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Beautiful words to live by, “Anyway” poem

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Happy day to you!!

Though it is sometimes cold and lonely walking the path of our life,

let these words become a part of you inside and out,

and that once disheartening pilgrimage

becomes a joyous journey and

a voluminous voyage full of warmth, community and love.

Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true friends; succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world your best anyway.
You see, in the end, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway. 

 

These words to live by/ poem/ life advice was thought to be written by Mother Teresa, but in fact was from a book called,
The Paradoxical Commandments written by Kent M. Keith when he was 19, a sophomore at Harvard College.
He wrote them as part of a book for student leaders entitled The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council, published by Harvard Student Agencies in 1968. The Paradoxical Commandments subsequently spread all over the world, and have been used by millions of people.
 

According to Lucinda Vardey, in Mother Teresa: A Simple Path (New York: Ballantine Books, 1995), page 185, there was “a sign on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, the children’s home in Calcutta.” This is what the sign said:

ANYWAY
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered,
LOVE THEM ANYWAY
If you do good, people will accuse you of
selfish, ulterior motives,
DO GOOD ANYWAY
If you are successful,
you win false friends and true enemies,
SUCCEED ANYWAY
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow,
DO GOOD ANYWAY
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable,
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY
What you spent years building may be
destroyed overnight,
BUILD ANYWAY
People really need help
but may attack you if you help them,
HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY
Give the world the best you have
And you’ll get kicked in the teeth,
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU’VE GOT ANYWAY.

This version includes eight of the original ten Paradoxical Commandments. The two that are missing are the sixth (Think big anyway) and the seventh (Fight for a few underdogs anyway). The wording of the other eight commandments is very close to Kent Keith’s original, written in 1968.

–read more about this from the source: http://www.kentmkeith.com/mother_teresa.html

No matter where it originated, and in any case, these words are a marvelous way to give our lives meaning, and by giving, doing, and living for others, we indeed make our own lives worth living at all.

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Happy Spring!!! words of wisdom and good life advice

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Sometimes we all need a little reminder to be more positive in our lives…how else can we expect to have light in our lives if we are always looking at the darkness?

 

 Here are Some Bits & Pieces of Good Advice I’ve found:

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Always think positive!

If you want to get somewhere, you have to know where you want to go. Then never, never, never give up.

The secret of life isn’t what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.

Self-trust is the first secret of success. So believe and trust yourself.

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself – so always think positively.

 One of my fave quotes:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant,

gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking

so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;

it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously

give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,

our presence automatically liberates others.

A Return to Love” – Marianne Williamson

Other great quotes:

That as we travel from the old to the new, perhaps we should worry less about choosing what is right and focus on choosing what we cherish.

– Susan Saltrick –

Success is the Journey, Not the Destination.

– author unknown –

On a Positive Note

On a positive note I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life

I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one

I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.  People love that human touch – holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I’ve learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about. I just did. Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.

Note: people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel…..:)

I’ve learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing “Silent Night.”  Age 6

I’ve learned that our dog doesn’t want to eat my broccoli either.  Age 7

I’ve learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.  Age 9

I’ve learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom tells me to clean it.  Age 12

I’ve learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.  Age 14

I’ve learned that although it’s hard to admit it, I’m secretly glad my parents are strict with me.  Age 15

I’ve learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.  Age 24

I’ve learned that brushing my child’s hair is one of life’s great pleasures.  Age 26

I’ve learned that wherever I go, the world’s worst drivers have followed me there.  Age 29

I’ve learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it.  Age 30

I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don’t know how to show it.  Age 42

I’ve learned that you can make some one’s day by simply sending them a little note.  Age 44

I’ve learned that the greater a person’s sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others.  Age 46

I’ve learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.  Age 47

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.  Age 48

I’ve learned that singing “Amazing Grace” can lift my spirits for hours.  Age 49

I’ve learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.  Age 50

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.  Age 52

I’ve learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.  Age 53

I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.  Age 55

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.  Age 58

I’ve learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage.  Age 61

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.  Age 62

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.  Age 64

I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you.  But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.  Age 65

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.  Age 66

I’ve learned that everyone can use a prayer.  Age 72

I’ve learned that it pays to believe in miracles And to tell the truth, I’ve seen several.  Age 75

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.  Age 82

I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.  People love that human touch, holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.  Age 85

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.  Age 92

I’ve learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about.  Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.

