When Should We Start Living?

this moment

This Fleeting Moment
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Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.
     Marie Baynon Ray

How Can We Live Authentically?

Living Authentically

Being Authentic

When you are authentic, you know yourself deeply and trust your ability to shape your life in ways that align with your heartfelt interests. You have clarity about the conditions as they currently exist, both within and outside yourself, and understand how best to develop and utilize resources.

Living with Purpose

Living authentically enables you to shape a life of purpose, an ultimately meaningful life in which you experience participating in something greater than yourself. Experiencing yourself as authentic, you more readily recognize new opportunities, welcome them, and utilize them.

An Intentional Life
An Intentional Life: Five Foundations of Authenticity and Purpose

Lisa Kentgen, PhD

How Are We Connected To Each Other?

Interconnected

A Web of Connections

The universe is one thing. Everything and everyone is interconnected through a web of stories. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all in silent conversation.

Do no harm. Practice compassion. And do not gossip behind anyone’s back – not even a seemingly innocent remark! The words that come out of our mouths do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space, and they will come back to us in due time.

One person’s pain will hurt us all. One person’s joy will make everyone smile.

…..Shams of Tabriz

The Forty Rules of Love
The Forty Rules of Love

Elif Shafak

What Can We Control In Life?

Making Choices

In life our  first job is this, to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control. Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices.

…..Epictetus

The Obstacle is the Way
The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage

Ryan Holiday

What Thoughts Should We Concentrate On?

Thoughts to Live By

Think on These Things

  • What you can control – not what you cannot control.
  • The positive – not on the negative.
  • What you can do not on what you cannot do.
  • What you have – not on what you do not have.
  • The present – not on the past and future.
  • What you need – not on what you want.
  • What you can give not on what you can take.

Finding Strength

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will  find strength.

…..Marcus Aurelius

7 Thoughts To Live Your Life By
7 Thoughts to Live Your Life By: A Guide to the Happy, Peaceful, & Meaningful Life
I. C. Robledo