Monthly Archive: August 2007

Aug
24

Living in the Moment

The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

This Moment Is All Of Life We have never nor will we ever know any moment other than this moment. It is eternity. Tomorrow is not here, it is not reality. Yesterday, or even five minutes ago, does not exist. The experiences of the past are memories: thoughts from which you can choose your focus …

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Aug
23

Change Your Body by Changing Your Perspective

Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at will change.
-Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Power of Intention

Your body is a gift from God. Resilient, flexible and unique, it is a marvel of creation. When we appreciate this gift, it becomes difficult to treat it poorly.

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Aug
22

Creativity is Inherently Human

It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
-Mary Daly

It may be that the only thing that separates humans from other animals is our ability to spontaneously develop thoughts and ideas that are completely original. We call this creativity. It seems to come from nowhere, but it is a defining quality of God: the creator. Creativity is a gift from God and is evidence …

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Aug
21

Choose Your Attitude – Choose Your Life

Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedom -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
-Viktor Frankl
Man's Search For Meaning

Frankl faced unimaginable horrors in Nazi concentration camps. Yet, he focused on spreading joy instead of the horrors. What can we learn from his experience?

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Aug
20

Be Teachable – Avoid Growing Old and Stubborn

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
-Daniel J Boorstin

Recognize Your Ignorance and Find Wisdom View from a ridge in Mount Diablo State Park in California. The recognition of the limitations in our knowledge is essential in gaining wisdom. This recognition is the deciding factor between growing old, bitter and stubborn or becoming brilliant and wise in our later years. Gaining wisdom with age …

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Aug
16

Welcome

....it is in giving that we receive....
-Saint Francis

Welcome to Be Inspired Every Day Beginning Monday, August 20, 2007, I will be posting daily quotes with reflections meant to offer inspiration on a daily basis. The quotes and reflections will cover topics including wisdom, creativity, fear, kindness, motivation and attitude. Each daily reflection will include a personal perspective sharing experience from my own …

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