Sunday, December 7, 2014

CSI: NY

As police officers in this big, complicated city we see so much bad. So many souls filled with hatred and violence. And it's our job to look for them, chase after them and confront them. Over time, they can become all we see. As with all evil, some good will always come from it. It can bring us together with some of the most dedicated, honorable, kind-hearted people we could ever hope to meet. It can fill hearts with a love so strong that it will endure forever... and create unbreakable friendships that will last even in the face of life's most difficult challenges.
Sometimes, the good comes when we most need it and least expect it. If we are lucky enough to notice it, set our eyes upon it and appreciate it, it can almost make us forget all of the bad. Today is life. The only life you're sure of. Make the most of today. Words of wisdom. A slice of goodness passed on by an innocent soul whose life was cut short by an errant bullet. These are words that will always stay with me, words that are about to change the course of my life forever.
-Mac Taylor CSI:NY

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Random

"Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor." - Rumi 

"True understanding is to see the events of life in this way: "You are here for my benefit, though rumor paints you otherwise." And everything is turned to one's advantage when he greets a situation like this: You are the very thing I was looking for. Truly whatever arises in life is the right material to bring about your growth and the growth of those around you. This, in a word, is art -- and this art called "life" is a practice suitable to both men and gods. Everything contains some special purpose and a hidden blessing; what then could be strange or arduous when all of life is here to greet you like an old and faithful friend?" - Marcus Aurelius

 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Quotables

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
- August Wilson

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”
- Iyanla Vanzant  


All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door. - Albert Camus

Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mastin Kipp

This is why I think it's important to develop a solid friendship and base before diving into sex (learned this one the HARD way). I've seen that a woman who has been hurt in the past will sometimes rush to bed or have a fling with a guy that she doesn't have feelings for. BUT – when there are feelings, when there's chemistry, many times that is scary and she closes up even more. But really, deep down, I believe that she is waiting for the right man to see her, let her test him and to remain solid.There is a fine line between what I just described and her not being into you. So know the difference. But many times, amazing love could blossom on the other side of having patience and just showing up for her. When a woman gives her heart, it is her everything. It is so strong and capable of such love, but at the same time it is so fragile and can be hurt very easily. So, today, don't give up on her. Give into love. Get to know her. Don't rush. Remember, when it comes to Love, sometimes the patient path is the fastest way. You can have amazing intimacy without sex. And when you build a friendship and intimacy up and let the energy build, you are preparing yourself to be in the most fulfilling, wonderful and sexually exciting relationship you could imagine. Sex without love is fun, but sex WITH love is Divine and the highest form of union between two people. Call her bluff. See her hesitancy not as rejection but as a test to see if you are going to leave or stay. She will open up and give herself to the steadfast man whom she trusts. Be that man. Sometimes you have to fight for love. And sometimes you just have to show up, be present and let it emerge.What do you think?-Mastin Kipp
 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"The woman’s movement brought us independence, but it did not bring us love."

“A boy’s rite of passage into manhood is when he stops seeing women, children, and animals as sources of personal gratification and instead sees them as recipients of his manful, loving bounty.”

“Making love” is based on the feminine principle of a relationship; the relationship is built on friendship and expressed through sex. “Getting laid” is based on the masculine principle of sharing sexual gratification with a friendly partner.” - Dr. Patricia Allen
 

Friday, September 5, 2014

“I’ve discovered that you can’t change people. They can change themselves.” - Jim Rohn

She said, "Ryan, I've spent a lot of time being with guys who "have" potential, but I realized that I want a man who HAS REALIZED his potential".-Sherri Shepard to Ryan Seacrest

 
 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Steven Pressfield

“The amateur dreads becoming who she really is because she fears that this new person will be judged by others as "different." The tribe will declare us "weird" or "queer" or "crazy." The tribe will reject us. Here's the truth: the tribe doesn't give a shit. There is no tribe. That gang or posse that we imagine is sustaining us by the bonds we share is in fact a conglomeration of individuals who are just as fucked up as we are and just as terrified. Each individual is so caught up in his own bullshit that he doesn't have two seconds to worry about yours or mine, or to reject or diminish us because of it. When we truly understand that the tribe doesn't give a damn, we're free. There is no tribe, and there never was. Our lives are entirely up to us.”-Steven Pressfield

