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Encouraging Quotes

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by blue542, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. Sunday16

    Sunday16 Well-Known Member

    "I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good." Maya Angelou
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  2. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    If our first reaction, when someone is in distress, is to reach out and offer a helping hand, when this has become not our second but first nature, we are true to our real nature. When we follow the instinctive reactions that come from our Highest Self instead of the urge of our lower earthly nature to turn away, our progress on the great wheel of fortune that is this life is sure to speed up considerably. Any small kindness is valuable and counts spiritually.

    Even if sometimes nothing can be done but giving a person in distress a friendly smile, a few words of encouragement and comfort, a shoulder to cry on, a hug. When the recipient is lifted and helped above their present situation, even if only in a small way, the law of Karma sees to it that our kindness some day in some form or another returns to us. Hence the saying that bread cast onto the waters of life does return. This means that help is sure to come when it is required by us. It may not come through the people we once helped; in fact, it hardly ever does, but come it will and that often quite magically and only seemingly out of the blue.

    The folks who look the happiest,
    Who always seem so bright,
    With smiles upon their faces
    And feet that are so light,
    Not necessarily are they the ones
    Who always lived in the Sun.

    Maybe they faced
    Their inner darkness,
    Conquered it and won!

    Created Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius

    From ‘Astrology As A Lifehelp On The Healing Journey’

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  3. Tim :)

    Tim :) Member

    I found this quote yesterday:

    Failure is an event, never a person.
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  4. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    About Pain And Sorrow


    Know that you are a beloved child of the Universe and that what you are presently going through is merely a passing phase. Our life moves forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral in two and a half year circles and I guarantee that you will not always feel the way you are doing now. God and the Angels, as well as countless other spirit friends and helpers, invisible to earthly eyes, have always been with every one of us. And because on the inner level of life they are part of us, they know our troubles only too well. They are willing to help us, but cannot do so unless someone asks for it. So, why not have a go at reaching out to them and requesting their assistance? Then sit back and observe what kind of form it may take. It often comes in quite unexpected and miraculous ways. You will be surprised, of that I am sure.

    Finding great joy and lasting happiness * is the birthright of all human souls. In fact, the whole gamut of feelings human beings are capable of have to be experienced by each one of us at some time, though not necessarily all in the same lifetime. Wise ones appreciate that earthly life is filled with rights. And they bear in mind that every right brings with some kind of duty and that this includes the one of experiencing at some stage of their development the depths of depravity, pain and suffering. This is the only way human beings can get to know the difference between the polar opposites of God’s nature and their own *.

  5. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    About Pain


    A woman spoke: ‘Tell us of pain!’
    And the Prophet replied:
    ‘Your pain is but the breaking of the shell
    That encloses your deeper understanding.
    You have to know pain,
    Even as the outer shell of any fruit has to break,
    So that the seed it contains can begin to grow and emerge into the Sun.

    If you could but open your heart to the wonder
    And the miracle that is your life and all life,
    So that you could see that they are contained in everything.
    If you could do that, your pain would not seem less wondrous
    Than your joy.
    You would then be able to accept the seasons of your heart,
    Both their coming and their going,
    In the same way as the inevitability of the seasons
    That pass over your fields.
    And you would watch yourself, with serenity and wonder
    Through the winters of any grief,
    Knowing with certainty that spring and resurrection
    Will surely follow.
    And that even in the event of the death of your physical body
    You can be sure to be granted the gift of another lifetime on the Earth,
    For as long as you require it.

    With the onset of wisdom, you will begin to recognise
    That much of your pain is self-chosen and that
    It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you,
    Your Highest or God Self,
    Is trying to heal your small, sick and wounded earthly self.
    Understanding this you will be able to trust
    The Divine Wisdom of your very own Heavenly physician,
    And drink Its remedy in silence and tranquillity.

    You will then rest safely in the knowledge that
    Its hand is only seemingly hard and heavy,
    And that in truth the cup that now burns your lips
    Is given to you by the tender hand of the Unseen,
    And that this cup has been fashioned from the clay,
    Which the Great White Spirit, the potter of all life,
    Is moistening with Its own sacred Father/Mother tears.’

    From ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931
    Lebanese/American poet
    Edited by Aquarius

    From ‘War And Peace Between Nations’

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  6. Ananda

    Ananda Active Member

    Practice compassion even if noone else does- lama zopa rinpoche
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  7. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    You Can Do It


    You don’t need to be told:
    ‘Life’s not easy and some hills are hard to climb!’
    You don’t need to be told:
    ‘Have patience, it’ll all come in good time!’

