Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” ~ Steve Jobs
Doing what you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness. If you're free and happy, those are wonderful qualities to appreciate in your life, and provide more abundance than any number of possessions.
“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you love to do, in order to have what you want.” ~ Margaret Young
If we seek abundance, we must be abundant in spirit. We can begin to cultivate spiritual wealth by opening our hearts in gratitude. An Estonian proverb says, “Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.”
“If you don't change what you do then despite changing your identity, still nothing will actually change in terms of your results, what you achieve and have. To act effectively we often need to build up our capabilities: to increase our knowledge and to gain skills. If our goal is clear and worthwhile, this will be part of the fun.” ~ Peter Shepherd
How we act needs discernment too. We need to act toward others as we would wish others to behave toward ourselves; otherwise what we do will return to destroy us. Love is the guideline, accepting and working to improve our own weaknesses, and understanding and forgiving the weaknesses of others.
“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present - love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure - the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
Abundance is not hoarding of possessions, it's a celebration of life!
“Personal development is a journey of self-discovery, transitioning from doubt to certainty, from stress to peace, and from scarcity to abundance.” ~ Wallace Huey
Today the challenge for all of us lies not in outer space, but in the inner space of our own awareness. As we explore this inner space through well designed personal development training and coaching we first become aware of, then throw off conditioned ways of thinking, feeling and relating inherited from our family of origin and from early childhood experiences. We then come into connection with ourselves, the person behind all this conditioning and express it in our life, reaping many personal rewards like certainty, peace and abundance as we do so.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
To Achieve Wealth Do as Little as Possible ~ by Wallace Huey
To create an income you need to ask two questions. What is my natural self expression? And how can I use that self expression to serve others? Then to create true wealth, you need to expand the extent of your service by involving others in the task according to their natural self expression. As you do this, you need to practice doing less and achieving more, while nurturing the expanding enterprise with more and more love. Continues...
The Cycle of Life ~ by Peter Shepherd
We need to break out of the confining box of our conditioning, but sensibly, not treading on others, and maintaining our social relationships of family, group and culture. Empathic communication is the key to achieve this. It's no good working toward goals that break your existing responsibilities and agreements unless these can be re-arranged in a way that respects the rights of others. We are social creatures; we need each other. Sometimes we do need to stand alone but it's much better if we can stand together, with a shared understanding. Continues...