Thursday, May 30, 2013

Quotables XIX

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” 

M. Scott Peck

“Life is a process of becoming. A combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” ~Anais Nin

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Quotables XVIII

A few words from Mastin Kipp:

Love is an action, a choice. Love is not really an emotion.

To Love someone is to choose to show up to be devoted to The Divine through that person.

So often in life these days we think that Love is easy or that Love only feels good, but that is not the full extent of what Love is – especially relationship Love.

People think that relationship Love is something that must mask your true feelings, it must always be a euphoric high of some kind or that Love must be a trade.

But that’s not what Love is.

Love is a constant offering to serve to the Heart of the person you are in a relationship with. Love is a constant surrendering of your protective ego, so that the Heart can open even more and show you the unknown beauty of its depths.

Love transcends language, religion and belief systems. Love is the deepest gift that we could ever be given by someone and it’s the greatest gift that we could ever give ourselves.

Love is not a trade. Love is not a power trip. Love is not some grandiose expression of infatuation. Love is a humble and subtle power that guides us to grow into titans of giving.

Love asks us to see beyond the fear of our partner, to dive deeper than their ego would want us to and to not leave, even when all that is triggering us wants us to run.

Love shows up when fear is present and asks for more… Love is bigger, Love is brighter, Love is more powerful than any other force in the Uni-verse, because at the core of every cell in the Uni-verse is the deep yearning and desire to Love and be Loved.

Love does not march in with pomp and circumstance. Love whispers. Love silently beckons us to get over ourselves so that we can see the beauty that lay within us and every other sacred soul.

We were not sent to judge, for judgment is just a request for Love. We were sent to Love the parts of ourselves and the world that lack it. We were sent to be the Love in the seeming void of Love.

We, indeed, are the answer. No one is coming, for we have already come.

Our job is to wake up to Love and then be it.

Our job is to Love.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Quotables XVII

"How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself - so always think positively." 

"Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will."- Norman Vincent Peale, best-selling author of "The Power of Positive Thinking".

"The thing always happens that you really believe in, and the belief in a thing makes it happen." - Frank Lloyd Wright, was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works.

"Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take." - Anthony Robbins, is a best-selling author and speaker.

"Be the kind of person you would like to be with. Some people come into our lives, make footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." - Joseph F. Newton

"Successful relationships are built upon the foundation of bringing committed love to the table every day, communicating your feelings, receiving your partner's feelings and setting healthy boundaries to maintain a sense of independence within the relationship. This allows for love to be given and received, proper adjustments to be made if the line of communication gets fuzzy and still gives each of you the freedom to be yourself and bring forth your unique creative expression.

This combination will manifest the strongest and healthiest relationships in your life.

And remember, the purpose of relationships is to be happy, to learn and to CO-create a life together." - Jackson Kiddard, author & polymath.

Today doesn't feel like Monday

January 7th, 2013

I thought I was doing so well and then today happened. Emi stopped by today and I told her that Justin and I broke up and that she should contact him about YESS Camp...Then after a semi crazy morning I did the unthinkable and called him. I thought that the conversation would go in a completely different direction but it didn't go well and I ended up in tears with clenched teeth. I even told Brandi that I called him and she wasn't happy. I can't wait to see her tomorrow!

Every day is a new day and I must keep pushing forward.

Quotables XVI

"If today was it, would you die knowing you did your best?   

If tomorrow never came, would you be proud of the last thing you said to each person you love?

If "someday" was only "now", would you do everything you've always put off?

If you knew you had a choice about what kind of life you could be living, would you choose different?

If you knew failure is impossible, what would you do?

If it were true that everyone you meet is you in another body, how would you treat them?

If love was the true currency of the Universe and the more you gave away the more you received, how would you spend it?

If fear were the biggest illusion and the greatest lie of all time, how would you choose to live your life?

If the Universe always supported a life lived towards achieving dreams, how big would you dream?"

