Monthly Archives: March 2012

Questions or Answers?

“We do not grow by knowing all of the answers, but rather by living with the questions.”

~ Anonymous

When you think about it, having unanswered questions leave us more curious than actually knowing the answers to them. What questions do you seek to know the answers to in your life? For me, the most intriguing question is: “If there is a divine purpose to our lives, then what is mine?” If I’m here for a specific purpose, then I want to know what it is so that I can accomplish it thereby fulfilling my duty as a spiritual being. I think that by knowing the answer to this question, most all of my other questions will be answered, even if in part. I encourage you to share your most intriguing questions with me that you would like the answers to. Then, perhaps we can know the answer to the question: “What is more important, the answer or the question?

Blossoming Knowledge

Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.

Remember to remind

“Dedication is simply reminding yourself what you want. Then paying the price to get it… Every day.”

~ John F. Groom

Remembering what you’re dedicated to in life is vital to your success in reaching goals. We all must have something in our hearts and minds that gives us a little more patience, strength, endurance, kindness and wisdom so that we can reach the mark we have set for ourselves. Endurance comes from exercising your mind and your body. All you have to do is get up and start moving. Exercise helps you maintain your weight, it improves your cardiovascular health, strengthens the bones and increases endorphins in the body–hormones that give us energy, make us happier and help ward off stress and disease. If you don’t use the endorphins, you lose them. So, get active and you’ll find that you do better and live longer. Remind yourself of this everyday and you’ll be very glad you did.

Delicate Dedication

Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.

Be beloved and you’ll be loved

“It is a good thing to be rich, it is a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends.”

~ Euripides (480-406 BC) Greek Playwright

All the money and strength in the world can’t get you the kind of friends that give you all you need to live a happy life. Friends are to be treasured, cherished and preserved all your life so that you don’t lose them. Losing good friends is more painful than losing money or power because they are alive, unique and hard to acquire. Pets can be counted as friends. After all, they are considered to be man’s best friend. People who own pets, especially dogs, have been shown to be less stressed and require fewer visits to their physicians than non-owners. Survival rates for heart-attack victims who had a pet have been shown to be 12% longer than for those who did not have one. Pet owners have also been shown to have lower blood pressure. The reasons are most likely related to an array of psychological factors, such as the fact that owning a pet decreases loneliness and depression, encourages laughter and nurturing, and stimulates exercise. If you don’t have a pet that you can care for, then go adopt one and start living a happier lifestyle with your new friend.

Facets Flower

Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.

Why do you live?

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

As long as we have a reason to live, then we can live through anything. This is the secret to a life that is full of zeal, power, energy, and influence. People who do great things in life overcome any and all obstacles they encounter because they keep their eyes focused on the thing(s) that help them endure to the end. Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines to achieve, but victory comes to the one who can endure. One way you can obtain the energy and passion for life is to look at life differently than you have done in the past. Attitude is everything when it comes to the things you encounter in life, so if you can change the way you view circumstances, then you just might find that living is more enjoyable than ever before. Always strive to find a positive reason to live and you will achieve what you want from your life. There are thousands of reasons to live, all you have to do is look for them.

A New Perspective in Life

Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.