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By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

It's the recognition that other people's problems, their pain and frustrations, are every bit as real as our own - often far worse. In recognizing this fact and trying to offer some assistance, we open our hearts and greatly enhance our sense of gratitude.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Richard Carlson

The fact that we can't see the beauty in something doesn't suggest that it's not there. Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with a broad enough perspective to see it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

we need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumption and judgments

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

Almost universally, when people look back on their lives while on their deathbed [...] they wish they had spent more time with the people and activities they truly loved and less time worrying about aspects of life that, upon deeper examination, really don't matter at all that much. Imagining yourself at your own funeral allows you to look back at your life while you still have the chance to make some important changes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

Life is a process--just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

The first step to becoming a more peaceful person is to have the humility to admit that, in most cases, you're creating your own emergencies. Life will usually go on if things don't go according to plan. It's helpful to keep reminding yourself and repeating the sentence, "Life isn't an emergency".

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

...when you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you're free.To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Richard Carlson

Now is the only time we have, and the only time that we have any control over.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

Even though we often mess up, most of us are doing the best that we know how with the circumstances that surround us.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Richard Carlson

Life didn't come with a fool-proof manual.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

One of the most dynamic and significant changes you can make in your life is to make the commitment to drop all negative references to your past, to begin living now.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of reciprocity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

Ask yourself this question, will this matter a year from now?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

You can't have a better past.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

Rather than being afraid to ask for help, remember this: When you ask someone to help you, you are actually doing them a tremendous favor by giving them an opportunity to feel needed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

Reading is a gift. It's something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape. So, enough about the virtues of reading. Time to read on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

Try to maintain the perspective that, in time, everything disintegrates and returns to its initial form.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

Although airing your grievances with others may help you feel less alone and on rare occasions gets you good advice, more often than not it keeps you stuck in a bad mood.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

The key to a good life is this: If you're not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don't make it a top priority during your lifetime.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

Accepting people's quirks or flaws doesn't just take changing them off your to-do list—it also gives you the time and energy to change the things you can.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

Many people spend their entire lifetimes wishing that other people would acknowledge them. They feel this especially about their parents, spouses, children, and friends.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

The old adage, 'If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is' isn't always correct. In fact, the suspicion, cynicism, and doubt that are inherent in this belief can and does keep people from taking advantage of excellent opportunities.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

Something wonderful begins to happen with the simple realization that life, like an automobile, is driven from the inside out, not the other way around. As you focus more on becoming more peaceful with where you are, rather than focusing on where you would rather be, you begin to find peace right now, in the present. Then, as you move around, try new things, and meet new people, you carry that sense of inner peace with you. It's absolutely true that, "Wherever you go, there you are.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

Wholeness or health is our natural state. The nature of healing involves removing obstructions to this natural state and bringing individuals into alignment with themselves and their world. Free of these obstructions, an individual's innate intelligence and self-regulating capabilties will guide him toward a state of well being.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

When you take time , often to reflect on the miracle of life - the miracle that you are even able to read this book - the gift of sight ,of love and all the rest , it can hep to remind you that many of the things that you think as "big stuff" are really just "small stuff" that you are turning into big tuff

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

mistakes are really not that big of a deal. in fact , as most of us acknowledge we need to make mistakes in order to learn and grow

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

Find your true path. It’s so easy to become someone we don’t want to be, without even realizing it’s happening. We are created by the choices we make every day. And if we take action in order to please some authority figure, we’ll suddenly wake up down the road and say, “This isn’t me. I never wanted to be this person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

If, however, you take a moment to observe how you actually feel immediately after you criticise someone, you'll notice that you will feel a little deflated and ashamed, almost like you're the one who has been attacked. The reason this is true is that when we criticise, it's a statement to the world and to ourselves, "I have a need to be critical." This isn't something we are usually proud to admit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

The next time you find yourself in an argument, rather than defend your position, see if you can see the other point of view first.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

as you begin to eliminate your need for perfection in all areas of your life, you'll begin to discover the perfection in life itself

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

When your goal is to build people up, to make them feel better, to share in their joy, you too reap the rewards of their positive feelings. The next time you have the chance to correct someone, even if their facts are a little off, resist the temptation. Instead, ask yourself, "What do I really want out of this interaction?" Chances are, what you want is a peaceful interaction where all parties leave feeling good. Each time you resist 'being right,' and instead choose kindness, you'll notice a peaceful feeling within.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. Thich Nhat Hanh If you gathered up all the fearful thoughts that exist in the mind of the average person, looked at them objectively, and tried to decide just how much good they provided that person, you would see that not some but all fearful thoughts are useless. They do no good. Zero. They interfere with dreams, hopes, desire and progress.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

If we could only live the way we know deep down we should, we would guarantee ourselves a life of richness & fulfillment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

Noone knows exactly where thought comes from, but it can be said that thought comes from the same place as whatever it is that beats our heart.. it comes from being alive.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Richard Carlson

Happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness.. an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be. It's not and it won't. When we make this mistake we tend to spend a lot of time wallowing and/or complaining about what's wrong with life. "It's not fair," we complain, not realizing that, perhaps, it was never intended to be.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

Retirement can and will be a glorious time in your life. You'll love the freedom and ability to try new things. It's a new phase of life; a chance to be a beginner again.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Richard Carlson

Now is the only time we have, and the only time we have any control over.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

Choose to be kind over being right and you'll be right everytime.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Carlson

Choose being kind over being right and you'll be right every time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Carlson

Nothing helps us build our perspective more than developing compassion for others. Compassion is a sympathetic feeling. It involves the willingness to put yourself in someone else's shoes, to take the focus off yourself and to imagine what it's like to be in someone else's predicament, and simultaneously, to feel love for that person. It's the recognition that other people's problems, their pain and frustrations, are every bit as real as our own-often far worse. In recognizing this fact and trying to offer some assistance, we open our own hearts and greatly enhance our sense of gratitude.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

Ironically, when you surrender your need to hog the glory, the attention you used to need from other people is replaced by a quiet inner confidence that is derived from letting others have it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Richard Carlson

Don't sweat the small stuff.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Carlson

Effective listening is more than simply avoiding the bad habit of interrupting others while they are speaking or finishing their sentences. It's being content to listen to the entire thought of someone rather than waiting impatiently for your chance to respond.