Examine Your Life…


“An un-examined life is that which is not worth living.”

Socrates


//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=tf_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=quoteflow-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0345816021&asins=0345816021&linkId=7952732224c0bf5919825b3f8f0aa11a&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff

Do your work then step back…

“When starting a new task, project or anything of importance, let us remember to quote the Tao Te Ching, “The only path to serenity is to do your work and then step back.” Till the soil, plant your seeds, meet your needs and let it grow. Don’t keep digging it up to see if it has manifested yet. Leave that to forces outside of your control. That is like ripping off your cast every week to see if your arm has healed yet. Do everything that you can within your control and trust that things will work out however they may.”

-R.B. Royal

hands-1373191_960_720

That Inner Spark

“How many of us have had a spark of insight that could change our lives? How often have we let the forces of doubt and fear put that spark out?”

-R.B. Royal

Lets Fix Society



“Want to know what is wrong with a child? Look at the parents. Want to know whats wrong with the parents? Look at society and culture. Look at its values. Want to know whats wrong with its values? Look at its foremost thinkers and leaders.”

-R.B. Royal



 

Create and Consume

“We will find more genuine joy in life through creating than through mindless consumption. The hard part about all of this is that it is easier and less strenuous to consume than it is to put yourself through the creative process, with all of its highs and lows, doubts and aspirations. In the long run, the fulfillment and joy you experience through creating will be far greater and longer lasting than that which is derived from or based upon mindless consumption. Of course a certain amount of consumption is necessary to sustain life, like the nutrition our bodies require, or the hydrogen and helium that the sun fuses. Anything beyond that is detrimental, unwise.

Nature has struck a balance, and we must obey these laws and keep in harmony with its ways, for we are a part of it. Any human, any star in our galaxy or let alone any animal can consume mindlessly, it takes a self-aware entity to realize their ways, whether useful or useless and seek to live more deliberately and with a purpose. Not only will they add to their database of positive experiences, but they will increase the joy and prosperity of the world by bringing into reality, through creation, the very things that we all need or hope for, but lack the courage and belief to go towards.

The creatives are the saviors and innovators, and fortunately everybody can find a way to be creative.”

-Rufus Bucky



Thoughts Live



“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”

“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.”

“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.”
 
“Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.”
 
“Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.”
 
“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.”
 
“Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.”
“Arise, awake and do not stop until the goal is reached.”
 
“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

Swami Vivekananda