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Worry quote



“Worry is a misuse of imagination. “

Dan Zadra



Failure is impossible.



Failure is impossible.

We control two things, effort and attitude. Effort and Attitude can be enormous anchors in life.

Results are far beyond our control and miles above our pay grade. Life happens, suffering will visit your doorstep, happiness will arrive as a choice.

Remember failure is impossible if we give all out effort with a good attitude. My PTSD melts away when I am present, focused and living fully.

We can not change the past, my childhood abuse sabotaged my life until I reached 60.

In my mind, I decided that was enough, “No more” was my mantra.

In this moment, my past has died, unlimited opportunity is available.

Rick Hanson in “Buddha’s Brain” shares this: “The number of possible combinations of 100 billion neurons firing or not is approximately 10 to the millionth power, or 1 followed by a million zeros, in principle; this is the number of possible states of your brain.”

Sounds like at the cellular level we have unlimited opportunity available.

I can be sad for the suffering of others, along with being able to experience happiness within my inner world.

Death is inevitable, our journey is where we get to choose suffering or thriving under any circumstance.

We all have bad moments, weak moments, the trick is to limit their duration.

I give intention before meditating for all sentient beings, those suffering.



A great insight



“For us, there is only the trying.

The rest is not our business.”


– T. S. Elliot




I love this, so simple, so powerful, so bare.

This quote tells me my effort and attitude are far more important than my thoughts, desires and emotional worries.

In fact, I am at my best, focused, observing without judgment.

Judgment and thought can be our invisible prison during this pandemic.



Where is our power Source?



The Heart of Meditation by Swami Durgananda (Sally Kemptom)

“The ego bears the same relationship to the Self as a lightbulb does to the electrical current that runs through it.

The bulb looks as if it gives light independently, but in fact it doesn’t.

It’s just a container.

The true source of illumination is the electrical current that runs through the bulb.”




My two cents: That container, our created “Ego” we elevate as who we are!

The “Ego” can not exist without the the self, its power.

Our self exists just fine without an “Ego”.

In the dark of night, how useless is a ceiling light with a bright bulb without electricity.

Why honor a creation when our powerful current is available for use.

Our true self, true nature has nothing to do with that shallow “Ego” we invented for identification.

Seems our goal is to follow the source of our power, our true nature.




Spend a little time identifying your gratitude instead of worrying

Pixabay: Alexas_Fotos



From Source of Inspiration: Pat Cegan:

I am starting a gratitude list to help me remember this prayer: “Dear God, may we always be grateful.” I believe that gratitude is the key to serenity.

Truly gratitude is a transformer in our lives. The more I cultivate it, the more joy and serenity I find in my life. Please feel free to add to this list in the comment section…or start your own gratitude list.

909 of them

1. fresh breezes smelling of loamy ground after a gentle rain

2. little girl giggles that remind me to smile

3. sweet smell of puppies

4. ants marching in a row carrying leaves above their heads

5. raindrops that wash away tears

6. lilacs in the wind

7. friends who make me laugh

8. sweet potato pie with a hint of lemon

9. old men with hairy ears

10. red berries hidden beneath shiny green leaves

11. sweet memories of days gone by

12. mushroom prints that I make during rainy season

13. friends who call just to see how I am

14. walks in the floresta

15. page-turner books cozy quilt on a cold night

16. hic-ups from laughter

17. warm feet next to my cold feet

18. snooze alarms on cold mornings

19. spring water from a house faucet

20. little girls doing cartwheels

21. tadpoles changing

22. rain while the sun is shining

23. walking the beach at sunset

24. Grandmother’s pecan pie

25. books with woman heroes

26. blowing soap bubbles

27. coloring with my grandchildren

28. silly songs I sing for the children

29. birds taking baths in puddles

30. good books with sequels

31. reunions with old friends
32. poetry that lifts my soul

33. fragrance of fresh cut grass

34. grandmother’s rocking chair

35. kitty purrs

36. car with good gas mileage

37. spring tulips dotting my heart with color

38. socially acceptable burps and farts

39. belly laughter

40. old age’s patience

41. summer storm that cools the air

42. tea made from mint and lemongrass in the garden

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Some Entertaining Distraction: The common man simplicity



A soap manufacturer in Japan received a complaint from a consumer that she received an empty box. An internal investigation revealed that once in a while, for reasons the company engineers could not explain, an empty box got through.

while management worked on a long term fix, a group of engineers were told to devise a way to prevent any empty boxes being shipped out. This was an expensive, high tech, scanning devise, causing a big inconvenience in production.

In the meantime, one of the line workers took it upon himself to rig up a temporary solution, while the engineers worked at perfecting their scanning equipment.

He placed a fan near the conveyor belt, where the sealed boxes came out.

Any empty boxes passing in front of the fan were simply blown off the line!!!!!!



Endure the Pain—-Choose your attitude: Viktor E. Frankl………. which apple are you?



“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.

They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms —

to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”




My two cents: Seems to me we are faced with the unknown right now, our attitude during quarantine means everything.

If man can have a good attitude enduring the horrors of a concentration camp, why not us right now?

Can you find some joy in the middle of this pandemic?

Be proud of those risking their lives to save us.



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