    You’ve got enough determination
    To see you through,
    And if you muster the patience,
    Good luck will come, too.

    You may have to weather a storm or two,
    But don’t put your plans on the shelf.
    You’ll only get where you’re going
    By believing in yourself.

    So go on, give life your best shot.
    Success will not pass you by,
    If you remember that the only failures
    Are those who never try.

    Created by Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius

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  8. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    When The Sun Refuses To Shine


    When the Sun refuses to shine on your day,
    And you’re finding it hard to cope,
    When you’re seeing more rain clouds
    Than stars in the sky,
    And you feel like giving up hope,

    That’s the time when someone comes along
    With a smile and a warm hug that says:
    ‘It’s okay – tomorrow will be a better day,
    So, don’t give up now, for brighter moments
    For you are surely on their way!’

    Emily Matthews
    Edited by Aquarius

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  9. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    In Times Of Great Struggle


    When the world pushes us to our knees,
    We have found the best position for praying.
    Before we do, we do well to remind ourselves that
    True happiness does not consist of living in a world
    Where everything is already perfect and beautiful.
    It does grow from the ability of peering
    Beyond the ends of our noses
    And the imperfections of our world,
    Towards the higher purpose of life.

    Only then can the perfected and beautiful self be perceived
    That dwells deep within everybody’s core.
    The Divine spark is in everyone and
    It makes no difference whether
    It is already visible in someone or not.
    Even in the lowest and meanest of us earthlings
    It is merely waiting to wake up from its slumbers
    And brought forth, just the way it once did in you and me.
    Developing it is every human being’s
    Highest potential and birthright.

    Created by Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius

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  10. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    The Greatest Glory


    Life is a gift, so make it count and never give up on what you believe in. Be brave and make mistakes, because they teach us more than our successes. Instead of feeling bad about them, it is better by far to appreciate our blunders for helping us to become better people and to acknowledge that our successes in life could only grow from what we learnt from our slip-ups.

    The greatest glory is not in never falling,
    But in rising again, each time we fall.
    Confucius 551-479 BC

    Therefore, only look down on someone when you are giving them a helping hand to get up.

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  11. HumanExMachina

    HumanExMachina Pizza Spaceman Forum Pro SF Artist SF Supporter

    Swear to God, till I googled I was convinced that was a reference to a Mexican soup:p
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  12. Ananda

    Ananda Active Member

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  13. Lummott

    Lummott Member

    Of course I will hurt you. Of course you will hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. Such is the nature of existence. One cannot have the spring without the harshness of winter. One cannot have presence without the threat of absence. -The fox, The Little Prince

    Sometimes there are incredibly, heavy, dark times, but that just means that there is good to come.
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  14. HumanExMachina

    HumanExMachina Pizza Spaceman Forum Pro SF Artist SF Supporter

    What, me worry? - Alfred E. Neuman
  15. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    A Promise


    Today promise yourself to:
    Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
    Talk health. happiness and wellbeing to every person you meet.
    Make your friends feel how special they are.
    Look for the good that is in everything and everybody and
    Make your optimism justified through finding it.

    Learn from the mistakes of the past,
    So they can lead you to greater achievements in the future,
    And be as enthusiastic about the successes of others as your own.
    Wear a cheerful countenance at all times and
    Greet everybody you meet with a smile,
    And focus so much on improving your own character
    That there is no time left for criticising those around you.

    Think only of the best of every person and situation,
    And always aim to work for the highest good of all,
    Resting safely in the knowledge that the Universal laws
    Then see to it that only more of the same can return to you.
    This provides you with sufficient faith to stop worrying.
    Trust that the goodness of life at all times will bring you the best,
    And then embrace the future and live without fear,
    Knowing that with the help of God and the Angels
    All challenges can be met and any kind of problem solved.

    Created by Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius

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  16. charley spring

    charley spring Well-Known Member

    How very moving.
  17. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Stepping Stones


    Earth life has many stepping stones
    That help us find our way
    Across its busy stream,
    As we wade through it, day by day.

    At times the waters rise and overflow,
    And the future looks far from clear.
    No way there seems to be across
    And the stones all disappear.

    Wait until the flow subsides
    And the path is more clearly shown.
    Once again you can see and use every stone.
    When you then look ahead, the future is bright.

    Created by Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius

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  19. Ash600

    Ash600 SF Creative SF Supporter

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
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  20. Ash600

    Ash600 SF Creative SF Supporter

    I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
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