Deb's Dream

I am so happy to share with you everyday. I look forward to our times together.

August 2011 - Posts

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~Confucius I am the first to admit that I don’t like change. If I am running off schedule, have to change my well- ordered plans, most times I am useless until I can stop, center Read More
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. ~Joan Didion A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. ~James Allen In all of us, Read More
Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight. ~Orison Swett Marden Read More
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. Lord Byron We are in the middle of chaos that we have seen in a long time. Today many of us are without electrical Read More
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. ~Ambrose Bierce-american journalist There is no logic, no reason, no rhyme or formula for the spiritual world, for love. Read More
There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid. ~Frederick W. Cropp Hurricanes, stock market downfall, government takeover, war; the list of fears goes on. Everyday we can find things that make Read More
The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person. ~Norman Vincent Peale Its hurricane, tornado season again. Lately the gods must be pretty angry as we have had in the oddest places, flooding, earthquakes, and now Irene is raging Read More
Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. ~William Faulkner Yes , here we are back talking about time. It seems sometimes as if our spiritualists, our advisers, Read More
If I listened long enough to you,I'd find a way to believe that it's all true.Knowing that you lied, straight-faced, while I cried,Still I'd look to find a reason to believe.Someone like you makes it hard to live without somebody else.Someone like you Read More
I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal - and soon they'll forget my number. ~Edith Armstrong My mentor used to say ,”If Read More
To me, life is like the back nine in golf. Sometimes you play better on the back nine. You may not be stronger, but hopefully you're wiser. And if you keep most of your marbles intact, you can add a note of wisdom to the coming generation. -- Clint Read More
To me, life is like the back nine in golf. Sometimes you play better on the back nine. You may not be stronger, but hopefully you're wiser. And if you keep most of your marbles intact, you can add a note of wisdom to the coming generation. -- Clint Read More
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~Hans Hofmann Keep it simple. This is one of the mantras that 12 –step programs, psychologists, therapists tell us all the time. The problem though is that Read More
Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. ~Shunryu Suzuki We want Read More
Forgiving is rediscovering the shining path of peace that at first you thought others took away when they betrayed you. ~Dodinsky, We think we are doing the other person a favour by forgiving them. What we don't realize that forgiving has nothing Read More
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. ~Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life, 1977Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. ~Gordon R. DicksonWhen I was younger, Read More
Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war. ~John Andrew Holmes, Wisdom in Small Doses I’m sure this author was talking about world war, battles between countries, empires, leaders of great nations. Our thing Read More
To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness. ~Robert Brault, We choose those we like; with those we love, we have no say in the matter. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Read More
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière I started writing this am Read More
You can as easily love without trusting as you can hug without embracing. ~Robert Brault, Trust. This is the hardest thing we are asked to do. Yet it is the lesson that spirit tries to teach us the most. It is almost laughable Read More
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. ~Henry Louis Mencken, A Little Book in C Major, 1916 We ask for the truth. We say we want the truth. Then when we hear it, we don’t always Read More
I regret less the road not taken than my all-fired hurry along the road I took. ~Robert Brault, Most of the time the reason we get in such a hurry is fear. Fear is our worse enemy. So we hurry to fix whatever is wrong with Read More
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. ~Peter Ustinov – English actor , writer This hit home so hard today. When we love, the key to keeping love alive, is a daily letting go of hurts, upsets, and forgiveness. Read More
If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job. ~Malcolm S. Forbes Most of us have many “jobs”. You know we wear many hats. Many times we see someone who seems to get so much done, handle efficiently the different hats, we wish Read More
Even when we know what is right, too often we fail to act. More often we grab greedily for the day, letting tomorrow bring what it will, putting off the unpleasant and unpopular. ~Bernard M. Baruch Spirit often tells us what to do but we ignore it. Read More
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~Voltaire- French Enlightment writer Attitudes can be changed . We can change our mood, our actions, our ability to just smile at others with a blink of our eye. Taking a deep breath, Read More
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? ~Paul Sweeney The thing is usually we don’t teach patience, the spiritual world sets us up to learn these Read More
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne Sitting quietly is something that none of us do very well. We want to take action, do something Read More
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. ~Jacob Bronowski Many often apologize for asking questions, for repeating themselves, Read More
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear. ~George S. Patton –american general Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step carry us clear through them. ~Brendan Francis Read More
See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little. ~Pope John XXIII There used to be a commercial on television I forget what product and cant find it in the search engine, but the little boy is covered in mud ,mom is saying ,”Choose your battles.” Read More
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson WE are often wishing we had “good luck”. There are times in life when life appears that all we have is bad luck, bad fortune ,the dark cloud hanging over our Read More