Steve Maraboli: Make a pact with yourself

 Steve Maraboli: Make a pact with yourself

Today’s quote Friday May 25th 2018

Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.
–Steve Maraboli–

Steve Maraboli (born 18 April 1975) is a motivating speaker, author, and behavioral science academic. His words have been shared and published throughout the world in more than 25 languages. Maraboli has delivered his speeches in over 30 countries, earning numerous awards while being praised by media.

Laozi: Love the world

Laozi: Love the world

Today’s quote Thursday May 24th 2018

Love the world as your own self;
then you can truly care for all things.

–Laozi–

Laozi also referred to as Lao-Tzu, Lao-Zi , translated from Chinese “Old Master”, was a philosopher of ancient China. He is considered one of the most important philosophers of Chinese civilization and he is held responsible for writing the Dao De Ching or Tao Te Ching, the essential work of Taoism. According to Chinese traditions, Laozi lived in the 6th century BCE. Some historians contend that he actually lived in the 5th-4th century BCE, concurrent with the Hundred Schools of Thought and Warring States period.

John Muir: Nature’s peace

 John Muir: Nature's peace

Today’s quote Wednesday May 23rd 2018

Allow nature’s peace to flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
–John Muir–

John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as “John of the Mountains”, was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books describing his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada, have been read by millions. His activism has helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization. The 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir, Muir Grove, and Muir Glacier. In Scotland, the John Muir Way, a 130-mile-long route, was named in honor of him.

Dalai Lama: The best relationship

Dalai Lama: The best relationship

Today’s quote Tuesday May 22nd 2018

The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
–Dalai Lama–

The name Dalai Lama is a combination of the Mongolian word dalai meaning “Ocean” and the Tibetan word? “la-ma” meaning “guru,teacher. This is the title that gets the leader of the Tibetan government in exile and spiritual leader of Lamaism and Buddhism Tibet before the Chinese invasion. The current 14th Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso (July 6, 1935).

George Bernard Shaw: Sad times & good times

George Bernard Shaw: Sad times & good times

Today’s quote Monday May 21st 2018

Write your sad times in Sand.
Write your good times in Stone.

–George Bernard Shaw–

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems with a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw’s attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.

John Lennon: Understanding life

John Lennon: Understanding life

Today’s quote Friday May 18th 2018

When I was 5 years old my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
–John Lennon–

John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of rock group the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a songwriting partnership that is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Born and raised in Liverpool, as a teenager Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960.

When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Working Class Hero”. After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to raise his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.

Buddha: The lotus and the wise one

Buddha: The lotus and the wise one

Today’s quote Thursday May 17th 2018

As the lotus rises on it’s stalk unsoiled by the mud and water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.
–Buddha–

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. A native of the ancient Shakya republic in the Himalayan foothills, Gautama Buddha taught primarily in northeastern India. Buddha means “awakened one” or “the enlightened one.” “Buddha” is also used as a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhārtha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha (Pali sammasambuddha, Sanskrit samyaksambuddha) of our age.

Marianne Williamson: A new way to be

Marianne Williamson: A new way to be

Today’s quote Wednesday May 16th 2018

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.
–Marianne Williamson–

Marianne Deborah Williamson (born July 8, 1952) is an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published ten books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area, and the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace. She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty in the United States and around the world. Williamson is also the force behind Sister Giant, a series of seminars and teaching sessions that provides women with the information and tools needed to be political candidates. Through these seminars, she encourages women to run for office and align their politics with their spiritual values.

Duke Ellington: A problem

Duke Ellington: A problem

Today’s quote Tuesday May 15th 2018

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
–Duke Ellington–

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.

Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward, and gained a national profile through his orchestra’s appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s, his orchestra toured in Europe. Though widely considered to have been a pivotal figure in the history of jazz, Ellington embraced the phrase “beyond category” as a liberating principle, and referred to his music as part of the more general category of American Music, rather than to a musical genre such as jazz.

George Matthew Adams: An open fireplace

 George Matthew Adams: An open fireplace

Today’s quote Monday May 14th 2018

I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace so that people may be warmed and cheered by it and so go out themselves to warm and cheer.
–George Matthew Adams–

George Matthew Adams (August 23, 1878 – October 29, 1962) was an American newspaper columnist and founder of the George Matthew Adams Newspaper Service, which syndicated comic strips and columns to newspapers for five decades. His own writings were circulated widely to The Gettysburg Times and many other newspapers.