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Ignorance…

by on May.28, 2017, under Favorite quotes, Slideshow blog

” Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it the less you are able to see its effect on you.”

Jay M. Blysma

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Doubts and Confidence

by on Jul.29, 2015, under Favorite quotes, Slideshow blog

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts

while the stupid ones are full of confidence”

 

Charles Bukowski

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Changing you

by on Jun.09, 2015, under Favorite quotes, Slideshow blog

 

Everything changes when you start to

emit your own frequency rather than absorbing

the frequencies around you, when you start

imprinting your intent on the universe rather

than receiving an imprint from existence.

Unknown

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Live like…

by on Sep.15, 2014, under Favorite quotes, Slideshow blog

Live like someone left the gate open… what a wonderful concept…

Someone sent me this photo today and I just wanted to share.

Live like someone left the gate open

 

Lena

 

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O

by on Aug.14, 2012, under Favorite quotes, Slideshow blog

Someone sent me this today and I thought it was cute 🙂

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn’t,

than live my life as if there isn’t, and die to find out there is.

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Egg, carrot or coffee…

by on Aug.11, 2012, under Favorite quotes, Slideshow blog

This was in my inbox this morning and it was so cute I thought I’d share.

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee… You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, ‘Tell me what you see.’

‘Carrots, eggs, and coffee,’ she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it.. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked,‘What does it mean, mother?’

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

‘Which are you?’ she asked her daughter. ‘When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can’t go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

May we all be COFFEE!!!!!!!

Lena

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The importance of finding your passion

by on Mar.02, 2012, under Favorite quotes, Slideshow blog

“As you see, within our bodies each of us has the elements needed to produce phosphorus….

Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves; just as in the experiment (combustion of phosphorus in a bell jar), we need oxygen and a candle to help. In this case, the oxygen, for example, would come from the breath of the person you love, the candle could be any kind of food, music, caress, word, or sound that engenders the explosion that lights one of the matches.

For a moment we are dazzled by an intense emotion. A pleasant warmth grows within us, fading slowly as time goes by, until a new explosion comes along to revive it.

Each person has to discover what will set off those explosions in order to live, since the combustion that occurs when one of them is ignited is what nourishes the soul.

That fire, in short, is its food. If one doesn’t find out in time what will set off these explosions, the box of matches dampens, and not a single match will ever be lighted.”

Tita’s doctor in the movie “Like water for chocolate”


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Love

by on Jul.23, 2011, under Favorite quotes, Slideshow blog

To experience and love the God of beauty and goodness even in what is ugly and in what is evil, and to long, in extreme love, to heal it of its ugliness and its evil, that is true virtue and morality.

Sri Aurobindo

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Wayseers…

by on Mar.16, 2011, under Favorite quotes, Slideshow blog

This made me dance in the yard… might go out in the dark later to dance some more…  This is the kind of dancing that makes one grateful to be alive and really makes you feel your connection between heaven and earth…

Lena

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Wisdom

by on Jan.01, 2011, under Favorite quotes

Seek wisdom, not knowledge.

Knowledge is of the past.

Wisdom is of the future.

Lumbee

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