- ALWAYS Optimistic
- Moksha (Sanskrit word that means "emotionally free")
- Faith In Self (No matter how many other people believe in you, you must FIRST believe in yourself)
- Fortitude (Keep your head up in the face of adversity)
- Longevity & Vitality (Seeing the long-term, big-picture Right Now)
- B.B.F.S. (Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger)
- Mental & Physical Adaptation/Progress
- BELIEVE! (In Self, In Others, In Miracles)
- Seek & Express Truth (Every Word, Every Action, Every Day)
- Be PROACTIVE (Create Your Own Destiny)
In addition to my "Daily Intentions" I've collected myriad quotes that serve to inspire me each and every time I read them. These words and phrases, although not my own, are an articulation of my core beliefs. Whenever I read them to myself I am silently affirming those beliefs and reciting those words as if they were my own. One of my favorites is a quote from Thoreau in "Walden;" where he was living the ascetic life in a hut he built for himself on the edge of Walden Pond. He recites an ancient Chinese inscription that instructs each person to "Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again." Whenever I read this one it reminds me that I get a "clean slate" each morning when I awake but further that I have a responsibility (to myself) to seek some sort of personal progress throughout that day.
The world that we live in is generally a reflection of our actions. Frequently we can find a great disparity between what we deeply believe and what we see happening around us. No matter how many "good intentions" we have or how "inspired" we may feel it's all meaningless without some sort of physical action to bring those emotions to life. It's not enough to simply tell yourself that you're a "good person" merely because you have "good intentions" at heart. As another quote I'm quite fond of reminds..."The smallest good deed is far greater than the grandest intention" -(unknown). A sincerely good person does good things without any expectation of reciprocation...but not surprisingly good things generally surround and happen to those we view as "good people." It's a positive chain reaction that ANYONE can choose to link themselves onto at any time...and who doesn't want a more meaningful and inspiring life for themselves?
I hope that you're finding more Health, Love & Happiness in your life each day!...A
To learn more about Adam Bentley Clausen's story of mandatory minimum sentencing injustice, please click the link: Adam's Story