Sunday, 1 April 2007

Staying on the path

Your circumstances do not determine
what your life will be,
they reveal what kinds of images
you have chosen up until now.

To change yourself,
look at what you fear
and what you hate.
Start there.

We are all at once teachers and learners
in every encounter of our lives.
What's over is over.

You did what you knew how to do.
It wasn't right or wrong or good or bad.
It just was. But all you've got is today.
You can't have it back.

You're always alone,
but you're only lonely if you don't like
the person you're alone with.
Your love is located within you.
It is yours to nurture and savor.
It is yours to give in any way you choose.
This is true for others as well.

If someone you love fails to return
the love the way you would like it returned,
that is the other person's choice.
It doesn't at all detract from your love.
Whatever is going on inside of you
is up to you. You own it all.
It's yours.

Get your nose out of everybody else's garden.
Get your own in order, and stop focusing on
everybody else's.
Grow what you want to grow
in your garden.

All that you need in order to have total happiness,
fulfillment, and love in your life
you already have right now,
whoever you are, wherever you are.
Everything I ever worried about
turned out exactly as it was going to despite
my worry moments to the contrary.

You musn't attempt to will anything.
You need only be willing.
There is a rhythm to the universe.
When we are able to get quiet enough,
we experience how we are
a part of that perfect rhythm.

Advance confidently in the direction
of your dreams to live the life that you have imaged.
That's when you have success.
Each of us has a well of infinite deph within us,
which contains more potential for creativity
than we can imagine.

No one can depress you.
No one can make you anxious.
No one can hurt your feelings.
No one can make you anything other
tha what you allow inside.

With everything that has happened to you,
you can either feel sorry for yourself,
or threat what has happenned as a gift.
Everything is either an opportunity to grow
or an obstacle to keep you from growing.
You get to choose.

When you argue for your limitations,
all you get are your limitations.

Live. Be you. Enjoy. Love

Latvia, 2003