23 Things I Wish I Had Learned Earlier

1.  Any and all compliments can be handled by simply saying “Thank you,” though it helps if you say it with a Southern accent.

2.  Some people are working backstage, some are playing in the orchestra, some are onstage singing, some are in the audience as critics and some are there to applaud.  Know who and where you are.

3.  Never give yourself a haircut after three margaritas.

4.  When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste.

5.  Never continue dating anyone who is rude to the waiter.

6.  Good sex should involve laughter.  Because it’s, you know, funny.

7.  You need only two tools.  WD-40 and duct tape.  If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40.  If it moves and shouldn’t, use the tape.

8.  If you tell a lie, don’t believe it deceives only the other person.

9.  The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship: “I apologize,” and “You are right”.

10.  Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

11.  When you make a mistake, make amends immediately.  It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.

12.  The only really good advice that I remember my mother ever gave me was “Go! You might meet somebody!”

13.  If he says that you are too good for him–believe him.

14.  I’ve learned to pick my battles; I ask myself, Will this matter one-year from now? How about one month?  One week? One day?

15.  At hard times I ask myself, “How do I feel?  What do I want?” I use it whenever I’m at loss for words or thoughts.

16.  Never pass up an opportunity to pee.

17.  If you woke up breathing, congratulations!  You have another chance!

18.  If you move far from your family when you’re young, consider choosing a career with an airline.  Your need to see your family will last a lifetime, as will your travel benefits.

19.  Living well really is the best revenge.  Being miserable because of a bad or former relationship just proves that the other person was right about you.

20.  Be really nice to your friends because you never know when you are going to need them to empty your bed urinal and hold your hand.

21.  Work is good but it’s not that important.

22.  Never underestimate the kindness of your fellow man.

23.  And finally…Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect, it just means you’ve decided to see beyond the—imperfections.

Remember, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY, GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

 

Nepalese Good Luck Mantra

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs:

Respect for self

Respect for others, and

Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation.  Don’t bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like you do when nobody’s watching.

Best Aromatherapy Books on Chakras

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Books about AROMATHERAPY AND CHAKRAS (Amazon links):

highly recommended reading:
Essential Oil Recipe Blends & Dilutions for Energy Work; Clearing & Balancing the Chakras

The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood. the spiritual aspects of aromatherapy.
Also by Valerie Ann Worwood; The Fragrant Mind: Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion ,
Aromatherapy for the Soul: Healing the Spirit with Fragrance and Essential Oils .also by Valerie Ann Worwood.
Anita Slotte’s ” Tools for Transformation ” article, http://www.alternativeculture.com/spirit/chakra.htm
Aromatherapy information; http://www.bhia.org/aromatherapy.htm
Chakra information; http://health.indianetzone.com/aromatherapy/1/essential_oils_chakras.htm
Wonderful website on chakras; Suzanne Bovenizer’s website ; http://www.suzannebovenizer.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/aromatherapy-and-the-energetic-bodies

MORE READING ON CHAKRAS AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE :

MORE OF MY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE ARTICLES:

Positive message about worry tension, fear and pity

“I’m going to change the world and this is my plan…”

Worry is an energy that many associate with Love. But this is untrue. Worry is like saying to someone, “ Oh you poor thing. I know you are incapable of handling this problem/karma. You are not smart enough or capable enought to do it.” It devalues the person/s involved in the situation. Sending them love, faith and confidence in their ability to get through the problem adds a beautiful and positive energy to the situation.

Tension and anxiety are also very negative energies. When you hold tension or anxiety in your body you will block your spirit from being fully embodied. Spirit lives in openness and radiance and cannot enter places where tension and anxiety are held. Work on breathing deeply into your whole body and exhaling out through the pores of your skin. This will help you establish more room for your spirit and the spirits of those you are thinking about to be fully embodied.

