Kudos to my coach Alex Terranova making it possible for us by leading the way.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beattie
“Happiness is not a goal, it’s a byproduct.”-Eleanor Roosevelt
“Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” -Pete Carroll
“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.” -Will Smith
“It took realizing that asking for help was human, that asking for support was a need and by not asking I was only punishing myself more.” (p.197)
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean area dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of my favorite quotes is from a dear friend, Robbi Mermel. At one point when I was struggling, she said to me, “Trust in the faith of no evidence.” (p.216)
Your turn: 1.Decide to trust one new person. Just give them your truth without attachment to how, or what they will do with it. Give it away as a gift. See how it goes.(p.217)
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” -Walt Disney
“-Understanding that challenges are a normal part of our journey. ”
“I didn’t like it for a while. It took several weeks to build consistency, and there are still times years later that I struggle with it, but overall, I have grown to love yoga and meditation. They are the bubble bath for my soul.” (p.227)
“Now, I practice something different I get the feedback, I get to decide who I will be about it. I choose to be grateful that I have people who care about me and support me enough to give feedback and notes. Then from grateful I choose what action or actions I will take. I choose to read the notes from the viewpoint of making my book and writing better. I choose to work on my book from my commitment to sharing and supporting others in creating their most powerful lives.” (p.229)
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” -Leo Tolstoy
“True detachment isn’t a separation from life but the absolute freedom within your mind to explore a living.” -Ron W. Rathbun
“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” -Alan Watts
“As I drove to the studio, I became so clear, so present to the simple concept that you and I are one. That my life cannot be extraordinary if my family, my city, my town, my state, my country are a mess. If they are a mess, my life is a mess, we are one and the same.” (p.243)
“Reciprocity means that if our intentions, speech and actions benefit even one other person, we too will reap benefits. Conversely, in the great scheme of things, if we intent, speak against, threaten or commit injury to another, harm will fall upon us and on those with whom we associate, our kind and kind.” -Larry Culliford
“Darkness cannot drive darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.