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An article published in today’s Sunday April 9 Newsday written by Rabbi Marc Gellman of the “God Squad” titled “Finding your purpose on life’s solitary journey” included a few powerful inspirational quotes that I will share with you here:

“Lonliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”
– Mother Teresa

“Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.  It is not attained through self-gratification but thtough fidelity to a worthy purpose.”   – Helen Keller

“You never find happiness until you stop looking for it.”  – Chuanf Tzu, the 5th century BCE Chinese Philosopher

“Happiness is having having a large, loving, close knot family- in another city.”   – George Burns

“For there is hope of a tree.  If it be cut down,that it wqill sprout again, and its tender branches will not die.  If it’s roots are old in the earth, even if the trunk dies in the ground, at the first scent of water it will bud and bring forth boughs like a plant.”    – Job (14:7-9)

“God is the healer of shattered hearts.”  -Rabbinic teaching


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Inspirational Power Quotes
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein
Imagination creates endless possibilities… Imagination + creativity +intuition + knowledge = success.
Taking Action
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers
Yes, I agree. Movement is instrumental to progress and being “run over”.
Perseverance- Or?
“It’s always too early to quit.” Norman Vincent Peale
OK- I think we all agree that before “quitting”, explore all options. And, to be aware of “the tipping point”. Sometimes, it’s indicated “to quit”. Before quitting, if it’s a project or action you are passionate about, brainstorm with a coach!
“Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Dr. Wayne Dyer
Yes, discernment comes with maturity and experience. Meditate before choosing…


An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. -Henry David Thoreau

Oh yes… and when your energy is down, or the weather isn’t cooperating, a quiet time and stretch-breathwork is a great way to start the day!

“Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.”
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 10
This is love of a person, family and a formula for successful relationship and team building within any context.

Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers, never resents; never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.”
Mahatma Ghandi
We strive to be/do this.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
…and love will come. Be open and accepting; it will find you.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the universe, deserve your love and affection.” The Buddha
Self love must come first and more will follow.


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“It is the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.”
-Paulo Coehllo
Yes, everything in nature: the birdsong comes to mind first. A stone, a shell.
I’ve recently read “The Witch of Portabello” by this author. Extraordinary!

“Our lives begin to end the day we grow silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Expression is being alive.

“Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.”
-Carlos Castaneda

Interesting/ Of course, the definition of “heart” is individual perception.

“We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.”
—William Faulkner
It takes work to overcome fear. The first step is acknowledgment that one want to do it!
I have found EFT, meridian tapping, to be extremely helpful in overcoming fear- even phobias!

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“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela

Thank you, Yvonne and Howard Bisk of http://www.meetup.com/LongIslandEntrepreneurs for introducing me to this quote, and reinforcing it as part of your sig. in every email. Life surely throws many curves; we must be able to cope and be resilient. I have helped thousands of people, clients and workshop participants with this very thing…http://www.balanceandpower.com/coaching.php

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“When there is no vision,the people perish”
Proverb 19

Vision-mission-goals-passions-dream board-
We must have something to hold on to.
When times are tough, especially, we need to look forward, see the big picture and be persistant, persevering and sometimes tenacious,; see the glass 1/2 full.
We also must be flexible and “ride with the waves.” Don’tcha think?

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“Highly creative people tend to display ample social adjustment, empathy, sensitivity, rationality, and open-mindedness. Further, and more directly pertinent to consumer behavior, highly creative people have been found to be excellent problem solvers. In fact, expertise at problem solving, both of a specific and generalized nature, is one of the central operational measures of creativity.” Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 286

I love this. I agree with every point- do you??

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Power Quote


“Perfectionism is a refusal to let yourself move ahead. It is a loop – an obsessive, debilitating closed system that causes you to get stuck in the details of what you are writing or painting or making and to lose sight of the whole.”

– Julia Cameron

Perfectionism is the enemy of creativity, productivity, and, at times, sanity. You don’t even have to be creating anything to be crippled by perfectionism. It can also frustrate your efforts as a mom, a wife, a friend, and a human being. No one and no thing is perfect.
PS. When this appeared in my power quotes blogthought newsletter blast there was a funny typo, which I’ve corrected on this blog. (as in not perfect).

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