Week 34.2 - Witnessing the dance...

“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” – Amit Ray

“What if what your after can not be pursued. What if what you are seeking is seeking you and instead of searching you just need to prepare yourself for it to find you?”

Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.

“There isn’t enough room in your mind for both worry and faith. You must decide which one will live there.” ~Sir Robertson

"A quiet mind can hear intuition over fear

“Our goal should be building a life that you don’t need a vacation from.”

“You must learn to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.”

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” – Rumi

“If God took back the pain, you would lose the strength you gained.”

“How you treat others is a reflection of how you feel about yourself.”

“At first I was dying to grow up and go to high school

Then I was dying to finish high school and go to college

Then I was dying to finish college and start working

Then I was dying to get married and have children

Then I was dying for my children to grow old enough so I can go back to work

Then I was dying to retire and now I am dying, And I suddenly realized I forgot to live…”

Some people can drown in a drop of water.

"The worst thing is watching someone drown and not being able to convince them that they can save themselves by just standing up."

“We can spend so much of our vital energy futilely trying to make someone happy, who is not happy with themselves. Stop wasting your energy on emotionally bankrupt people, they do not need a life ring, they need to learn to swim. Consider the fact that maybe God closed that door, because you deserved more.”

Perspective

“Lately I’ve been replacing my “I’m sorry”s with “thank you”s, like instead of ‘sorry I’m late’, I’ll say ‘thanks for waiting for me‘, or instead of saying, ‘sorry for being such a mess‘, I’ll say ‘thank you for loving me and caring about me unconditionally‘.” - Unknown

“If nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies.”

Don’t hold on to the dead leaves in your life, “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop. “Life is balance of holding on and letting go.” – Rumi

“Not every day is a good day, live anyway. Not all you love will love you back, love anyway. Not everyone will tell you the truth, be honest anyway. Not all deals are fair, play fair anyway.”

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.” – Rumi

“Whatever the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.”

“The lion is most handsome when looking for food.” – Rumi

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

“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.”

“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.”

"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."