Be Willing to Love

These words of wisdom from Jack Kronfield teach us to be willing to love and to stay present. These are the two freedoms that we have, regardless of our situation. If we are willing to let love in our hearts, we can connect with the beauty of life around us and connect with other people. […]

Happiness Boosters

These words of wisdom from Tal Ben-Shahar, an American and Israeli author and lecturer. He talks about happiness boosters, which are moments of instant gratification that inspire him to carry on with his life. “In the past, I often reached a point where I felt depleted, when I had little enthusiasm for work (and sometimes […]

Mindfulness Reconnects Us With Our Center

These words of wisdom from George Mumford teach us how mindfulness reconnects us with our center and the space between stimulus and response. His work with athletes is quite well known. “Think about the eye of a hurricane, or the calm still center in the middle of a cyclone. No matter how intense the storm […]

Meditating with Emotions

These words of wisdom from Pema Chodron teach us about meditating with emotions from her book, How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind. Read this quote and then see what Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thay by his followers) has to say about meditating with emotions. Get Dirty […]

Go For It!

In these words of wisdom, Nisargadatta Maharaj tells us to “Go for it resolutely.” What is he talking about? He is talking about self-realization which means that you no longer identify completely with yourself! You realize the insight of interbeing and identify with all life and everything that is. Your recognize the interconnectedness of all […]

In Memory of Wayne Dyer

These words of wisdom today are in memory of Wayne Dyer. He was an international hero to many and beloved by most. I recently wrote about him just last week in The Value of Diligence. Who would have thought this would happen? The funny thing is that after years of knowing about him and his […]

Choose the Life We Want

These words of wisdom teach us how to choose the life we want. The funny thing is we often don’t have the courage to do so. We normally just let life roll on just like “the lazy old son that has nothing to do but roll around heaven all day.” Some people define insanity as […]

Words of Wisdom from Lao Tzu Part 3

Here is part 3 of the words of wisdom from Lao Tzu are from his famous book, Tao Te Ching. We are taught that “The tao that can be told of is not the absolute tao,” so please take this to heart as you explore these teachings. On silence: “Silence is a source of great […]

Words of Wisdom from Lao Tzu Part 2

Here is part 2 of the words of wisdom from Lao Tzu are from his famous book, Tao Te Ching. We are taught that “The tao that can be told of is not the absolute tao,” so please take this to heart as you explore these teachings. On being soft and slow: “The soft overcomes […]

Confucius Says…

…read these words of wisdom to see what Confucius says! His timeless wisdom has shaped the lives and destinies of countless people in China and elsewhere. He was a contemporary of the Buddha and Lao Tzu and the religious traditions that flourished from these masters are still influencing us today. “Never impose on others what […]