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Favorite Inspirational Quote #7

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Today’s favorite inspirational quote comes from Dr Bernie Siegel in “Love, Medicine & Miracles” and the subject is the importance of peace of mind.

“Getting well isn’t the main objective.  That can set you up for failure.  If you set a physical goal, then you may fail, but if you make peace of mind your goal, you can achieve it.  My message is peace of mind, not curing cancer, blindness, or paraplegia.  In achieving peace of mind, cancer may be healed, sight may be restored, and paralysis may disappear.  All of these things may occur through peace of mind, which creates a healing environment in the body.”

When you consider the research being done about the body-mind connection, how stress often plays a huge role in the development of disease, and how often we are stressed these days, Dr Siegel’s comment makes a lot of sense.

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Favorite Inspirational Quote #6

Today’s favorite inspirational quote comes from Dr Bernie Siegel, whose knowledge and understanding of the capacity for humans to heal is truly remarkable.

In “Healers on Healing” Dr Siegel prefaces the comment below about telling his patients of the importance of living as if they were going to die at any moment.

I learned to live this way after my breast cancer diagnosis, and it seemed as important to me then as it does now, 8 years later.  Once you’ve had cancer and faced your own mortality, the things that used to weigh you down don’t seem to matter so much anymore.

I learned that every single day is a treasured gift and I began looking for that special moment within each day (I call it my “TSM” – today’s special moment) and I keep a journal of them.  I digress.

Favorite Inspirational Quote #6

Dr Siegel states: “Of course, there is always grief when we lose a loved one.  But we must learn to take that pain and to love others with it.  Consider those who have lived ninety, ninety-five, or one hundred years.  They may have lost their spouses, their children, and many other loved ones.  Yet after such terrible losses, people find the strength to go on, because they learn to love others.  We cannot outlive everyone we love if we choose to keep loving new people.  This is what survivors do: They roll the love on continuously.  Thus healing, like love, becomes a never-ending process.”

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Favorite Inspirational Quote #5

Today’s quote comes from Michael Lerner, Ph.D. in the book, Breast Cancer – Beyond Convention, The World’s Foremost Authorities on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Offer Advice on Healing.

“…if you are fortunate, a cancer diagnosis can be a teachable moment in your life.  That moment can be a time when, if you are able to open up to the possibilities, the creative powers within you are uniquely ready to come to the surface to assist you in facing both the tremendous challenges and the possibilities of living through this very difficult experience.”

I found this to be an amazing book, full of thought-provoking and life-altering material.  If you’d like a copy of it, you can click on the link to order it.

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Favorite Inspirational Quote #3

 

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Favorite Inspirational Quote #3

Today’s quote comes from Carolyn Myss in her book “Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can“.  The subject is on using visualization methods to help heal yourself and she says this about developing will power:

“Doing a thirty-minute visualization once or twice a day and then returning to fear-filled thoughts the rest of the day negates the influence of your positive work.  Keeping your focus in a positive direction takes discipline, and that level of discipline requires practice… you need to achieve a working relationship with your inner resources to be able to quickly eclipse a negative thought with a positive one and feel the positive energy that results.”

I found this book to be an amazing resource when I was healing from breast cancer – I hope it will help you too!

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The Incredible Gift of Gratitude

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The Incredible Gift of Gratitude

I don’t know about you, but I don’t wake up every day thinking it’s going to be a great day.  Some days, I am just not feelin’ the love!  In fact, some days, more than anything I just want want to hide out under my sheets.  Fortunately, that doesn’t happen to me very often.  When it does, though, I usually go to my shelf of inspirational books and find one that resonates with me on that day.

Which is how I came to today’s topic: Gratitude.  The book I picked up was “Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy” by Sarah Ban Breathnach.  It’s one of my favorite books and often helps me to get out of an undesirable place in my head.  I was feeling trapped in a place of lack – you know what I mean, that place where you hunger for more (whether it be more money, more love, more peace, more work…).  The book offered me this bit of advice and I wish to share it with you today.

When we surrender our desire for MORE of whatever it is we are wishing for and begin to be grateful for whatever we have and truly appreciate all of our blessings, we are really opening our eyes to what’s around us.

It helps to make an inventory of your life’s assets: your work, your health, your partner, your friends, your pets, a roof over your head, the food on the table.  Think about how each blesses your life.  Grow your list from there: the flowers in your garden, the way chocolate melts on your tongue, or how the beach sand squeaks beneath your bare toes.  Once I traveled to a place where running water inside the home was a luxury most couldn’t afford, so I even include “running water” on my list of blessings!  Notice and appreciate each day’s gifts, then pause for a moment and give thanks for them.

Sarah Ban Breathnach reminds us: “Know that your personal net worth cannot possibly be determined by your bank account balance.  Be open to exchanging your need for emotional and financial security for serenity.”

May you feel the serenity and gratitude of this perfect day.

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