Fear is also an inappropriate emotion to hold at this time. Fears contract your body and close it also to spirit. Holding trust and faith in the future is needed. In order to accomplish this work on the breathing like we mentioned above. Clear any beliefs connected with the fears. And don’t be afraid to feel the fear and breathe through. It is an ego issue-not a reality.

Pity is another emotional energy in yourself to heal and not let yourself believe in. When you feel pity for others (or yourself) you tend to breathe in an imploding manner and take on the energy of those you feel sorry for. This adds to the dilemma by adding you as another victim to the problem. However, compassion with detachment is the positive energy to learn to replace pity with. When you feel compassion with detachment it is a very loving and caring emotion. You will radiate it instead of imploding as with pity. The Buddhist have a lot of teachings about compassion with detachment which can contribute to the healing of the problem instead of adding to it.

So if you are feeling worry, tension, fear or pity treat these energies like an issue to be cleared. And learn to replace them with Love, Faith, Confidence, Trust, deep breathing, and compassion with detachment  adding to the healing and well-being as you do

~Many thanks to Ten Nebula for great words!

DAILY AFFIRMATION:

“I release any tensions, worries, fears, or feelings of pity for myself or others. I am replacing them with love, faith, trust, confidence, and compassion helping to create a balanced and healed self, country, home, (or said person), etc. “

Daily Affirmations: Being Your Own Good Friend

No one defines our worth unless we let them.

Here’s a hard truth that some of you will hate to hear: If you don’t stand up for yourself and specifically ASK for what you want, need and deserve in life, you probably won’t get it.

What better way is there to make a positive change?

Affirmations.

Believe it. — affirmations, especially daily affirmations, are one of the best ways to make small, positive changes in our lives.

Courage Cards are an amazing tool made just for this.

Years ago, an amazing friend gave me this deck of 52 affirmation cards that claimed to,

“help overcome anxiety, find courage, and gain self esteem”.
 

Empower Yourself!  ( #dailyaffirmations )

This is the message that’s coming cross loud and clear.

As each day waxes and wanes,  so too must our thoughts, feelings, and actions–along with the ebb and flow of our society, our planet, and time itself.

We cannot change the world without first changing ourselves“…. every great prophet, philosopher, poet, preacher, etc.. has proclaimed this in some form or another since time began.

I’d love to share them with you. Thank YOU! Sue Patton Thoele (author of the The Woman’s Book of Courage ) for Courage Cards.

Courage Cards are Women’s Affirmations for Empowerment and Peace of Mind. So every day I’m going to choose a card and share it with you.

Today  is: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

7/6/11 –in numerology = 6 – Karmic Lesson Discipline

I drew BEING YOUR OWN GOOD FRIEND  which states,

“I deserve to have what I want and need.

 

That sums it up about perfectly. Try being your own best friend, tell yourself the truth, be honest and non-judgemental .

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FOR the DIY-ers!:

You can find Courage Cards here (at Amazon)

 

Daily Affirmations: Trasforming Dragons

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What better way is there to make a positive change?

Affirmations.

Believe it. — affirmations, especially daily affirmations, are one of the best ways to make small, positive changes in our lives.

Courage Cards are an amazing tool made just for this.

Years ago, an amazing friend gave me this deck of 52 affirmation cards that claimed to,

“help overcome anxiety, find courage, and gain self esteem”.
 

Empower Yourself!  ( #dailyaffirmations )

This is the message that’s coming cross loud and clear.

As each day waxes and wanes,  so too must our thoughts, feelings, and actions–along with the ebb and flow of our society, our planet, and time itself.

We cannot change the world without first changing ourselves“…. every great prophet, philosopher, poet, preacher, etc.. has proclaimed this in some form or another since time began.

I’d love to share them with you. Thank YOU! Sue Patton Thoele (author of the The Woman’s Book of Courage ) for Courage Cards.

Courage Cards are Women’s Affirmations for Empowerment and Peace of Mind. So every day I’m going to choose a card and share it with you.

Today  is: Monday, June 6, 2011.

6/6/11 –in numerology = 5 – a well balanced date This is a good sign.

I drew TRANSFORMING DRAGONS  which states,

“I have the power to be who I want to be.”

That sums it up about perfectly.

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FOR the DIY-ers!:

You can find Courage Cards here (at Amazon)

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