In April, I published a blog called Words of Wisdom from several books I recently read. I received a number of positive comments for that blog. So, I decided to offer it a second time called Part 2. May these new words offer you wisdom, reflection, and thoughtfulness.
“A believing mirror is a friend to your creativity – someone who believes in you and your creativity.” (Julia Cameron, teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer, and journalist.)
“The most important thing in life is the cultivation of quality relationships. Everything is about relationships. Success in business, work, intimacy, friendship, family and eve the self . . . is determined by the quality of your relationships.” (Martin Seligman, psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books.)
“Solitude is not the same as loneliness. The latter involves a lack of connection, a longing to be with others; it’s something we flee from, not something we seek. Solitude is the opposite – it’s about being at peace in one’s own skin, connecting with ourselves and our surroundings, and learning new things that may help those around us.” (Mindfulness Matters by Ari Weinzweig)
“Worries, when it comes down to it, are just worries, and that’s about it. Only rarely are they fully accurate reflections of reality. All I’m doing by agonizing over them is fanning my anxiety further, blowing things even more out of proportion than they were when I first realized I was worried. As long as I can keep that perspective, I’m fine.” (Mindfulness Matters by Ari Weinzweig)
“Every minute you spend thinking about the way it used to be or the way it ought to be is a minute you haven’t been thinking about the way I could make it be.” (The Corporate Mystic: A Guidebook for Visionaries with Their Feet on the Ground by Gay Hendricks and Kate Ludeman)
“Deep breathing makes a remarkable difference. Breathing deeply and evenly – as we do while working out, singing, or meditating – restores oxygen, energy, and balance. By simply taking a series of deep, even breaths – long in, slow out – I can help myself get centered in most any situation. It doesn’t solve problems, but it certainly helps me stay calm enough to make better decisions and avoid doing really stupid stuff that gets me into trouble.” (Mindfulness Matters by Ari Weinzweig)
“I live my life based on two principles. One, I live as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I am going to live forever.” (Osho, an Indian mystic)