The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. TODAY I AM BLESSED!!!
Dr. Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.
All around us are messages that lead us to believe our lives are ones of scarcity and lack and that competition with one another is the only way we can truly succeed. However, when we begin to witness the world—whether standing in the middle of a majestic forest or scanning the shelves at the grocery store—we come to understand that the entire universe presents itself to us and is ours to enjoy. In order for us to truly experience everything the world has to offer, we must first come to appreciate all that we already have. By being truly grateful, we open the door to all the power, wisdom, and creativity of the universe, connecting ever more deeply with pure consciousness and its ability to usher anything we can envision into our lives.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The same consciousness that orchestrates the myriad rhythms of the whole world dwells within each of us. As we cultivate present moment awareness and remain open to the many opportunities life offers, we open to the power within us to realize all our dreams with effortless ease.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
We have the opportunity to mindfully harness the natural current to create a life where our dreams and desires open with effortless ease. So often we hear about good karma and bad karma, but in reality, karma is simply a reciprocal exchange—what we give, we receive in kind. Let us connect more deeply with the present, increase our awareness of “what is,” and emerge from the silence with a sense of balance and a desire to make right, conscious choices in our lives. In this way, we begin to recognize our own undeniable role in creating the story of our lives and begin to align ourselves with those choices that are the most nurturing for ourselves and everyone around us.
When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
When we harness our true inner strength, we nourish everything we touch in a balanced way. The expression of our true power becomes the means through which growth and structure unfolds. We become a strong field of organizing power in our environment—like a powerful magnet. Our influence does not stem from an ego need for power or control. Instead, we connect our individual strength with cosmic power and intelligence, thereby becoming a strong conduit. We manifest this way of self-expression naturally, as a conscious participant in nature’s grand orchestration of life.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself you have built against it.
With abundant love flowing from the heart, everything in life is sweeter, brighter, and more enjoyable. Love is compassionate and forgiving . . . it unites even while it celebrates differences. We don’t need to look outside ourself to awaken this love. It is present in our heart, right now and always.
All the powers in the universe are already ours.
As we get connected to our natural expression of strength—we become power-full, rather than having power-over. We call in the unconquerable power of the oceans and the wind. Within, we find the power of a seed to sprout and a heart to heal. As we connect and activate this universal power personally, we experience more confidence, greater self-esteem, and a quiet trust that allows us to meet any demand or situation that life may send our way.