Friday

Change Your Thoughts and You'll Change the World

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Our life is what our thoughts make it. You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
"Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one."
Each day provides its own gifts. He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life."

"You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last." -Marcus Aurelius

"We mold clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that makes the vessel useful." -Tao Te Ching -Lao Tzu -Chapter 11

The emptiness of a vessel is what gives it usefulness. Similarly Existence is a blank state that invites your creative contribution. The purpose of life is to live a life on purpose, and this is totally up to you. You are free to manifest whatever you choose to believe. The meaning of life is to give life a meaning.

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." -Buddha

The mind is everything. What you think you become. Discipline means behaving according to what you have decided is best, regardless of how you feel in the moment. The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.

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