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Does your Life have Meaning?

Posted on 18 February 2012 by Patricia Gras

My favorite quotes on the meaning of life

I can be a victim or I can change the world. It’s my choice.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin, “The Origin of the Species”

‘Healing requires taking action–it is not a passive event.’ Carolyn Myss

When you blame others. You are a slave. When you take responsibility for your life, you find the key to your freedom.
Patricia Gras

“It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s about how to lead your life, … If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Don’t let anyone else tell you what you dream is or that you can’t reach it. Then ask yourself am I coming from a place of love? or am I coming from a place of fear?

When all else fails. Keep trying!
Patricia Gras

Patricia Gras

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
― Joseph Campbell

“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”
― Viktor E. Frankl

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
– Helen Keller

I am often driven by fear, so I have to work hard to be bold, but in the end it pays off.

Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne. Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool. ~Gioacchino Rossini

What a great quote this is..and so ITALIAN! I always admired the zest for life I noticed in so many people when I lived in Italy. They enjoy life, food, hugging, kissing, music. I was felt they held a great secret to a life worth living!

Man is not on the earth solely for his own happiness. He is there to realize great things for humanity.
Vincent Van Gogh

Cherokee Expression
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

“Not only is there often a right and wrong, but what goes around does come around, Karma exists, chickens do come home to roost, and as my mother, Phyllis, liked to say, “There is always a day of reckoning.” The good among the great understand that every choice we make adds to the strength or weakness of our spirits—ourselves, or to use an old fashioned word for the same idea, our souls. That is every human’s life work: to construct an identity bit by bit, to walk a path step by step, to live a life that is worthy of something higher, lighter, more fulfilling, and maybe even everlasting.”
Donald Van de Mark, The Good Among the Great: 19 Traits of the Most Admirable, Creative, and Joyous People

by Sir Laurence Vander Post
The Bushmen storytellers talk about two kinds of Hunger
They say there is physical hunger, then what they call the Great Hunger. That is the Hunger for Meaning.
There is only one thing that is truly insufferable. And that is a life without meaning.
There is nothing wrong with the search for happiness
But there is something great-
meaning-
which transfigures all,
When you have meaning, You are content
You belong.

from the book I am reading The Second Half of Life Angeles Arrien

And watch this show with James Hollis

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Posted on 12 July 2011 by Patricia Gras

From Patti:  Do you think your attitude is more important that luck?

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