Foundation for Well Being

We offer you referenced quotations as gentle paths to Inner Calm. Though many may not apply to you, and some may puzzle you, if you find just one that sends a wave of peace through your being, then we are grateful.

HAPPINESS

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we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.
Jampolsky, Gerold G. M.D. (1983) Teach Only Love. NY Bantom Books, p 96
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I am a happy man, indeed
I visit the Pure Land as often as I like
I'm there and I'm back
I'm there and I'm back
I'm there and I'm back
Christian Mysticism speaking of meditation
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There is no external source of happiness, therefore stop effort and release from anxiety. We are searching for happiness rather than expressing happiness because of our core belief that "I am not enough"
Ruskan, John (1993) Emotional Clearing. R. Wyler & Co. N.Y., p 205
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You find happiness by simply being with whatever is manifesting in your consciousness right now
Ruskan, John (1993) Emotional Clearing. R. Wyler & Co. N.Y., p 214
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Fun, laughter, and joy are among the world's cheapest and best medicines. Give yourself large doses of these often.
Ponder, Catherine. (1983,p 69) Prospering Power of Love Marina del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Company.
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"When I was young I forgot to laugh. Later, when I opened my eyes and saw reality...I began to laugh and haven't stopped since."
Soren Keirkegard
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"A well balanced person is, among other things, distinguished by his or her quality of being fun-loving and fun-experiencing."
Litvak, Stuart, Burba,Nora. (1984). In the world but not of it: a guide to more spirituality in your life. Prentice-Hall, Inc.,Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632, p 37 (note: Arthur Koestler The act of creation (1964)
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"But humor, laughter, and wit are essential to a healthy and spiritual life..."
Litvak, Stuart, Burba,Nora. (1984). In the world but not of it: a guide to more spirituality in your life. Prentice-Hall, Inc.,Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632, p 33
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"By allowing humor into your life, you are opening up your mind to learning. Humor outwits the conditioned mind; it forces us to think- to contemplate"
Litvak, Stuart, Burba,Nora. (1984). In the world but not of it: a guide to more spirituality in your life. Prentice-Hall, Inc.,Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632, p 3
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"We can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now"
Happiness - Jampolsky, Gerold G. M.D. (1983) Teach Only Love. NY Bantom Books, p 96
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2 thieves of happiness... regret of the past and fear of the future....It is absolutely impossible to be unhappy NOW
Howard, Vernon (1967, p 170)The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power NY, Parker Publishing Co., Inc.

BEING AND DOING

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doing is secondary to being
Cady, Emile,(no date, p 24) Lessons in Truth . Unity Village,Missouri: Unity Books.
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seek to be love, to be wisdom, to be life,... and let the results take care of themselves
Cady, Emile,(no date, p 22) Lessons in Truth . Unity Village,Missouri: Unity Books.
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it is not the act itself that is crucial, but the conscious atitudes that surround it.
Dossey, Larry M.D. (1982, p 215) Space, Time and Medicine. New Science Library, Shambhala, Boston, MA.
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Being is
...when you are silent, listening and observing with intent and focus
...as opposed to doing when your mind is constantly busy, when your are within yourself caring on an inner dialogue.
Roman, S. (1986, p. 39) Personal Power through Awareness. Tiburon, CA, H.J.Kramer, Inc.
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You have nothing to do. You have everything to be.
Howard, Vernon (1967, p 210)The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power NY, Parker Publishing Co., Inc.
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The universe is unfolding perfectly
I don't have to hang on
I can relax and let go
I can go with the flow.
Gawain, Shakti (1982,p 43) Creative Visualization NY Bantam Books
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By changing the channel he could change himself He could go through phases, as garden plants went through phases, but he could change as rapidly as he wished by twisting the dial backward and forward. In some cases he could spread out into the screen without stopping, just as on TV people spread out into the screen. By turning the dial, Chance could bring others inside his eyelids. Thus he came to believe that it was he, Chance, and no one else, who made himself be.
Chance the Gardener in Being There Kosinski (1972, p. 5) Kosinski, Jerzy, (1970) Being There . New York: Bantam Books. (also a movie starring Peter Sellers) p 5
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There is, attainable by us, a place where we can see that our doing can cease, because we realize that Spirit is the fulfillment of all our desires. We simply get still and know that all things whatsoever we desire are ours already.
Cady, Emile,(no date, p 51) Lessons in Truth . Unity Village,Missouri: Unity Books.
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We are not of this world. "The world" is something we are doing; not something we are.
Small, Jacquelyn, (1982) Transformers: The Therapists of the Future (1982). Marina del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Company, Publisher, p 199
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Being is
...when you are silent, listening and observing with intent and focus
...as opposed to doing when your mind is constantly busy, when you are within yourself carrying on an inner dialogue.
Roman, S. (1986, p.39) Personal Power through Awareness. Tiburon, CA, H.J.Kramer, Inc.
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You have nothing to do. You have everything to be.
Howard, Vernon (1967, p 210)The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power NY, Parker Publishing Co., Inc.
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There is, attainable by us, a place where we can see that our doing can cease, because we realize that Spirit is the fulfillment of all our desires. We simply get still and know that all things whatsoever we desire are ours already.
Cady, Emile,(no date, p 51) Lessons in Truth . Unity Village,Missouri: Unity Books.
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Doing - "When you do not know what to do, you have no responsibility to do anything, except to be aware that you are lost"
Howard, Vernon (1967, p 191)The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power NY, Parker Publishing Co., Inc.
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"Ask "What must I understand?", not "what should I do?
Howard, Vernon (1967, p 236)The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power NY, Parker Publishing Co., Inc.
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DOING WHAT WE LOVE
Exercise
1. Make a list of the things you love to do. Limit the list to those activities that create an excitement in you at the mere thought of them.
2. Select the item on the list that is most important to you.
3. Make a list of the ways you can express the talent you selected in step #2. Write down every activity that comes to mine.
"We all have the natural ability to do at least one thing on a superstar level. When we locate what it is, and do it as though the quality of life depends upon it, each of us becomes a superstar also."
Patent, Arnold M.You Can Have it All: the art of winning the money game and living a life of joy (1984,1987) . Celebration Publishing, Box 336, Piermont, NY 10968, p 38
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"When you don't feel the way you ought to act, if you just act the way you ought to feel, then you will feel the way you ought to act!"
William James
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Doing - "when your mind is constantly busy, when you are within yourself, carrying on an inner dialogue"
Being - "when you are silent, listening with intent and focus to what others are saying"
Roman, S. (1986, p 39) Personal Power through Awareness. Tiburon, CA, H.J.Kramer, Inc.