Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.
Our history is not our destiny.
Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
If you know something is true, you don't need to convince anyone of it. If you are trying to convince anyone, it is probably yourself.
Every musician I have ever heard has influenced me. I often find I emulate micro-aspects of an artist, and combine it to form something new and unique.
If you want your destiny to be greater than your history, give no credence to history and all credence to possibility.
At this moment, life is trying to love you and give to you in a million wonderful ways. When you say Yes, you allow love to flow, which is the greatest gift you can give yourself and the universe ... What do you want that you could be more open to receiving?
Those who recognize their innocence do not expect, receive, or accept punishment from any outside source.
Turmoil is a call for awakening. Every challenge, great or small, is moving you to look deeper and draw forth the highest in you. You're never given a challenge beyond your ability to meet and master. You'll rise above every circumstance because you're greater than any circumstance.
View the past as your enemy, and it will be an albatross.
View it as your friend, and it will give you wings.
Be clear on where you are and where you want to go and you will get there. It can be the best year of your life.
When confronted with a situation that appears fragmented or impossible, step back, close your eyes, and envision perfection where you saw brokenness. Go to the inner place where there is no problem, and abide in the consciousness of well-being.
To change your mind under the direction of the wisdom of the heart is a brush stroke on the masterpiece you are delivering to the world.
Will you ever run out of creative ideas and expressions? Ha! The more creative ideas you have, the more you will discover. Creativity is a tree with countless branches that never stop blossoming.
Probe, challenge, and grow beyond any belief system that does not acknowledge you as already divine and Grace as already present. Don't stop until everything you seek is already given.
Money is not the root of all evil...ignorance is the root of all evil. People do cruel and foolish things for money because they feel oppressed by a sense of lack. If people knew their power to generate wealth, they would never fight or hurt each other over money.
Anything you believe you have to do or become before you can be free is a denial and distraction from the truth that you are already free.
Busyness is not a reason for not getting other things done. It is an excuse for not claiming your true priorities.
You can be helping many people, but if you are not helping yourself, you have missed the one person you were born to heal.
The difference between famous creators and struggling artists is that the creators know that improving the lives of others deserves the highest reward.
Today I set my mind and heart on a new path. I focus my energy on love, appreciation, and my highest possibilities.
To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.
I love the balls-to-the-walls rule-breaking approach the Beatles had in the studio (which I emulate), although I don't try to make my songs sound like their songs. But every time I crank a knob of some piece of equipment, or plug an instrument into the wrong amp effect, I am channeling the Beatles.
We learn early on that, in order to be a winner, you have to believe in yourself. You have to have the confidence to make things happen. And you have to have personal pride.
Waiting does not exist in the experience of those who recognize the presence of love wherever they are.
What a doctor or healer tells you is a reflection of the beliefs and expectations you hold. Change your beliefs and you change the prognosis. Who is the doctor? The mind of the patient.
Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want.
All hatred of others is a reflection of self-hatred. All love of others is a reflection of self-love.
The word courage comes from the French word 'coeur,' which means heart. True power proceeds not from force, but from love.
We can look at any experience in two ways: through the eyes of lack, or the eyes of plenty. Fear sees limits, while love sees possibilities. Each attitude will be justified by the belief system you cherish. Change your allegiance from fear to love, and love will sustain you wherever you walk.
Simply be who you are, do what you do best, be where you are called by joy, and let life work its magic on your behalf.
The world you see is less of an indication about the world and more of an indication about your seeing.
When we make the choice to care, we set into motion a snowball effect that touches many people, most of whom we will never know about ... never underestimate the importance of a kind act.
Laughter lifts us over high ridges and lights up dark valleys in a way that makes life so much easier. It is a priceless gem, a gift of release and healing direct from Heaven.
The only real knowledge is who you really are -- a spiritual being created in the image in the likeness of a loving God. If you know that, everything you do will honor the wisdom and beauty you already own.
Appreciation empowers not just money transactions, but all interactions. Gratitude is one of the greatest meditations of a lifetime, the fastest attitude uplifter I know. Be grateful for all the good in your life and your good will only increase, along with your happiness.
Our noblest purpose in life is to remember our spiritual nature in the face of suggestions that we are a material society.
We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to soar to unprecedented heights.
In the end, we shall recognize our song and sing it well. You may feel a little warbly at the moment, but so have all the great singers. Just keep singing and you'll find your way home.
When we enter into any relationship with the premise that we are empty and the other person will fill us in, we are sure to fail. We can only win when we proceed from wholeness.
Joy is the wild card of life; it supersedes every other formula for success. If you can find a way to create joy, you can rise beyond all external factors. If you can play at whatever you are doing, you are the master of your life.
It is not selfish to be happy. It is your highest purpose. Your joy is the greatest contribution you can make to life on the planet. A heart at peace with its owner blesses everyone it touches.
The apparent goal of the journey is simply the carrot the universe dangles before you to get you to learn the lessons the adventure yields.
If you have ever followed a rainbow to its end, it leads you to the ground on which you are standing.
Life does not require you to sacrifice or compromise your joy to get what you want. Joy is what you want, so when you choose in harmony with it, you are fulfilling your purpose in living.
If you are losing your peace in your quest for peace, you are not on the road to peace. The road to peace is peace.
To be a miracle worker you do not have to get a doctoral degree, become a minister, eat a particular food, or be able to meditate for long hours. All you need to do is to begin to see beauty in your life and those around you.
Affirmations are more powerful than requests, for they remind you that you already have what you seek.
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
If someone thinks you can help or heal them, and you think you can't, choose their faith over your doubt.
Asking for help is an affirmation that you believe in yourself, you recognize an answer is available, and you are open to receive it.
As you recognize that you already own the wholeness you seek, and no one outside you can give you more than you already are, dysfunctional situations will evaporate like bad dreams exposed to the morning sun.
Enlightenment does not ask you to be perfect; it simply asks you to find perfection right where you stand.
If you gave your inner genius as much credence as your inner critic, you would be light years ahead of where you now stand.
The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth.
The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.
Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows.
Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
The only thing more important than being good is being real. Authenticity is kinder than resignation without conviction. Truth leads to good faster than good leads to truth. Ultimately truth is good, but you have to live it from the inside out.
Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want.
Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite.