Viktor E. Frankl

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Epictetus

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

Buddha

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Stephen Hawking

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

Confucius

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Anne Frank

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Ayn Rand

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Author Unknown

Anywhere is paradise; it's up to you.

Albert Schweitzer

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

Tom Shadyac

You send a message in everything you do. I'm always very conscious about what ideas and what energy I put out there.

Abraham Lincoln

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Khalil Gibran

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Marcus Aurelius

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

Mahatma Gandhi

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.

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Anger’s Destructive Power

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“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.” – Marcus Aurelius. Most of us experience anger at times–some of us more than others. It is a natural response when we feel we have been attacked or put down in some way. Anger is a destructive emotion that brings us to states where we can do …

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Mindfulness: The Way To Greater Peace

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“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness grounds us in the present moment and promotes greater awareness of ourself and everything around us. It helps us to understand and accept ourselves and others and what is. It …

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Thoughts on Life and Death

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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. – Marcus Aurelius. The last of my father’s siblings–my Auntie Irene–died recently. She was 93 years old–a good lifetime. June 12th was the anniversary of my father’s death. Though he has been gone for over 13 years now, I still miss him. With …

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