid to break." ~Najwa Zebian
"No, we don't need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live." ~Brooke Hampton
"Clear your mind, you heart is trying to tell you something."
The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him most, he said “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” ~ Dalai Lama
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ Buddha
“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” ~ Stephen R. Covey
“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.” ~ Wayne Dyer
"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." ~ Buddha
"Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time." ~ Paulo Coelho
"Joy is a return to the deep harmony of body, mind, and spirit that was yours at birth and that can be yours again. That openness to love, that capacity for wholeness with the world around you, is still within you. ~ Deepak Chopra
"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day." ~ Deepak Chopra
"If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths."
"The best teachers show you where to look, but not tell you what to see." "The eyes are useless if the mind is blind"
"Why do we close our eyes when we cry, dream, pray or kiss... The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but are felt in the heart." ~ Helen Keller
"You recreate and renew yourselves everyday in your mind. You are nothing but a mosaic of what you have thought and felt. You should not worry about the past, because you cannot change it, you should not worry about tomorrow, because it does not yet exist, live in the present moment earnestly and passionately. What you think, you become, have great thoughts and continue to live in peace and greatness." ~David Scott
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." ~Buddha
"To successfully open the door to heightened awareness, we must open it inward." ~Wayne Dyer
"Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive, because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny." ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."~ Mohandas K. Gandhi
"We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see." ~ Taoist Proverb
"Breathing in, I know I’m breathing in. Breathing out, I know As the in-breath grows deep, The out-breath grows slow. Breathing in makes me calm. Breathing out makes me ease. With the in-breath, I smile. With the out-breath, I release. Breathing in, there is only the present moment. Breathing out, it is a wonderful moment." Thich Nhat Hanh
"Be aware of the contact between your feet and the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. We have caused a lot of damage to the Earth. Now it is time for us to take good care of her. We bring our peace and calm to the surface of the Earth and share the lesson of love. We walk in that spirit." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
"We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." ~Thich Nhat Hanh
"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world." ~ Buddha
"The body follows the mind and the mind follows the breath." ~ unknown
"Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it."
Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace." Spirit says, "Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place." (Marianne Williamson) "I am always at the beginning"- Buddha
"Allow the waters to settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in in your own being." ~ Rumi
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
“Inhale love, exhale gratitude.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, and the black, curious eyes of a child— our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Listen carefully in silence because God whispers and everything else is noise." Dunia
"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder, than closed by beliefs."
When you Talk you are only Repeating what you know; but when Listen, you may Learn something new. (Dalai Lama)
"Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you; but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder." Henry Thoreau
"Because you are alive, everything is possible." Thich Nhat Hanh
"There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself." - Buddha
"We are aware of our hunger and needs, but still ignorant of what will satisfy them. With our garnered free time, we are more apt to drain our creative springs than to refill them. With our pitchers, we attempt sometimes to water a field, not a garden. We throw ourselves indiscriminately into committees and causes. Not knowing how to feed the spirit, we try to muffle its demands in distractions. Instead of stilling the center, the axis of the wheel, we add more centrifugal activities to our lives -- which tend to throw us off balance. " ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh Gift from the Sea 1955
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." Baghivad Gita
“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh
“It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar
The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun when they are concentrated they illumine. - Swami Vivekananda
While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along. - Allan Lokos
Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak. - Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
Through meditation, the Higher Self is experienced. - Bhagavad Gita
Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. - Diana Robinson
One conscious breathe in and out is a meditation. - Eckhart Tolle
"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."--Lao Tzu
Your "vibe" attracts your tribe. Sleep with dogs and wake up with fleas.
To a mind that is still, the whole universe reveals itself.
Extremes are easy, strive for balance.
Making mistakes is better than faking perfection.
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. Lao Tzu
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatman Gandhi
“Now is the future that you promised yourself last year, last month, last week. Now is the only moment you’ll ever really have. Mindfulness is about waking up to this.”- Mark Williams
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung
“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” – Buddha
"The planet is spinning on time: not a small event. All the galaxies are managing fine; the whole cosmos is doing great. But you have one nasty little thought crawling through head, and it is a bad day! In the vastness and grandeur of cosmic space, if you look at yourself in perspective, you are less than a speck of dust, But your thought - which is less than a speck within you - Should determine the nature of existence! You have lost your perspective of life: that is the basic problem." Sadhguru
"The sky is not the limit, your belief system is."
"There is nothing else in the world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts."
"Let go of the thoughts that don't make you strong"
"When you own your breath, no one can steal your peace"
"Silence isn't empty, it is full of answers"
"Even the silence has a story to tell you, just listen."
"A quiet mind can hear intuition over fear"
"Meditation means dissolving those invisible walls that the ego and ignorance have built."
I look into the cup and I see the sky, clouds and gum tree in the corner of the garden. I take the cup to my lips and I drink. I drink the sky, I drink the clouds and I drink the gum tree. Every time we eat and drink we take the world into our bodies. Eating is not just a symbol of our interconnectedness, it is the proof, the everyday reminder; all we need to do is pay attention. Charlotte Thaarup – Mindfulness, Mindful Eating – Dear Body
“Tea is an act complete in its simplicity. When I drink tea, there is only me and the tea. The rest of the world dissolves.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh
“The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.” – Idowu Koyenika
“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” – Amit Ray
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung