Questions can help us obtain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world we live in when crafted and reflected upon correctly.
Poorly crafted, rash questions will result in lame answers. Superiorly crafted, provocative questions will result in insightful answers.
The quality of the question changes everything.
The process works like this:
…A question gets asked, a void is created, and the mind – like a vacuum – works to fill that void with an answer almost instantaneously. Continue reading
“Authentic happiness can only come from the long-term cultivation of wisdom, altruism, and compassion and from the complete eradication of mental toxins, such as hatred, grasping, and ignorance.” ~ Matthieu Richard, via Talk Like TED
“If you can see yourself doing something, you can do it. If you can’t see yourself doing something, usually you can’t achieve it.” ~ SEAL, Living With A SEAL
“Most people I have spoken to have no idea that they have the power to control every single thought they think every second of every minute of every day. They believe that thoughts just happen and have never realized that if you don’t take the time to start controlling your thoughts, they will control you. When you start to focus on good thoughts only, and refuse to think the bad ones through sheer will-power, I promise you they will shrivel up very quickly.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
“A strong body cannot exist without a strong mind. A flexible body cannot exist without a flexible mind. A relaxed body cannot exist without a relaxed mind.” ~ Jesse Enkamp, Karate by Jesse
“You are what you think about all day long. You are also what you say to yourself all day long. If you say that you are old and tired, this mantra will be manifested in your external reality. If you say you are weak and lack enthusiasm, this too will be the nature of your world. But if you say that you are healthy, dynamic and fully alive, your life will be transformed. You see, the words you say to yourself affect your self-image and your self-image determines what actions you take. Your self-image is a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
If we had to sum this design up into one quote: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… We cannot change the fact that people will act a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is plan on the one thing we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… We are in charge of our attitudes.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
Resources that inspired this design: Top 15 Keep Moving Forward Quotes /// 27 Motivational Picture Quotes to Keep You Moving Forward! /// Poem from Jamesy Boy – A Young Man’s Resolve to Keep Moving Forward in Spite of Incredible Life Challenges /// 250+ Keep Moving Forward Quotes from the Archives
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“Understand once and for all that your mind has magnetic power to attract all that you desire into your life. If there is a lack in your life it is because there is a lack in your thoughts. Hold wonderful pictures in your mind’s eye. Even one negative image is poisonous to your mindset. Once you start to experience the joy this ancient technique brings, you will realize the infinite potential of your mind and begin to liberate the storehouse of ability and energy that currently sleeps within you.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
“The mind works through pictures. Pictures affect your self-image and your self-image affects the way you feel, act and achieve. If your self-image tells you that you are too young to be a successful lawyer or too old to change your habits for the better, you never will achieve these goals. If your self-image tells you that lives rich with purpose, excellent health and happiness are only for people from backgrounds other than your own, this prophecy will ultimately become your reality.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
“Thoughts are vital, living things, little bundles of energy, if you will. Most people don’t give any thought to the nature of their thoughts and yet, the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life. Thoughts are just as much a part of the material world as the lake you swim in or the street you walk on. Weak minds lead to weak actions. A strong, disciplined mind, which anyone can cultivate through daily practice, can achieve miracles. If you want to live life to the fullest, care for your thoughts as you would your most prized possessions. Work hard to remove all inner turbulence. The rewards will be abundant.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
…That’s right, the 3 year old screaming child, the moody teenager, the guy that cuts you off in traffic, and the arrogant businessman all have a deeper understanding of life than you.
The reason they act the way they do is so that they may teach you a lesson in life.
Sound strange? …Let’s look a little deeper.
How might a 3 year old screaming child teach you a lesson in enlightenment? Child screams can be so abrupt, obnoxious, and irritating that you might find your inner weather shift from sunny and happy to thunder storming and agitated in the blink of an eye (or the opening of a child’s mouth). But if you learn how to master your inner weather, no amount of screaming will be able to mess up your inner zen. Maybe that screaming child is teaching you a lesson in patience, compassion, and mastering your inner weather.
What about the moody teenager who keeps swinging from one extreme state to the other? Continue reading