Thought for the day II

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Postby yat_chum » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:47 am

"Upon those who step into the same rivers different and ever different waters flow down."
Heraclitus of Ephesus
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:45 am

"The solution is to gradually become free of societal rewards and learn how to substitute for them rewards that are under one's own powers. This is not to say that we should abandon every goal endorsed by society; rather, it means that, in addition to or instead of the goals others use to bribe us with, we develop a set of our own."
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:30 am

"Follow the grain in your own wood."
Howard Thurman
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:17 am

"A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad."
Bob Edwards
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:58 am

"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known."
Chuck Palahniuk (1962 - ), Invisible Monsters, 1999
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:42 am

"Your idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours alone. The more the idea is yours alone, the more freedom you have to do something really amazing. The more amazing, the more people will click with your idea. The more people click with your idea, the more it will change the world."
Hugh Macleod, How To Be Creative: 2, 08-22-04
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:35 am

"When someone is full of Love and Compassion,
he cannot draw a line between
two countries, two faiths, or two religions."
Amma
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:25 am

"All of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
Dale Carnegie
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:02 am

"Waste not fresh tears over old griefs."
Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:47 am

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:44 am

"An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness."
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:16 am

"Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others."
Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:39 am

"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."
Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:55 am

Blessed are they who give
without expecting even thanks in return,
for they shall be abundantly rewarded.

Blessed are they who translate
every good thing they know into action,
for ever higher truths shall be revealed unto them.

Blessed are they who do God's will
without asking to see results,
for great shall be their recompense.

Blessed are they who love and trust their fellow beings,
for they shall reach the good in people and
receive a loving response.

Blessed are they who have seen reality, for they know
that not the garment of clay but that which activates
the garment of clay is real and indestructible.

Blessed are they who see the change we call death
as a liberation from the limitation of this earth-life,
for they shall rejoice with their loved ones
who make the glorious transition.

Blessed are they who after dedicating their lives
and thereby receiving a blessing, have the courage and faith
to surmount the difficulties of the path ahead,
for they shall receive a second blessing.

Blessed are they who advance toward the spiritual path
without the selfish motive of seeking inner peace,
for they shall find it.

Blessed are they who instead of trying to
batter down the gates of the kingdom of heaven
approach them humbly and lovingly and purified,
for they shall pass right through.

Mildred Norman - Peace Pilgrim's Beatitudes
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:42 am

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."
Mark Twain
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:12 am

"Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins."
Native American Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:49 am

"I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy."
Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:35 am

"Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun."
Ruth Westheimer
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:29 am

"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine."
Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:08 am

"If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke."
Brendan Francis
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