Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thought For The Day

~Work is love made visible: Kahlil

~No legacy is so rich as honesty: Shakespeare.

~Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

~Only he who can see invisible can do the impossible.

~We all notice that we have an energy level that fluctuates up and down like a fountain, and we have a tension level that also fluctuates up and down. The word, "happy", describes how we feel when energy is greater than tension.

We can have lots of tension, but if energy is higher, we can handle it, and may even welcome stressors as challenges. We can have low energy, but if tension is lower, we can rest in a peaceful, quiet happiness. So the way to live happily is this: to think habitually of raising energy and lowering tension. There has always been a lot of advice about how to live and what to do, but really, we all do the best we can with the energy/tension state we have.

In a high-energy/low-tension state, we are naturally cheerful, optimistic, forgiving, patient, grateful, and compassionate; we think clearly, calmly, courageously, and creatively; work and relationships go well; and life seems very simple.