Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream. – Lao Tzu
“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again.” ~ Og Mandino
“We keep looking for the startling discovery of the divine, or the long awaited arrival of it, when really what we experience in that moment of our awakening is our own startled awareness of what was there all along! Does a fish immersed in water appreciate the divinity of water? Do we, immersed in oxygen, appreciate the divineness of breathing air? Could it be the same with all things spiritual, the divine, God, universal oneness, love?”
–Lori Anne Yang, Mammaste
–Neale Donald Walsch, The Only Thing That Matters
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Excerpt from: Live Your Bliss: Tools for Transforming Your Life
The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy.
The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.
“Optimism does not mean continual happiness, glazed eyes and a fixed grin. When I talk about the desirability of optimism I do not mean that we should delude ourselves about reality. But practicing optimism does mean focusing more on the positive fall-out of an event than on the negative.
… I am not advocating the kind of optimism that means you blow all your savings on a horse running at a hundred to one; I am talking about being optimistic enough to sow some seeds in the hope that some of them will germinate and grow into flowers.”
A Message from the Hopi
Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in the right relationship? Where is your water? Know your garden. It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and they will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The Elders say we must let go of the shore, and push off and into the river, keep our eyes open, and our head above the water. See who is there with you, and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary! All that you do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for…”
The Elders, Hopi Nation, Oraibi, Arizona