Saturday, August 23, 2008

I knew it. The minute I saw this week's topic, I knew I'd have more than enough quotes to choose from. So this week – more quotes my peeps than pictures.

Inner peace ebbs and flows for me. I'll have it and then BOOM! It is gone. But part of the joy of getting back that inner peace is the journey. For most everyone, it is a constant journey. The first quote is my mantra. It is definitely how I live my life.

"Keep quiet. Do your work in the world, but inwardly keep quiet. Then all will come to you." ~ Nisaragada Ha Maharaj


"As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery… we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness." ~ Dalai Lama

"There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? If they have not, there is something wrong with them / so keep seeking! If what you do has brought you inner peace, stay with what you believe is right." ~ Peace Pilgrim


"Eternal Inner Peace has to be cultivated daily." ~ Delphine-Gay de Girardin

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." ~ St. Francis de Sales


"The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

"There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior." ~ Fran Lebowitz


"One of the secrets of inner peace is the practice of compassion." ~ Tenzin Gyatso

"Living the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindness into the world. Attempts at kindness that compromise your heart cause only sadness." ~ Anonymous 18th century monk


"People are born for different tasks, but in order to survive every one requires the same nourishment; inner peace." ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba

"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." ~ Marcus Aurelius (2nd century A.D.)


"What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart." ~ Carl Jung (1875-1961)


"First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others." ~ Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)

"The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but by what takes place in our hearts." ~ Sir Arthur Kent


"I am able to close my eyes and generate the feeling of total peace anywhere and anytime." ~ Mary Maddox

"Until you make peace with who you are,
you'll never be content with what you have." ~ Doris Mortman


"If he is to be ultimately at peace with himself, what a man can be, he must be." ~ Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)

"Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined." ~ Johnny Carson


"When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison ~ Within You Without You

"I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one. And I believe it could be someday it's going to come." ~ Cat Stevens ~ Peace Train



This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is "Inner Peace."

The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you.

If your interested just
go to Alicia's Blog and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in", that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday.

Make sure you're not private though. So that everyone can read your blog.

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