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Words to Remember…

Quotes to Remember

Below are the ones I will keep with me and always remember. The posts after are the new ones that I must use to reflect. Every word there has led to a door opened in my soul.


The unnumbered quotes were just what I needed to hear.


Allow them to operate peacefully together. And wherever you fall short practice self forgiveness and begin again Eventually your focus will be on internal unity rather than the current battle in which you now perceive They want to get along Remove your ego which loves to look at dualistic measures (good or bad/right or wrong) and observe the silence that awaits your observation You will see that there was never a battle at all outside of your own imagination. – Timothy J Glenn (The battle between mind, body and spirit)


It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death. — Eleanor Roosevelt


When you get clear on who you are & what you stand for – and refuse to compromise that – the people who do not hold those values will disappear from your life & the people who do will show up & join you. This means you will have the team you want surrounding you. Do you think perhaps that this might be a powerful …way …to bring a deeper ease to your living? – Calvin Hawn


True humility involves the willingness and open-mindedness to accept help and insight from all sources. When we pretend that “nothing is wrong” or “we are already enlightened” there leaves no room for growth and we inadvertently shut off insights and opportunities for further expansion. One of the keys to growth is recognizing that there is always room for improvement…just my two cents: – Connie Mink


There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls. – Howard Thurman


How can the beauty and wisdom of Change be revealed if you remain a slave to Complaining? – Timothy J Glenn


If I must err in this world, let it be on the side of loving too deeply, trusting too many, giving too much, expressing too fully and living too great a life. Let it be said I miscalculated the greatness within us all, rather than that I failed to notice the beauty inside …of another…. – Eileen Workman


The minute that you stop creating the life you want……is the minute someone else less qualified creates it for you. Take responsibility for your life NOW. Life is awaiting your courageous creativity, not your victim mentality. – Timothy J Glenn


Never react in emotion. – Aaron

  1. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”~— Siddhārtha Gautama….Words can never take the place of Spiritual Practice.
  2.  Use of knowledge is power.
  3. The most dangerous weapon is a focused mind.
  4. There is no problem that can withstand the bombardment of sustained thinking.
  5. We become what we think about.
  6. Do or Do not! There is no try.
  7. Just Do it!
  8. Do it now! Today will be yesterday tomorrow.
  9. Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.
  10. Attitude out does Aptitude.
  11. Great souls have always experienced violent opposition from mediocre minds.
  12. Those who prescribe the diameter of your knowledge also control the circumference of your activities.
  13. African Proverb – Only when Lions have historians will the hunters cease being heroes.
  14. Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate but powerful beyond measure.
  15. Our words may hide our thoughts but our actions reveal them.
  16. Watch your “Thoughts,” they become actions;
    Watch your “Actions,” they become habits;
    Watch your “Habits,” they become character;
    Watch your “Character”, for it becomes your “Destiny”
  17. I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means. – Clarence Darrow
  18. What you seek is seeking you. — Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
  19. The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love. — Meister Eckhart
  20. We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change. — Katharine Hepburn
  21. Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. — Gordon B. Hinckley
  22. Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself… You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. — Khalil Gibran
  23. You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. — Charles Buxton
  24. If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success. — Malcolm X
  25. You cannot change the world by yourself. You need to have two or three other people. — Spenser Havlick
  26. One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. — Kahlil Gibrán
  27. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. — Mark Twain
  28. In such doubtful matters, where you have to work as a pioneer, you must be able to put some trust in your intuition and follow your feeling even at the risk of going wrong. — Carl Gustav Jung
  29. Look in the mirror. What’s there is not you, but an image projected by the ego. Like a movie. Know that, apply it to your whole life, and things will begin to look different. Very different…… Better — by Stefan Nadzo
  30. Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. — Mark Twain
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  2. Asherah Amyas May 4, 2010 at 3:13 AM - Reply

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  3. Asherah Amyas May 4, 2010 at 3:14 AM - Reply

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  4. Asherah Amyas May 4, 2010 at 3:14 AM - Reply

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  5. Asherah Amyas May 4, 2010 at 3:14 AM - Reply

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  6. Asherah Amyas May 4, 2010 at 3:14 AM - Reply

    Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things… Eric Butterworth April 20 at 6:47pm ·

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    “We evolve at a rate consistent with the group that we are “plugged into.” ~ Carolyn Myss April 20 at 6:58pm ·

    Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. And lo, no one was there. ~Author Unknown April 20 at 6:58pm ·

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    You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. ~Anne LamottApril 20 at 6:59pm ·

  7. Asherah Amyas May 4, 2010 at 3:15 AM - Reply

    is enjoying stillness and silence, two of my best friends. : ) – Timothy J Glenn (mines too brother…mines too) April 20 at 6:59pm ·

    Strive to discover the mystery before life is taken from you. If while living you fail to find yourself, to know yourself, how will you be able to understand the secret of your existence when you die? ~ Farid ud Din Attar. April 20 at 7:00pm ·

    God has entrusted me with myself. ~Epictetus April 20 at 7:01pm ·

    Compassion literally means to feel with, to suffer with. Everyone is capable of compassion, and yet everyone tends to avoid it because it’s uncomfortable. And the avoidance produces psychic numbing — resistance to experiencing our pain for the world and other beings.~Joanna Macy April 20 at 7:02pm ·

    Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius April 20 at 7:02pm ·

    Pain is never permanent. ~ Teresa of Avila April 20 at 7:02pm ·

    It is your turn now, you waited, you were patient. The time has come, for us to polish you. We will transform your inner pearl into a house of fire. You’re a gold mine. Did you know that, hidden in the dirt of the earth? It is your turn now, to be placed in fire. Let us cremate your impurities. Rumi April 20 at 7:03pm ·

    “Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.” ~~Henry Ward Beecher April 20 at 7:03pm ·

    Those who don’t feel this Love pulling them like a river,those who don’t drink dawn like a cup of spring water or take in sunset like supper, THOSE WHO DON’T WANT TO CHANGE, LET THEM SLEEP ~~Rumi April 20 at 7:03pm ·

    YOU’VE no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring YOU. Nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It’s no good giving my heart and my soul because YOU already have these. So- I’ve brought YOU …a mirror. Look at YOURSELF and remember me. ~Jalaluddin Rumi(imma have to use this line on my King one day lol) April 20 at 7:04pm ·

    There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.” — Herman HesseApril 20 at 7:05pm ·Allow yourself to witness the Inner Presence that holds the key t…o our existence rather than seeking validation from external experiences. – Timothy J GlennApril 20 at 7:05pm ·

  8. Asherah Amyas May 4, 2010 at 3:15 AM - Reply

    God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement. ~Marcus Garvey April 20 at 7:06pm ·

    If you can’t smell the fragrance Don’t come into the garden of Love. If you’re unwilling to undress Don’t enter into the stream of Truth. Stay where you are. Don’t come our way. ~Rumi April 20 at 7:07pm

    ·A true Lover doesn’t follow any one religion, be sure of that. Since in the religion of Love, there is no irreverence or faith. When in Love, body, mind, heart and soul don’t even exist. Become this, fall in Love, and you will not be separated again. ~Rumi April 20 at 7:08pm ·

    The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. ~Joan Didion April 20 at 7:08pm ·

    Love and God are one…..I’m cool with this. – Timothy J Glenn April 20 at 7:08pm ·

    “The worst thing is holding on 2 someone who doesn’t want 2 b held on 2. Dont fall 4 someone unless they’re willing 2 catch u. The thing about falling in love is that if u do it right, you’ll never hit the ground. Life is 2 short 2 b anything but happy. So kiss slowly, love deeply and forgive quickly.Take chances & never have regrets.” – Carnishia Pines April 21 at 8:32am ·

    “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” repost Nyaesia Campbell April 22 at 7:35am ·

  9. Asherah Amyas May 4, 2010 at 4:43 AM - Reply

    No more standing in the back of the line cause I’m invisible for the last time– Jennifer HudsonNo matter how many times the gardner waters the seed, it will only bloom in its season.– The KeysKnowledge is not the destiny but the journey– The KeysMy heart is my virtue and I’ll never put her in the way of harm. When you handle it, treat it as your own.– Jennifer Hudson

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