- Jackson Kiddard, author & polymath

Quotables XV

"Love can be hard. Love requires you to be kind when you are angry, patient when you feel anxious, compassionate when you judge others, caring when you feel apathetic, trust when you've been wronged, let go when you want to hold on, know that the other person is you, take risks when you're scared, to always see the lesson and never look back once you've decided." - Jackson Kiddard 

"What does patience feel like? It's a subtle unfolding with time as your ally. You feel relaxed and trust that it will all work out, even if in this very moment, there's no clear path to the end. It feels like the subtle uneasiness of allowing all you're uncomfortable with to be exactly as it is." - Jackson Kiddard

Quotables XIV

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."- Japanese Proverb
You're going to ruffle some feathers if you want to fly, it's inevitable. It is impossible to please everybody. It's far better to meet your own expectations and let someone else down than to let yourself down to meet someone else's expectations. If you're serious about success knowing this will help you get there." - Jackson Kiddard

"When you have an emotional reaction to what you see, you are judging. That is your signal that you have an issue inside of yourself - with yourself - not with the other person. If you react to evil, look inside yourself for the very thing that so agitates you, and you will find it. If it were not there, you will simply discern, act appropriately, and move on." 
- Gary Zukav, page 157 from his book "Soul to Soul".Zukav is a best-selling inspirational author and a former Green Beret during the war in Vietnam.

"According to A Course in Miracles, there are only two basic emotions: one is fear, the other is love. You may fear the disapproval of others. Take that risk and you'll discover that you receive more approval when you don't seek it than when you do. You may fear the unknown. Take that risk as well. Wander in there, asking yourself, "What is the worst thing that can happen if this doesn't work out?" The truth is that you will just move beyond it. You're not going to starve to death or be tortured if it doesn't work out... Fear knocked at the door. Love answered and no one was there." - Wayne Dyer, page 29 from his book "10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace." Dyer is a popular American self-help advocate, author and lecturer.

Quotables XIII

Faith first, mindset second, goals third, action fourth, persistence always. 
-Mastin Kipp

"No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world."- Wayne Dyer
"When you are in alignment with who-you-really-are, you cannot help but uplift those with whom you come into contact. Your value to those around you hinges upon only one thing: your personal alignment with Source. And the only thing you have to give to another is an example of that alignment-which they may observe, then desire, and then work to achieve-but you cannot give it to them. Everyone is responsible for the thoughts they think and the things that they choose as their objects of attention."
- Esther Hicks

Masaru Emoto says on Gratitude:
There is a special combination, which is love plus the combination of thanks and appreciation reflected in the English word gratitude. Just one of these is not enough. Love needs to be based in gratitude, and gratitude needs to be based in love. These two words together create the most important vibration. And it is even more important that we understand the value of these words.

Quotables XII

"One of the most loving things you can do for another person is let them make their own mistakes, learn their own lessons and endure in the contrast of a life they don't really want. People only really change when they've hit rock bottom - sometimes the most loving thing you can do for a person is to let them and be there to help pick up the pieces. Permanent change comes from within, no one can give it to you." 
- Jackson Kiddard, author & polymath. 

"It is very easy to be tricked by the circumstances of the present moment. But, dear seeker, remember that everything changes! Life is an exercise not in adding, but in constantly letting go of what you know and who you think you are and to have the courage to become brand new. When we fixate on the past, we welcome it into our present moment, which keeps the past alive. When you give up the fight
THAT is when you'll take flight!"Jackson Kiddard

The key to success in the world is relationships. The key to understanding other people is understanding yourself. We all have common human bonds that bring us together, that unite us and that feed our Souls. Tapping into and understanding this brings Love, compassion and clarity and evokes our common human essence.
From this place, all things in this world are truly possible.
- Mastin Kipp The Daily Love

"You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose."-Abraham Lincoln

Quotables XI

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." 
- Lao Tzu, the father of Taoism.

"There is no skill better to acquire than to be conscious of the present moment, be willing to let go of everything you've ever learned and jump into a spontaneous, weird and unknown new life. All the planning in the world can never prepare you for the time when you must leap into the unknown all by yourself. Welcome to that moment." 
- Jackson Kiddard, author & polymath.

"What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we've learned as we've moved toward that dream. That's the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one 'dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon. Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested." 
- Paulo Coelho , from his best-selling book The Alchemist.

Quotables X

 "My new favorite word is 'awkward.'...The reason we need to be in search of awkward is that awkward is the barrier between us and excellence, between where we are and the remarkable. If it were easy, everyone would have done it already, and it wouldn't be worth the effort."- Seth Godin, is a SUPER smart dude, best-selling author and speaker.

Fear is your friend, showing you where to go. Comfort is the enemy that seduces your dreams away from you. Today, let us step out. Today I'm stepping out. Today you are stepping out, too, to face these silly fears and call their bluff, to thank them for being the compass showing you where to go. 

Today, your Higher Self is in control and takes a risk. What'll it be?
 -Mastin Kipp of The Daily Love

"Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are."
 - Arthur Golden, from his best-selling book 'Memoirs of a Geisha'. 

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." 
- Harriet Beecher Stowe, was an American abolitionist and author.