50 Inspirational Book Excerpts
From "Discover Your Destiny with the Monk Who Sold his Ferrari" by Robin Sharma You are far greater than you have ever dreamed of being. And no matter what you are experiencing in your life right now, trust that all is good and unfolding in your best interests. It may not look pretty, but it is exactly what you need to learn for you to grow into the person you have been destined to become. Everything occurring in your life has been perfectly orchestrated to inspire your maximal evolution as a human being and bring you into your true power. Learn from life and allow it to take you where you are meant to go - it has your highest interests in mind.
From "A Better Way to Live" by Og Mandino "Dead at Midnight" Simply imagine that every person you meet will be dead at Midnight, but they don’t know it – only you do. It makes a colossal difference to the way you treat people and have time for them.
From "Buddhism: The Plain Facts" by Robert Mann & Rose Youd Whenever there is worry in the mind, all we can think about is what might go wrong or what has gone wrong. In the absence of any obvious problem or concern, the worrying mind will simply manufacture problems. (What we perceive as problems are often only circumstances) Restlessness is a similar agitated state. When meditators are caught up in agitation, there are so many mental objects seeming to clamour for their attention – regretful thoughts, neurotic thoughts, anxieties, speculations, assumptions – the volume of mental activity can seem overwhelming. A surprisingly simple and useful technique for countering worry is to deliberately put to one side the specific concerns that are dominating the mind. Certainly there are things in life that need planning but so much of what we call planning is actually worry. So often, we try to solve problems when we don’t have all the necessary information – concerns that are purely speculative – ‘what might happen if’ – are a complete waste of time. The significant feature of a restless or worried mind is the absence of happiness. When we introduce happiness into the mind, restlessness and worry fall away. Choosing to think positively – we can think about everything that is good in our lives, as opposed to what’s wrong. As the mind stops jumping back into the past or forward into the future it becomes content to settle into the moment. Concerns that loomed large now seem insignificant; we wonder why we ever got so het up.
From "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Dr.Norman Vincent Peale This is one of the greatest laws in the universe, fervently did I wish I'd discovered it as a very young man, it dawned upon me much later in life, and I have found it to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest discovery, outside my relationship with God and the great law, briefly and simply stated, is that if you think in negative terms you'll get negative results. That is the simple fact that is at the basis of an astonishing law of prosperity and success. In three words, believe and succeed.
From "Gift from an Angel" by Eileen Goble "Always see the good in all things, even if the darkest side is what is shown to you. There remains the good to be recognized. Look with unconditional love, and you cannot fail" "Fear not and be thankful, know your every need is being taken care of. If you are thankful, then you drive out fear. Do not worry about what is ahead, the journey ahead is assured. Have you not been brought forth so far in spite of all fears. Have you not travelled safely through all the trials, sorrows and tribulations of life. You never walk alone. Look back only to recognize the beauty you left behind, do not regret the past, bless it for had you not travelled by that path you would not be here." "So your karma brings sorrows and anxieties. Fear not, have faith and courage for others look to you to see the light shining forth, maybe unconsciously, they still do, for they know you have something...
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