Friday, July 29, 2011

The Wisdom of Being in the Moment

The Wisdom of Being in the Moment~

Do not add or subtract from yourself. Be who you were born to be. Don't let what others may say or even the media interrupt your desires to be who you are suppose to be.

Stop procrastinating or playing the "Poor Me" game. Instead, soar high and be your most authentic true self. It takes character to stand out and let it all just hang out.

The freedom of being in the moment is to think freely and be who you want to be.
The only thing to be in this life is YOU, everything else is already taken.

Enjoy the moment - or it will pass you by.

Mary Jane

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Socrates ~ Quotes to Live BY

"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us."

Wisdom & Quotes

Wisdom & Quotes

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature."

"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for."

Wisdom & Quotes

"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing."

Wisdom & Quotes

"All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine."

Wisdom & Quotes

Just a few quotes from one of the world's most famous sage. Enjoy reading them several times today.

Mary Jane

Monday, July 25, 2011

Present Day & Confucius

Can we bring this ancient path of balance to today's world? The fact is Confucius ancient thoughts offers plenty for the modern world. Especially since we live in such a materialistic society causing the pendulum to swing too far to one side. It is important then to bring balance back into the picture by feeding spirituality.

Confucius main principle is to not look outside of oneself but rather cultivate resources by looking within and changing our attitude. This means to become the best possible YOU. If we understand who WE are, then it is much easier to help others and as a result fewer things to bother us. In the end this will bring about much happiness - something we all look to achieve.

"The secret to happiness is to look within."

Enjoy your day!
Mary Jane

Friday, July 22, 2011

Aristotle's Thoughts on Knowledge

Aristotle points out that the curiosity for knowledge, and the curiosity of knowledge is the essence of philosophy itself. "For it was their curiosity that first led men to philosophize and that still leads them." Aristotle believes that all philosophers try to overcome ignorance, and pursue knowledge for its own sake and not merely for the practical utility of it.

Aristotle, who has been called the father of formal logic, shows us that the importance of logic, as a tool, in the quest for knowledge is as he says that, "the philosopher, who examines the most general features of primary being must investigate also the principles of reasoning."

Words to live by...

Mary Jane

Monday, July 18, 2011

Vandanta Deshikar~ Hindu Sage

Vandanta Deshikar:

A great scholar and saint who lived about six hundred years ago. His personality was a blend of immense scholarship and a matching devotion to God. Love for mankind marked his eventful life; and he was full of piety and humility, despite his high scholastic accomplishments. He turned down patronage, money and honors.

Vandanta found blessings and pleasure in the simple things in life. He preached the way to total fulfillment was to let go of desire and realize the greatness we all possess when we find connection to higher self.

Enjoy your evening~

Mary Jane

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Finding Inner Peace~

Finding Inner Peace

Peace is the antithesis of violence. Before we can find peace in the world we must find peace within ourselves. We need to free ourselves from conditions that block us from experiencing peace. We must all find a way to tend to our spiritual nature. This may mean meditation for some or simply spending some time alone in nature.

The second aspect to working a peaceful self is to understand we are not alone and not separate. We are all part of the greater sum or the Universe. When we tend to all things in a loving way then we tend to ourselves in a loving way. Inner peace comes when we resolve our inner conflicts and connect to the Universe.

Mary Jane

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Greatest Wisdom Quotations

Greatest Wisdom Quotations~

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain,
and most fools do.
Benjamin Franklin

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan;
you should wear it inside where it functions best.
Margaret Thatcher

To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable.
To be certain is to be ridiculous.
Chinese proverb

Enjoy these great quotes for today~

Mary Jane

Monday, July 11, 2011

Albert Einstein ~ Quotes

Quotes from Albert Einstein

Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Take a few moments and read through these quotes from one of the world's greatest minds.

Mary Jane

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lessons From the Gita~

To achieve a stress-free mind (fearless mind), we must acquire a holistic development of life while incorporating love, compassion, non-violence and tolerance. We must perform our karma with dedication and accept the result whether success or failure.

This is easier said then done. The human tendency is to complain, hold grudges, and have resentment. Culture is like a garment and values are like the fabric. Before rushing to judge or anger take two steps back and honor the karma that comes your way.

Mary Jane ~

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Original Nature

Original Nature~

Everyone has original nature. Unfortunately we do not see it because it is blurred by desire and attachments. These desires and attachments are held in place through the ego. By breaking the ego barrier we reconnect to true nature - Heaven - Tao.

To simply understand...If we get what we desire , life still goes on. If do not get what we desire, life still goes on. If you accept and enjoy what you have then you will not miss the desire.

What is it that you desire today? It is necessary to have it? Will your life change for the better mentally, physically and spiritually if you get it?

Enjoy your day!

Mary Jane~

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

True Sage's Daily Tasks

True Sage's Daily Tasks

~Seek Knowledge & truth.
~Accomplish what is right.
~Find virtue in everything.
~Never evade responsibility.
~Respect what is worthy.

Many Blessings~

Mary Jane ~

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ancient Masters~

Ancient Masters ~

The ancient sages--men like Abraham, Zarathustra, Socrates, Jeremiah, Confucius, Buddha, Jesus--all recognized that human existence was more than just physical; that man possesses a spiritual nature, a transcendent consciousness that comprises the essence of his being. They dedicated themselves to exploring the depths of the inner man, and their teachings reflected what they found to be true in regards to the human heart and mind. They eschewed the material world and sought a “higher plane” of consciousness and experience. They were not concerned with founding a new religion, but with the state-of-being of the inner man. They committed themselves to the quest for spiritual enlightenment, and then worked to overcome the dominance of the self nature. This required them to embrace change; a change that radically transformed their thinking and mindset. The ancient masters were not interested in experiencing a little edifying uplift after which they would be content to resume a mundane, self-centered life. Their objective was to realize a fundamental change in the human spirit. The ancient sages laid a spiritual foundation upon which those who came after could build. It would behoove modern man to examine their teachings and benefit from their insights, and rediscover the ethos of the ancient ones.

What will you do today to infuse wisdom from the sages?

Mary Jane

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