This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

'Tis the Season for Silence

‘Tis the season when we really need a moment of silence. It’s also the season when we really have to work to make sure we get one. At a time we traditionally devote to loving, giving, and gratitude, the quiet and peace we need to appreciate our gifts seems all too elusive. Try to give yourself the gift of silence now and then during the holiday hubbub so you have a chance to really enjoy the experience of celebration. It’s when you merge into the silence and become one with it that you reconnect to your Source and know the peacefulness that is God. “Be still and know that I am God,” says the Old Testament. The key words are still and know. Mother Teresa described silence and its relationship to God by saying, “God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, grass, grow in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness. Your sense of inner peace depends on spending some of your life energy in silence to recharge your battery, remove tension and anxiety, reacquaint you with the joy of knowing God, and feel closer to all of humanity. Going into the quiet and listening will heal and inspire you. In silence, you make your personal and conscious contact with God. As Melville reminded us, “God’s one and only voice is silence.”

May the voice of silence bring you peace this holiday season.

- Wayne W. Dyer

Thursday, December 17, 2015


I normally only post positive messages on this website, but for the power of the message of this poem, which hopefully might inspire some to make a more positive choice, I felt the need to share it.

"I destroy homes, tear families... apart - take your children, and that's just the start.
I'm more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold - the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
And if you need me, remember I'm easily found.
I live all around you, in schools and in town.
I live with the rich, I live with the poor, I live down the street, and maybe next door.
My power is awesome - try me you'll see.
But if you do, you may never break free.
Just try me once and I might let you go, but try me twice, and I'll own your soul.
When I possess you, you'll steal and you'll lie.
You'll do what you have to just to get high.
The crimes you'll commit, for my narcotic charms, will be worth the pleasure you'll feel in your arms.
You'll lie to your mother; you'll steal from your dad.
When you see their tears, you should feel sad.
But you'll forget your morals and how you were raised.
I'll be your conscience, I'll teach you my ways.
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from God, and separate from friends.
I'll take everything from you, your looks and your pride, I'll be with you always, right by your side.
You'll give up everything - your family, your home, your friends, your money, then you'll be alone.
I'll take and I'll take, till you have nothing more to give.
When I'm finished with you you'll be lucky to live.
If you try me be warned this is no game.
If given the chance, I'll drive you insane.
I'll ravish your body, I'll control your mind.
I'll own you completely; your soul will be mine.
The nightmares I'll give you while lying in bed.
The voices you'll hear from inside your head.
The sweats, the shakes, the visions you'll see.
I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.
But then it's too late, and you'll know in your heart, that you are mine, and we shall not part.
You'll regret that you tried me, they always do.
But you came to me, not I to you.
You knew this would happen.
Many times you were told, but you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
You could have said no, and just walked away.
If you could live that day over, now what would you say?
I'll be your master; you will be my slave.
I'll even go with you, when you go to your grave.
Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you try me or not?
Its all up to you.
I can bring you more misery than words can tell.
Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell."


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Sinking Cruise Ship - A Story of Judgement

One day a teacher told this story about a cruise ship that capsized at sea. A couple managed to get to a lifeboat, only to realize that there was only room for one. The moment when the two came to the lifeboat the man nudged his wife, so she ended up behind him, and then he jumped into the lifeboat. The woman remained on the sinking ship and shouted to her husband.

The teacher asked his students: "What do you think she shouted?"

Most of the students eagerly replied: "I hate you! I have been cheated! "

The teacher noticed a boy sitting silently and she turned to him to hear what he thought the woman shouted: "Ma'am, I believe she shouted: 'Take care of our children!'

The teacher was surprised and asked: "Have you heard this story before?"

The boy shook his head: "No, but it was what my mother said to my father before she died of their disease."

The teacher sighed lightly: "You answered correctly".

The cruise ship sank. The man came home unharmed and raised the couple's daughter on his own.

Several years later, after the man passed away, the couple's daughter found a diary as she was going through her father's possessions.  It turned out that the mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness days before her parents left on the cruise ship. At the critical moment the father took his only chance for survival.

He wrote in his diary: "As much as I wanted to sink to the bottom of the sea together with you, I had to think about our daughter. I am so sad that I had to leave you alone on the ocean floor, forever. "

When the teacher finished the story, the whole class was dead silent.  The teacher realized that the student, who initially sat silently, understood the point of the story. Between all the good and evil in the world, there are many different underlying causes that may be difficult to see.

That is why we should never focus only on the surface and judge others without trying to understand them first.

Heaven On Earth by Wayne Dyer

Heaven should not be thought of as a place you’ll ultimately arrive at once you leave this earthly existence. Rather, it seems to me, that you’d want to experience Heaven right here on Earth. Earth itself is crammed with Heaven. But do you see Heaven in your daily life? Do you feel as if you’re in a Heavenly world? If the answer is no, then you’re out of balance. You’ve probably made your physical world the primary focus of your life, with little or no attention given to the Heavenly part of your earthly existence.

When you place the larger part of your life energy on the material world, you are generally in a continual state of worry about your “stuff,” and you feel like you never get ahead in the game of life. Virtually all of your mental energy is focused on what you have and don’t have. You assess your worth based on such material issues as what kind of automobile you drive or how fashionably you’re dressed. You may even feel inferior because other people have more stuff! This imbalance between spiritual and material world usually means that indebtedness is a way of life.

When you’re out of balance, with life heavily weighted down on the material side of the scale, you pay a hefty price. The most serious consequence is that you see yourself in a false manner. Your true essence is spiritual, rather than physical, but you’re unable to recognize this. Your infinite self is never born and never dies. When you tip the balance scales in favor of the material world, you’re identifying with an unstable ally that’s forever changing. Your body, your possessions, your achievements and your finances are all ephemeral.

Heaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything. You can begin equalizing your material and spiritual life by making a conscious decision to look for the unfolding of Spirit in everything and everyone you encounter. I personally do this by making an effort to look upon my world as if I were observing it through lenses that filter out the form and all of the material aspects of what I’m seeing, and I can only view the spiritual energy that allows what I’m noticing to exist. Try putting on these imaginary magical lenses and see how different everything appears.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Endurance Quotes

1. A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must be undaunted when the going gets tough. - Ronald Reagan
2. Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory. - William Barclay 
3. Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. - Buddha 
4. Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller 
5. I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas. - Albert Einstein 
6. Know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 
7. Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite. - Edwin Hubbel Chapin
8. Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. - Marcus Aurelius 
9. One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another has it for 30 days, but is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. - Edward B. Butler 
10. One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world was better for this. - Miguel de Cervantes, "Don Quixote"
11. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many races one after another. - Walter Elliot
12. Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure. - Edward Eggle
13. Those who can bear all can dare all. - Marquis De Vauvenargues 
14. To win without risk is to triumph without glory. - Pierre Corneille
15. Tough times never last, but tough people do. - Dr. Robert Schuller
16. What cannot be altered must be borne, not blamed. - Thomas Fuller 
17. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not falling down, but staying down. - Mary Pickford