Outside The Lines

Day 328 “Many times what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth.” – Richelle E. Goodrich On Monday morning, I received several messages from multiple sources all telling me the same thing. When that happens, it’sContinue reading “Outside The Lines”

What’s The Point?

Day 327 “We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” – Samuel Smiles I didn’t sleep very well on Sunday night. I kept having a nagging feeling that IContinue reading “What’s The Point?”

Hidden Treasures

Day 326 “In our ability to think about something differently lies the power to make it different.” – Marianne Williamson Earlier this week, I received an email with an intriguing blog challenge – to write on any topic, but through a new lens. The host of the challenge concluded with a remark that holds true for everything in life:Continue reading “Hidden Treasures”

Kind At Heart & Mind

Day 308 “In Asian languages, the word for ‘mind’ and the word for ‘heart’ are same. So if you’re not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you’re not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.” – JonContinue reading “Kind At Heart & Mind”

Body Armour

Day 307 “Let someone love you just the way you are. As flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and unaccomplished you may think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving whatContinue reading “Body Armour”

Vote For The American Dream

Day 302 “Now I don’t know about you, but I showed up on this planet as a happy little boy who liked myself. But it didn’t take long to learn that the people in authority knew more about me than I did. I learned that I needed to pay attention and that it was theContinue reading “Vote For The American Dream”

I Like It

Day 299 “Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.” – Malcolm Muggeridge Our likes and dislikes are more than just ego-based preferences; they are part of our internal guidance system. I was reminded of that this morning. I choseContinue reading “I Like It”

Nip It In The Bud

Day 287 “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” – Mark Twain I took my cat to the vet yesterday for her annual checkup. After her examination, the doctor told me that Ippa is “in intensely good health.” She suffered from mild asthma as aContinue reading “Nip It In The Bud”

Recognize It. Accept It. Own It.

Day 284 “Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.” – Jim Rohn At the beginning of this month, when I logged on to one of my first web-based email accounts, I was forced to changeContinue reading “Recognize It. Accept It. Own It.”

Inside The Box

Day 275 “Think outside the box? Indeed. But to add balance to that, one should not in the process forget what the inside of the box looks like as well.” – Criss Jami When I share the concept of the Law of Attraction with someone who is unfamiliar with the idea that everything in their experienceContinue reading “Inside The Box”