I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.  I want to have lived the width of it as well.
~Diane Ackerman (1948 – )
  American poet, writer and social worker

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended with diligence.
~Abigail Adams (1744-1818)
  American first lady, wife of John Adams

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
~Anouk Aimee (1932 – )
  French actress

“Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.
~Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
  American writer

This is one of my favorite positive affirmations statements:

Isn’t is great to know that you cannot control your world from the outside?  To try and control things on the outside feels impossible because it would take so much work, and in fact it is impossible according to the law of attraction.

To change your world all you have to do is manage your thoughts and feelings on the inside of you, and then your whole world changes.

~Rhonda Byrne
  Creator of “The Secret”

Here is an excerpt from Deepak Chopra M. D. book, Creating Affluence ~ Wealth Consciousness in the Field of all Possibilities

“T” stands for transcendence, timeless awareness, talent bank and tithing.  My personal experience is that without transcendence, life has no beauty.  In order to live a full life it is necessary to go beyond all boundaries.  

As the Sufi poet Rumi has said, “Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field.  I’ll meet you there.”  I feel that my experience of transcendence through the practice of meditation gives me an inner stability and silence that is not overshadowed by any activity.  That silence stays with me so that no outer experience can overshadow the awareness and experience of the self.  

“T” also stands for timeless awareness, as opposed to time-bound awareness.  Time-bound awareness occurs when we relinquish the self for the self-image.  The self-image is the social mask, the protective veneer behind which we hide. In time-bound awareness our behavior is always influenced by the past and by anticipation and fear of the future.  Time-bound awareness is burdened by guilt and sorrow.  It is rooted in fear.  It causes entropy, aging, and death.  Timeless awareness is the awareness of the self.

The Vedic seer says, “I do not worry about the past and I am not fearful of the future because my life is supremely concentrated in the present, and the right response comes to me, to every situation as it occurs.”

This is also the state of bliss.

The self is not in the realm of thought.  It’s in the gap between your thoughts.  The cosmic psyche whispers to us softly in the gap between our thoughts.  This is also what we call intuition.  Time-bound awareness is in the intellect; it calculates.  Timeless awareness is in the heart; it feels.

“T” also stands for talent bank.  In order to maximize creativity and offer the best service, it is good to develop a talent bank or a coterie of individuals with unique and diverse talents and abilities and whose individual talents, when added together, are more than the sum of the parts.

“T” also stands for tithing.  Tithing means giving away a certain portion of your income without conditions or strings attached.  When you give, a vacuum is created that attracts even more of what you have given away.  As Emerson said, “Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.”

A lovely quote by author Louise L. Hay

When we are ready to make positive changes in our lives, we attract whatever we need to help us.

Have a beautiful day,

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