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow."-Tony Schwartz

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"To be beautiful means to be yourself." - Thich Nhat Hanh

"When people believe in themselves they have the first secret of success" - Norman Vincent Peale 

"Don't you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are" - Jo Blackwell-Preston

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems
most challenging."
- Joseph Campbell

"I don¹t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you
have to be better than you ever thought you could be."
-Ken Venturi
 
"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

 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”
Albert Einstein
 

Friday, April 25, 2014

been loving this poem...

The Journey by Mary Oliver
The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice—
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world
determined to do
the only thing you could do— determined to save
the only life you could save.
 
Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away. Quit collecting every painful word,memory, and mistake. Collect Hope.-Bryant McGill

There is a place in everyone that yearns to love, that longs to be safe, that wants to treat others and ourselves with respect. Sometimes that place is buried underneath layers of fear, old wounds, cynicism, and pain that we have used to protect ourselves from injury-Jack Kornfield Meditation for Beginners

Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.-John C. Maxwell

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

“You’re not chasing the goal, you’re chasing a FEELING.” -Danielle LaPorte
4 areas of life
-Livelihood, Body & Wellness, Lifestyle, Relationships & Society
-evaluate
-recognize patterns
-look for core desire feelings
Don't rely on outside forces to inform your reality
Ask yourself what you are going to do to get to those feelings
-declare your core desire feelings
 -what experiences do i need to have or do to have these feelings
-define goals by year

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"When you realize who the good people are in your life, you're so lucky." - Sophia Bush

 "Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to - alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person - you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain." - Eckhart Tolle

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

“We often hesitate to follow our intuition out of fear. Most usually, we are afraid of the changes in our own life that our actions will bring. Intuitive guidance, however, is all about change. It is energetic data ripe with the potential to influence the rest of the world. To fear change but to crave intuitive clarity is like fearing the cold, dark night while pouring water on the fire that lights your cave. An insight the size of a mustard seed is powerful enough to bring down a mountain-sized illusion that may be holding our lives together. Truth strikes without mercy. We fear our intuitions because we fear the transformational power within our revelations.”- Caroline Myss

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Only by its own roots does a tree stand tall and only by its own light does the sun shine brightly and bring life to our world. So it is with you - only when you're trusting, loving and rooted in your true Self will the life that is your highest potential begin to manifest. Only when you are walking on the path of your highest potential will you ever be able to shine brightly and bring light to the darkness in others." - Anon 

"Our relationship with others improve when we just accept what someone can and cannot dish out"-Christine Hassler

"When you're happy for no reason, you bring happiness to your outer experiences rather than trying to extract happiness from them. You don't need to manipulate the world around you to try to make yourself happy. You live from happiness, rather than for happiness."-Marci Shimoff

 "We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days til they bring them to the sunshine and light, which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."-Woodrow T. Wilson

 "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 apatheic, trust when you've been wronged, let go when you want to hold on, know that 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


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

“Let this truth go as deep in you as possible: that life is already here, arrived. You are standing on the goal. Don’t ask about the path.”Osho
 
“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all.”Buddha
 
Five Laws for Our Times:
1. Recognize that the other person is you.
2. There is a way through every block.
3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
5. Vibrate the Cosmos, the Cosmos shall clear the Path. 
-Yogi Bhajan

Thursday, February 20, 2014

“Courage: firmness of mind in the face of extreme difficulty.” - As defined by Merriam Webster dictionary.
 
“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” William James
 
“The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love. Born out of concern for all beings."Buddha

Thursday, February 13, 2014

“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” - Judy Blume


Tuesday, January 28, 2014


“Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”- Audrey Hepburn


The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty that you can comfortably live with.-Tony Robbins