Quote by Henry Ford
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t –you’re right
Quote by Stephen Levine
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call to make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Quote by Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Quote by William F. Halsey
There aren’t any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.”
Quote from Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton
….. for we are not made up only of our light and happiness but also of darkness and sorrow. To deny the darkness of yourself is to deny half of who you are, and when you love, truly love, you need to love the whole person not just the part that smiles and waves, but the part that thinks murderous thoughts and knows, that pain is both pleasure and temptation, but still thinks puppies are really cute.
The Dalai Lama likes to say that the busier his day is going to be, the more time he takes in the morning for meditation!
Quote from Journey To Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda
Doing vs. not – Doing
…I was more nervous and incompetent than he thought (Carlos said to himself).
„I‘ve always been that way,“ I said. „And yet I want to change, but I don‘t know how. I am so inadequate.“
„I already know that you think you are rotten,“ he said (Don Juan) „ That‘s your doing. Now in order to affect that doingI am going to recommend that you learn another doing.
From now on, and for a period of eight days, I want you to lie to yourself. Instead of telling yourself the truth, that you are ugly and rotten and inadequate, you will tell yourself that you are the complete opposite, knowing that you are lying and that you are absolutely beyond hope.“
„But what would be the point of lying like that, Don Juan?“
„It may hook you to another doing and then you may realize that both doings are lies, unreal and that to hinge yourself to either one is a waste of time, because the only thing that is real is the being in you….“
„The trick is in what one emphasizes,“ he said. „We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.“