Inspirational Quotes, Thoughts and Stories

Inspiring Quotes: Abraham

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“In simple terms, if you are not happy with yourself, or with your life, the attraction of a partner will only exaggerate the discord, because any action taken from a place of lack is always counterproductive.” — Abraham

The Thoughts I Think Determine the Relationship I Attract… You are the thinking, Vibrating attractor of your experience; and the thoughts you think determine everything about the life that you live. As you turn your attention toward the positive aspects of the personalities and behaviors of others with whom you share your planet, you will train your point of attraction in the direction of only what you desire. Not only does the power of your thought determine which people make their way into your life, but the power of your thought determines how they behave once they get there. .” — Abraham

Excerpted from the book, The Vortex, Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships

From Abraham, channeled by Esther Hicks:

It seems like you really want different things, or are even choosing different paths. But when you both tend to your Emotional Journey, the Universe will cleverly give you both exactly what you want… When you tend to the Emotional Journey, this Universe has the resources and the cleverness to orchestrate for each of you what you exactly want even when you think they are opposites one from another. It’s great fun to watch.

That “death do us part” thing is a protective mechanism. It says, “I don’t trust me, and I don’t trust you to be in a place where we are evoking the best from each other. And so, just to make sure, let’s promise that even if we don’t, we’ll suffer it out together.” Every law, sacred or secular, that we have ever seen in your environment has always come from a place of disconnection, from a place of protectiveness.

Inspiration: Two Wolves

WolvesOne evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people.

He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’ The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’

Receiving Love by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D

The marriage of the future will become a partnership where the focus is no longer on the individuals involved, but on the relationship itself. For the first time in history, marriage will be healing, because it will restore wholeness and transform society. The partnership marriage will be characterized by commitment, dialogue, the absence of negativity and the increase of appreciation, empathy and kindness. Monologue will be replaced by dialogue, symbiosis with differentiation, and conflict with connection. The current question is, “How can this marriage meet my needs?” The new question will be, “What does our relationship need?”

Inspiring Quotes: Eckhart Tolle

“Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible.”

Nancy’s comment: I love this! It makes so much sense. When I let go of pain, emotional or physical, I find joy and peace. I feel strong, safe, whole. When I am in the pain, emotional or physical, and don’t believe I have any control about it, I can not see my way out to find the joy.

“Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within, and it is available to you now.”

Nancy’s comment: How many times have all of us used our power, with children, with partners, with co-workers, etc. to get what we want? Let go of a hope for outcome, and let your inner self lead you. You are so very strong, where it really matters: in your inner self.

“The more you are focused on time –past and future–the more you miss the NOW, the most precious thing there is.”

Nancy’s comment: NOW is absolutely all we have. The past is over and the future will be what it will be. I love my colleague’s imagery that most people walk into the future backwards. What we have to do is shut the door, turn around slowly, and walk into the future feeling in the NOW and open the next now, with no expectations to let us slip into pain of loss or disappointment or fear of uncertainty or lack of safety.